Friday, 29 January 2021

Tatting a Temperature Chart

They are not hard to find in the new year. Crafters creating a temperature chart.  It is done by using the temperature to create a corresponding pattern.  Here is how I made mine. 

Firstly I wanted something I could easily manage so only 52 tats would correspond to  a weekly temperature.  After reviewing historic temperatures I chose to use the Weekly Mean of Min/Max.  If history repeats itself there could be a  50 degree temperature range. With each color representing a 5 degree range I would need 10 colors plus perhaps using black and /or white for the extreme (which I am betting will not happen). 

OK are you with me so far, now to choose the color scale.  I have decided to do this in a size 80 thread and use solid colors for the scale.  That way each five degree temperature change would be a change in corresponding color. Searched my stash and came up with ten suitable colors.  I needed to organize the colors from cool to warm. 

Now to find a pattern that would work.  I could go the easy route and choose simple flower but then I needed a way to put them all together, a spiral may work.  Hmm what shall I do.

I chose a pattern called  Girotondo. The pattern is by Antonia (Ninetta) Caruso from Italy and she shares this free pattern on her blog.   I tatted a sample scale. Next post I will have a few weeks to show you of the actual chart. 

It is not too late to start your temperature chart.

Tat it and See updates for Day 6, 7 and 8


  1. Such a wide temperature range is ideal for temperature tatting or crochet. Mine here would be a little boring because our temperature doesn’t vary much. I look forward to seeing how you progress.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for choosing Girotondo! I can't wait to see it finished!

  3. I love the way you're doing your temperature chart! I haven't started the TIAS yet. I've been too distracted! It was wonderful to "meet" you on our Tollway Tatters Zoom meeting today!

  4. Beautiful temperature chart! Such pretty colors.
    It was a pleasure to "meet" you at the Tollway Tatters Zoom meeting.


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