24 Unique Temperature Blanket Crochet Patterns

Unique Temperature Blanket Crochet PatternsUnique Temperature Blanket Crochet Patterns

Learn about the best stitches for crocheting temperature blankets and how to crochet your own with these unique temperature blanket crochet patterns!

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Introduction to Temperature Blankets

The concept behind a temperature blanket is to knit or crochet one row every day for 365 days in a color that corresponds to the highest temperature recorded in a specific area for that day. 

All you need to do is allocate a color (usually picked from the rainbow) for a range of temperatures, then check your local weather station for the highest temperature of that day and mark it down.The end-product will be a gorgeous striped blanket by the end of the year.

There have been many variations to these patterns over the years from construction to color palettes, but the goal remains the same: to have a beautiful tangible record of the past year for you to look back on!

It’s a fun year-long crochet project that you can use to decorate your own home, gift to a friend, or make for your kids! And you don’t have to make them for the current year. You can use historical data to stitch one up for the year you or your child was born, or another special event.

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Best Crochet Stitch for a Temperature Blanket

For a project that’ll take 365 days, you’ll need to be mindful of the overall length of the blanket. That’s why shorter stitches work best and help create a blanket that isn’t super long.

  • Single crochet: The single crochet is one of the most basic stitches with a low stitch height and creates a simple if repetitive pattern.
  • Half double crochet: hdc isn’t as dense as single crochet but it does provide a bit more height if you want a slightly longer blanket.
  • Linen or moss stitch: The single crochet, chain, and skip pattern of the moss stitch not only makes it super fun to work, but it also creates a dense fabric that’s great for a warm blanket without being too stuffy.
  • Lemon peel stitch: The lemon peel stitch is a great way to add texture and visual interest to your temperature blanket.

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Best Yarn for Temperature Blankets

If you were crocheting a simple blanket, softness would probably be the main priority. But with a temperature blanket, an expansive color selection is paramount!

Stylecraft Special DK is a crowd favorite for its wide array of colors, machine washability, and soft texture. Knit Picks Swish DK and Scheepjes Softfun are two other options for category 3/DK yarn.

If you prefer a 4/worsted weight yarn, then Caron Simply Soft is an easy and accessible yarn to work with while also having a wide selection of colors. You can also try out Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or Red Heart Soft.

Choosing the Right Crochet Hook

Once you’ve picked your yarn, you’ll want to choose a corresponding crochet hook in a size that works with that yarn. If you’re working from one of the patterns below, it will indicate the hook size to use. 

While normally gauge is super important in crochet, when making a blanket if you don’t mind that it’s a little bigger or a little smaller than the pattern indicates you should be fine just using what the pattern calls for. 

If you’re designing your own temperature blanket crochet pattern, you’ll want to do a swatch in the pattern stitch you’ve chosen with the yarn and hook you want to use so you can determine how many stitches you need to make the blanket the width you want. 

Notions and Other Tools

Now that you have your yarn and hook ready, you also need to consider other tools you’ll be using while crocheting your temperature blanket. Some of the most common essential notions and tools are listed below:

These are all must-haves for any crochet project so they’re always handy to have around!

Crocheting a Temperature Blanket FAQ

Why Do Some People Dislike Temperature Blankets?

First, let’s address the elephant in the room. There are a few reasons why some people just don’t like temperature blankets.

Some people find the idea of crocheting the same thing every day to be really boring. Others find a project with 365 rows would be way too big for them to use in their household. Some people live in climates where there’s not a lot of temperature fluctuation, which also makes the blanket less interesting to stitch or to use. 

If boredom is the issue, commit to stitching on your temperature blanket once a week instead of daily. If the project seems too big, you could try something like 7-round granny squares, where each round is a different day. 

If the temperature is rather consistent where you live you can make the temperature ranges you work with for each color smaller (every 5 degrees instead of every 10 degrees, for example) to get a little more variety. 

Do I Have to Wait Until January to Start My Temperature Blanket?

Not at all! Although people usually start on New Year’s Day, a temperature blanket can be made at any point in the year. 

