Crochet temperature blanket
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Crochet Temperature Blanket

I had a lot of fun making this Crochet Temperature Blanket for a present for someone special using an apache tears pattern. It was a great evening lockdown activity and as I did this for the birth year of my mum by looking up historic UK temperatures, I already had the data rather than sticking to one row per day. Full disclosure, getting the data was time consuming and took 3 evenings to copy down all the data!

Then I chose my colours:

Temperature (Celsius)Colour
below 41dark blue
41-45blue
46-50light blue
51-55green
56-60light green
61-65mustard
66-70light orange
71-75pinkish
76- 80red
81-85dark red
86+dark purple
Temperature chart

I used a #4 crochet hook and worked this blanket in what I believe is called “Apache Tears” design. With this pattern, you’re meant to work each row from the right to left but I like a chunky finish so for texture, if two rows had the same colour, I turned the blanket rather than starting on the right! The pattern below though is the traditional right to left for ease. Remember to leave a long tail at the end of each row to work in.

1st Row: In the first colour chain the number of stitches you want the width of the blanket to be. I went for 206 stitches.

2nd row: In the same colour, work 1 double crochet (dc) into each stitch across.

3rd row: Work 1dc. *Work 1 treble crochet (tc) in the row below, work 4dc* Repeat the bit in the stars until last stitch, work 1dc.

Working 1 tc into row below

4th row: Work 2dc. *Work 1 treble crochet (tc) in the row below, work 4dc* Repeat the bit in the stars until last stitch, work 1dc.

5th row: Work 3dc. *Work 1 treble crochet (tc) in the row below, work 4dc* Repeat the bit in the stars until last stitch, work 1dc.

In progress

6th row: Work 4dc. *Work 1 treble crochet (tc) in the row below, work 4dc* Repeat the bit in the stars until last stitch, work 1dc.

7th row: Work 5dc. *Work 1 treble crochet (tc) in the row below, work 4dc* Repeat the bit in the stars until last stitch, work 1dc.

Repeat rows 3-7 until you have completed the year.

Fasten off. Work in the ends.

I then used a scallop shell edging choosing mustard as that gave a nice contrast with the winter blues and greens and went nicely with the summer colout:

Work a slip stitch into the first stitch. Miss 2 stitches. Work 6 double crochet stitches into the next stitch. Miss 2 stitches. Work a slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat along the edge.

I hope you enjoy making this crochet temperature blanket.

Finished blanket – large double bed size

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