Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2019 Temperature Blanket

It's been 2 years since I made a temperature blanket and I'm ready to try it again! This time I'm going for something a little big smaller and more manageable....recall A Row a Day for 366 days.

I saw several people in the facebook group Temperature Blanket Yarn-Along doing a 12 point star and I've totally fallen in love with it. I'm going to attempt this blanket this year, in a purple color scheme.



I'll be using the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket pattern on Ravelry but making some changes as described below:

To begin, follow the instructions on the pattern, using the color you want for the center of your blanket, for rounds 1-6.

Now, instead of working in the round for the rest of the rows, I'll be doing one star section per month. Each star section will be 31 rows (for months shorter than 31 days, fill in the last row(s) with your center color).



Begin with a slip stitch to the right of one of the points. Chain two. Double Crochet in the next two stitches, stitch a "small shell" (refer to pattern from Ravelry) in the chain space, and finish the first days row by double crocheting in the next 3 stitches. You're done for today.



Follow the chart below, based on what day of the month it is:

  1. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 2 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 3 stitches.
  2. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 2 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 3 stitches.
  3. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 3 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 4 stitches.
  4. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 4 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 5 stitches.
  5. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 4 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 5 stitches.
  6. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 5 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 6 stitches.
  7. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 6 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 7 stitches.
  8. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 6 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 7 stitches.
  9. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 7 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 8 stitches.
  10. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 8 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 9 stitches.
  11. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 8 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 9 stitches.
  12. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 9 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 10 stitches.
  13. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 10 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 11 stitches.
  14. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 10 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 11 stitches.
  15. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 11 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 12 stitches.
  16. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 12 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 13 stitches.
  17. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 12 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 13 stitches.
  18. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 13 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 14 stitches.
  19. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 14 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 15 stitches.
  20. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 14 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 15 stitches.
  21. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 15 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 16 stitches.
  22. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 16 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 17 stitches.
  23. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 16 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 17 stitches.
  24. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 17 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 18 stitches.
  25. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 18 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 19 stitches.
  26. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 18 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 19 stitches.
  27. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 19 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 20 stitches.
  28. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 20 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 21 stitches.
  29. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 20 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 21 stitches.
  30. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 21 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 22 stitches.
  31. Sl. Chain 2. Dc in next 22 stitches. Small shell in chain space. Dc in next 23 stitches.
When you start month two, you'll move to the next point to the right, and slip stitch into the first stitch of the previous months row for the given day to finish the row. Finally, for the last month, you'll slip stitch both the start and ending previous month chains to complete the rows. Then finish the entire blanket off with a slip stitch, chain 2, dc in next 22 stitches. Large shell in chain space. Dc in next 23 stitches.

I plan to blog this whole process throughout the year, so stay tuned!

4 comments:

mommyof2gr8boyz said...

Im going to follow and crochet along with you! I love your idea! Thank yiu for putting the work into the pattern for us!

Linda said...

Is there always a double crochet “hanging out not stitched in each day? Maybe that’s the skipped ones like in pattern. Mine seems off.

froggiegirl said...

Linda - Just saw your comment. I also had that happen. I skipped the first stitch after the center so it lines up at the end.

Joan said...

Brilliant plan. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us.