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C2C Temperature Blanket – Free Pattern, Colorway and Yarn Amounts

In this post you find my corner-to-corner temperature blanket I made in 2018. I give you the free crochet pattern, colorway and yarn amounts I used so that you can make a temperature blanket of you own, for any year you want to. Would you like to make a C2C temperature blanket along with me?



I have chosen 35 colors from the amazing range of 88 Scheepjes Sugar Rush colors. I have darker colors for the cold temperatures, and as the temperature rises, the colors become warmer. It’s a beautiful color wheel where the hottest color blends in perfectly with the coldest color. My colorway averages out at about 20oC (67oF), which is an good representation of the average maximum temperature of my home town. If temperatures in your home town average out much higher or lower, you could consider shifting the color chart up or down as needed.

A list of which color I use for which temperature is given in the pattern. I have decided to use the maximum temperature registered by the official weather station in my city as the temperature for each day of the year. Use the empty color chart in the pattern to register the maximum temperature in your city so that you can keep track of which color goes where.

You may notice that in the photo’s of my colors, the yarn is not Scheepjes Sugar Rush, but Scheepjes Catona and specifically the small 10g cutie pie balls. I use these small cutie pie balls as perfect shade cards because the Catona colors are the same as the Sweet Treat, Sugar Rush, and Cahlista colors but the cutie pies are much smaller in size and hence so much easier to store. You could consider spoiling yourself with a Scheepjes Studio Pack which includes a full set of Catona cutie pies and everything you need to make mood boards and explore your creativity to the max.

Scheepjes Sugar Rush and Sweet Treat yarn is available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Knotty House (US), Love Crochet (US), Caro’s Atelier (NL) and many other Scheepjes Stockists.

Yarn amounts

Exactly how much yarn you need, and of which colors, is impossible for me to predict because your color placement is dictated by the temperatures in your home town or city. And we all know that nothing is as unpredictable as the weather!

However, to give you an estimate of how much yarn you will need, I used 77 balls of Scheepjes Sugar Rush, these are the smaller 50g/140m balls. For some of the colors I only used 1 ball, and other colors I used 4 or 5 balls. There are also 4 colors in my color chart that I did not need at all, so I have those balls in my stash but I did not use them.


The pattern is a rectangular blanket and consists of 3 distinct parts: (1) increasing the diagonal of the blanket from January 1st to May 25th, (2) keeping the diagonal length steady from May 26th to August 9th, and (3) decreasing the diagonal from August 10th to December 31st. Schematically the blanket can be drawn out as shown in the image to the right. The details of the pattern are given in my pattern.

Gauge swatch

Before you start your blanket, I really encourage you to make a gauge swatch, particularly if you are using a different yarn (weight) or hook size to me. The reason is that I want you to make the swatch is so that you have at least a rough idea of the final size of your blanket. In my gauge swatch a 10cm (4in) x 10cm (4in) patch comes to 11 C2C pixels.  The blanket will be 145 pixels wide by 220 pixels high, so based on my gauge my blanket will be 130cm (53″) x 200cm (82″); which actually matches the final size of the blanket perfectly. I suggest you make a gauge swatch also, just to be sure on size. You don’t want to end up with a monstrously large blanket.


If you have not done C2C crochet  before and you would like to learn, I have a video tutorial as part of my Crochet Fundamentals that covers the basics of C2C. I hope that this video will get you started in this fun technique. I have the video available in a right handed and left handed version.

My finished C2C Temperature blanket 2018

Making a temperature blanket is no small task. It takes serious commitment, and particularly when the blanket is at it’s widest point it takes more than an hour a day to work the stripes. The challenge of sticking with it and working a stripe everyday is what I find most difficult. At the same time, I am not one to take a challenge lying down, so I stuck with it and completed my blanket. I was always very happy when the weather had a sudden change, because that meant a serious change in my blanket. Loved it!

Looking at 2018 as a whole, it was a seriously warm year! If I had to use one word to summarize the year, it would be HOT. There were many days above 35oC (95oF), and we had one of the driest years ever recorded in Europe. Many heat wave records and all time high day time temperature records were broken. These hot temperatures reflect in my blanket, which is mostly orange, red and purple, starting from early March till late September. Only the outer corners of the blanket are proof that we did have cooler temperatures in 2018.

My finished blanket is spot on in regards to size. It is 130cm (53″) x 200cm (82″), which makes it very suitable for a single bed or to use on the couch.

More finished blankets

In 2018 many people made (or maybe just started and never finished?) a C2C temperature blanket with me. I am really proud of everyone who participated with me. Just look at all these wonderful blankets!


If you are making something with one of my patterns or one of my videos, I would love to see your work. Use the hashtag #itsallinanutshell on Instagram to help me find it, share your work in my It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet Nuts group on Facebook or tag me in one of your posts.


