In this post, you will see a roundup of 10 temperature blanket patterns.
If you are looking for a fun long term knitting or crochet project then temperature blankets are for you!
Temperature Blanket from thecrochetcrowd.com
What Is A Temperature Blanket?
The basic idea behind a temperature blanket is to knit or crochet a row or two every day for a year choosing a different colour for each day depending on the temperature outside.
Most people follow a temperature blanket chart which tells them which colours to use.
As you can see in the image below, the chart varies in colour, depending on the temperature range.
Temperature blanket chart from jennlikesyarn
How Do You Make One?
If you decide to make a temperature blanket the first thing you want to do is make a temperature gauge based on where you are located.
If the weather where you live is pretty stable and there are not notable differences day by day you will want to assign fewer temperature degrees to a certain colour so you can have a bigger variety.
If the weather is pretty unpredictable you can have more temperature degrees in a colour.
Generally, the blankets are made using a rainbow colour palette but you can always choose to use other colours to bring your blanket closer to your style or your home decor.
Is It Too Late To Start One?
You may be thinking that it will be too late for you to start making a temperature blanket but the truth is you can start at any time.
You just have to get some past temperature data!
You can do this by doing a little research into the past temperatures of your chosen area.
You can find out more by visiting this website and entering your date range – Historical Weather Finder.
For information on how to use the data, you find to create your colour chart, visit thecrochetcrowd.com.
How Much Yarn Do You Need For A Temperature Blanket?
This can vary depending on how large you want your blanket to be.
Around 12+ skeins of yarn will make a good-sized throw, but you will probably need more depending on the fluctuations in the weather.
Once you have done some research on the colours you want to use that relate to the temperatures, you can make a chart, then buy yarn in the colours you need.
You can research by looking on Instagram also at the many makers who have posted progress updates on their knit and crochet blankets.
In conclusion, temperature blankets are a fun year-long project to begin if you want an everyday small knitting ritual.
Knit (or crochet) a row or two in a different colour every day for a year depending on the weather outside.
This means you are going to end up with a very interesting blanket with a unique meaning behind it.
If you want to start your own knit or crochet temperature blanket, there are so many patterns you can follow from easy patterns for new knitters to advanced, with various stitch patterns and yarn weights.