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Every summer, John.e and I head up to Gravenhurst/Bala, Ontario, to spend a weekend at our friend’s cottage. Gloria and Michael are the proud owners of a beautiful guest cottage which they affectionately refer to as Serenity.  The main cottage, just a stone’s throw away from Serenity is called Harmony.  And, Dear Reader, serene is just what I feel whenever we go there.


The last time we visited was in September. You can read all about it here.  The nights were cold and I needed a throw of some sort, so I decided to use up all of my odd balls of yarn on a throw for the couch in Serenity.  This was the result.


Making this throw was very easy. Basically, if you know how to do a double crochet stitch, you’re good to go!


  1. Start by making a magic ring.
  2. 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.
  3. Next, to form a square shape, double crochet once into each stitch in the ring. In the fourth stitch, double crochet twice, chain 1, and double crochet again. Move onto the next stitch without chaining and with only 1 double crochet.
  4. Repeat this until you have crocheted all around the ring. Perform a slip stitch into the initial chain 3 the join the round.
  5. Continue in this pattern, changing colour as you go, for 16 rounds.
  6. The 17th, 18th, and 19th rounds are all crocheted in a cream colour. I wanted to create a border effect.
  7. You will need 6 large blocks in total before single crocheting the blocks together.
  8. Once done, I ended the throw with a simple half double crochet stitch all the way around.




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