Crochet Temperature Feature Mat – Free Pattern ๐ŸŒก๏ธ

If you’re a knitter or crocheter, you’ve probably heard of a Temperature Blanket….the one where you knit/crochet a row of a particular colour to correspond with the high temperature of the day for a whole year. So you end up with a lovely big blanket.

Well I was trying to think of an idea along the same lines, but something smaller…a little more do-able, so I could make them as a gift and maybe something that could even possibly become marketable!

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So, I have this idea for a decorative “Temperature Feature Mat”. 24 rows in the round with a corresponding colour for each temperature variation or group of variations for each hour of the day. I find 6 – 8 colours works nicely, but you really can choose however many takes your fancy.ย 

Perfect for a gift/keepsake to commemorate the birth of a child, a marriage, a baptism or any other significant time that someone might want to remember.

The unique aspect of this mat comes into play when you have the hourly temperature from a particular location on a particular date and a different colour palette chosen by the person for whom the mat is for.

I have found two reliable websites for weather information dating back to approximately 1994, but depending on date and location, not all the information is as comprehensive as the most recent data. The two sites are timeanddate.com and weatherspark.com

The mat I have designed is in double crochet, but you can get as fancy as you like with any number of different stitches. The planning would probably take a bit more effort, depending on the complexity of the design and stitches.

I believe you could use a number of different yarns depending on the look you’re going for. I have tried a cotton and a cotton/acrylic blend. I think a blend will hold up much better, with colour fastness. I also think a mercerised cotton would look beautiful or some other blend with a nice sheen to it…perhaps a cotton/bamboo blend or even silk.

I used a dk weight yarn, but you really have no limits depending on the size you would like and what you might ‘use’ the mat for.

Additionally, I have designed a personalised certificate and temperature tag to make your Temperature Mat more of a memorable gift. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and resources!!

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Please see below for the free Temperature Feature Mat crochet pattern.

The Temperature Feature Mat has been crocheted using:ย 

  • (ch) chain
  • (sc) single crochet
  • (hdc) half double crochet
  • (dc) double crochet
  • (tc) treble crochet
  • (sl st) slip stitch

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Crochet Temperature Feature Mat

Yarn: DK weight cotton yarn or yarn of your choosing

Hook: 4mm hook or one which corresponds to the yarn chosen

General Instructions

Ch2 at beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

Slip stitch to join at the end of each row.

Pattern Instructions

The colour for each row will correspond with the colour chosen for each particular degree of temperature or groups of temperature.

Row 1

Magic Ring, ch2, 10dc into ring. Ss to join (10st)

Row 2

Ch2. 2 dc in same st and then 2dc in each st around. Ss to join (20st)

Row 3

Ch2, dc in same st. *2 dc in next st, 1dc in next st.

Repeat from * around. Ss to join (30st)

Row 4

Ch2, dc in same st, dc in next st, *2dc in next stitch, dc in

next 2 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (40st)

Row 5

Ch2, dc in same st and next 2 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (50st)

Row 6

Ch2, dc in same st and next 3 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 4 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (60st)

Row 7

Ch2, dc in same st and next 4 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 5 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (70st)

Row 8

Ch2, dc in same st and next 5 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 6 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (80st)

Row 9

Ch2, dc in same st and next 6 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 7 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (90st)

Row 10

Ch2, dc in same st and next 7 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 8 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (100st)

Row 11

Ch2, dc in same st and next 8 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 9 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (110st)

Row 12

Ch2, dc in same st and next 9 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 10 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (120st)

Row 13

Ch2, dc in same st and next 10 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 11 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (130st)

Row 14

Ch2, dc in same st and next 11 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 12 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (140st)

Row 15

Ch2, dc in same st and next 12 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 13 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (150st)

Row 16

Ch2, dc in same st and next 13 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 14 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (160st)

Row 17

Ch2, dc in same st and next 14 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 15 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (170st)

Row 18

Ch2, dc in same st and next 15 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 16 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (180st)

Row 19

Ch2, dc in same st and next 16 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 17 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (190st)

Row 20

Ch2, dc in same st and next 17 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 18 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (200st)

Row 21

Ch2, dc in same st and next 18 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 19 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (210st)

Row 22

Ch2, dc in same st and next 19 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 20 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (220st)

Row 23

Ch2, dc in same st and next 20 st, *2dc in next st, dc in next 21 st. Repeat from * around. Ss to join. (230st)

Row 24

(row 24 and 25 are considered the same row for the 24th hour, so should be the same colour)

Ch1, sc in same st, *ch3, sk3 and sc in next st. Repeat from * all the way around and ss to first sc.

Row 25

Ch1. *(In ch3 sp – sc, hdc,2dc,2tr) tr in next sc (In ch3sp – 2tr,2dc,hdc,sc) sk the next sc. This creates the first petal. Repeat from * all the way round. ss to the first ch1. (29 petals)

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Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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