Yarn Thermometer for Temperature Afghan
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 colours.

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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.

  • Red = Over 90 degrees
  • Yellow = 78 – 89 degrees
  • Green = 67 – 77 degrees
  • Light Green = 54 – 66 degrees
  • Light Blue = 44 – 53 degrees
  • Aqua = 33 to 43 degrees
  • Blue = 23 – 32 degrees
  • Purple = Below 22 degrees

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 the coldest colour, start with the ball area of the base of the thermometer.

  1. (RS) Using the 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 the next colours all the way to the colour before the top colour. Do as follows.

  1. Attach the 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 the next colour as indicated above.

Final Top Section

  1. Apply 1 row of the separation colour. Fasten off.
  2. Attach the 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 your project. 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.

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15 thoughts on “Crochet Yarn Thermometer Applique

  1. I live in Calgary, Alberta where the tempurture ranges from +30C (86F) in the summer to -30C (-22F) in the winter. A much wider tempurature range than this thermoter represents. Do you know if a weather blanket chart exists that accomodates that much of a range of temperatures? Or do I just have to get creative andinvent my own? Thanks

    • Diane,
      Mikey has an afghan calculator on the website to help you determine the amount of yarn you need for your projects.

      • I’m in North Dakota and I wanted a blanket to show the variation in temperature during each day, as well as snow or rain. I started Jan. 1 with a scale from -21°F to 91°, Lt pink -21° and below
        Peach -11° – -20°
        Lt yellow 0° – -10°
        Lt green 1° – 10°
        Lt blue 11° – 20°
        Lavender 21° – 31°
        Dark purple 32° – 40
        Dark blue 41° – 50°
        Dark green 51° – 60°
        Yellow 61° – 70°
        Orange 71° – 80°
        Red 81° – 90°
        Hot Pink – 91°^^

        We had a day last week with a 47° swing from high to low temps. I use white in the middle for snow, or a blue variegated for rain.
        I keep the high temps on one side and low on the other. So if I start the row with the high temp, the next row will start with the low temp. I only carry one one month at a time with me as I work on it while I care for kids. I will join each month to the next with grey yarn and trim it with either a rainbow yarn or grey.

  2. I’m starting my first temperature blanket in 2017. I was looking at making a thermometer to show off the colors. I will be adding tags to each color which they represent. I’m using 22 colors in mine as I live in Kansas, USA. We can have upwards of 103 degrees in the summer and the teens in the winter (F). Can’t wait to start here soon!

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