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Temperature Cross Stitch 101

Temperature projects have grown more popular in the past few years. This new Temperature Cross Stitch from Fat Quarter Shop is sure to warm your heart! It’s a fun floss diary that you slowly complete throughout the year. You stitch one plus sign each day to represent the temperature where you live. The stitches add up to form a heart shape.⁠ Read on for all the details on this new cross stitch pattern!

Temperature Cross Stitch Pattern

For our Temperature Cross Stitch, we have included a selection of 23 different colors to represent the range of different temperatures within the pattern. You’ll use each day’s average or maximum temperature and the corresponding color from the selection to record the temperature in stitches. If you prefer, you can also pick different colors to suit your taste.

We included a chart in the pattern to track the daily average temperature. You can use your favorite weather app or www.weather.gov/wrh/climate to get the daily average temperature.

Don’t forget to gather all of your supplies:

Temperature Stitch Along

Stitch along with Kimberly in 2023 as she records the temperature here in Central Texas! Every Sunday she will stitch the average temperatures from the previous week following this schedule:

Week of Stitch AlongDates to Stitch forDate Stitching
Week 1January 1 -71/8/2023
Week 2January 8 -141/15/2023
Week 3January 15 – 211/22/2023
Week 4 January 22 – 281/29/2023
Week 5January 29 – February 42/5/2023
Week 6 February 5 – 112/12/2023
Week 7 February 12 – 182/19/2023
Week 8 February 19 – 252/26/2023
Week 9February 26- March 43/5/2023
Week 10March 5 -113/12/2023
Week 11March 12 – 183/19/2023
Week 12 March 19 – 253/26/2023
Week 13 March 26 – April 14/2/2023
Week 14 April 2 – 84/9/2023
Week 15 April 9 – 154/16/2023
Week 16 April 16 – 224/23/2023
Week 17 April 23 – 294/30/2023
Week 18 April 30 – May 65/7/2023
Week 19 May 7 – 135/14/2023
Week 20 May 14 – 205/21/2023
Week 21 May 21 – 275/28/2023
Week 22 May 28 – June 36/4/2023
Week 23 June 4 – 106/11/2023
Week 24 June 11 – 176/18/2023
Week 25 June 18 – 246/25/2023
Week 26 June 25 – July 17/2/2023
Week 27 July 2 – 87/9/2023
Week 28July 9 – 157/16/2023
Week 29 July 16 – 227/23/2023
Week 30 July 23 – 297/30/2023
Week 31 July 30 – August 58/6/2023
Week 32 August 6 – 128/13/2023
Week 33 August 13 – 198/20/2023
Week 34 August 20 – 268/27/2023
Week 35 August 27 – September 29/3/2023
Week 36 September 3 – 99/10/2023
Week 37 September 10 – 169/17/2023
Week 38 September 17 – 239/24/2023
Week 39 September 24 – 3010/1/2023
Week 40 October 1 – 710/8/2023
Week 41October 8 – 1410/15/2023
Week 42October 15 – 2110/22/2023
Week 43October 22 – 2810/29/2023
Week 44October 29 – November 411/5/2023
Week 45November 5 – 1111/12/2023
Week 46November 12 – 1811/19/2023
Week 47November 19 – 2511/26/2023
Week 48November 26 – December 212/3/2023
Week 49December 2 – 912/10/2023
Week 50December 10 – 1612/17/2023
Week 51December 17 – 2312/24/2023
Week 52December 24 – 311/1/2024

Stitch and Share with FQS!

Follow Fat Quarter Shop on Facebook and Instagram for updates, or join Kimberly’s Stitch Squad Facebook Group, a supportive group of quilters and stitchers. Get inspired and share with #FQSTemperature on Instagram, and be sure to tag us so we can see and share your work!

Happy Stitching!

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14 comments

    1. Its just one heart. There are plus signs in the heart, each plus sign represents a day. Each plus sign is done in the color assigned to the temperature achieved for a day. Hope this helps!

    1. Basically, you will be stitching one “plus” sign each day for 365 days. The color of the stitch is determined by the temperature on each day. If it is 32 degrees, for example, the stitches may be dark blue. If the temperatures are over 100 degrees, the stitches could be deep red. You are basically filling a heart design with colored stitches representing the weather in your area. I live in So, California. Most of my stitches would be on the warmer side.

  1. I am going to try this fun activity. I have not cross stitched in years though. What needle would you use for 25 Count Cloth?

  2. I’m very excited to participate. I’ve already ordered the supplies which should arrive about Wednesday. What size cross stitch holder (hoop) would you suggest? Do you carry it? I’m using Aida 14 count.
    Thank you, Terry

  3. I’m excited to start this project. However, I’ve never worked with this type of weave before. Do I grid and stitch it just like a 14 count Aida or is there a specific way I’m supposed to grid and stitch on the 25 count Lugana?

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