If you’re reading this and wondering what a temperature blanket is, then let me explain.
I started a temperature blanket in 2020 when I was still fairly new to crochet. It was even started before the pandemic and my knowledge of stitches was limited to granny stripes, trebles and double crochet. I was really surprised and naive to realise how big the blanket was even after just one month. As I made it far too big, it also meant I used a huge amount of yarn. When it came to one colour, I found I ran out of it rather quickly.
By the time I got to June 2020 and still in lockdown I thought that I would finish the blanket at the end of June and make another one to represent July-December 2020. I got sidetracked and this did not happen.
At the beginning of this year I saw lots of wonderful ideas for temperature blankets on Instagram. A few used moss or linen stitch as this is a small stitch which wouldn’t make the blanket too long. The other idea I loved was to make a granny square for each month with one round representing each day’s temperature. I started to work on a moss stitch version but I just couldn’t get it how I wanted it.
When I have 12 squares at the end of this year, I will then put the blanket together. I still haven’t thought about what colour to use yet but one which contrasts beautifully with the colours I’m using in my temperature blanket.
I work in two week blocks on each square as it’s so quick to work up.
I can’t believe it’s already the start of the fourth month of the year and hopefully we will get to use more of the lighter green! I’ll post some updates as the blanket progresses.
Have you seen a temperature blanket or even made one? If so, what pattern did you use? I’d love to find out.
Love Sam xx