Crochet Temperature Afghans

Crochet Temperature Afghan + Tutorials

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

59 thoughts on “Crochet Temperature Afghan + Tutorials

  • November 28, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    This website certainly has all the information I wanted about this subject and didn?t know who to ask.

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  • October 31, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    I started mine for the year 2016 on Jan1 and now it is Oct 31 2016. I chose to go with the Mitered square pattern, due to the fact it grows very quickly and very large. A mitered square grows slowly. I am on June right now (trying to catch up) and it measure approx 4 ft X 4 ft across. I use one row of black between each month to separate the months. Bein in the very hot Phoenix desert I had to adjust my colors a bit cause temp gauge didnt go as as hot as it gets here.

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    • December 7, 2016 at 6:46 pm
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      I started mine on Jan 1, 2016. Decided to use 16 colors spaced out about every 4-5 degrees so as to have a variety from maroon to lilac. I am using an h hook, single crochet, 275 stitches. As of November 30 it is ten feet long. If, if, if I ever do this again, I will use an f hook I think. I left 8 inches at each end and will tie them off in bunches of three.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 6:16 pm
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    This is done for a month? If so, when do we start in order to get all the possibilities of different temperatures?

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      October 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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      You can start anytime you’d like. I’m working on one that I started last January and doing the whole year of 2016. It’s up to you. 🙂

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    • October 31, 2016 at 12:56 pm
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      this is done everyday of every month for the year you are doing it for.

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  • October 23, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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    You can also do this where you pick one day, then gather temperatures from friends and family from all over, and crochet a set number of rows/colors/stitches to represent each. Great for grandma’s, wedding dates, birthdays, Christmas around the world, you get it!

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  • February 22, 2016 at 4:49 am
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    I live in Sweden. My January afghan would have been one large field of sultana with a few rows of teal somewhere near the end …

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  • February 15, 2016 at 1:02 am
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    Can someone tell me how many stitches are used. Plus what size is it?? Thanks

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      February 15, 2016 at 3:22 pm
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      Beverly, there is not a pattern. Everyone is doing there own thing. Some single, some double, some granny, they are all different! The thermometer is just a suggestion for inspiration.

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    • October 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm
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      I’m making historical temp blankets for my sons. 200 chains using sc with and F hook.

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  • February 10, 2016 at 12:56 pm
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    These are so lovely! But here in England we don’t get the huge variations of temp as you do in Canada…it might not look so good…x

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  • February 8, 2016 at 9:48 am
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    Tried to order the yarn but two colors are not on the list. Lagoon and Foliage. Disappointing.

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    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      February 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm
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      The temperature thermometer is nearly 4 years old. Sounds like some colours have been discontinued. Sorry for the inconvenience. – Michael

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  • January 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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    Has anyone done a temperature afghan and added precipitation in? I heard using grey or rain, and white for snow. Any suggestions??????

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  • January 25, 2016 at 10:23 am
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    Hi, I’m thinking about doing this project and I’m pretty new to crochet! Will 365 rows be enough for a nice size blanket or will I need to make multiple rows per day?

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  • January 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm
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    Hi Mikey. Just found you. Saw this temperature afghan on Pinterest, got ‘hooked’ on the idea and now I’m a member. I did have a good laugh though. I live in sunny warm Florida so most of my afghan will be golden and Crimson. Rows and rows. So I’m making the temp intervals smaller. I do so love purple. And I liked the comment on using white for snow. I can only dream.

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  • January 12, 2016 at 11:06 am
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    I would add white for the days it snows.

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    • January 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm
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      I LOVE the idea of putting white on days it snows!! I think I’m going to see about finding a variegated white/blue or white/purple for those days.

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  • January 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm
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    Just found the crochet crowd website today. Where have you been all my life?

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  • January 6, 2016 at 12:38 am
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    For the crochet temperature afghan, is that done on a daily basis with the various temperature?

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    • January 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm
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      Yes it is. You can choose what type of stich and style. It will be a one of a kind because of the many varities you have to choose from.

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  • January 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm
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    I am wondering how much yarn to purchase. Does anyone have an idea–I live in MN where the weather can be quite variable. Thank you

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    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      January 4, 2016 at 4:04 pm
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      It would depend on your pattern. I just bought one skein of each color and just figured if I need more later of a certain color, I’ll just get it then.

