Moon Phases 2024 Temperature cross stitch pattern - maximum and minimum temperatures version
The Moon Phases 2024 Temperature Pattern cross stitch booklets contain the charts and full instructions to cross stitch this piece representing the maximum and minimum daily temperatures in your area, through 2024. The Moon phases are all placed accurately for each day of the year. The images show example pieces based on temperatures in Southampton, UK - the colour distribution in your piece will be different according to the temperatures in your area, so every piece stitched will be unique.
This is the version of the pattern for maximum and minimum daily temperatures. For the version for maximum (or minimum) temperatures only, please click here.
Three supplementary booklets are included giving the Moon phases charts for 14 time zones. These cover these regions:
• All time zones in Canada (including Atlantic Time and Newfoundland Time)
• All time zones in the United States (including in Alaska and Hawaii)
• Time zones for every country in Europe other than Belarus, Iceland, Russia and Turkey
• Canary Islands time zones (included in the Europe booklet)
• All time zones in Australia
• The main time zone in New Zealand (New Zealand Time)
The example piece shown in the images shows the Moons oriented for the Northern Hemisphere countries included. The Moons are oriented the other way up in the Australia and New Zealand charts.
Note that unlike my other temperature patterns, this pattern is specific to 2024 only - the Moon phases will be different in any other year. This pattern also includes a set of complete temperature colour scales which are different to the colour scales used in my other temperature patterns.
Each Moon on the chart represents one day of the year. The months are arranged in horizontal rows and stitched from left to right. The Moon phase is stitched in the colour corresponding to the maximum temperature for that day, and the unilluminated area of the Moon is stitched in the colour corresponding to the minimum temperature for that day. For Full Moons, the full area of the Moon is stitched in the maximum temperature colour and the outline is stitched in the minimum temperature colour, and vice versa for New Moons.
The design can be stitched on almost any fabric of your colour choice. Two pattern keys are given for the design border with colours suitable for both dark and pale fabrics, and the colours can easily be changed further to suit your fabric if needed. Example images are shown on both black and pale blue fabrics.
Very comprehensive instructions are included, explaining how to adapt the temperature colour ranges to your location. You don't need to worry if you live in a hot or cold climate, or if the temperature goes between extremes - you will adapt the colours to your own temperature range, so that you will still stitch with colours across the full spectrum. You can use either Fahrenheit or Celsius scales for your temperatures.
A full alphabet is included so that you can personalise your piece with your location.
If you don't live in a major populated area you might want to check that your area is covered by temperature websites, unless you are recording temperatures yourself. I recommend looking at:
On AccuWeather, if you search for your location and click on “monthly”, it will give you temperatures for all the months of the current year. In the settings (top right of the website) you can change between Fahrenheit and Celsius. Time and Date allows you to choose Fahrenheit or Celsius.
I've put this pattern in the Stitchalongs category because it is a stitchalong in the sense that you don't know exactly what your piece will look like at the end of the year, and that lots of people in the Facebook group will be sharing their pieces - please do join us at www.facebook.com/groups/climbinggoatdesigns However please note that it is very different from the other stitchalongs because you will receive everything in instant download PDFs when you purchase - there are no mystery monthly instalments.
The stitched area of the finished piece, including the border is:
295 stitches wide x 189 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 21.1 x 13.5 inches or 53.5 x 34.3 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 18.4 x 11.8 inches or 46.7 x 30.0 cm
The stitched area of just the Moon phases, not including any border elements, is:
247 stitches wide x 117 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 17.6 x 8.4 inches or 44.8 x 21.2 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 15.4 x 7.3 inches or 39.1 x 18.5 cm
These dimensions do not include the border of fabric you will need to leave around the design.
The pattern uses full cross stitches and backstitch. Fractional cross stitches and fractional backstitch are also used in the border elements and text. The Moons themselves use only full stitches. There are no French knots.
The design is suitable for people with experience of cross stitch.
You will receive five PDF instant download files:
Temperature Pattern Instruction Booklet, with the charts in colour blocks with symbols
Temperature Pattern Instruction Booklet, with the charts in black and white blocks with symbols (with colour backstitch)
Moon Phases Pattern Booklet for Europe
Moon Phases Pattern Booklet for Canada and United States
Moon Phases Pattern Booklet for Australia and New Zealand
The main Temperature Pattern Instruction Booklets contain:
Cover page with picture of example completed piece
Pattern size information and advice on fabric colour
Introduction to the Moon and its phases
Key to the charts
Single page chart for screen use
Split page chart for printing
Close up pattern with blank central section for positioning your location text
Font for location text
Blank grid for charting text
Advice on temperature websites
Detailed explanation on how to work out your temperature and colour key
Example temperature and colour keys
Eleven complete colour ranges (unique to the Moon Phases pattern) of between 16 and 56 colours allowing you to adapt your colour range precisely to where you live
Table to fill in your personal temperature and colour key
Tables to fill in your maximum and minimum temperatures for each day of the year
The regional Moon Phases Pattern Booklets contain:
Information on the time zones and daylight saving times in each area
Single page pattern for each time zone
Split page pattern for each time zone
This listing is for PDFs of these pattern booklets; it is not a completed piece nor a kit, so no fabric, thread or other materials are included. The charts are Instant Download so you can download them straight away.
A link to the downloads will be sent to the email address you give when you order. There will also be a link to download the files directly from the completed order page. The files are sent as PDFs in one zip file. Please unzip the file (right click > extract all) after downloading, and then you can open each PDF within the file.
You may need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files. If you don’t have it you can download it for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
If you have any problems or need help please let me know!
Patterns are for personal use only.
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