What’s the Deal With Temperature Blankets?

Temperature blankets color gauge based on temp.

Temperature blankets, once a crochet sensation, may have lost their spark, but here’s the bright side: they’re ready for a resurgence! Let’s infuse them with your creative magic, personal style, and a modern vibe. Say goodbye to the ordinary and embark on an exceptional journey!

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Why the internet hates Temperature blankets by TL Yarn Crafts

What Are Temperature Blankets?

The basic idea of a temperature blanket is to crochet (or knit) a number of rows on a blanket each day for a full calendar year. The colors used each day correspond with the temperature outside. Expectedly, the more colors in your palette, the more variance you get in your overall blanket.

Temperature blankets color gauge based on temperature
Credit: Lion Brand Blog

A temperature blanket project typically starts with making a temperature gauge based on the climate of your local area. Above is a temperature gauge found on the Lion Brand blog using their Vanna’s Choice yarn.

For a more successful (and enjoyable) making experience, adjust the temperature gauge to better fit the weather of your region. The easiest way to do this is to find the average high/low of your city (resource) and divide that range by the number of colors you want to use.

Traditionally, temperature blankets were made with rainbow colors. Since their inception, color palettes for these projects have evolved. I’ve seen many on Pinterest using pastels, ombre colors, and even colors based on paintings. There are no right or wrong answers when choosing the colors for your blanket.

If the goal is to let your color palette stand out, choose a simple pattern for your temperature blanket. Rows of single crochet might be traditional, but that can get a bit tiresome for a year-long project. Mix things up by picking a different stitch – perhaps the granite stitch or granny stripe. Or have even more fun by trying a completely different pattern – like corner-to-corner, chevron, or a granny square.

So, The Internet Actually Hates Temperature Blankets…

Temperature blankets by TL Yarn Crafts
Credit: @knitalieco on Instagram

I got the inspiration to start my own temperature blanket journey for 2019 after seeing a gorgeous blanket on Instagram. I was so inspired by the colors and the feel of this one photo that I mentally committed to a year-long project. Yes, I am that impulsive.

Like any responsible maker, I took to my Instagram stories to get a feel for the current state of temperature blankets. Learn from my mistake – when you ask The Gram how they feel about something, be VERY PREPARED for the response. And I was not prepared.

In a nutshell, temperature blankets have fallen out of favor with many makers. Whether it’s the time commitment, the unappealing rainbow color palette or the lack of temperature variance in some regions, there are plenty of reasons to dislike a project like this.

My suggestion: Let’s collectively take temperature blankets to the next level. The last few years have gifted us with the insight and the yarn options to try new things with this concept. Instead of traditional bright rainbows, build a color palette around your personality. Instead of feeling obligated to crochet every single day, batch your crocheting to one or two days at the end of the month. And if you feel like you’ll fall behind and never catch up again, get an accountability partner from the very beginning to keep you motivated.

My 2019 Temperature Blanket

In my normal Toni fashion, I committed to a temperature blanket at about 2 AM and had the idea fully fleshed out by the time I finished brewing my first pot of coffee. I now present my 2019 temperature blanket plan!

Temperature blankets blanket pattern inspiration

The Pattern

A while back, I designed the Tunisian crochet blanket above and I never did anything with it (don’t worry – I’m planning to circle back to it). It’s been sitting on a blanket ladder in my studio for weeks. I decided to re-work the pattern (there was A LOT of math involved) and I’m using that concept for my temperature blanket.

Temperature blankets color options by Knit Picks

The Yarn

I’ve always adored the color range of yarn available from Knit Picks. I knew I wanted to go with a DK weight yarn and found the perfect match with their Swish DK collection. I went for a tropical sunrise theme with some signature neutrals. From left to right: Carnation, Rouge, Conch, Clementine, Allspice, Honey, Dove Heather, Squirrel Heather, and Camel Heather.

