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Crochet Temperature Blanket (UPDATED)

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How To Crochet A Temperature Blanket

Crochet Temperature Blanket (UPDATED)

Hello Love!

I’ve been crocheting for almost 10 years now and up until a month ago, I had never heard of a crochet temperature blanket. I saw THIS POST on Pinterest early January and I instantly fell in love.

How To Crochet A Temperature Blanket

I used the same color scheme Burgundy and Blush used and I’m so excited to see how the colors all mix together.

How To Crochet A Temperature Blanket

There are many ways to make this blanket and a quick search on Pinterest may quickly have your head spinning. When picking colors, I decided to go with 10 tones and decided to split the temperatures by 10’s as well. I do fear I won’t be using that granite color often though because the Tennessee Valley rarely has days that cold. It may end up being my border color.

How To Crochet A Temperature Blanket

I grabbed a notebook to keep track of all my temps. Like I said above, instead of crocheting a row for every day of the year, I’m doing a row for an average of two days so it isn’t a massive blanket.

How To Crochet A Temperature Blanket

Here’s the beginning of the blanket. The first few days of the year were on the warm side so it was nice to start the blanket with the light taupe color and then get into the linen and ivory colors. I’m loving the pop of the spa color for that warm blue.

How To Crochet A Temperature Blanket

Here’s a glance at the weather website I use to grab all my temperatures.

And voila! January is complete. I love how the colors look so beautiful together and I’m excited to see how the rest turns out.

February

February saw a nice warming trend where most days were in the 50s and 60s. We had a small cool snap or two but I’m glad it’s starting to pull toward the warmer colors.

 

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I’ll update this post every month so be sure to stop back by to see the progress of my crochet temperature blanket! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21

21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21 768 1024 Jenn Pennell

 

Hello Love!
If you follow me on Instagram, YOU KNOW my new-found love for needlepointing. I started my first project last year and I’ve had SO much fun with it! When I started seeing the #ndlpt21in21 hashtag floating around IG, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I also decided that this Christmas that I want to do a small tree full of needlepoint ornaments. It’s going to be so sweet and I can’t wait to get all the pieces done.
I joined a needlepoint club where we have themes every month and I’ll se sharing each of them with you here. I’ll be updating this blog post every few weeks so be sure to keep checking back so you can see all the fun canvases.
Since needlepointing is a pretty expensive hobby, I plan on finishing all the ornaments myself instead of sending them off to be done. That being said I’ll be picking easy shapes s so I won’t struggle too much. 😂
For the month of January I stitched 3 pieces. Two travel ornaments (the theme for January) and my favorite, the “my give a damn’s busted” piece, which I plan to frame and put on my desk.
You can shop these pieces here:
21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21
21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21
21 Needlepoint Projects in 2021 #ndlpt21in21

Learning to needlepoint with NeedlePaint

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Thanks to Needlepaint for sponsoring today’s post!

Hello Love!


2020 was the year we all stayed home. We all stayed home and watched TV, didn’t get out of our jammies and picked up new hobbies, right? Did you pick up a new hobby over the past year? While my family wishes I would have picked up more cooking skills, needlepointing is what stole my heart. It started popping up in my Instagram feed and with every fun design I saw, I knew I wanted to get my hands on a canvas and start punching. 

Since I love Boston so much, I decided to start my needlepoint journey with this needlepoint belt from Needlepaint. I reached out to them with a few beginner questions and they were incredibly supportive and helped me get exactly what I needed. In my kit they sent me the printed canvas, threads, stitch guide and a printed color aide for guidance. 


I’m so thankful they sent paperwork so I could see exactly how to do the stitches. While there’s many fun ones to try, this belt just requires a simple continental or tent stitch. Perfect for newbies like me.
Once I get the hang of it, I’ll be back to show you more!