Are you looking for the perfect Temperature Blanket Crochet Pattern? Or, you may just be wondering what is a temperature blanket? I’ve got you covered on both questions. I’ll be sharing exactly what a temperature blanket is and 10 fun and free temperature blanket crochet patterns!
What is a Temperature Blanket?
Simply, a temperature blanket is a blanket that you crochet 1 row on every day of the year in a color that corresponds with the outside temperature. They make for a super fun project that last for a whole year! The entire blanket will represent that years weather.
I would typically do the day’s high temperature, although I have seen some people that will do the low.
What makes the blanket interesting is that you will crochet the 1 one in the color coordinating for that day’s temperature. Before you start you temperature blanket, you will need to decide on a color chart and temperature chart.
If you feel like you can’t keep up with 1 row everyday, you can catch up once a week or even every couple of weeks. This is typically what I would do. As long as you don’t get more than a couple weeks behind, it’s fairly easy to catch up on even with a large project of this size.
Usually the colors will change every 5 -10 degrees, depending on the chart that you select. This way the blanket will be full of a range of colors.
I have designed over 13 Temperature Charts with different ranges for different areas that you may live in. Check them out HERE and you can download them for free and find one that matches your highs and lows best.
If you live in a place where the daily temperatures change on a dime (Hello, Oklahoma) then that will make for a pretty variety in colors. Sometimes on my blanket it would feel like I would change colors every single row!
Most people will welcome the new year and start their temperature blanket on January 1st and complete it on December 31st. Although, I have seen some people do 6 month blankets and start them in January and finish in June or start them in July and finish in December.
Find this Temperature Blanket Pattern HERE!
You don’t have to just crochet the current years temperature either. I’ve even seen some people make them for a certain year in the past like for the year their 1st child was born. Starting on the day they were born and finishing on their 1st birthday.
Or some make one for the year they got married. You can use a special color or stitch to even mark special days throughout the year. They make for a wonderful keepsake blanket.
There are so many options when it comes to choosing how to crochet your temperature blanket. The main thing to remember is to keep it fun and enjoyable.
Which Crochet Stitch is Best for a Temperature Blanket?
This will vary from person to person depending on their preference. But, I’d say you want to choose shorter stitches (like single crochet or Moss Stitch) since you will working on the blanket for a whole year and you don’t want to end up with a gigantic monster of a blanket.
Also, keep in mind that you want to choose a stitch that you enjoy crocheting. A temperature blanket is a fun year-long crochet project, but if you don’t pick a stitch out that you enjoy, it will be a chore trying to finish it.
I do have a whole list of stitches that would work great for temperature blankets that you can find HERE!
Color Palettes for Temperature Blankets.
This can be one of the hardest things to decided on when planning out your temperature blanket. Trying to figure out all the different colors and which ones look good together.
Each color will represent one of the different range of temperatures, so you want to make sure that your colors coordinate and look good together.
I designed a bunch of different color charts that use We Crochet’s Brava Worsted Yarn. I put together many different palettes. Some are bright and fun colors, neutral tones, blue tones. Check them out HERE to find the perfect color palette for your temperature blanket project.
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What is the Best Yarn for a Temperature Blanket?
When choosing your brand of yarn for a temperature blanket, you want to make sure that the brand you choose has a wide variety of different colors. Since you will be needing at least 8 – 10 yarn colors, you want to have plenty to choose from.
It’s a good idea choose either a #3 Dk weight yarn or a #4 worsted weight yarn to crochet the blanket with. You also want a yarn that is machine washable and holds up very well. You can use different types of yarns depending on your preference like acrylic or wool.
A few worsted weight yarns that I would recommend for a temperature blanket are
- Brava Wosrted From We Crochet
- I Love This Yarn From Hobby Lobby
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch Yarn
- Caron Simply Soft
How Much Yarn Do You Need For a Temperature Blanket?
This is probably one of the hardest questions to answer because it all depends on mother nature. Since weather patterns can greatly differ from day to day, it’s hard to judge just how much yarn you will need to complete your blanket.