The Organization System

One of the biggest gripes I heard about temperature blankets had to do with staying committed and anxiety around falling behind on daily crocheting. I knew I’d have a similar issue (seriously, who has time to crochet EVERY DAY??!!). Instead of committing to working on my blanket every day, I’ve set aside one hour every Sunday to catch up on the week if I fall behind. And I’ll keep track of the high temperatures of the week in my monthly planner.

Let’s Make Together!

I haven’t been so excited about a personal project in ages and I hope this post has you excited too. If you’re up for it, I invite you to start your 2019 temperature blanket with me!

  • Use the Hashtag. Follow the hashtag #crochettempblanket2019 and share your progress with us using that hashtag throughout the year.
  • Join the Facebook Group. Join the TLYC Makers Facebook group so we can keep each other accountable. TLYC Makers is full of crochet fanatics who love supporting and encouraging one another. I’ll be there sharing my progress monthly.
  • Find an Accountability Partner. There’s nothing quite like having that go-to person or group to keep you motivated on such a big project. Find a friend or sip & stitch group you can check in with regularly. Or work your temperature blanket updates into your social media or blog calendar. Whatever you need to stay motivated, plan for it NOW!
  • For more Temperature Blanket inspiration, read THIS next!

I really hope you’ll consider starting your own temperature blanket this year. Tell us about your temperature blanket experience in the comments!

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  1. AvatarSummer says

    I started a “mood” blanket when I was in college (8 years ago – wow) based on the temperature blankets. I did well with crocheting a stripe every day up until March, then I got bored with it. It was my first successful time doing a ripple stitch too! During the summertime, I realized I had no motivation to do it all year long. I finished it over the summer with a bout of anxiety and today it’s one of my most used blankets. Funny how things like that work 😊 I love your inspiration picture! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      What an exciting journey you’ve been on with your temperature blanket! I’m keeping my fingers crossed my motivation will last all year, lol. Thanks for the encouragement!

      • AvatarKim says

        I had no idea you were in Columbus! I live in Reynoldsburg!!! Practically neighbors lol
        I would like to do my very first temperature blanket for 2021, are you planning one as well and I love the colors you have in the 2019 version but I can’t find your pattern. Would you be willing to help?

        • Toni L.Toni L. says

          We live so close to one another 🙂 Yes, I’ve got one planned for 2021 – I’ll be sharing more details as soon as I finish up the 2020 one. If you’re looking for the 2019 pattern, it’s HERE.

      • AvatarKelsie says

        Tbh, given that I’m busy with school, I’m not sure if I can realistically make a temperature blanket. There isn’t much free time to spare. Not only that, I live in Hawaii. The temperature here almost never varies, so making a temperature blanket is going to look strange (and kind of boring). Good luck to those who choose to make temperature blankets 🙂

  2. AvatarAngela says

    I am in..I am up for making something for me. We live in a land of temp extremes so I am going to work in highs and overnight lows too. -15 expected tonight, Jan 1….wooo hoooo, this will be fun!

    • AvatarLaDonna LadyIce Bugg says

      Looking at all the pics and reading the comments on the temperature blanket, I’m intrigued by it. I’m also inspired to incorporate it into my memory blanket. Since I crochet more at night ( severe insomnia) this would be a great way to reflect on my life journey of family memories’ significant moments and how to create a blanket that reflects that journey in a loving respectful endeavor on my part. Thank you!

  3. AvatarStevie Juliano says

    So I am new to the concept of temperature blankets. Are these typically done with one row for each day of the year, or one row for the average of the week, I’m just thinking 52 vs 365 how to make that work for a blanket that is reasonably sized. I LOVE this idea but am trying to figure out where to start!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Great question! These blankets are typically done with one row per day, but you can easily adapt it for the week. You can do a series of rows for the week, or maybe make a chunkier blanket that only takes 52 rows. Or even a blanket made up of 52 squares. There are so many options!

