Rainbow Temperature Heart cross stitch pattern
The Rainbow Temperature Heart cross stitch pattern booklets contain the charts and full instructions to cross stitch this piece in colours representing the maximum daily temperatures in your part of the world, through an entire year. The images show example Hearts based on temperatures in Southampton, UK - the colour distribution in your piece will be different according to the temperatures in your area and in your year, so every piece stitched will be unique.
Two separate versions are included, for leap years and non-leap years, so you can easily stitch for any year.
Each month in the pattern consists of a string of hearts, linked together by 'link stitches'. Each heart is split into varying numbers of stripes or sections, with each section stitched in a colour representing the maximum temperature of the day.
The design can be stitched on almost any fabric of your colour choice, just by changing the colour of the 'link stitches' if needed - example images are shown on both white and black fabric.
Very comprehensive instructions are included, explaining how to adapt the temperature colour ranges to almost anywhere in the world. 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 rainbow palette. You can use either Fahrenheit or Celsius scales for your temperatures. A full alphabet and set of numbers is included so that you can personalise your piece for a different year and/or 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 and the year before. In the settings (top right of the website) you can change between Fahrenheit and Celsius. If you want to go further back than the previous year, perhaps to commemorate a special year, both Time and Date and Weather Underground give temperatures going much further back. 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 personalisation) is: 110 stitches wide x 111 stitches high
On 14 count fabric this is approximately 7.9 x 7.9 inches or 20.0 x 20.1 cm
On 16 count fabric this is approximately 6.9 x 6.9 inches or 17.5 x 17.6 cm
If stitched on 14 count fabric the pattern fits in an 10 inch hoop, as shown in the pictures.
The pattern uses only full cross stitches - no fractional stitches, backstitch or French knots.
The design is suitable for people with experience of cross stitch.
You will receive five PDF instant download files:
Non-leap year pattern booklet, with the charts in colour blocks with symbols
Non-leap year pattern booklet, with the charts in black and white blocks with symbols
Leap year pattern booklet, with the charts in colour blocks with symbols
Leap year pattern booklet, with the charts in black and white blocks with symbols
Comprehensive cross stitch instructions
Each pattern booklet contains:
Cover page with picture of example completed piece
Advice on fabric colour and link stitches colour
Single page chart for screen use
Split page chart for printing
Key to the charts
Guidance on stitching the location and date
Guidance on order of stitching
Diagram showing order of hearts for each month
Diagram showing beginnings and ends of each month
Diagram showing direction of stitching within each month
Font for personalisation 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
Seven complete colour ranges of between 16 and 40 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 temperatures for each day of the year
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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Can’t wait to start this challenge in 2023
I’m on a no buy anything at the moment but I just had to buy Rainbow temperature chart the colours just jumped out at me, and it is for next year