2024 is almost here and I have decided that I will be making another temperature blanket. I will be sharing with you how I plan on making mine for 2024.
Although, I will mention that I have not yet made a blanket like this one, so I possibly could have to change things along the way, but I think that I have figured out all the major details!
If you are planning on making a temperature blanket or even just thinking about it, I have a group over on Facebook called “Okie Girl’s 2024 Temperature Blanket Crochet Along” that you may want to join. This is a group where everyone can share anything about their temperature blankets, ask questions and see everyone’s progress throughout the year.
What is a Temperature Blanket?
You may be wondering exactly what is a temperature blanket? Simply, a temperature blanket is a blanket that you will crochet a row on (or a couple, depending on the pattern) for an entire year.
This is my 2022 Moss Stitch Square temperature blanket. Each square represents 1 month of 2022. It was a super fun blanket to make!
In the case of crocheting motifs for a temperature blanket, like I will be doing in 2024, you may need to make 1 motif each day instead of doing 1 row per day.
My 2024 Temperature Blanket Pattern
This will be a bit of a change for me because I usually do rainbow colors but decided to do something a little different for next year.
For my puff hexagons, I will be doing the daily low temperature for the 1st round, the daily high temperature for the 2nd round and border color for the 3rd round.
I definitely plan on weaving my ends in as I go! We shall see if I can do that all year long.
I will be making 1 hexagon per day for a total of 365 days for 2024. I will also be making 13 solid color hexagons out of the border color to even out the number of hexagons so the rows will all be equal. I’ll explain later on how I will be attaching them all.
I do realize that 2024 is a leap year, but I will just be skipping on making the February 29th hexagon, this way this pattern will still be relevant for future years.
Puff Hexagon Pattern
I used a 5.00mm crochet hook and each one of my hexagons are approx. 3.5” wide.
Here is a video tutorial for these puff hexagons. Scroll down for the written pattern.
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet stitch
- bl = back loop
- mc = magic circle / magic ring
- ch = chain
- t = turn
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- sl st = slip stitches
- st = stitch (es)
Puff Stitch (PS)= *yarn over and insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (as if you were going to do a double crochet), you now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop (5 loops on hook) repeat from * 2 more times until you have 9 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. Secure with a chain st.
You will change colors after each round. I like to join my rounds with the new color for the next round when I slip stitch the end of that round together. So, the slip stitch at the very end of the round, I will use the next color needed.
Round 1: in MC, ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), 12 dc into mc, sl st into 1st dc to join (12)
Round 2: ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), ps in same st and in next st, ch 1, * ps in 2 st, ch 1* repeat * to * 4 more times, sl st into 1st st making sure to sl st into the top of the 1st ps and NOT into the chain 2 (you should have 12 puff stitch and 6 chain 1 spaces)
Round 3: ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), dc in same st and in next 3 st, ( dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space, * dc in next 4 st, ( dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 sp* repeat * to * 4 more times, sl st into 1st dc ( You should have 36 dc and 6 ch 1 spaces)
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
How I Will Arrange my Hexagons
I know that with making 365 hexagons, 1 for each day of the year and the 13 solid hexagons that will give me a total of 378 hexagons.
I will be lining them up with 18 hexagons wide and 21 rows long. I will start the beginning of each month with a solid hexagon so this will separate where the months begin and end.
With each square measuring approx 3.5” wide, my finished blanket should be approx. 63” wide x 73.5” long.
I plan on using the “invisible seam” joining method on which I will be doing a video tutorial for shortly. If you have not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to not miss it!
This is what the hexagons look like when joined with the invisible seam method
These are my plans for my 2024 puff hexagon temperature blanket. I hope that you will join me and many others in making a temperature blanket in 2024 and if you want to check it out, come join my group “Okie Girl’s 2024 Temperature Blanket Crochet Along” on facebook to see everyones progress and finished blankets!
I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Puff Hexagon Pattern or something else entirely, tag me!