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Free Patterns for
Crochet Temperature Blankets

Crochet temperature blankets are a fun and creative way to document and remember weather patterns over the year. A crochet temperature blanket involves creating a blanket made up of different coloured rows or blocks, with each colour representing a specific temperature range. The idea is to crochet a row or block every day or week, using a different colour yarn to represent the temperature on that day or week.

Temperature blankets are traditionally new year projects. But you could choose a different time period. A temperature blanket starting from a special anniversary is also a great idea. Making one for a child’s first year makes a wonderful first birthday present, or you could make a blanket for the first year of marriage. There are many significant events you could commemorate in this way.

To make a crochet temperature blanket, you’ll need to choose a colour palette and assign each colour to a specific temperature range. The colours used are often traditional representations of the weather, i.e., warm colours for warm days and cool colours for cold days, but you can choose any colours you like. You want your finished blanket to be nicely proportioned, so it’s important to consider the ratio of your starting chain to rows to ensure you don’t end up with a long, skinny blanket. You will also need to decide on a crochet pattern. Find some inspiring free patterns below.

Crochet temperature blanket and temperature notes.
Photo: burgundyandblush.co.uk

Muted Crochet Temperature Blanket from Burgundy and Blush

This beautiful temperature blanket uses a muted colour palette to suit the designer’s home decor style. To make this blanket you’ll be crocheting one row every second day.

YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 10-15 100g skeins of ten different colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Moss Stitch

A crochet temperature blanket in autumn colours on a stool with a rust-coloured cushion.
Photo: theinspiredwren.blogspot.com

Crochet Temperature Afghan from the Inspired Wren

This crochet tutorial includes lots of tips and helpful information for planning your temperature blanket. There’s information on choosing your yarn and calculating how much you need, choosing a stitch to work with, and working out the size. There is also a printable reference card for recording all the important details.

Tunisian crochet temperature blanket.
Photo: tlycblog.com

Tunisian Crochet Temperature Blanket from TL Yarn Crafts

Learn how to make a Tunisian crochet temperature blanket with this free pattern. All the hard work calculating the size has been done for you.

SIZE: the finished blanket is approximately 67″ long and 65″ wide (170 cm x 165).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Swish DK from Knit Picks.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm Tunisian crochet hook with an 8″ cord.
NOTIONS: scissors, tapestry needle, and a stitch marker.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Tunisian Crochet.

Mitred square crochet blanket.
Photo: Kaye Adolphson

Mitred Square Temperature Blanket from Kaye Adolphson

This crochet temperature blanket uses the first round of the squares to record rainfall, the second row to record the day’s low temperature and the third and fourth rows for the high temperature. Black is used as the joining colour. The individual squares measure approximately 3″ x 3″ (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm).

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Country Naturals 8 Ply from Cleckheaton.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a needle for weaving in ends.

Chevron crochet blanket.
Photo: crochetkim.com

Birth Temperature Blanket from Crochet Kim

The designer of this blanket has used the temperatures from the city she was born in her first year of life. The pattern is worked in a slip-stitch chevron.

SIZE: approximately 45″ x 72″ (114 cm x 182 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g. Stylecraft Batik DK. You will need eight different colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.


Brightly striped crochet blanket.
Photo: lullabylodge.com

Temperature Blanket from Lullaby Lodge

This crochet temperature blanket uses ten different colours for warm days and ten colours for cooler days.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a darning needle and scissors.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Linen Stitch.

Striped crochet blanket on a bed.
Photo: catsdancingtoo.blogspot.com

Claudey’s Temperature Blanket Pattern from Cats Dancing Too

This free crochet temperature blanket design uses alternating rows of single crochet and slip stitch. The single crochet is worked in the front loop only.

SIZE: 57″ x 72″ (145 cm x 182 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.

Linen stitch crochet blanket with balls of yarn.
Photo: tlycblog.com

Linen Square Temperature Blanket from TL Yarn Crafts

The Linen Square temperature blanket uses bright summer colours with lots of aqua and coral tones. The blanket is made up of twelve squares.

SIZE: 68″ x 50″ (172 cm x 127 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn in twelve different colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Linen Stitch.

Linen stitch blanket.
Photo: Bluebird and Daisy

Temperature Blanket from Bluebird and Daisy

This crochet temperature blanket is made of twelve linen stitch rectangles, one for each month of the year.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Linen Stitch.

Granny square blanket and a basket of yarn balls.
Photo: tlycblog.com

Bias Granny Temperature Blanket from TL Yarn Crafts

The Bias Granny Temperature Blanket has an earthy colour palette; it uses ten different colours plus white. White centres highlight the starting squares for each month.

SIZE: 48″ wide by 52″ long (122 cm x 132 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook for the squares and a 6 mm (J-10) crochet hook for joining.
NOTIONS: blocking equipment, scissors, and a tapestry needle.

Crochet spiral motifs joined to make a blanket.
Photo: Kaye Adolphson

Ella’s Temperature Blanket from Kaye Adolphson

Ellas’s Temperature Blanket pattern uses a spiral motif to record low and high temperatures and rainfall too. Each spiral motif measures approximately 3½” (9 cm).

YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton, e.g., Alba GOTS from BC Garn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.

A crochet blanket with a cat in the background.
Photo: dreamalittlebigger.com

Temperature Afghan from Dream A Little Bigger

This temperature afghan is worked in medium/worsted weight yarn and V Double Crochet which is a relatively tall stitch. This will result in a very big blanket if you crochet a row every day.

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