CrochetKim Birth Temperature Blanket

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CrochetKim Birth Temperature Blanket

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CrochetKim Birth Temperature Blanket
designed by Kim Guzman © Jan. 2017
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Finished size

Since this is an ongoing project, I can only give an estimate at this time. Approx. 45″ x 72″

Materials

  • Stylecraft Batik DK (80% acrylic/20% wool, 151 yds per 50g)
  • Suggested hook size: H (5mm)

Stylecraft Batik DK

CrochetKim: My Temperature Afghan Teal
Storm
Sage
Olive
Pistachio
Old Gold
Biscuit
Coral
Cherry Red
Plum
32° and below
33°-39°
40°-46°
47°-53°
54°-60°
61°-67°
68°-74°
75°-81°
82°-88°
89° and over

Notes

For more details about my color choices and how I obtained the historical data of the temperatures I’m using, see my post HERE.

Unlike some of the other temperature blanket projects I’ve seen, I’m not doing a current temperature blanket. I’m doing the high temperatures of my first birth year from the day I was born in the city I was born.

I decided to use some yarn that I had on hand instead of purchasing more, but it looks like I’ll need to purchase more anyway. I don’t know which colors yet. After working all weekend, I know that one skein of yarn makes 14 rows and I’ll need 365 rows. That’s about 26 or 27 skeins total. I only have 21 right now. I’ll need to do some more work to figure out which colors I will need. Since I’m doing a past year, though, I could technically figure it out down to the very last skein.

Change colors for each row as you have pre-determined from your temperature. To change colors, I simply pulled up a loop of the first color in the first slip stitch of the row.

I invented this stitch pattern because I wanted to use the shortest stitch possible and I wanted a ripple. No matter how you slice it, you’re dealing with 365 rows which is about the equivalent of three afghans in one. It’s going to take a good deal of commitment and time.

Gauge

In stitch pattern, 27 sts for 20 rows measures 4″ square. My swatch is about 6″ by 6″.

@CrochetKim Birth Temperature Blanket

Stitch Multiple

Any multiple of 8, then add 7.

Instructions

Note: I recommend that you make the initial chain in a hook one size larger than the hook you’re using. Count the initial chain as the first day of your temperature chart, if you like.

Row 1: Ch 295, working in back horizontal bars of chain throughout, sl st in first ch and in next 2 chs, *[sl st, ch 1, sl st] in next ch, sl st in next 3 chs, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 3 chs, rep from * to last 4 chs, [sl st, ch 1, sl st] in next ch, sl st in next 3 chs, turn.

Note: When working in sl st ribbing (as this project is worked throughout), there is no ch-1 turning. You work directly into the back loop of the first stitch, but you will not chain-1 beforehand. If the last stitch of your row gets loopy, work the last stitch under two loops instead of the back loop only.

Row 2: Working in back loops here and throughout, sl st in first sl st and in next 2 sl st, *sk ch-1 sp, [sl st, ch 1, sl st] in next sl st, sl st in next 3 sl st, sk 1 sl st, sl st in next 3 sl st, rep from * to last 6 sl st, sk ch-1 sp, [sl st, ch 1, sl st] in next sl st, sl st in next 2 sl st, sk 1 sl st, sl st in last sl st, turn.

Rep row 2 throughout, changing colors for each day in your temperature chart.

Finishing

Weave in ends carefully.

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