Temperature Charts for Afghans, Blankets or Scarves
Here in the UK we all love to talk about the weather. How hot or cold it is? If it’s going to rain, snow, stay dry or be sunny. We watch the weather reports to predict what the weather is going to be.
A Temperature Afghan, Blanket or Scarf is a multi rainbow coloured representation of all the temperatures of the year and a delightful handmade gift for a new grandchild, family member, friend or just for yourself.
How do you make a Temperature Afghan, Blanket or Scarf?
Each day the temperature is recorded you crochet, knit or sew a row of your Afghan, blanket or scarf to represent the temperature that day.
How do you know what colour to do?
You have previously decided that a certain range of temperatures is equal to a certain colour. For example this temperature range chart.
The colours I am using are Stylecraft Special DK
Red (Matador) – 1010
Yellow (Sunshine) – 1114
Lt Green (Grass Green) – 1821
Dk Green (Kelly Green) – 1826
Lt Blue (Turquoise) -1068
Dk Blue (Royal) – 1117
Purple (Plum) – 1061
How do I find my birth year?
You can become a member of TLCM Members Club and log into the website and find all the temperatures for over the last 120+ years as downloadable pdf.
Are these UK Temperatures?
Yes the mean temp for the UK as recorded by the Met office. Take from a small triangular area of the UK.
Access the Temperature Charts
Access the Daily Mean Temperatures of the UK for years gone by and make a colourfully personalised Temperature Afghan, Blanket or Scarf. Years 1896 – 2016 all available to download as pdfs. Temperature Charts are all in °C.
Join TLCM Members Club and download your chosen year. Plus work out the colours you need with a handy Temperature Gauge chart. We promise not the share your information with anyone else.
Here are some examples of temperature Afghans, Blankets or Scarves.
The data used to generate the temperature charts is obtained from the Met Office Hadley Centre observation datasets. The daily temperatures are representative of a roughly triangle area of the United Kingdom enclosed by Lancashire, London and Bristol. It is the longest available instrumental record of temperature in the world. The daily mean-temperature series dates back to 1772 and is kept up to date by the Climate Data Monitoring section of Hadley Centre, Met Office. Permission to use the data was obtained and all data is © Crown Copyright, Met Office.