It’s a new year. It’s a new project: Temperature blanket 2018.
In my previous posts, I’ve outlined how the blanket works. I do a square for each day of the year which corresponds to the high temperature. I decided to make mine a little more complicated.
The middle circle is white because we got some snow. I decided to do the day’s low temperature in the next circle. As you can see, it was 1 degree F. The next circle is the day’s high temperature. A whopping 12 degrees! The gray is the background color. The little loops are where the squares will join together (you’ll be able to see that better tomorrow).
My square ended up being just 3″ which is what I was aiming for to make the blanket a manageable size.
Below are the instructions for how I made my square. If you’re still a bit confused, it will make more sense as we go along. You don’t have to make yours as complicated as mine. You can just stick with the high temperature for all 3 rounds.
Here’s a reminder of the colors I’ve chosen in a DK weight.
Temperature Blanket Pattern:
Round 1: With color A, make a magic circle. Ch. 3 (counts as first DC), 11 DC in ring. Join with sl. st. to the top of ch. 3. (12 stitches)
Round 2: If using a new color, attach with a sl. st. in any stitch. Ch. 3, 1 DC in same st. 2 DC in next stitch and each stitch around. Join with sl. st. to first ch. 3. (24 stitches)
Round 3: If using a new color, attach with sl. st. in any stitch. Ch. 3, (2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st.) around. Finish with 2 DC in last stitch. Join with sl. st. to first ch. 3. Fasten off. (36 stitches)
Round 4: Attach background color to any stitch with a sl. st. Ch. 3 (counts as first TC), TC in same st. *DC, HDC, 4 SC, HDC, DC in next 8 stitches.*** 3 TC in next stitch** (corner made). Repeat from * to ** twice and from * to *** once. End with one TC in the same st. as starting chain. Join with Sl. st. (44 stitches)
Round 5: Ch. 1. *(2 SC, ch. 3, 2 SC) in same stitch (corner made). SC in next 5 stitches. Ch. 3. SC in next 5 stitches.** Repeat from * to ** three times. Join with sl. st. to the first SC.
I will show you how to join in the next few posts.