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!
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!
I am back with another finished project, I am on a role at the moment! However I have been working on this blanket for well over a year and a delay was caused by the place I buy my yarn not having it in stock for a very, very long time.
But huzzah, here is my finished pastel glitter granny square blanket! I used baby yarn as it’s the softest and all the colours used has a hint of glitter to it. I absolutely love how this blanket turned out, even if it did almost kill me in the process.
I am a left handed crocheter so I struggled picking up my first granny square without it twisting, but if you’re looking for a good tutorial I recommend checking out Bella Coco, who does right and left handed variants of all of her stitches!Here is her YouTube and the beginners granny square tutorial.
I also recommend using a stitch which allows you to continuously add each granny square, as I chose the option of adding one granny square at a time…it’s safe to say I never want to use this process again!
What do you think of this blanket? I just finished it in time for Easter too and the colours are very Eastery!