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I thought that this would be a very good question to answer, especially at this time of year because people usually start buying the yarn for their temperature blankets about now, so that they can get a start on them at the 1st of the new year. 

I actually hadn’t heard about a temperature blanket until last December.  I’m in many crochet and knitting groups on Facebook and I kept seeing people asking about temperatures blankets.  So, I Googled it and decided to make one for myself this year (2018)  I actually haven’t finished it completely, yet…..but it is almost finished!  There is just about 2 weeks left in this month to go, plus to weave in those ends 😉  I have pictures of it while it was growing and hope to post some pictures of it fully completed in a few weeks. 

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What Exactly is a Temperature Blanket?

A temperature blanket is a blanket that you crochet (or knit) one row on everyday in the color coordinating with the outside temperature.  Generally, you start on them in  January and finish in December.

It is really up to you how you do it.  Some people only make them for 6 months like January to June. 

What I would do to keep track of the temperature, is I would write down everyday on a calendar the high temperature for the day and catch up later in the week (or, sometimes, a few weeks later)  But, if you forget to write down the temperature or don’t want to, there are plenty of weather apps that keep track of the past days highs and lows.

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 Again, this is completely up to you.  This, being my first temperature blanket that I have made, I just kept it very simple and used single crochet.  But you could do any kind of stitches… chevron, granny square, v-stitch, moss stitch or anything else you would like.  If I made another one I might do it in chevron.  


Living in southern Oklahoma, the weather can be pretty unpredictable but we usually don’t experience super cold weather.  Looking through other temperature charts, they started at below 0.  We rarely have a day that the high doesn’t reach over 32, so I knew that all the colder colors, I wouldn’t get to use if I used these charts.  So, I decided to make my own chart to coordinate with our weather and then I would have a chance to use all the colors. 

I choose to use Hobby Lobby’s ‘I Love This Yarn.’  It is the best worsted weight yarn that I have found for the price.  The color options are amazing and I think it is a very good quality of yarn.  I’ve used other brands of yarn that are well known, but to me the quality wasn’t that great.   I used the colors white, soft pink, amethyst, turquoise, limelight, yellow, mango and red.

I always thought that you could have a special color that you used on days that something special happened like if you got engaged, married, or the birth of a new baby.  Then, when you looked at your blanket, that color would make you think of that special day 🙂 

Color Chart

Here is the color chart that I created

  • White – Below 25° – 35°
  • Soft Pink          36° – 45°
  • Amethyst         46° – 55°
  • Turquoise        56° – 65­­°
  • Limelight         66° – 75°
  • Yellow             76° – 85°
  • Mango             86° – 95°
  • Red                      96° +

I’m not exactly sure how many skeins of each color I used, plus, it depends  on the temperature and which colors you will be using most.  I just bought them as I went along.  

I used a 5.50mm / I hook and my blanket measures approx. 55” x 94”


Row 1: ch 186, t, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (185)

Row 2 & every row on: ch 1, t, sc in each st across (185)

Work one row every day of the year in the coordinating color

Happy crocheting!

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  1. I love the colors and your photos! It makes me want to make my own temperature blanket this year😉 Thank you for sharing!

    I have been debating which stitch to use, can you tell me how large your SC blanket finished (or close to finished)is? Thank you!

    1. Thank you! Glad I can inspire someone! 🙂 yes, my blanket is approx. 55” wide and will be about 94” long once finished. I can’t wait to get it finished and all the ends weaved in. I started out in January weaving the ends in as I went along, by the end of February I stopped. I’m hoping to have all the ends weaved in by the end of next year, LOL 😉

  2. I am thinking this would be fun and I knew what a temp. Blanket was but the way you broke it down it seems very doable. What temp do you use as it varies during the day? The temp when you wake up or the high for the day?
    Thank you,

    1. I do the high temp for the day. I’ve seen some people do their low for the day. They are really neat and I love mine. Thank you 🙂 Kylee

    1. You might have to adjust the temperature gaps. Instead of 10 degrees different you might need to just do about 5. Like, instead of 86 – 95 do 86 -90, 91-95, 96 – 100. Do you think that would give you more variation? And, if you don’t get much cold weather, you could adjust it the colder temperatures to warmer and move them all up. Hope this helps! 🙂

    1. No, I just wrote down everyday the high on my calendar. There probably is an app, I just don’t know of one.