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Crochet Yarn Thermometer Applique


The Yarn Thermometer is complimentary to you Temperature Afghan. You can apply this thermometer to your project when complete so people have an idea of what the colors mean. The colors used in the thermometer are subjective to whatever you decide is appropriate.


For us here in the northern parts of North America, our temperatures range anywhere from 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below in the winter and up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. We have a wide range of temperatures. If you live in a warmer climate, you may have different increments so you may have a different variety of colors.


If you don't get temperatures as cool or as hot as the thermometer, change the denomination of the gauge where the bottom is maximum lowest in your community. To have a variety of colors, you can change the temperature range for 1 color. For example, if you are living in Arizona, Red is 120 degrees Fahrenheit, Yellow is 110 degrees Fahrenheit, Green is 100 degrees Fahrenheit and so on.


My gauge is as follows using Red Heart Yarn:

*Cherry Red = Over 88 degrees Fahrenheit

*Pumpkin = 78-88 degrees Fahrenheit

*Bright Yellow = 67-77 degrees Fahrenheit

*Spring Green = 54-66 degrees Fahrenheit

*Orchid = 44-53 degrees Fahrenheit

*Turqua = 33-43 degrees Fahrenheit

*Light Blue = 23 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit

*Aran = Below 22 degrees Fahrenheit


The size of this thermometer is approximately 13"x13". Use the same yarn and hook for the temperature afghan project to make your thermometer.


TERMINOLOGY:

RS = Right Side

Ch = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch

Sts = Stitches


INSTRUCTIONS:


Use as many coors as you feel you want in your Temperature Afghans or projects. Using the coldest color, start with the ball area of the base of the thermometer.


1. (RS) Using the coldest color. Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.


2. Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning sc.


3. Ch 1, *1 sc, 2 sc in next. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to beginning sc.


4. Ch 1, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to beginning sc.


5. Ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 sts. 2 sc in next. Repeat * around. Join with sl st to beg sc.


6. Ch 1, 1 sc in next 5 sts. Turn.


7. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off color.


SEPARATION COLOR - BLACK (subjective to your creativity. Use whatever color you see fit.)


1. Attach separation color, ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off color.


WITH THE NEXT COLOR ALL THE WAY TO THE FINAL COLOR DO AS FOLLOWS.


1. Attach the next color. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Turn.


2. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Turn.


3. Ch 1, 1 sc in each across. Fasten off. Turn.


OUTLINE:


The outline provides a nice border to help separate the colors and make it stand out on your project. Use the same color as you did the separation color. In my case, I did black.


1. On (RS). Fasten on at the ball section of the thermometer. Apply 1 sc in each st or side of row as you work around your project. No additional extra stitches are required on the ball or top area.


2. Join with sl st to the beginning sc.


3. Fasten off, weave in ends.


4. Sew onto your project when your project is done.

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