My 2022 Moss Stitch Square Temperature Blanket is complete! And, for those of you wondering how did I finish early? I just checked the future high temps to finish out the rest of December! I don’t typically do that, but I really needed to finish so I could get this up for everyone! Isn’t it pretty?!
And for anyone thinking, “Wow, that’s a lot of red.” Yes, it is 😂. I live in Oklahoma so we have some intense summers! I tried to shorten the temperature gaps to make more of a variety of colors, but let’s just face it, Oklahoma is HOT in the Summer.
One thing that I absolutely loved about doing individual squares for each month was that it seemed very easy to catch up on if I fell behind. Let’s say that I didn’t start my square until the middle of the month, well instead of having 15 long rows to catch up on, you’d have 15 short and really quick rows to do that only take a little bit to work up because the first few beginning rounds are super short and quick.
What is a Temperature Blanket?
For those of you that may be wondering, ‘what is a temperature blanket in the 1st place?’ A temperature blanket simply 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. Although, I have seen people make them for just 6 months at a time like January – June or July – December.
If a temperature blanket seems a little bit overwhelming to you, I have seen people actually make a temperature scarf instead. So, instead of making a whole, huge blanket, they simply crochet 1 row on a scarf in the coordinating color every day.
I’ve seen Temperature blankets done in a few different ways. Some people do the basic January – December and I’ve seen some start on a special month, say the month you child was born and continue all the way through to their 1st birthday.
Some people will even use a special color of yarn, stitch or even beads to mark a special day throughout the year like a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasions.
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If you plan on making this temperature blanket, then you will be needing a color chart and a temperature guide! I used color chart #2 but actually pushed my orange to the very last and hottest color because I forgot to order it when I ordered all my yarn for my temperature blanket.
Click on the pictures below to see the post where all the charts are. They are all FREE downloadable PDF’s!
View Color Charts HERE!
For the temperature charts, I used chart #13. There are over 12 charts to choose from so hopefully you can find a range that works best for where you live. I also included fahrenhiet and celsius so no matter where you live it will be easy to use the chart.
View Temperature Charts HERE!
Most Asked Question!
One of the most asked questions that I received as I posted pictures of my moss stitch temperature blanket while I worked on it was, How did I make all the rows even since each month has a different amount of days? Well, to make up the difference for the different number of days in each month, I made up for that with the border rows.
Each square will have 34 rows each, so if the month has 30 days, you will do 4 rows of border color. 31 days, 3 rows of border color. 28 days, 6 rows of border color.
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Things you will need:
- Brava Worsted Yarn (Color chart will list yarn colors + 5 skein of white for border)
- H / 5.00mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
Finished Measurements – Blanket is approx. 54” wide x 72” long.
Stitch Key –
- ch = chain
- st = stitch (es)
- sk = skip
- mc = magic circle / ring
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sp = space
- yo = yarn over
- t = turn
- I have additional color & temperature charts that can be found for free on my blog. Color charts, HERE & temperature charts, HERE
- I have a full YouTube Tutorial for this blanket HERE
- How much yarn you need will depend on the weather (which in most cases is very unpredictable). I would suggest starting with at least 2 skeins of each color and 5 for the border color.
- To make up the difference for the different number of days in each month, we will make up for that with the border rows. Each square will have 34 rows each, so if the month has 30 days, you will do 4 rows of border color. 31 days, 3 rows of border color. 28 days, 6 rows of border color.
Moss Stitch Square Temperature Blanket Crochet Pattern
You will crochet 1 row in the color coordinating with the temperature, every day. At the end of the month, you can add your border rows (see notes above). On the start on a new month, you will start a new square. So, at the end of the year, you will have 12 squares total.
Round 1: ch 2, in 2nd st from hook, * sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1* repeat * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st sc
What it will look like after round 1 –
Round 2: ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st sc
What it will look like after round 2 –
Round 3: ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc + ch 1 in each ch sp across until next corner ch 2 sp * repeat * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st sc of round.
What it will look like after round 3 –
Repeat round 3 for the remainder of the rounds.
To Join –
It may be easiest to lay all the squares out on the floor or a very large table. Make sure to lay them with the wrong side facing up. I laid mine out in rows of 3 across and 4 long. Starting with the 1st row – January, February, March. 2nd row – April, May, June. 3rd row – July, August, September. 4th Row – October, November, December.
Starting at any corner, insert your hook through the back loops only of 1 stitch of each square (making sure to line them up properly) and slip stitch them together. Repeat across all the squares in every direction.
I do have a more detailed process of this in my Youtube Video linked in the pattern notes
Once you have joined all the squares, cut yarn and weave in all ends.
Starting in any of the ch 2 corner spaces, attach yarn.
Round 1: ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc + ch 1 in each ch sp across and evenly across joins until you reach next ch 2 sp* repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st sc of round.
Round 2-4: ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc + ch 1 in each ch sp across until next corner ch 2 sp * repeat * to * around, sl st into 1st sc of round.
Cut yarn and weave in all ends.
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