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36 thoughts on “C2C Temperature Blanket – Free Pattern, Colorway and Yarn Amounts”

  1. Love your blanket! I was inspired by this CAL but realized the task of making 1 row a day would be too time consuming, so when my grand son was born I started a version of this, where I crochet a fixed amount of pixels every day, and will end up with a blanket on his first birthday. This means color changes in the rows but it comes out nicely and does not look as messy as I was afraid it might.

    1. This sounds like a great idea as I don’t want to make a blanket for a bed. I was thinking more on the side of a larger throw. With that said, could you give me some idea what your finished size was and how many stitches you did per day. I would greatly appreciate the info.

  2. Your blanket looks really lovely. The year I made a temperature scarf was a year when the temperature never got very cold or very hot. Last year was rather different. As the summer went by I used to think what a great difference that would have made to the colours.

  3. Wow! I just love it.
    I fancy doing something similar for each day whilst I am away on the Isle of Arran for 4 months. I wonder about incorporating colours that reflect not just the temperature but also the changes in the colours of the sea,sky and plants.Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Do you want to make the blanket for a full year? Then you will need 182 squares, half going up and half going down to make a square blanket.
      If you start to decrease from 50 blocks you will have done only 100 days total.

  4. Hallo Esther, ik ben in 2019 begonnen. je had een handige lijst met aantal pixels per dag. Ik kan het patroon echter helaas niet meer openen. er komen dan hele rare tekens. Hoe kan ik de lijst met dagen en pixels alsnog downloaden?

    1. Good afternoon and Happy New Year! I like this design and am all set to start with only one problem. I don’t “get” the math. My gauge is 2.5″ square = 4 pixels. Please can you walk me through this. Sorry to be so dense. Thanks. Sherry

      1. Work a swatch until you have a nice piece of fabric from which you can count how many pixels you have in 10cm, typically you want a fabric that is at least 12cm so that you don’t have any edges clouding your measurements. Count the number of pixels you have over a distance of 10cm. The number of pixels is #pixels in the formula below. For me #pixels = 11. For you it might be different.
        Then your final measurement will be approximately the following:
        width = (145 x 10)/#pixels
        length = (220 x 10)/#pixels

  5. Hallo Esther, i would like to crochet the blanket in 2020. how much yarn did. you use? Thank you

      1. Thank you. Now i have a other question. I only find maxi sugar rush with 50g / 280 m. So do I only need half?

        1. yes, but how much yarn you need, and in which quantities of each color is hard for me to say because it depends on the temperatures of each day. I did not use all colors, and some I used a lot of and others only once.

  6. Hallo Esther,
    Ik wilde dit jaar een tempdeken maken, maar ben het vergeten. Nu ben ik op zoek naar zo’n deken en ik kwam deze tegen, die ik erg mooi vind. Heb hier ook een Nederlandse beschrijving van? En ik heb twee tempdekens gevonden. Heb je nog meer variaties?
    Groet Rita de Boer

      1. Dank je wel, Esther voor je antwoord. En ik zie nu inderdaad 3 dekens. En dank dat je de instructievideo’s steeds maakt. Ik ben bijna klaar met de Rozeta en heb je daar even niet nodig, maar heb verder veel gebruik gemaakt van de vide’s. Dank je wel. Groet, Rita de Boer

  7. Hi, can you make this pattern using a weight 1 yarn? Lace weights seem hard to find in the U.S.

      1. Hi!! Thank you so much for your advice! I managed to find lace weight so I’m all set. One more question for you — at what place would you suggest switching colors for the most clean look? At the end of the previous row? In this way we would need to wait until we know the color for the following day as well to finish a row, correct? Additionally, if we are going to be chaining 6 right after would you suggest weaving the ends into the same color as they are instead of trying to work on top of the ends?

  8. I would like to add a divider row between the months. Is there a way to figure out how to add 11 rows?

  9. Would there be a way to do this with the highs and lows for each day? I have never done C2C so am looking forward to trying it out!

    1. yes, but then the blanket would become double as large if you do a row for both temperatures. I would suggest doing half a row for the high, and half a row for the low. It could however look a bit messy like that. So maybe make two blankets?

      1. I like the idea of two blankets, but also like the idea of making a bigger blanket. Would I just double the amount of increase rows, then move to keeping rows the same using the same dates? Trying to wrap my head around how big the final product would be if I did do highs and lows…

  10. I would like to add a row of black after reach month – to divided up the months- when would I start the diagonal and start decreasing? Ill be adding 11 extra rows

    1. adding extra rows changes the maths for the pattern. you will have to add 11 extra rows. this really influences when the increase, steady row count, and decrease ends. I don’t have the time to redesign this pattern for you, I hope you can make it work on your own 🙂

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