Temperature Snake

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Project: Temperature Snake
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State Active
Members Wolkje, Prodigity
GitHub Temperature-Snake
Description Temperature crocheting project with web scraping
Picture
Temperature Snake head.jpg

General info

This is a temperature project that combines programming (web scraping) and crocheting to create a physical snake with a colour palette that matches the average temperature per day for the entire year 2024.

Each range of temperatures has a colour of yarn associated with it. The end result will be a record of what the weather at location ACKspace in Heerlen was doing for 366 days! After crocheting the snake's head, its body will progress throughout the year, with one stripe per day.


Materials used

  • Yarns of different colours (temperature palette)
  • 3 mm crochet hook
  • 12 mm plastic safety eyes - 2 pieces
  • Scissors
  • Stuffings
  • Sewing/Embroidery and yarn needle/tapestry needle for sewing pieces together and weaving in ends
  • Markers
  • Pins


Colour palette

  • -5 to 0 : light grey
  • 0 to 5 : dark grey
  • 5 to 10 : blue
  • 10 to 15 : green
  • 15 to 20 : light green
  • 20 to 25 : yellow
  • 25 to 30 : orange
  • 30 to 35 : mix orange-red
  • 35 to 40 : red


Code used

Web scraping to get data from weather website.

Data is used to fill in table columns: data, average temperature, colour.

This table is pasted to this wiki to keep track of progress.

See Github project Temperature Snake for code provided by Prodigity.


Crochet pattern

Pattern used created by Nebeska Crochet with Love

Crochet terms:

  • SlSt : slip stitch
  • CH/s : chain/s
  • SC : single crochet
  • SK : skip
  • T : turn
  • ST/s : stitch(es)
  • REP : repeat
  • SC2TOG : 2 single crochets together


Pattern notes:

1) A ch1 at beginning of a row DOESN'T count as a stitch

2) Magic ring = the starting point for crocheting in a spiral. Use which ever method you prefer.

3) Continuous rounds - the snake is worked up in continuous rounds, which means that you will not be joining the last stitch of the round with the first one. Instead you will need to keep track of where each round started and how many stitches you have made because after each round you will continue right on to the stitches of the next round (with no join). It is useful to use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to mark the start or end of each round.

4) ( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round/row are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s/row’s instructions.

5) When text in the pattern is in between asterisk (*), it is to be repeated until the end of the round or otherwise mentioned.


Crocheting the head:

Make a magic ring

R1: ch1, 8sc in magic ring (8sc)

R2: 2sc in each st around (16 sc)

R3-R4: 1sc in each st around (16 sc)

R5: *2sc in next st, 1sc in next st* (24 sc)

R6-R11: 1sc in each st around (24 sc)

R12: 1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 5st (30 sc)

R13: 1sc in next 6st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 6st (36 sc)

R14: 1sc in next 5st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 4st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 2st, 2sc in next 2st, 1sc in next 5st (48 sc)

R15 - R22: 1sc in each st around (48 sc)

R23: 1sc in next 5st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 2st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 4st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 2st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 4st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 2st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 5st (36 sc)

R24: 1sc in each st around (36 sc)

R25: 1sc in next 6st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 5st, sc2tog, 1sc in next 2st, sc2tog, 1sc in next 5st, sc2tog, sc2tog, 1sc in next 6st (30 sc)

Add crocheted eyes or safety plastic eyes size 12 mm between row R10 and R11, skip 7 stitches apart.

Stuff the head well.


Crocheting the body:

1sc in each st around (30 sc) - per day according to the temperature colour palette.


Crocheting the tail:

Use the same colour yarn as used to crochet the head.

R1: make sure you have 30 stitches in this round. If you have more rounds decreases evently: sc2tog

R2: (1sc in next 4st, sc2tog), repeat till end of round (25 sc)

R3 - R4: 1sc in each st till end of round (25 sc)

R5: (1sc in next 3st, sc2tog), repeat till end of round (20 sc)

R6 - R8: 1sc in each st till end of round (20 sc)

Stuff the tail well. Add a small chime ball for funny sound effect.

R9: (1sc in next 2st, sc2tog), repeat till end of round (15 sc)

R10 - R12: 1sc in each st till end of round (15 sc)

Stuff the tail more if needed.

R13: (1sc in next 2st, sc2tog), repeat till end of round (10 sc)

R14 - R15: 1sc in each st till end of round (10 sc)

R16 - R17: (sc2tog), repeat till no 2 stitches left.

Progress

  • Progress photos
Temperature Snake head
Progress January


























  • Table of temperatures per day starting at 01-01-2024.
Date Av. Temp Colour
2024-01-01 8 blue
2024-01-02 11 green
2024-01-03 10 green
2024-01-04 9 blue
2024-01-05 8 blue
2024-01-06 5 blue
2024-01-07 1 dark grey
2024-01-08 -1 light grey
2024-01-09 -2 light grey
2024-01-10 -2 light grey
2024-01-11 1 dark grey
2024-01-12 5 blue
2024-01-13 4 dark grey
2024-01-14 3 dark grey
2024-01-15 3 dark grey
2024-01-16 2 dark grey
2024-01-17 1 dark grey
2024-01-18 2 dark grey
2024-01-19 3 dark grey
2024-01-20 0 dark grey
2024-01-21 5 blue
2024-01-22 9 blue
2024-01-23 8 blue
2024-01-24 9 blue
2024-01-25 0 dark grey
2024-01-26 8 blue
2024-01-27 5 blue
2024-01-28 5 blue
2024-01-29 7 blue
2024-01-30 7 blue
2024-01-31 7 blue
2024-02-01 0 dark grey
2024-02-02 7 blue
2024-02-03 9 blue
2024-02-04 9 blue
2024-02-05 9 blue
2024-02-06 11 green
2024-02-07 5 blue
2024-02-08 7 blue
2024-02-09 10 green
2024-02-10 9 blue
2024-02-11 8 blue
2024-02-12 7 blue
2024-02-13 7 blue
2024-02-14 10 green
2024-02-15 11 green
2024-02-16 10 green