This year I really wanted to do a daily/weekly temperature blanket – however I couldn’t find many UK based templates that worked for me, so I thought I would put together for myself and share it with you. I’ve also added two yarn supplier examples and a colour theory.
The way temperature blankets work is each day you make a log of the temperature of your local area (or overall country temp) – I tend to go for the top hi temperature of my local area that day, and then I will use this to create a row in my blanket. You can do this weekly to make 52 rows or daily to make a HUGE 365 row blanket.
Personally I prefer daily due to my own need for all the big blankets – I may or may not own quite a few already…👀
In my example above I have used Hobbii and Stylecraft as my test yarns – however feel free to change this to your brand and colour theory of choice.
I’d love to know if you’re working on a temperature blanket this year! If you are, link your Instagram’s below so I can see your progress!
I wanted to make this pattern mainly for myself as he is my favourite eagle character (yes, I know you all love Apollo). Sterling is still living happily on my 3DS New Leaf save and was there from day 1, hence why I fell in love with him. He has also been living on my New Horizons town since around May. He lives next door to my third fav (both after Apple <3) Cesar.
Here is a preview of the pattern:
He was probably one of my favourites to create because he is one of the only villagers who wears a hat by default – honestly, if you have him in your town give him a hat and he stacks them, it’s SO cute!
I recently had a new villager come to my island, the adorable Stitches, so I though I would do a small tribute to the ickle thing by creating this adorable small Stitches pattern! Do you have Stitches on your island too? I have gone through another phase of redesigning my island again too…because I will never be 100% happy with it!
Here is the preview:
So who is planning on stitching this little cutie tootie? I might actually get to work on others during my break so please send your requests here! 🙂
A question I get a lot is, what is the easiest blanket to make? And one of my favourite, very easy and super quick work up blankets is a Corner 2 Corner (c2c). Also this blanket doesn’t eat too much yarn so you’ll have a blanket in no time at all!
You do not need much for this pattern at all! What you’ll need:
Hook (make sure it matches your yarn size – or go bigger if you would like a blanket to have gaps)
Scissors & Needle (if you’re planning on changing colours and want to sew in the ends)
Here is a snippet of one I made earlier – this blanket was made on a colour changing yarn and it ended up being the exact size of our king sized bed as I wanted something I could wrap myself up with in the winter. I think I approximately used up 12 balls of yarn for this, but it really is huge, it’s 6.6 foot by 6.6 foot.
Before starting one thing to note about the c2c blanket is you start from the corner and work diagonally, if you’re used to working in straight rows this can be a bit tricky at first.
Now I would write out a tutorial but there are so many out there already – and to be honest I’d much prefer to link to the places which taught me! If you’re looking for a video tutorial, of course my go too is always Bella Coco, especially as she always does left handed versions for us lefties!
Just a little short blog post from me as I realised I haven’t shared a pattern with you all in a long time and recently I’ve been getting commissioned to make a few designs – all my patterns on here are free however. You can click on the tags section and find one marked as ‘free patterns’.
And as Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars has started again I thought I would share one from one of the fabulous contestants, Latrice Royale! So far most of my patterns have been quotes, but once I have a bit more spare time on my hands I’d like to begin making more creative pieces. For now enjoy!
I would say this pattern would be great for someone who has done a simple pattern in the past – so a beginner.