Beachside Afghan

 

This Beachside Afghan is a great way to bring the beauty of the beach indoors.  With colorful turquoise yarn and a variety of crocheted circles, this crochet afghan is stylish and decorative for any room in your home.  Like many afghan patterns, you can easily adapt this afghan to suit your needs, mixing and matching colors that perfectly suit your own home decor pattern.

Materials:

4 balls RED HEART® Soft®yarn in Off White-4601 (A)

2 balls RED HEART® Soft®yarn in Seafoam-9520 (B)

1 ball RED HEART® Soft®yarn in each of the following colors:

Deep Sea-9870 (C)

Turquoise-2515 (D)

Teal-9518 (E)

6.5 mm [US K-10½] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

Gauge: 

Square motif = 2½” (6.5 cm) across.

Octagon motif = 6” (15 cm) across.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge given.

Instructions:Throw measures 32” x 49” (81.5 x 124.5 cm)

Square Motif (make 38)

With A, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3 – 12 dc.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3 – 24 dc.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, *3 dc in next st, hdc in next st**, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in next st; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Octagon Motif  (make 39: working 24 with A for 2nd color, 5 each with C, D, and E for 2nd color)

With B, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 15 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3 – 16 dc.

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first st, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3 – 32 dc.

Round 3: Ch 3, *3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in last 2 dc; change to 2nd color, with 2nd color join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 – 48 dc. Fasten off B.

Round 4: With 2nd color, ch 3, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 5 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in each of last 3 dc; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 – 64 dc.

Round 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc**, dc in each of next 7 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in each of last 4 dc; join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3 – 80 dc. Fasten off 2nd color.

Finishing

With A, sew motifs together following Assembly Diagram.

Border

With right side facing, join A with a slip st along any st on outside edge, ch 3, dc in each dc around, working 3 dc in each outside corner; join with a slip st in beginning ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.