I’d highly recommend buying at least 2 skeins of each color when starting out. If they are smaller skeins (like less than 250 yards each), I’d recommend buying at least 3 of each color.
If you run out and are worried about dye lots, usually the colors are very close and you wouldn’t be able to tell even if they were off a little because you will have so many colors throughout your blanket.
This actually happened to me. I needed only the last little bit of a row to finish that specific color and I wasn’t going to be needing any more of it for the rest of the year. So, I actually used a similar color in another yarn brand to finish out the row.
It didn’t match perfectly, but I had so many colors running through the blanket, that little spot wouldn’t be noticeable. I didn’t want to have to order another skein and pay for shipping just for the last half of the final row.
10 FREE Crochet Temperature Blanket Patterns
If you have decided that making your own temperature blanket is something that you want to do, then here are 10 awesome patterns that I’m sure you will like!
1. Moss Stitch in a Square Temperature Blanket
This was my 2022 Temperature Blanket. It consisted of crocheting 1 square per month. To me, this made the blanket so much more manageable! Especially when working on this blanket through the summer. No huge blanket in my lap, just a small square.
Find the Moss Stitch Square Temperature Blanket Pattern HERE by Okie Girl Bling n Things
2. Regular Moss Stitch Temperature Blanket
If you like the moss stitch, but don’t want to sew the individual squares together, then this blanket is for you! It’s just made of the simple, straight moss stitch (also known as the granite stitch.). 1 row straight across every day.
Find the Regular Moss Stitch Temperature Blanket HERE by Lullaby Lodge
3. Lazy Waves Blanket
This is a different take on a basic stitch pattern blanket. Instead of doing even, straight rows, this gives a little depth each individual row on the blanket. It’s a very simple pattern that uses single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet.
Find the Lazy Waves Blanket Pattern HERE by Look What I Made
4. Corner Granny Stitch Blanket
This is a fun take on a traditional granny square blanket. Instead of doing individual granny squares and joining them, you can do it similar to a corner to corner fashion.
Find the Corner Granny Stitch Blanket Pattern HERE by CraftyRie
5. Tunisian Crochet Temperature Blanket
If tunisian crochet is more your thing, then you will love this striped tunisian crochet temperature blanket! It’s made with the tunisian simple stitch and looks to be a fairly easy pattern.
Find the Tunisian Crochet Temperature Blanket Pattern HERE by TL Yarn Crafts
6. Bias Granny Temperature Blanket
If you love granny squares and the idea of making a bunch of different ones, then you will love this blanket pattern! I love the look of all the different little squares!
Find the Bias Granny Temperature Blanket HERE by TL Yarn Crafts
7. Circles in Squares Temperature Blanket
This is is fun take on traditional granny squares. It would make for a super colorful blanket.
Find the Circles in Squares Temperature Blanket Pattern HERE by Zelna Olivier Via Ravelry
8. Granny Stripe Temperature Blanket
If you like the look of granny squares, but don’t want to have to attach all of them together at the end of the year, this pattern is for you! The granny stripe stitch is so easy and fun to crochet. It is made up mostly of double crochet stitches.
Find the Granny Stripe Temperature Blanket Pattern HERE by Attic 24
9. Wonders Chevron Blanket
This isn’t a temperature blanket pattern, but you could easily turn the pattern into a temperature blanket. If you don’t want to do just boring, straight single crochet, this blanket is a good option
Find the Wonders Chevron Blanket Pattern HERE by Easy Crochet
10. C2C Temperature Blanket
Don’t want to do a single crochet, chevron, granny square or moss stitch temperature blanket? Then this Corner to Corner Blanket may be just for you!
Find the C2C Temperature Blanket Pattern HERE by It’s All in a Nutshell
I hope that you have learned something new about temperature blankets and found the perfect pattern to make your own. If you were inspired to make your own temperature blanket, be sure to tag me @OkieGirlBlingnThings on Social Media so I can see yours!