    • AvatarCarla says

      Hi Toni! I turn 70 this year and plan to make a temperature blanket! I plan to create my temperature list, take it a store and just have fun picking colors I enjoy. Since we do not alot if cold weather my blanket will have a great deal of a few colors so my plan is to make those colors my favorite ones! I am so excited and motivated by you! Thank you.

  4. AvatarDelah says

    Hi Toni,
    Ive decided to make a temperature scarf/wrap. I found one I like on lovecrochet.com. It’s called Sigrun’s Weather Wrap: https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/sigruns-wrap-crochet-pattern-by-agrarian-artisan. It uses Malabrigo Lace yarn. I’ve purchased and downloaded the pattern. I’ve picked my colors and ordered. Just waiting for the yarn to arrive. I’ve made a chart in Excel to record the weather temperatures. I’ll post on the #CrochetTempBlanket2019 hashtag in Instagram as I make progress. Thanks for the idea!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      That is such a gorgeous project to work on – thanks so much for sharing that here. Can’t wait to see your progress!

  5. AvatarJan White says

    This will be my third try at a temperature blanket. In 2016 I planned a granny square one with lows in the middle and highs on outside of each square, one square per day. But somewhere in February I decided I didn’t like the way it looked. I really wanted that flow of cold to hot to cold colors I’d seen from other’s blankets. So in 2018 I decided on a simple moss stitch to keep the length as small as possible and I did great with half the row highs and the other half lows and I love the look. But then in March I somehow was putting the highs on the low side and vice versa so I frogged about a month’s worth. Well, that just killed my motivation plus I was making it king sized so it was huge and heavy. So this year I’m doing a c2c, 30 little squares for each day using only the highs. I’m debating doing a separate blanket with the lows but that might just be a little to ambitious. I’ll be using Stylecraft Special DK for the first time (super excited about it) with 5 degree increments. Now I just have to wait for the yarn to arrived so I can catch up. I’m excited to join your FB group and post on instagram, hopefully to keep me motivated.

  6. AvatarAdrienne Watkin says

    I wanted to make a couple of blankets for my granddaughters last year who had recently moved to Nebraska and decided on the temperature blanket idea. I chose to use two strands of yarn representing the low and high for each day and a back-loop only single crochet stitch which gave it texture. One grand had lived in Hawaii for the first six months of the year of the move so her blanket was in yellow, orange, gold, and tan as the temps in Hawaii don’t vary much. The other grand had lived with us in Northern California while attending college so hers had a much bigger variety of color since her six months included their time in Nebraska at the end of the year. And since I used two strands of yarn per row, it turned out to be quite heavy which they actually liked since everyone is talking about the benefits of a weighted blanket these days. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it for them to have these meaningful blankets. AND my son-in-law liked the weight so much that he wanted one too! Instead of doing another one based on temperature, I just picked out 9 different colors (2 skeins of each) that transitioned well together and using two different colors at a time until the skein ran out ended up with a nice rainbow effect.

    • AvatarLiz D. says

      I’d love to see photos! What gauge yarn did you use? I’m interested in making my own heavy blanket, but I’m new to crochet. Thx!

      • Toni L.Toni L. says

        So excited to hear that you’re interested in making a temperature blanket! There are great examples under the #temperatureblanket hashtag on Instagram. I’m using Tunisian crochet for my blanket and have details coming soon 🙂

  7. AvatarBonnie Favazza says

    In 2013 I began a temperature scarf. Diligently, I tracked the daily high & low, using an excel color graph. My mode of construction was Tunisian crochet and the project was just beautiful… until about 4/24/2013 when I calculated the finished part was going to be over 10 FEET LONG!!! When I pondered what in the world I was going to do with this monstrosity, I thought maybe I would donate it to the court house here in town. Well… they declined! LOL Although I continued tracking my temperatures through the entire year, the work on the project stopped and was never started again.

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Great question, Janeen. It’s tough for me to commit to doing anything everyday, lol. So I’m saving my crocheting for Sundays. How about you?

