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Primrose temperature blanket pattern.

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Since I started this temperature blanket in the beginning of January I received several request for the pattern. I think it was in 2010 or 2011 that I first created this specific hexagon with the puff stitch as a second row, representing a flower. I used autumn coloured yarn then.This is what the small blanket that I made looked like:

So when I wanted to make a temperature blanket and I saw a lovely blanket made with hexagons I could not resist and use this old pattern again. Since I added it in the past as a free pattern it will stay that way.

Because this is a temperature blanket I will show you how I choose the colours. First I check the temperature of the day before. Then I write the maximum and minumim temperatur in my notebook. I look at the temps on the chart I made and grab the yarn I need.


The pattern: (I use UK crochet abbreviations)Row 1:

Create a Magic loop and crochet  3 chain stitches that represents the first treble stitch, crochet 11 more treble crochet stitches in the Magic loop. (see You Tube tutorials for the Magic loop) Join into the 3rd chain of the 3 chain stitch that represents the first treble.

  Row 2:

There are several good tutorials on You Tube for the puff stitch. I memorise it like this:

Pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through all loops. Crochet 3 chain stitches in a space between 2 trebles and make 2 puff stitch loops, crochet together. Crochet a chain stitch. Crochet a puff stitch with 3 yarn over loops in the same space between 2 trebles.

Repeat pattern:

*Skip 2 trebles, make a puff stitch with 3 yarn over loops in the space between 2 trebles. Chain 1. Make a puff stitch with 3 yarn over loops in the same space. *

Repeat between * until end of row and join into 1st puff stitch.


Row 3:

Create a chain stitch in the space between 2 puff stitches and crochet 1 treble in the same space.*Create 2 trebles in the next space between 2 ‘petals’ of the puff stitch. Make 2 chain stitches and create 2 trebles in the same space between 2 ‘petals’. Create 2 trebles in the next space.* Repeat between * until the end of the row.


Join into the 3rd chain of the 3 chain stitch that represents the first treble.

Row 4:

Joining the hexagons. This is optional: you can either sew them together or join them in any other way but I prefer this way because I like the texture of the hexagons. If you sew them or join them afterwards, just repeat Row 3 with an extra 2 trebles on each of the 6 sides of the hexagon.

Start in a space before the corner trebles, see picture where I created 2 treble clusters before the corner. Make 3 chainstitches and 1 treble in the same space. Make another cluster of trebles in the next space between the clusters of trebles of the previous row. Make 2 trebles around the chainstitches of the corner of the previous row.

Join with the previous row by placing the yarn as seen in the picture and pull through the space of the previous hexagon. Make a double crochet around the chain stitches of the adjacent  hexagon as shown in the below picture.

Make a chain stitch.

Make 2 trebles in the same corner space. Join with the adjacent hexagon by making a double crochet around the space of 2 treble clusters of the adjacent hexagon.

*Make 2 trebles in the next space between 2 treble clusters and join to the adjacent hexagon*, repeat between * once. Then you have reached another corner, crochet this the same as the first corner. Please note that this time you can make a double crochet stitch around each chain stitch space in the corners of the adjacent hexagons. Keep joining and making trebles until you have reached the section where the adjacent hexagon does not need to be joined and finish the row as you did the previous row.

Join into the 3rd chain of the 3 chain stitch that represents the first treble.


If you make the blanket as I do, you create diagonal rows. Look carefully at the placement of my hexagons and you’ll see where to join the hexagons to create the same.

I hope you enjoy making this hexagon! I would love to see what you make, you can always tag me on Instagram: @Sassy_Sheep or on Ravelry as SassySheepNL.

See ya!


Temperature blanket 2021: The Primrose blanket.

Temperature blanket 2021: The Primrose blanket. published on Geen reacties op Temperature blanket 2021: The Primrose blanket.

What is a temperature blanket you ask, well let me explain it to you. 😊

A temperature blanket is a knitted or crocheted blanket that you can work on every day throughout the year. The colours you use correspond with the temperature outside. So the idea is to work one row/ square/ hexagon etc. every day. Or week if you want. There is no format or stitch pattern you have to follow, just use your imagination!

So the trick is to select colours and assign them to temperatures. For instance from 0 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius is dark blue. The more colours you use, the more variation you get in the blanket. In a climate with 4 seasons like ours you can make a cool colour gradient throughout the year.

So on January 2nd, I had just received some yarn for another project and I ordered some extra colours because I wanted to crochet a colourful blanket with Stylecraft Special DK again. Not quite sure what kind of blanket to make so I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a lot of posts of finished temperature blankets of 2020 and a lot of newly started blankets for 2021 and I thought it would be nice to make my first temperature blanket! A new cast on is always exciting but this year I could really use something to lift me up.

In 2020 I made a crochet blanket with fingering weight, hand dyed yarn. It turned out to be awesome and I will make a blog post on that blanket soon! But that blanket did take me 6 months to finish… Because of the seperate squares and light weight yarn it was a time consuming project. It took me 3 weeks to sew together too, which was fun but did test my patience a bit. 😊 After that the idea of a square, row or hexagon a day really spoke to me. So even if I worked on other projects, I would also finish this blanket and after a year I would be able to enjoy a new addition to my stack of blankets. 😊

So after deciding that it wasn’t very difficult to choose the kind of blanket I wanted to make. In 2010 I had designed a hexagon and I had been thinking of using that hexagon again for quite a while. I picked the colours I wanted to use, a rainbow of course, and made a chart with the yarn and corresponding temperatures.

Then I started to experiment with the yarn.  I could never think of the flower that this little hexagon reminded me of, but while making the first hexagon it came to me; the heart shaped petals look like petals from Primroses. So I had a name for the blanket!

I use a notebook to write down all the temperatures so I can keep track of them and if I’ll make another temperature blanket next year it will be nice to see the difference in temperatures. 😊

Did you know that I have never used a white or cream coloured border in any of my blankets? Way out of my comfort zone too, but I thought it would make the colours pop and I’m happy I did!

For the blanket to become square I need to make 368 hexagons so I added a creamy Start hexagon and I’ll repeat this in the middle of the year and after the last day. I will try to post a weekly update on my Instagram.

This was the progress I made until last Saturday:

I will share the pattern of this blanket with you in my next blog post.

See ya!





Introducing myself.

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My name is Saskia and although I have blogged about crochet and knitting in the past, I haven’t done so these last few years. So I thought it would be good to start with a short introduction.

I am Saskia from the Netherlands, I am 39 years old and I love to knit, crochet and dye wool.

I learned to crochet and knit when I was just a little girl, but 11 years ago I learned myself to crochet again by watching You Tube videos. 😊 Now I knit and crochet intermittently but this last year I have been crocheting mostly.

My favourite fiber to knit or crochet with is hand dyed wool, I also love to dye my own wool. I did spin for a while as well but found that next to my family, my job, my other hobbies and crocheting and knitting, I just never really got around to spinning.

The thing I enjoy the most about working with yarn is the calming effect is has. I have read about people that compare knitting and crochet to meditation and yoga. I can imagine because it does help me unwind. I can get overwhelmed quickly and with a busy household that can be a challenge.
I can confirm that knitting or crocheting has helped me during some trying times. 😊If you have been following me on Instagram you will know that I am a huge fan of colour. So most of my colours are bright and colourful.

I do have some other hobbies like hiking with my family and dogs, playing board games, playing computer games, painting and drawing and watch Detective, Sci-fi and Fantasy films and series.

I plan to share my crochet and knitting adventures here. This also includes sharing some old patterns I designed and maybe also some new ones. But enough about me for now.




See ya!


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