Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
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craft smart® value™ crochet temperature blanket

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Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 61¼" [156 cm] x 91¼" [232 cm]
GAUGE: 12 sts x 16 rows = 4" [10.2 cm] in pattern; save time and check your gauge
NOTES: A temperature blanket creates a beautiful striping pattern that reflects the changing of the seasons. It’s created by crocheting one row per day, usually for a full year. For each row you will use the yarn that corresponds with the temperature outside that day. You can use the highest temperature of the day or an average temperature for the day, it’s up to you. The stripe sequence usually begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st of a given year. However, you can begin yours at any time of the year, or you can use the temperatures recorded from a previous year. You can follow the pattern as written to create the same blanket shown in the sample, or you can create your own stripe sequence based on the chart provided. Keep in mind, yarn amounts required could vary if you chose to change your stripe sequence.

Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
With first yarn, ch 185.
Setup: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn – 184 sc.
Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st throughout), sc in first 2 sts, *ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * to
last 6 sts, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Change to next yarn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *working in front of the ch-4 sp, sc in next 4 skipped sts, 2 rows below**, ch 4, sk next 4 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, ending last rep at **, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Change to next yarn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *ch 4, sk 4 sts, working in front of the ch-4 sp, sc in next 4 skipped sts, 2 rows below; rep from * to last 6 sts, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn.
Change to next colour.
Rep Rows 2-3 for pattern.

Follow the below temperature to yarn conversions to create your own stripe sequence:
- 90°F [32.2°C] and above = Bright Red
- 80-89°F [ 26.7-31.7°C] = Ginger
- 70-79°F [21.1-26.1°C] = Orange
- 60-69°F [15.6-25.6°C]= Butter
- 50-59°F [10-15°C] = Sage
- 40-49°F [4.4-9.4°C] = Arctic
- 30-39°F [-1.1-3.9°C] = Cornflower
- 20-29°F [-6.7-1.7°C] = Amethyst
- 19°F [-7.2°C] and below = Purple

Step 3

Follow the stripe sequence below to crochet the blanket shown in the sample photo.
Row 1 - 2: Amethyst
Row 3 - 7: ­­­Cornflower
Row 8 - 10: Amethyst
Row 11 - 16: Cornflower
Row 17: Amethyst
Row 18 - 19: Purple
Row 20 - 21: Cornflower
Row 22 - 28: Purple
Row 29 - 33:  Amethyst
Row 34 - 35: Cornflower
Row 36 - 49: Purple
Row 50 - 52: Amethyst
Row 53: Cornflower
Row 54: Arctic
Row 55 - 56: Cornflower
Row 57 - 58: Arctic
Row 59: Amethyst
Row 60: Purple
Row 61 - 62: Arctic
Row 63 - 65: Cornflower
Row 66: Arctic
Row 67 - 68: Sage
Row 69: Arctic
Row 70 - 71: Cornflower
Row 72: Sage
Row 73 - 77: Cornflower
Row 78 - 81: Sage
Row 82 - 83: Arctic
Row 84 - 86: Cornflower
Row 87: Arctic
Row 88: Butter
Row 89: Sage
Row 90: Amethyst
Row 91: Arctic
Row 92: Sage
Row 93 - 94: Butter
Row 95: Sage
Row 96: Butter
Row 97 - 102: Arctic
Row 103: Cornflower
Row 104: Arctic
Row 105 - 108: Sage
Row 109 - 110: Cornflower
Row 111: Arctic
Row 112: Butter
Row 113: Sage
Row 114 - 115: Arctic
Row 116: Cornflower
Row 117: Arctic
Row 118: Sage
Row 119: Butter
Row 120: Sage
Row 121: Ginger
Row 122: Butter
Row 123 - 127: Sage
Row 128: Butter
Row 129: Arctic
Row 130 - 131: Sage
Row 132: Butter
Row 133 - 134: Orange
Row 135: Butter
Row 136: Orange
Row 137: Ginger
Row 138 - 139: Orange
Row 140: Butter
Row 141: Orange
Row 142: Ginger
Row 143: Butter
Row 144: Sage
Row 145: Ginger
Row 146: Sage
Row 147: Arctic
Row 148: Sage
Row 149 - 150: Butter
Row 151 - 153: Orange
Row 154: Ginger
Row 155 - 156: Bright Red
Row 157 - 159: Ginger
Row 160: Orange
Row 161: Bright Red
Row 162: Butter
Row 163: Ginger
Row 164: Orange
Row 165: Ginger
Row 166 - 167: Orange
Row 168 - 169: Ginger
Row 170: Orange