  8. AvatarCarrie Ferrier says

    I’m totally in for making a temperature blanket. I’m still mulling around the details in my brain, deciding on color palette/type of yarn to use. I’m considering using 100% cotton yarn. The goal is get all those details decided and order my yarn in the next couple days. Ready, set, go! 😊

  9. AvatarCarie Mueller says

    I’m in! Sure, I have a ton of WIPs, but this is too fun to miss! Still picking my colors and think I’m going with a moss stitch🤷🏻‍♀️ Wisconsin has wacky weather, so I checked monthly averages.

  10. AvatarCarrie Ferrier says

    From my calculations by completely 3 rows so far {Jan. 1,2,3}, if I do 365 rows, my completed blanket is gonna be around 109” high!!!! I’m using a J hook which is appropriate for the yarn I’m using. That’s a huge size. Does that sound right? Is it just a given that temperature
    blankets are super oversized in height?

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Carrie. That might be a bit larger than you want. You may want to adjust your stitch to something smaller (maybe single crochet rows or the granite stitch?), or even break your project into two blankets, Jan-June and July-December. That way you would have two throw-sized blankets.

      • AvatarCarrie ferrier says

        Hmmm…. I think the culprit is probably the size of yarn/hook I’m using because I’m using the granite stitch {all SCs}. 😳😊 The yarn is Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic, calling for a J hook. Time to pick out smaller yarn that calls for a smaller hook.

  11. AvatarDawn McGregor says

    I did a temperature blanket for 2018, but I knit, so looks different than a crocheted one. But I love it. I am just putting a black edging around it now. If it is ok to post a picture of a knitted one I will try to post on Instagram, but know I can def. do it on FB.
    My friend and I are now each doing one for 2019, knitted again, trying to teach myself to crochet, just not sure if I can do a whole blanket yet in Crochet.

  12. AvatarJen says

    I love temperature blankets. I probably wont make one again though. My first (2017) I made it into June and then… the stores in my area stopped carrying some of my colours. I was frustrated, frogged a bunch of it to change some colours and then gave up. Lost all my motivation for it. I decided to try again last year(2018) All I have left is December. Again the store no longer carries the colour I need for 16 of the remaining days. I’m going to order online and it will be completed this time.

    But I want to give a piece of advice – The first day of every month, I mark it. I’ve laid in a piece of white yarn on my row and crocheted around it so I can remove it (a friend of mine crocheted a row of white). Inevitably Ive lost my count on where I am and this way I only had to count from the month marker and not the whole blanket. I’ve also decided to put a white border on mine when I’m complete and do kind of like a spike stitch to show the start of each month in a subtle way.

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      That’s a genius idea! I too am crocheting a row of white to mark the beginning of a month. Thanks for the tip!

  13. AvatarHeather says

    I have completed a temperature blanket the last two years. 2017 was a monster project & great for the whole Fam to snuggle under. For this last year I decided to take it down a notch & did smaller squares for each month & then stitch together. Much more manageable. I just keep one of those little prude calendars in my yarn basket & keep track of the daily temp in that. I used a half double crochet stitch but for all the holidays used a granny stitch so they stood out in the rows. I really enjoyed these projects. Have a great time with your blanket!

  14. AvatarChris Birch says

    Hi Toni,
    I have just started a temperature blanket using a navajo pattern I came across on Pinterest. I am using Stylecraft Special DK and I hope to do a row every day. At the moment I’m also working on 2 baby blankets for babies due in March so my hook is on fire!

  15. AvatarAndi says

    I have kicked around this idea for a couple of years. My problem is I live in North Florida and don’t have a large temp change especially in the summer. Maybe if I do it in 5° increments. What stitch/pattern are you doing?