Some people also crochet temperature blankets that start on dates that carry significance such as an anniversary or your birthday. And as mentioned above your blanket doesn’t have to represent the current year at all. 

Do I Have to Crochet a Row Every Day?

You can crochet whenever you want! Crocheting every day is one of the most common reasons why crocheters give up midway through a temperature blanket. The repetitiveness and the fact that you have to do it daily can become quite a chore.

You can opt to crochet every other day, once a week, or even at the end of each month. Just be sure to mark down the highest and/or lowest temperatures of the day so you don’t have to keep checking later on!

How Do I Get the Temperature in My Area?

You can check your local weather station for the weather daily or you can use websites like to note down the temperature for a specific day in a specific city.

Weather Underground is a great source for historic weather data that you can search by city, state, zip code, or airport code (in the United States). Search historic weather information and your town online to find data from previous years.

How Many Skeins of Yarn Do You Need for a Temperature Blanket?

Some designers suggest one skein each for the colors in the most extreme temperature ranges, and two skeins each for all the rest.

However, the chaotic nature of the atmosphere means that temperature isn’t easily predictable. In crocheting a temperature blanket, there’s no way to know for sure how much of each color yarn you’ll need. 

If you’ve worked a gauge swatch you can count the number of stitches used in it and unravel it to see how much yarn it used, then determine how many stitches will be in your full blanket. This will help you gauge how much yarn you need for the whole project but not how much in which colors.

Beginner-Friendly Temperature Blanket Crochet Patterns

These temperature blanket crochet patterns use the traditional design of one row per day all worked in the same stitch pattern. Though your colors will vary they can give you an idea of what a temperature blanket looks like using different stitch patterns.

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Linen Stitch Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Lullaby Lodge
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

This pattern used 20 different colors to represent the highest temperatures every day–10 colors for warm days and another 10 for colder days. The linen stitch used in the pattern is simple and works beautifully with the various colors of yarn.

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Crochet Temperature Afghan Pattern

Designer: The Crochet Crowd
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Temperature blankets can get pretty long, which is why this particular one uses slip stitches so you can get more days in fewer inches. The designer also links an adorable thermometer appliqué that you can stitch on to your finished afghan!

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Perfect Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Wyldflower Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Temperature blankets traditionally use rainbow colors, but the designer of this blanket preferred colors that would vibe better with their living room. The mix of colors and neutrals they chose balance out the entire design!

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Muted Crochet Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Burgundy and Blush
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

The color combinations for temperature blankets are endless! Burgundy and Blush uses a more muted palette that matches their living space better in this pattern.

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Temperature Blanket Pattern with Color Chart

Designer: Okie Girl Bling ‘n’ Things
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Soft

In some places, like Southern Oklahoma where the designer of this blanket is from, the temperature rarely goes below zero. The designer made her own color chart to make sure the cooler colors would get included even though the temperature doesn’t get that low where she lives.

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Crochet Temperature Blanket Pattern

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Faded Fantasy Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: It’s All in a Nutshell
Yarn weight: (1) Super fine
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

The Faded Fantasy Temperature Blanket is worked up in single crochet stitches worked on the bias. It also uses a gorgeous pink fade colorway. Because this blanket uses super fine yarn you also get a much smaller blanket than you would working with a heavier yarn.

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Temperature Comforter CAL Pattern

Designer: Kathryn Clark, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This gorgeous pattern leaves you with a queen-size comforter with scalloped edges and fringe. The designer suggests adding silver thread with your yarn on rainy or snowy days to track the weather along with the temperature.

Granny Temperature Blanket Crochet Patterns

Who says temperature blankets have to be worked in rows? These granny square temperature blanket crochet patterns give your tracking a completely different look and make the stitching a little more fun. 

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Bias Granny Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Toni Lipsey, via
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted

This gorgeous blanket pattern is worked up using mini granny squares in a curated color palette. Join the granny squares as you go and then you’ll end up with a comfortable throw for your home!

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Mitred Granny Square Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Kaye Adolphson, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Softfun

Mitred granny squares feature such a unique texture and look that make them great for temperature blankets. The cream-colored centers and borders of gray and black help the colors you selected pop out and add visual interest to your project!

