A couple years ago, crafting personality Vicki Howell posted that she completed a temperature scarf. I searched high and low for a link and I couldn’t find one! Instead, I found the link to Yarnspirations 2013 Temperature Scarf forum, if you want to read more about it.
At that time, I thought “How cool is that?” But I knew that I didn’t have time to start one as my life was really complicated back then.
One could say that my life hasn’t gotten any less complicated, but I have plenty of yarn and I really want to do projects that are both meaningful and fun. This seems like something I would really enjoy, and at the end of the year, I would know that this scarf would be one of my projects from the Year of Twelves.
Virtually all of the temperature scarf patterns I found were for knitting, but the idea would be the same for a crocheter like me.
This led me of course to come up with my own temperature/yarn table, and I present to you the process I used to start, and hopefully finish throughout the year, my crochet temperature scarf.
- This Temperature Chart was created for places that don’t get lower than 30-degree F
- I specifically used this chart in the Central Valley of CA
- I used the high temperature of each day
- I get my temperature history from weatherunderground.com under the “History” tab of my city
- If you choose to use this chart, please tag it on public social media as #DCTemperatureScarf
- See my progress on Instagram by searching for #DsTemperatureScarf2016
- Please link up with me on Ravelry if you do one!
Last Note: This chart was created for personal use only. That means don’t profit from the sale of the chart itself because it’s free. Please use it to CREATE things from it and if you are able to sell the things you make, more power to you!
I modified Vickie Howell’s Color Card Scarf Pattern for crochet. (My photos, her basic pattern from the website link.)
Gauge: Gauge is not necessarily important but I am a loose-stitch crocheter. I wanted a 6″ wide scarf so adjust the chain at the beginning of the scarf than what she stated in her blog post if you want it smaller or larger by three stitches. She used a size I hook.
I used a Size H hook
Pattern is written for U.S. terms, acrylic (4-ply) yarn
Modified Single Crochet (mod sc) stitch:
Start with a single loop on the hook, pull a loop into the st indicated (2 loops on hook,) yo and pull through both loops.
The pattern describes “FRONT LOOP” as the front loop of the previous (or bottom) row to the row you are working.
Subsequently, the “BACK LOOP” is the back loop of the previous row.
Ch 24. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and to end. Turn (23 sts.)
Row 1: Ch1 (counts as sc in front loop), mod sc in FRONT LOOP of next st, *mod sc in BACK LOOPS of next 2 sts, mod sc in FRONT LOOPS of next 2 sts; rep from * until last 3 sts, mod sc in FRONT LOOPS of next 2 sts, mod sc in BACK LOOP of last st.
Row 2: Rep Row 1.
Rows 3-366: Repeat last two rows, changing colors as necessary for each day of temperature change on the chart.
I started out with eleven rows (first 11 days of the year) and picked up the piece about every few days to catch up.
I carried the previous ends into the next row to minimize loose ends to weave.
I hope to update the scarf on a monthly basis in a blog post and on Ravelry.
Cheers to your crocheting goals for the year. I hope I can keep this up!