  16. AvatarLucille says

    I’m doing the temperature blanket I decided to do it with Ap.Tears and also doing white for end of month and want to put something with a sparkle in the color for the main holiday temperatures. I think it will be fun and I to will do it on Sunday a week at a time so I can see a difference. Happy Hooking 😊🧶

  17. AvatarGay says

    I have been working on mine since Jan1….but have started over 5 times as I was unhappy with look. I am currently on Jan 16(today is 2-6). So I am behind haha. Looking at my work sc ripple pattern using small hook..it is going to be 8 ft long…I am afraid I will stop as it will be so heavy to work on and bulky…anyone who has finished one give me your length. Thanks for help

  18. AvatarAlice says

    I’m going to do a temperature blanket, and I’m starting a month and a half behind😁 I wrote down the temps for January and the start of February so I can catch up. I found a nice granny square pattern for a Maybelle flower square that uses two colours. I’m going to do the flower as the low temp colour, and the outer border in the high temp colour.

  19. AvatarKathy Elmers says

    So fun! A new idea for me and my mind is spinning! Can you imagine doing this blanket for the first year of your baby’s life? Add journaling to that and you’ll have stories for that child forever! Or your first year married? And then if it rains or snows you could do like a bubble stitch or something. And holiday stitches!

    • AvatarSylvia says

      I love this idea, Kathy! I suggested to my hubby that he crochet a blanket for his first grandchild’s first year. If he doesn’t, maybe I’ll tackle it as a knitting project!

  20. AvatarErika Morris says

    I’m very late to the temperature blanket game, but I’m excited to make one. I just ordered my colors and can’t wait to start. I live in California so the temps don’t get too crazy out here, just really hot in the summer.

  21. AvatarVal says

    I just finished mine for 2018! I took the average temp of 3 days so I only had to do a row every three days, but I still fell behind so I kept an excel sheet of what the order should be. Taking the average of 3 days also made my blanket not 20ft long. I also let my kids pick the color on the row that their birthday fell on.

  22. AvatarGayle Anderson says

    Hi – who says you have to start it in January! I’ll probably be starting mine July 1st. It’ll look nice with the hot colors on the ends and the cool colors in the middle 🙂 I love the Knit Picks colors and will probably order those. I’ll post pictures when I’ve gotten started. Cheers!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Love that attitude, Gayle! You start the temp blanket whenever you want. I really like the idea of having the warmer months on either end. Let me know how it goes! Would love to see your blanket in our TLYC Makers Facebook group!

  23. AvatarChristina says

    Hi! Quick (hopefully!) question for you — I found the story on IG where you laid out how you set up the tunisian version and maybe I missed it in another post, but are you also including lows for the day? My current blanket has highs and lows incorporated for each day. I made so much progress with it so far though, so unsure if I want to frog it for tunisian quite yet. Love how yours is coming out, and thanks for the info!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Christina! One thing I really love about temperature blankets is that you make all the rules! I’m doing three rows each day of the average daily temperature for my blanket. I chose this way as I wanted a more color-blocked effect. Unless you really want to change it, I’d stick with what you have 🙂

  24. AvatarLisa says

    I turned 30 at the start of the year so I’ve been recording the temps and writing in my diary. Finally got round to getting some yarn for it to start it. I wanted a temperature blanket but a year that ment something. It’s not something I would do every year.

  25. AvatarMalena says

    First – I just discovered you when I was looking for a Tunisian crochet tutorial – and yours is great!

    Second – I’m a knitter, but you have me thinking about a temperature blanket for 2020. I think it would be fun to have a blanket that records the temps for a year that’s been the subject of movies for many years. (I love old movies that imagined what the future would be like.)

    Third – I never thought about using a different color palette. Thanks for that inspiration! I’m eager to see everyone’s blankets for this year.

  26. AvatarLinden says

    Another quicker option is to do a weekly temperature blanket. Then you could use worsted weight and only do 52 rows! I have done mini blankets with this method, with thread, and framed them. I used the mode temperature from each week (the high that occurred most often), since it was the easiest to figure out.

  27. AvatarRenee Rzeszutko says

    Is it possible to get the temperature color chart for the Knit Picks Swish yarns in the Sunrise colors you chose in 2019. I am attempting to do this for 2020.

