My year long project is going to be a temperature afghan. I’m doing it with granny squares – one block for each day of the year. I used the basic granny square pattern of two rows of double crochet. The block comes out to just under 3 inches. There are a lot of patterns out there for this square, but I used the pattern on the website, Crochet Again. Attic 24 also has a good pattern for a slightly bigger block and she also has instructions to join the blocks with an invisible joining method.
This is what the block will look like. I did the first try in the mixed color. Looks cute! I’ll use this color which is called Nursery Ryhme.
I went to JoAnn’s this past Saturday for yarn for this project and found some that I liked called Big Twist Yarn. It’s soft and easy to crochet with. I bought all the colors that I need for the year. I tried following some other people’s color choices from Pinterest, but I really don’t like the color orange, so it’s not in my list. I figured it’s my afghan, I could do as I want!
Just as others have suggested, I’m doing my degrees cutoffs by 10 degrees. So, the below table shows the break down and the color I will use for each grouping. The letter in the last column is for my own use. I’m keeping track of the highest temperature for each day in a small calendar book I got and will add the color letter. I’ll probably just crochet block colors until I really decide how many rows and columns I want to do the afghan.
|Degree Span||Color||Color ID||Letter|
|80 – 89||Medium Rose||#05013||B|
|70 – 79||Blush Pink||#05009||C|
|60 – 69||Buttercup||#05008||D|
|50 – 59||Medium Teal||#05016||E|
|40 – 49||Light Teal||#05015||F|
|30 – 39||Light Demin||#05018||G|
|20 – 29||Royal Blue||#05028||H|
|10 – 19||Dark Demin||#05020||I|
|Less than 10||Blueberry||#05029||J|