How to Crochet a Temperature Blanket: Everything you need to know!

You might have seen photos floating around Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest of brightly colored blankets known as temperature blankets. But what are they? Why should you make a crochet temperature blanket? Can you start it later in the year? In this post, I’ll share all about what temperature blankets are and why you should make one! I didn’t hear about temperature blankets until a couple of years ago when I got back into crocheting. I started seeing them all over my Instagram feed, and was super curious about them! I started looking into what they were, and loved the idea of keeping track of my entire year through crochet. Wouldn’t that be so cool to have a journal of your entire year reflected with your favorite craft, crochet? Let’s do it together!   What is a temperature blanket? Temperature blankets are essentially…

2020 C2C Mystery Quilt Crochet Along

Want to be a part of a fun crochet event that will last the whole year? Join in on the 2020 Mystery C2C Quilt Crochet Along! Together we’ll make a beautiful crochet quilt inspired by classic quilt squares. You can make this pattern as a patchwork crochet quilt, or as a crochet temperature blanket to keep track of the temperatures throughout the whole year. It’s going to be so much fun!   The Project The basis for this crochet along started with me wanting to make a temperature blanket. I loved the idea of tracking the temperatures of each day, and getting to express those through different yarn colors. However, I know me. I have a hard time keeping consistent with year long projects. Are you the same? If you are, then this was designed for you! I set out to create a year long blanket…

Gemstone Shawl: Free Tapestry Crochet Shawl Pattern

Inspired by diamonds and gemstones, the Gemstone shawl is a beautiful free tapestry crochet shawl pattern. Made with the glittery Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball, this shawl sparkles in the sunlight. It’s simple color work pattern and beginner friendly construction, make it the perfect accessory to add to your wardrobe. The Inspiration When this pattern first was released, I had the amazing opportunity for it to be published in the January 2020 issue of Happily Hooked Magazine! Their theme for that month was gemstones, and once I heard that I brainstormed some ideas. I couldn’t get the design idea out of my head of a tapestry crochet shawl with gemstones on it. When I saw the Prism color way of Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball, I knew it would be perfect! It helped inspired all of this design, and I’m…

E’Claire Makery Spring Fashion Blog Hop: 31 FREE PDF Crochet Pattern Event!

It’s that time of year again… It’s time for a blog hop! This blog hop’s theme is Spring Fashion! With spring quickly approaching, it’s time to start breaking out all of the fun spring crochet patterns. Crochet is for warm months too! From shawls, to ponchos, to cardigans, there are so many fun spring crochet patterns to make. As a part of the blog hop, you’ll get so many amazing free crochet patterns to make! If you thought that the last blog hop I threw was huge, with 27 designers, this one is even bigger. I’ve put together a group of 31 crochet designers, who will each be giving away a FREE PDF of one of their patterns. Yep, you read that right, you’ll be getting 31 FREE PDF crochet patterns as a part of…

Roaring 20s C2C Crochet Free Blanket Pattern

Looking for a stunning C2C crochet blanket pattern to add to your home? Then the Roaring 20s blanket is perfect for you! Inspired by the Art Deco designs of the 1920s, this free C2C crochet graphgan pattern is sure to wow. It’s geometric lines, velvet yarn, and simple construction make it an easy yet stunning crochet blanket pattern. It is sure to wow! Inspiration With 2020 in full swing, when I thought of designs for this year, I kept coming back to the 1920s. I read through The Great Gatsby several times throughout my school years, so I studied a lot of the style from that era as I read the book. I love the art deco geometric designs, classy colors, and textures of the 1920s. Because of that, I wanted to make my first major design of 2020 be themed after those things. I love the way…

Winter Diamonds Crochet Blanket Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite go to accessories on cold and blustery days has to be a scarf or wrap. As someone who gets cold all the time, I always have to have something to keep my neck warm. No cold neck for me! What makes a scarf even better, if its a chunky, cozy, blanket scarf! I am so excited to bring to you my latest free crochet scarf pattern, the Winter Diamonds Wrap. It’s the coziest scarf that I’ve ever made, and I’m sure you’ll love it to! Inspiration When I first released this pattern, I had the great pleasure of designing it for The Hook Nook blog. They reached out to me last fall to see if I wanted to work on a secret project. Of course I was interested, and when they told me they were releasing a new…

Valentine’s Heart Intarsia Crochet Pillow: Free Crochet Pattern

I normally don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day, but my latest free crochet pillow pattern has me convinced to start doing it! If you’re looking for a cute crochet Valentine’s decoration for your home this Valentine’s Day, this pattern is for you! Reminiscent of vintage Valentine’s Day cards, this intarsia crochet heart pillow is just the crochet Valentine’s Day Decoration your home needs. It features a beautiful heart with roses, that add the perfect splash of Valentine’s decor. Inspiration When I think of Valentine’s Day cards, my mind always goes back to the classic vintage cards of the 1930s and 1950s. My favorite of those were the ones with hearts and roses. There’s something about vintage designs like that where my mind immediately goes to classic romance. Maybe it’s…