  28. AvatarDebbie Barr says

    I’m thinking of starting one myself. I’ll have to start it a few days late as today is 1/2/2020. But, I’m excited to start. I do have a question if there is someone who can answer…is your first row the starting chain? Or would the starting chain be like a border color? Perhaps a cream color? Thanks to anyone who will answer this question!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Debbie! I’m so excited to hear that you’re starting a temperature blanket! I’d suggest making the starting chain the same color as your Row 1, then add a border later if you want to. Godspeed on your project!

  29. AvatarJulie says

    I want to make a temperature blanket for the year my children were born 1994 and 2001 . I have seen someone post a link into getting past weather charts . Do you know were I can find such a thing?

  30. AvatarAmyM says

    I started a temperature blanket on Jan 1! Started with 200 stitches single crochet and I’m guessing is going to be 8-9 feet long. I picked 9 colors, 10 degrees apart but with 0-25 for the first color (I’m in PA). Using the high temp each day for wherever I am (vacation, camping, etc). One row takes me about 15 minutes so even if I get a few days behind, it’s not bad to catch up.

  31. AvatarJj says

    One day I’ll plan out and do a temperature blanket, looks like such a fun idea! That black and white gradient blanket is gorgeous – what brand of yarn is it? Stunning!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi! I hope you will try a temperature blanket – they’re so fun! The black and white blanket is made with Lion Brand Scarfie 🙂

      • AvatarHelen says

        I’m new to crochet, just 2 years but have made many afghans. The temperature blanket has me interested but I would have to do more than 1 row a day. I live in Canada where we have 4 seasons so maybe make a section for each season. Giving it a thought.

  32. AvatarCandace C says

    Hi I have a question! In the picture you have with the rainbow blanket that says “why the internet hates temp blankets” what is the name of the pattern for the blanket on the picture? It looks exactly like the stitch my grandmother used to use and she never wrote hers down and I’ve been trying to find something similar! Please your help would mean the world to me!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Candace, I’m not sure what the exact pattern is, but this looks like a crochet corner-2-corner blanket. There are lots of tutorial videos around for the technique 🙂

  33. AvatarCaitlinjane says

    2020 isolation – revisiting the idea of starting a temperature blanket and I stumbled into your website. So glad I did! I want to thank you for being real and also being supportive. I’ve joined a different crochet group a while back, but sometimes people are a little… nasty? Anyway, I like the idea of changing it up. Doing something different. I had even considered a scarf back when this started but figured the temperature scarf would be way too long haha. Thanks for being an inspiration!

  34. AvatarKim Pace says

    I saw a temperature blanket on a crochet site (total beginner) I Loved it. So, I am now doing a blanket for the 1st year of my kids (4) life. They are 22, 21, 20, 17. Now. Already looked up the temperatures for every single day for a year after their birth.
    Starting on their bdays.
    Figured. Simple stitches.. kinda the normal weather colors.. but soo much meaning in them. I love a million over achieving projects. Lol

  35. AvatarHelen Smith says

    I am planning a temperature blanket – historically for 2019. We had some extremes here in Australia.
    Will be fun.

  36. AvatarLeona Olson says

    Great post. I did 2 Granny Square Blankets for 2019 and finished in 2020. One was for Ft. Worth and another for a samll town in Minnesota.

  37. AvatarEva Ruter says

    I started my temperature blanket on 01/01/2020. I’m using 25 colors! I live in Minnesota where our temps can go well below zero in the winter and over 100 at times in the summer. My color chart has a color change for every 5 degrees from 100 degrees and above to -16 and below. I also am using sparkle yarn in white, blue, and grey for days of snow, rain or thunderstorms. I have kept up until a couple of months ago and I am now about 2 months behind in crocheting but I keep up on my temperature tracker where I write the high temp of the day. I am doing the seed stitch. I plan on doing it again for 2021 in a different stitch and using some type of thinner sparkle yarn to use for the snow, rain and thunderstorm days and use both the temp yarn and sparkle at the same time instead of individual rows.

