Friday, January 8, 2016

Crochet Project: Temperature Blanket Update

I have been loving making my temperature blankets!  I originally posted that I was making one temperature blanket using the Attic 24 Granny Stripe pattern.  But I have decided to make two different ones.  Here are the details of both...

First, for my granny stripe, I am using the following Vanna's Choice colors.

*I have edited this chart to correct the temperature ranges*

>100 °F
90 to 99 °F
80 to 89 °F
Terra Cotta
70 to 79 °F
60 to 69 °F
Sweet Pea
50 to 59 °F
Kelly Green
40 to 49 °F
30 to 39 °F
20 to 29 °F
10 to 19 °F
0 to 9 °F
<0 °F

Here are the colors in the temperature order-

I am using an I hook and my beginning chain was 212.

Here is my progress are the first 6 days of January.

My second temperature blanket is a hexagon blanket!  Oh how I'm loving hexagons lately.  I have quite a few hexagon projects going on and I am so enjoying making them.  Here are the details on my hexagon temperature blanket...

I am using Willow Wash yarn in the following-

>100 °F
Red Apple
90 to 99 °F
Orange Peel
80 to 89°F
70 to 79°F
Gold Mine
60 to 69°F
50 to 59°F
40 to 49°F
30 to 39°F
20 to 29°F
Clear Water
10 to 19°F
0 to 9°F
<0 °F

I am joining as I go with Cream.

I am using the hexagon pattern from Crochet in Color.  I make the first two rounds in the color that corresponds to the temperature at noon and then I am making the 3rd round in Cream and joining as I go.  I join in the middle chain of one of the hexagon corners, the next middle set of double crochets, and the middle chain of the next hexagon corner.

My plan for this blanket is one hexagon per day based on the temperature at noon.  Since 2016 is a leap year, there are 366 days.  So, there will be 366 hexagons.  I will alternate rows of 22 and 21 hexagons.  There will be 17 rows of hexagons with the first and last rows being 22.

Here is my progress up to January 8th-

I am really looking forward to working on these all year.  It is exciting to see which colors will come next!

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