Together with some other crafters, I have set out to make a temperature blanket. It's a year-long crochet along (CAL). This one is really fun because the only thing that is set is the pattern we are using. We are free to pick our own yarn, our own colours and what intervals we use for temperature. We have set out to do two rows per week, one for the average minimum temperature and one for the average max temperature. And there are some variations on that too.
The pattern we had chosen is the Lazy Waves Blanket by Dedri from Look At What I Made.
The yarn I chose was Scheepjes Colour Crafter, which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite yarns. It’s acrylic and still super soft. Can be washed in the washing machine so also great for a blanket and it’s available in so many colours!
I’m using it double stranded to still meet the 5,5 mm hook that’s called for in the pattern.
In the image you can see my scribbles for the 5°C intervals I picked and which colours I added to it. Since this one will be for myself I picked a lot of bright colours, lots of colours that I like a lot. Oh, and when the box arrived back in January I was so happy because they all work so well together!
I am now halfway on the year, caught up until the beginning of July. And it’s getting so big already! It’s so heavy but I’m also totally loving what it looks like!!
It's super colourful, and it's very clearly going from cold to warm. The one thing I'm not too happy about is that clearly, my tension was WAAAAY off in the first few weeks/months. But when I just laid it out it's still stretchy, so I'm hoping to correct it (at least somewhat) when I go to block it.