  38. AvatarDolores J Weems says

    I have an uneducated question. Do you continue using the same color swatches every month? I am in Chicago, and I am starting my temperature blanket today, but using the historical weather from July 2 (long story, no time for that now) and want to make sure I am not messing the thang up before I start. Thanks, signed Nervous and Excited to get started

  39. AvatarKate says

    I am keen to start a temperature blanket. I think I have settled on colours and plan to do a row of double stitch for each day. How many stitches to a row do people recommend and where is the best place to get the days temperatures.

  40. AvatarCynthia says

    Hi Toni! I’ve decided to do an afghan moss stitch temp blanket in the style of Burgundy and Blush’s with a triple border. How would you suggest I switch yarn colors? I’ve seen several options in my research: knot color A off, crochet in the B color, magic knot and weave up side where the A color may be used in a couple of days. Wondering what you suggest and if you have a video that might help a beginner. Thank you so much!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi Cynthia! For blankets like this, I don’t tie off a color until I know for sure that I don’t need it for the next day. If I’m changing colors, I’ll work the last stitch of the row until there are 2 loops left on the hook, yarn over and pull up a loop with the new color and fasten off the old color. I also like to work over my tails for a pattern like this.

  41. AvatarMaggie says

    I made a temperature blanket for my first grandson, for his first year. To achieve the size I wanted, I did one row for the high temp and one for the low temp on each Monday (the day he was born) for 52 weeks. I used half double stitches, and then separated each day/week with a single crochet in grey. I did use bright colors because it was for a child. I think it turned out well, and wasn’t that hard to keep up with. Even if I missed a couple weeks, it just meant doing a few rows.

  42. AvatarNelly says

    Hi, I am about to finish my 2021 Temperature Blanket! WooHoo. I was searching for inspiration for my 2022 blanket and adore the grayscale one you have pictured in this blog post. Is there a pattern for this? Or, do you have more pictures of it that I can use for reference?

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi! I’m so glad you’re interested in that blanket. I used that concept for my 2019 blanket. It’s much more colorful but it uses the same general idea of Tunisian crochet columns. You can find that free pattern in this post: LINK

  43. AvatarJeremy says

    I was inspired by your linen stitch squares temperature blanket and then decided to see what you said on this site. Interesting. I have a 2019 unfinished temperature blanket that I may one day finish, but I’ve always rather loved the idea of the temperature blanket and have recently come back to try again and do a temperature blanket in 2022. I want to use it to try a Tunisian Entrelac project and have decided to do this as a C2C blanket. Maybe I’ll try the linen stitch next year.

  44. AvatarCristy says

    7/2022 – I’ve been a knitter for a several years now. I am currently working on learning to crochet, with your help Toni! I am intrigued by the temperature blanket idea. If I decide to commit, I’m going to go from my wedding anniversary date in September, and use fall colors. Or do a smaller version based on the score of a football team every week. I did this with a scarf one year. Not sure. But excited to find a project to start working on. Thank you for your help an inspiration.

  45. AvatarLaRonda Coleman says

    Hi!! Greetings from Houston, Tx!!! I am just now seeing this and it’s Dec.2022. However, I want to make a temperature blanket next year. I’m excited!!! And nervous and intimidated all at the same time! I looked up the Climate United States Monthly Averages and I see it gives 1 average high for each month. Where would I get a daily record of high temps? Just for future reference as my temp blanket will be for 2023.

  46. AvatarAnn says

    I just heard about temperature blankets. I want to start one, but need to know what type yarn to get that will leave it soft. I plan on crocheting it and need ideas on colors and what to buy, HELP!!!

    • Toni L.Toni L. says

      Hi! I recommend watching this video, which has some more recommendations on how to pick the right yarn. I’d suggest that fiber should be the first consideration, then choose a yarn within that fiber category that you find soft and easy to care for.

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