A few weeks back, I published a post about another crocheted throw for Serenity, well this throw is for Serenity’s mother cottage, Harmony. We love spending time at Gloria and Michael’s cottage, so much so, we decided to rent Serenity for a week this summer – seven whole days of nature! It was glorious! You can read about the other crocheted throw here: A Throw for Serenity
This particular throw was a new crochet experience for me. As you know, I love to crochet granny squares, so rather than crochet another granny square like the ones I’m accustomed to, I thought I’d learn how to crochet a new type of square.
After searching on YouTube and Pinterest, I finally settled on a picture that I found on Instagram. It didn’t look too difficult to follow, based on the picture, and without instructions, so after a few tries, I was able to recreate the granny square in the picture.
It’s actually quite simple!
Start by making a magic ring. Chain 3 and double crochet 15 times into the ring. The chain 3 counts as 1 double crochet, so you should have a total of 16 in the ring. Slip stitch to end the round.
Next, chain 3 plus 1, to form the first double crochet and chain 1 stitch sequence. Continue to double crochet and chain one into each of the 16 double crochets from the first round. Slip stitch to end the round.
Chain 3 again and double crochet into the same hole. Chain 1 and do 2 double crochets into the next hole. Repeat this until you have crocheted all around the ring. Perform a slip stitch into the initial chain 3 the join the round.
In round 4, do a half double crochet, chain 3, and half double crochet into the next hole. Chain three, followed by a double crochet in the next hole. Chain 5 and double crochet into the next hole. Chain 3 and half double crochet into the next hole. Chain three, followed by a half double crochet in the next hole. Continue this pattern all the way around, ending with a slip stitch.
Next, chain 3 and do 2 double crochets into the previous round’s chain three hole. Repeat this in every chain 3 hole. In the 5 chain holes, which will form the corners of your square, perform 3 double crochets, chain 2, and three more double crochets. Slip stitch to end the round.
In the last round, chain 3 and perform a double crochet into each hole. In the corners, perform 3 double crochets, 2 chain stitches, and 3 more double crochets.
To make the throw, I crocheted 60 granny squares and joined them all together using the single crochet stitch. If you want to make your throw larger, simply crochet the amount of squares you desire.
Once done, I ended the throw with a simple single crochet stitch all the way around to match the single crochet stitching in the joining process.