• Crochet temperature blanket

    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 41 dark blue 41-45 blue 46-50 light blue 51-55 green 56-60 light green 61-65 mustard 66-70 light orange 71-75 pinkish 76- 80 red…

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    Crochet Rainbow

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet and decided that lockdown was the perfect opportunity to try. After much um-ing and ah-ing, I decided that a rainbow was the perfect project to start to add some colour to our neighbourhood while we couldn’t go out. I followed this video by Crochet by Bev and, after one restart, soon got into the hang of the double crochet, increasing stitch pattern with the result: one colourful rainbow and a small amount of my wool stash used! I then chained some crochet strands in the top colour (red) to hang on a stick from the garden for a rustic look and it…