Yarn Thermometer for Temperature Afghan
Yarn Thermometer for Temperature Afghan

Crochet Yarn Thermometer

The Yarn Thermometer is complimentary to your Temperature Afghan. You can apply this thermometer to your project when complete so people have an idea of what the colours mean. The colours used in the thermometer are subjective to whatever you decide is appropriate.

For us here in the North, our temperatures can range from – 20 to over 40 degrees in the summer. We have a wide range of temperatures. If you live in a warmer climate, you may have different increments so you have a variety of colour.

Crochet Temperature Afghans

For information on how to create your own Temperature Afghan. Also included is a free program to check the temperatures from the past. Find it here at the Temperature Afghan.

For example, if you don’t get temperatures as cool or as hot as the thermometer, change the denomination of the gauge where the bottom is the maximum lowest in your community. To have a variety of colours, you can change the temperature range for 1 colour. For example, if you are living in Arizona, Red is 120 degrees, Yellow is 110, Green is 100 and so on.

The size of this thermometer is approximately 13″ x 3″. Use the same yarn and hook for the project to make your thermometer.

Instructions

Use as many colours as you feel you want in your Temperature Afghans or projects. Using coldest colour, start with the ball area of the base of the thermometer.

  1. (RS) Using coldest colour. Ch 2, 6 sc second ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
  2. Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beg sc.
  3. Ch 1, *1 sc, 2 sc in next. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to beg sc.
  4. Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to beg sc.
  5. Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to beg sc.
  6. Ch 1, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Turn.
  7. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off colour.

Separation Colour – Cream / White (subjective to your creativity)

  1. Attach separation colour, ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off.

With next colours all the way to the colour before the top colour. Do as follows.

  1. Attach next colour. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Turn.
  2. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Turn.
  3. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off. Turn.

Repeat by doing the separation colour and then continue with next colour as indicated above.

Final Top Section

  1. Apply 1 row of the separation colour. Fasten off.
  2. Attach next colour. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Turn.
  3. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Turn.
  4. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off. Turn.
  5. 7 dc in 3rd stitch across. Sl st in final stitch. Fasten off.

Outline

The outline provides a nice border to help separate the colours and make it stand out on your project. Use the same colour as you did the separation colour. In my case, I did cream.

  1. On (RS). Fasten on at the ball section of the thermometer. Apply 1 sc in each st or side of row as you work around. No additional extra stitches are required on the ball or top area.
  2. Join with sl st to beginning sc.
  3. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sew onto your project when your project is done.