I tried out quite a few patterns before I settled on the pattern that I liked the most for my temperature blanket…it needed to be a pattern that I would still like doing a year from now! Also, I wanted to pick a pattern that would be easy to add my decorative blocks too.
I chose the following pattern from spincushions.com – Squaring The Circle
Each block is a colored circle with a white edging that squares the block. The color of the inner circle represents the HIGH temperature for each day of 2016! I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn and a size H hook. Each block is 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 inches.
I chose a snowflake pattern to be the block that represented January. I found the pattern online and posted as a PDF
I used a size 2 sparkly silver yarn with a size F hook to acheive the size of snowflake that I wanted. The block for the month will be placed at the begining of the month before any temperature blocks are placed. I made the square block with all white yarn and made the snowflake seperately. I am using Coats brand transparent thread to sew all of the holiday designs on to the blocks.
For the New Years Day holiday, I chose to represent that block with the #1. I found a great video tutorial on youtube – Tutorial for #1
With my January (snowflake) block done and my New Years Day (#1) block done, I then crocheted the first 7 blocks with their coordinating temperatures!
I am LOVING how it is starting out! As you can see in this picture the #1 is differnt. This was the first #1 that I did, and I didn’t like how it looked, so I took it off and crocheted the pink #1!