Step 4

Row 171 - 172: Butter
Row 173: Orange
Row 174 - 175: Ginger
Row 176 - 180: Orange
Row 181: Ginger
Row 182: Orange
Row 183: Ginger
Row 184 - 186: Bright Red
Row 187: Orange
Row 188 - 189: Butter
Row 190: Orange
Row 191 - 194: Ginger
Row 195: Orange
Row 196 - 200: Ginger
Row 201 - 202: Butter
Row 203: Orange
Row 204 - 205: Ginger
Row 206 - 207: Bright Red
Row 208: Orange
Row 209: Ginger
Row 210: Orange
Row 211: Bright Red
Row 212: Ginger
Row 213: Orange
Row 214 - 216: Ginger
Row 217 - 218: Orange
Row 219 - 220: Butter
Row 221 - 222:Ginger
Row 223 - 225: Orange
Row 226 - 227: Ginger
Row 228 - 229: Bright Red
Row 230 - 231: Ginger
Row 232: Bright Red
Row 233 - 234: Orange
Row 235: Ginger
Row 236 - 237: Orange
Row 238 - 239: Butter
Row 240 - 244: Orange
Row 245 - 246: Butter
Row 247: Orange
Row 248: Butter
Row 249 - 250: Orange
Row 251 - 252: Butter
Row 253 - 255: Orange
Row 256 - 257: Butter
Row 258: Orange
Row 259 - 260: Ginger
Row 261: Bright Red
Row 262: Ginger
Row 263: Orange
Row 264 - 265: Butter
Row 266: Orange
Row 267 - 268: Butter
Row 269: Ginger
Row 270: Butter
Row 271: Orange
Row 272: Butter
Row 273 - 275: Orange
Row 276 - 281: Butter
Row 282: Orange
Row 283 - 286: Butter
Row 287: Sage
Row 288: Arctic
Row 289: Sage
Row 290 - 291: Butter
Row 292: Orange
Row 293 - 294: Arctic
Row 295: Sage
Row 296 - 298: Arctic
Row 299: Sage
Row 300 - 301: Arctic
Row 302 - 304: Sage
Row 305 - 306: Arctic
Row 307: Cornflower
Row 308 - 309: Arctic
Row 310: Sage

Step 5

Row 311: Butter
Row 312 - 314: Sage
Row 315 - 316: Arctic
Row 317 - 318: Cornflower
Row 319: Amethyst
Row 320 - 322: Cornflower
Row 323: Amethyst
Row 324 - 326: Cornflower
Row 327: Amethyst
Row 328: Arctic
Row 329: Cornflower
Row 330: Purple
Row 331 - 333: Cornflower
Row 334 - 335: Arctic
Row 336: Cornflower
Row 337 - 339: Amethyst
Row 340 - 341: Purple
Row 342: Cornflower
Row 343: Amethyst
Row 344 - 345: Cornflower
Row 346: Arctic
Row 347: Cornflower
Row 348 - 349: Arctic
Row 350 - 351: Purple
Row 352 - 353: Amethyst
Row 354 - 355: Purple
Row 356: Amethyst
Row 357: Arctic
Row 358: Purple
Row 359 - 361: Amethyst
Row 362 - 365: Purple

FINISHING
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Step 6

ABBREVIATIONS:
Ch = Chain
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sp(s) = Space(es)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Yo = Yarn Over

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