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2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Material List & Info

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Material List & Info



Welcome to the 10th Annual 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Material List & Info! This year we will be doing a 4 season temperature afghan… You may wonder how that will work? Each day you will crochet a row in the specified color of yarn for the temperature in your area. You can use this to make a Lapghan for each season(4 seasons/4 lapghans) or you can make one large afghan continuing for 1 full year!

The rows will be made lengthwise. You will leave a tail at the beginning and end of each row for a fringe, so there will be no weaving the ends in unless you want too!

Below, I have the temperature chart for a full year and a variance of temps that range from <-10 thru 115>. This includes 25 colors and one special color(explanation below). Your area you may never reach those temps, so you can just purchase the yarn for your area temps or even just start with the yarn for the season you want to make and buy the rest later. The temps listed are fahrenheit, Click here for some charts to convert to Celsius.

2023 Temp Afghan Yarn Chart

Make sure to add this to your Ravelry favorites too!!! Click Here….

How do you know what temp to use each day? You can use a weather app such as Weather.com to track your local temps. You can choose a time of day to look, the high or low or the average. Weather.com also has a monthly calendar so you can see the temp history incase you miss a day. Also, you can choose to just use the temps in your hometown or you can use them for where you are each day at the time you choose. FUN!

**Since my home town temperatures are within a range from lows of 10 degrees to highs of upper 90’s, I am going to use the daily average for myself. In order to use all of the yarn colors I purchased(25 colors), I have listed how I varied my temp chart increments. You can change yours up too if you like to get more or less colors. The above picture is just a suggestion of yarn colors and temperatures.

  • <24 White
  • 25-27 Light Gray
  • 28-30 Greybeard
  • 31-33 Soft Pink
  • 34-36 Pink
  • 37-39 Hot Rose
  • 40-42 Hot Orchid
  • 43-45 Mixed Berry
  • 46-48 Purple
  • 49-51 Navy
  • 52-53 Royal
  • 54-55 Peacock
  • 56-57 Turquoise
  • 58-59 Medium Blue
  • 60-61 Jelly Bean
  • 62-63 Limelight
  • 64-65 Buttercup
  • 66-67 Yellow
  • 68-69 Sungold
  • 70-71 Desert Glaze
  • 72-73 Burnt Pumpkin
  • 74-75 Red
  • 76-77 Fire Red
  • 78-79 Cranberry
  • 80> Auberine

In addition, you have the option of choosing a special yarn color for days that are holidays, special occasions or even a big event like a huge storm or historical event! I chose Teal Sparkle for my special color!!!

The picture above for the 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL is the pattern we will be making and is a 7 row repeat. Starting Sunday, January 1, 2023 I will post the row pattern for each day for the 1st 9 days(the 1st 2 rows are base rows). You will use your temperature color for each day, most likely each person will have a completely different color scheme going on. After the first 9 days, you will just repeat the 7 repeat rows using the different colors for your area. Once a week I will post my progress pic and a fun post.

I chose Hobby Lobby – I Love This Yarn as my project yarn, so the colors listed are the ones that go with that brand. You can choose your own brand to use and colors that are close if you would like! Also, if you would like to use your scraps, great idea, just list the colors you have for each temp so it works correctly.

Hook ~ H

Here is the Magnetic Fridge Calendar I am using to keep record… Easy to order from Amazon… It has all of 2023!

Prizes

For this 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL since it is continuing for a full year… There will be occasional $10 Amazon Gift Cards given away in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook, if you aren’t a member yet click here to join the fun on that page, it is a ton of fun in the group. Also, at the end of each season(Jan – March, April – June, July – Sept, Oct – Dec) there will be a $25 Amazon Gift Card given away on the 10th of the following month that ends each season. To be eligible for the $25 Gift Card, you will email me a picture of your completed 3 month afghan to [email protected] by the 8th of the month following the season. If you choose to continue your CAL for the full year you can send the completed progress photo each season to me to enter.

How to get the posts /Join the CAL:

You can sign up to receive all Beatrice Ryan Designs Posts by email in the Stay Connected section of the right side bar. You can come back on the 1st of January and each of the first 7 days, then weekly right here on the website. Also, you an click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top and get all past CAL posts. The links will also be posted in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook group

Grab your yarn and hooks and get ready for the CAL!


Q & A for the 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL

  • Do I need to use the Hobby Lobby I Love Yarn? – No, you can use any brand and either use colors that are the same tone or make up your own color scheme
  • What if my temperatures are lower or higher than in the range posted? – You can adjust your range by moving the color scale up or down. If you want to use a smaller range, you can use smaller increments too and use less yarn colors. I have adjusted my personal scale to fit my local area and the sample of mine is below.
  • How does a 4 Season project work? – A season is a 3 month period, you can stop at the end or each season or continue and make 2 seasons together or continue and make the full year. You can also make each season and join them together later.
  • How do you know what temp to use each day? -You can use a weather app such as Weather.com to track your local temps. You can choose a time of day to look, the high or low or the average. Weather.com also has a monthly calendar so you can see the temp history incase you miss a day. Also, you can choose to just use the temps in your hometown or you can use them for where you are each day at the time you choose.
  • Joining new colors? -You will finish off each row leaving your tail. Without turning for the next row you will move to the first stitch on the righthand side and join your yarn. Another words, you will always work/start your new row on the right side.
  • How large will this be? – The project is worked length wise, so it will be approximately 65″ long not including fringe. The width for each season will be approximately 30-36″ wide depending on your tension. If you do a full year the width will be extra large somewhere around 125″, the original 65″ is the same and then you may use the lengthwise direction differently than if you stop at the seasonal lapghan style.
  • How do I join? – EASY, you can just come back here anytime and scroll through the feed, go to the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and get all the posts, Use the “Stay Connected” form on the right sidebar to get all posts by email or join the Beatrice Ryan Facebook CAL Group and posts are in the pinned area there.
  • What if I am behind? – You can get all of your daily historical temperatures on Weather.com and catch up!
  • Prizes? – Head to the Material List Post for all the info on the prizes

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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