Crochet: Temperature Blanket Update

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This past Sunday, I decided it was time to catch up on my February temperature blanket square. I had about ten days worth of crocheting to do.

I also did the math for the finished blanket. It won’t be as overlarge as I originally thought.

I’m not talking about the whole single giant granny square initial idea — I am talking about the current twelve blocks sewn into a single blanket.

Each square is thirty-six inches by thirty-six inches.

I plan to sew each quarter of squares into one strip that will be the width of the blanket. So, I will sew together January, February, and March blocks. One alongside the other across.

April, May, and June will be sewn together in the same way before being sewn to the first strip.

So, April will be under January and sewn there; May will be under February and sewn there; June will be under March and sew there.

The finished blanket will be three blocks across, which is one hundred and eight inches, roughly (not including border and seaming).

A king-sized blanket is 108 inches by 108 inches.

The length of the blanket will be four blocks down, which is
One hundred forty-four inches, roughly (not including border and seaming).

The resulting blanket may be a little long, but none of us here think that is a bad thing.

I have found the flaw in my temperature set-up. For example, from 0 to 10 degrees my yarn is a dark grey. (I don’t remember the exact color, but that’s not the point at the moment.)

This means, for example, from 11 to 20 degrees the yarn is light grey.

My flaw is when we have had, for example, three days of temperatures in the fifteen-degree range. We finally have a twenty-degree day, but I cannot change the color, even though I feel a new color to show the shift is necessary.

Ok, this makes more sense when it’s a higher temperature. For me, the realization came after three fifty-something-degree days and then the first sixty-degree day hit…and I had to keep using the same color.

This flaw I will shift in 2024’s temperature blanket (pattern still to be determined).

I already have my temperature gauge written out for 2024. It is going to begin with under zero degrees, then zero to nine degrees, then ten to nineteen degrees, next twenty to twenty-nine degrees, and so forth, and so on. Hopefully, you understand that shift.

For the border, I am planning a single round of picot edging. So it won’t be adding much to the blanket.

For seaming the blocks together, I am thinking a single slip stitch uniting the blocks together. I don’t think an extensive edging for the entire blanket will be necessary since each block already has its own border of a single round of ivory-colored yarn.