Crochet weather blanket - free crochet pattern for a year blanket
- Material and preparation
- Yarn material and yarn quantity
- Basic idea of a year's blanket
- pattern suggestions
- snow pattern
- storm patterns
- sun pattern
- cloud pattern
Crocheting a blanket is usually a lengthy project. That makes itself crochet the weather blanket, the so-called "annual blanket" to the basic idea: It takes exactly 365 days to finish it. The work begins on the first of January, on a birthday or another significant day. This free crochet pattern will tell you how to make the great keepsake and gift yourself and crochet a custom blanket.
For a one- year blanket, one row is crocheted per day. The color and pattern of each day determines the weather. That's why the year's blanket is commonly called " weather blanket ". This free crochet pattern will show you how to crochet such a blanket yourself. For example, it's a great first birthday gift when you crochet a number of blankets every day from birth. But other important events such as the first year of marriage or the last school year can be immortalized. To crochet a blanket is a relaxing project for the end of work with a great result.
Material and preparation
What you need for material:
- Crochet yarn in about 10 different colors
- matching crochet hook
- wool needle
Yarn material and yarn quantity
It's hard to say how much yarn you will need of each color. Since the use of the colors depends on the weather, the amount can vary greatly. For this free crochet pattern we used 100% cotton yarn with a length of 85 meters to 50 grams in ten different colors . It is best to get about 100 grams of each color initially and keep the banderole. If you expect the yarn to crochet in the course of the year, simply order the missing colors.
Our year blanket on the picture serves as an illustration of the basic principle. It symbolizes in 42 rows the time from November to August. Here each row stands for the weather of a week. This too is a way to crochet a compact weather blanket. If you crochet a blanket with one row per day, it will be much longer.
Basic idea of a year's blanket
One year blanket, as described in this free crochet pattern, is crocheted with a number per day or per week. The color of each row depends on the maximum temperature on the respective day or in the week. The row at -5 ° Celsius, for example, becomes light blue, dark green at 10 ° Celsius and sunny yellow at 32 ° Celsius. Even before starting the project, you determine in which temperature range you want to use which color.
Note: If you would like to crochet a weather blanket retrospectively, there are databases on the Internet in which you can look up the weather of the past years for the day exactly.
It is now possible to crochet all rows in a pattern. So the whole year blanket could consist evenly of half rods. Our free crochet pattern, however, provides for a variation of the pattern in each row. Depending on whether it is cloudy, sunny or rainy, another pattern is crocheted.
There are, for example, fixed loops on slightly cloudy days, chopsticks in the rain and pimples in the snow. If there are different weather conditions in a day, choose a specific time or opt for the more distinctive weather.
There are no fixed rules here. When crocheting the blanket you have plenty of freedom and creative freedom .
Tip: Especially for baby blankets with thick wool, one row per week is sufficient.
Initially, you can only set the width of the weather cover. Crochet all rows in the same pattern, you can also determine the length with a stitch. If you follow our example, the length of the year's cover varies greatly with the weather. Some patterns give very narrow rows, such as the solid stitches. Other patterns give very wide rows, such as the sun pattern. Another possibility to influence the length of the annual cover is the thickness of the yarn .
Now you have to decide for temperature ranges and the associated colors. This crochet pattern provides the following colors for the different areas.
- below -3 °: gray
- -2 ° to + 1 °: black
- 2 ° to 5 °: dark blue
- 6 ° to 9 °: Purple
- 10 ° to 13 °: light blue
- 14 ° to 17 °: light green
- 18 ° to 21 °: white
- 22 ° to 25 °: yellow
- 26 ° to 29 °: red
- from 30 °: pink
Tip: If you choose wider temperature ranges, you will need fewer colors.
Pay attention to the temperature range of your typical regional climate . If you live in the mountains with cold winters, you may be rewarded with further subdivisions for the sub-zero temperatures. Living in a warm region makes another subdivision up to 33 ° or more meaningful. In addition to the colors, you now have to set the patterns to crochet the weather blanket.
We have differentiated the following weather conditions:
- sunny: sun pattern
- slightly cloudy: strong stitches
- heavily overcast: bows
- Rain: whole sticks
- Snow: pimples
- Storm / Thunderstorm: Storm Pattern
- Mist: half stabbed in the back
The individual patterns are explained below. Most patterns are crocheted in one row. Some require a back and a back row. If you want to have it uniform, you can always crochet all patterns with a back and forth row. Then the ceiling will be a bit longer. At the end of the year, all loose thread ends must be serged. Who wants to have a very neat edge crochet around the entire weather blanket a border .
Snow pattern pimples, previous knowledge:
- strong stitches
- whole chopsticks
The snow is shown here with nubs . To do this, first crochet five stitches.
Crochet a stick in the next stitch, but only pull the thread through the first two loops once.
Leave two loops on the crochet hook. Crochet an envelope like a stick and pull the thread through the same stitch one more time.
Crochet the stick halfway again, leaving the remaining loops on the needle. Repeat this twice. Now you have five loops on the crochet hook. Get the thread through all five loops.
After five fixed stitches comes the next knob. Incidentally, the pimples arch backwards. So you have to crochet them in reverse order. This means that the row of nubs starts at the left edge of your blanket when viewed from above.
Sturmmuster nub and V, previous knowledge:
- whole chopsticks
Our storm pattern is a combination of pimples and V-pattern. It looks a bit confused at the end, as if the wind had blown neatly over it. Start the series with four air meshes. Put a chopsticks in the first stitch. Take a stitch and make a nub in the third stitch.
Crochet four sticks successively in the third stitch, crocheting only the first half and leaving the two upper loops on the needle. With each stick, it becomes a loop more. If you have five loops on the needle, pull the thread through all at once.
It follows a solid stitch, then another V. Leave it again a stitch and crochet in the next but one stitch a stick, an air mesh and another stick in the same stitch.
Noppe and V now alternate until the end of the series. The pimples do not bulge here like in the snow pattern, because before and after chopsticks are crocheted.
Sun-pattern stars, previous knowledge:
- half sticks
- whole chopsticks
This is a double row pattern . Start the back row with three air meshes. Get the thread first through the second, then through the first air mesh. All slings remain on the crochet hook.
Get the thread through the first, second and third stitch. Then pull the thread through all five loops on the needle. Make an air mesh. * For the next star, get the thread through the air mesh, the last loop of the first star, and the third, fourth, and fifth stitch.
Now pull the thread through all five loops on the needle and finish the star with an air mesh.
The procedure is repeated from * the whole series over.
When there are only one or two stitches left, crochet a stick into the last stitch of the row after the airlock. Apply the work and start the back row with two air stitches. Now you crochet always in the center of the star (air mesh) two half sticks. Use a half-stick to finish the row in the third bubble from the beginning of the previous row.
Cloud pattern arches, previous knowledge:
- whole chopsticks
- chain stitches
- strong stitches
Again, this is a double row pattern . Crochet the bows in the back row. Start the series with an air mesh.
Crochet a total of four whole sticks in the third stitch. Tighten the bow by crocheting a slit stitch into the fifth stitch. Now skip a stitch and crochet four whole sticks into the next stitch.
Skip a stitch and make a chain stitch in the next but one stitch. That way you work the whole series.
In the back row, crochet a tight stitch into the second piece of the bow. Between the arches make three air meshes. It is always a fixed mesh and three air meshes alternate.
This is how your crocheted result looks like after our crochet pattern. You have finished your project "Crochet weather blanket"!