I'm pretty sure that just about everyone is pretty chilly to downright cold right now. That being said, knitting or crocheting a blanket seems like the perfect project. This crochet block stitch border pattern from the book Crochet Blankets: Complete Instructions for 8 Projects looks like a great way to finish the edges of a throw.
Click on this page from Crochet Blankets: Complete Instructions for 8 Projects to enlarge and read the full pattern for a crochet block stitch border.
Combine fun yarn, hooking, and easy stitches and you’ll end up with eight eye-catching crochet blankets that everyone will want. Crochet Blankets is an easy, how-to booklet that teaches you everything you need to know about crocheting blankets and throws. From yarn recommendations to stitches used, this booklet contains eight patterns that you’ll want to try again and again.
Margaret Hubert designs for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers including Crochet, Interweave Press, Quick and Easy Crochet, Crochet Fantasy, and Belle Armoire. She teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings and rarely misses a national conference in the needle arts field. Among her specialties, she is a master at freeform crochet and knitting. She is the author of many books and currently resides in Pawling, NY. Visit her online at www.margarethubertoriginals.com and margaretshooksandneedles.blogspot.com.