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2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL… Season 1 – Day 1

2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL… Season 1 – Day 1

Welcome to the 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL… Season 1 – Day 1!!!
This will be a 4 season project, each season is 3 months long starting today and will be lapghan size! You can make one season, all 4 seasons or turn it into one extra large afghan!!!

All you need to do to participate is start your project! You can get the posts by email by signing up in the “Stay Connected” section in the right sidebar, getting the posts in the Facebook CAL Group or just coming back here for each post. Also, you can add this to your Ravelry queue/favorites for easy access! Click here to go to Ravelry!!!

The pattern is Apache Tears and a 7 row repeat. So, today we will do row 1 (row 1 & 2 are base rows) in the temperature color of today. Over the 9 days I will post the next 8 rows(in my temps), then you will continue the 7 row repeat throughout and I will post weekly progress posts! You will use your own temperature colors, so everyone will be a bit different. You can follow the yarn I posted by Hobby Lobby(I Love This Yarn) or choose your own brand and temperature color scheme. The most important thing is you have a different color for each of the temperature ranges. You can also use your stash or scraps!!

Below you will see a full color picture of the yarn colors and temps that I suggest for a large temperature variance. Also, I have listed how I am dividing my temperatures which is slightly different from the main photo. My local temps range between low 10’s to high 90’s year round. So I adjusted my scale so I can use all 25 colors listed and the color ranges are smaller increments. In addition, there is a special color for days you choose.. it can be holidays, birthdays, special occasions or even historical events. You don’t have to use the special color,,, Just an option.

Below are my color/temp choices based on my hometown average temperatures, I have divided it up differently than above so I can use all the colors I purchased.

  • <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

To choose your color/temperature you can use a specific time of day, the high or low, the average for the day(that is what I am choosing), only your hometown or the temperature where you are each day! If you use the average temp, you may be crocheting the next day for the previous day temp…. That is ok… You will just start crocheting on the 2nd of January if you want to do it that way!

Here is the Magnetic Fridge Calendar for all of 2023 that I will be using for record keeping… Easy to order from Amazon!

For all of the materials and information(including how the prizes for this year work) Click Here!

Also, you can come back anytime and get the material list and instructions in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page

I am so excited to start! Mine will be made in the full year so there will be 365 rows! The project is made lengthwise and you will leave the tails(6″-12″ your choice) as the fringe… So no weaving in the ends unless you want too!

Each row you will finish off leaving the tail at the beginning and end. You will NOT TURN, just join your yarn in the next row in the first stitch of the righthand side.

Mine is 65″ wide without the fringe

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

Here we go! 2023 Crochet with Me Temperature Afghan CAL Day 1!


  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • More stitches will be added as pattern increases

January 1st 2023 (Holiday so I am using my “Special Color” Teal Sparkle

H Hook

Ch 206

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each across. = 205 sc Finish Off

That is it for day 1, January 1st! Come back tomorrow for day 2 instructions!

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I hope you love this project!!  Finally, 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!!


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