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  • January 3, 2016 at 11:32 am
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    Its really nice Mikey. I made one simalar to this awhile back. You are always spot on in everything you do, thanks for all your hard work!!
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  • January 1, 2016 at 8:38 pm
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    I love this idea, but like others, I have questions about the size of this project. I can see it getting quickly out of control!!! I have figures out my colors, have the yarn at the ready …. but…1.) how wide should this be & 2.) As someone stated above with double or half double this will be any where from 10.5 – 15 feet long!! WHAT!?? No, no, no, say it aint so………… Can we get some help with gauge please!?

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    • January 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm
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      I am new at this also. I was thinking of doing one afghan square for every 30,31 or 28 days and than joining all twelve squares at the end of the year. It could be anything you want to make it. Sandy Stoneburner

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  • January 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm
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    I love this idea!! But won’t the afghan be way too big?

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  • January 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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    You only do it for a month, right?

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    • October 31, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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      everyday for each month

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  • January 1, 2016 at 11:03 am
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    Awesome idea.

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  • January 1, 2016 at 8:23 am
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    If I want a variety of colors, I would start this in the spring or fall. Then I would see a greater variance of temps.

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  • January 1, 2016 at 2:42 am
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    I am trying to figure out the gauge for this. I bought my yarn and I’m ready to start, but I did a sample of 5 rows of a granny stripe (with an H/5mm hook) with double crochet and it measured 2.5″. When I did the same 5 rows with half double, it was 1.75″. This means that 365 rows would be 182.5″ (over 15 feet) or 127.75″ (over 10.5 feet) respectively – both are much too long. How can I scale this to a more reasonable afghan size? I know I could do a row every other day but really want to do it daily…

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    • January 1, 2016 at 12:25 pm
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      I’m interested in the replies you get. I just looked at a FB post from someone who’s going to do it with the Moss Stitch, and I think I like that option for the look, but also overall size, since it uses single crochet/chain as its pattern. I certainly think this could be HUGE when it has 366 rows! I also want it to record each day’s temperature.

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      • January 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm
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        Moss stitch in ww with an h hook is about 8 feet long. I did it in 2013. =)

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        • January 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm
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          Nikki, how many stitches across did you do? I was worried it would be way too big but 8ft long is a workable size, so you did the moss stitch in WW, one row per day, 365 rows total….how wide is it…thank you!

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    • January 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm
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      I have the same question but for the granny rectangle. This is a leap year so we will have one more day to crochet! 366

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    • January 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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      Good idea as I would like to start this now but would have to get the supplies…Wait until spring would give me the time to get organized.

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    • January 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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      I was wondering the same thing. I am thinking of doing one of the granny square ones and a single side of the square being one day, not sure yet. I am writing down the next few days temperatures until I figure it out

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    • January 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm
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      This is only done for a month. I am doing the granny rectangle and I do 2 rounds a day for 30 days for a total of 60 rounds. (I am doing it for a bed, not a throw). Hope that helps.

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  • December 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    Very interesting unique concept

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  • December 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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    Love the idea…. but here in sunny Oz the my colours could be a little different to yours!! Fun idea. Thanks. Keep on crafting.

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  • December 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm
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    Could you use a variation of the colors, for instance, different blue hues or purples, etc. this sounds so cool and would be a good stash buster.

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  • December 31, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    Mikey,
    This is so cool! And you could also make one for a friend or family member -hopefully they don’t live in Russia or anywhere it is crazy cold:). I look at TCC everyday for new ideas and inspiration and you (and your team members) always have something new, inspiring and sometimes challenging for the “Hookers” around the world. Thank you for all of the headaches, sweat and tears you endure to keep this craft alive. You are truly a blessing to the crocheting world!!! Many blessings to you in this coming New Year! Don’t stop believing in yourself and your dream!!!

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  • December 31, 2015 at 10:48 am
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    I am planning on making these blankets for my familia members for Christmas 2016. I will have 30 to make. I am new to crocheting and have been learning via YouTube and some one helping me learn when they can. I love the Spectrum afghan, and think this will be the pattern I will be using. My question is this: how will I change the color for each row when needed, since I’m going to be doing a half double crochet. Is there a video for this. Please please help me. You can email me if you wish. …thanks

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  • December 31, 2015 at 10:43 am
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    Thank you for the article and the pdf for the temperature gauge, I have been looking for the explanation since I had read a post, I think I will try the Granny Rectangle for this project.

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  • December 31, 2015 at 9:44 am
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    Or one could choose colors to represent the conditions of the sky–clear, partly cloudy, cloudy, stormy, rainy, snowy, windy, etc.

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