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Circles in Squares Solid Grannies Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Zelna Olivier, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

For this pattern, your selected yarn color is used for the center circle and a plain neutral color for the background color. The range of colors makes for a gorgeous-looking blanket by the end of the year! This is more of a description than a pattern but there’s a link for how to make the blocks you can use to get started.

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Granny Hexagon Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Apricot Polka Dot
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

This temperature blanket is worked up with one granny hexagon for each day and is joined as you go along. This makes for a pretty big pattern so you can opt to size down on each hexagon or prepare to huddle up in your beautiful, oversized blanket at the end of the year!

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2018 Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Cheeky Imp, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

This temperature blanket pattern is worked up using two-round granny squares to indicate the temperature of that day. The designer also added 12 silver squares to mark the change of months and beads for special occasions! This one is more of a description, too, but it’s a simple pattern to figure out.

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Hot and Cold Blanket Pattern

Designer: Lullaby Lodge
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

This pattern uses a two-round granny square to indicate the highest and lowest temperatures of each day. The designer also uses a neutral joining yarn to allow the colors to pop more.

Unique Temperature Blanket Crochet Patterns

The following temperature blanket crochet patterns stray away from the traditional stripes or granny squares that form a temperature blanket but are creative and beautiful in their own right.

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C2C Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: It’s All in a Nutshell
Yarn weight: (1) Fingering
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Catona

Corner-to-corner crochet makes for a stunning striped look in the diagonal for your blanket. The pattern works up into a rectangle with three distinct parts: diagonal increases from January to late May, no increases or decreases from May to August, and diagonal decreases for the rest of the year.

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Mosaic Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: BebaBlanket, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

The mosaic design in this temperature blanket is honestly breathtaking! It’s worked up using a repeated combination of single crochets, back loop single crochets, and front loop double crochets.

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Lotsa Stitches Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Carroway Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable

In this crochet-along project, not only will you end up with a gorgeous record of your year, but you’ll also get to try out a bunch of different crochet stitches. This stitch sampler blanket will keep you on your toes and make the whole process of crocheting a temperature blanket that much more engaging!

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Tunisian Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: Nona Davenport, via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220

Worked in 12 different colors plus white, this Tunisian crochet temperature blanket is a gorgeous pattern to work on for the new year. The yarns for this pattern are held double with one strand pertaining to the low temperature and the other, to the highest.

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Crochet Tunisian Temperature Blanket Pattern

Designer: TL Yarn Crafts
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK

This stunning Tunisian temperature blanket is made with multiple panels. The designer used nine colors for the palette centered around their favorite, pink.

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More Temperature Blanket Crochet Pattern Ideas

The patterns below aren’t specifically for temperature blankets but have the potential to be with just a few adjustments!

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Mini Granny Square Blanket

Designer: Babylove Brand
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Swish DK

This pattern leaves you with a stunning blanket without having to do a lot of stitching each day. The linked page explains how the pattern came together so you can pick your own colors and get stitching.

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Lazy Waves Blanket

Designer: Look at What I Made
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

This pattern creates a stunning texture that’ll look amazing for a temperature blanket! Your lazy waves can be made in the color corresponding to the temperature of that day.

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Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern

Designer: Attic24
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Stylecraft Special DK

Crochet your very own granny stripe temperature blanket by assigning your selected colors to each granny cluster row. You can choose to keep it nice and simple or add a gorgeous edging around the border or even some fringe!

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Wonders Chevron Crochet Blanket Pattern

Designer: Easy Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Chevron patterns aren’t just gorgeous, they’re also pretty easy to learn. Set your temperature increments, select your colors, and dedicate each row to each day of your special year!

Are You a Beginner Who Needs Help with the Crochet Basics?

A blanket project is actually a great one for a new crocheter because it allows you to really focus on the stitch you are learning. 

But if you need extra help with the basics of crochet, like how to hold your yarn and hook, how to make the basic stitches, how to keep your edges straight and so much more, our Crochet Fundamentals workshop is here to help. 

These video classes cover everything you need to know to crochet more confidently, and the workshop includes skill-building patterns that will help you approach any crochet project with less fear.

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