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Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red HeartThis 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.

You can find this pattern, as well as many others, in our new free eBook, Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart.  Download your own free copy today!

Beachside Afghan

Materials:

  • 4 balls Red Heart® Soft® yarn in Off White (A)
  • 2 balls Red Heart® Soft® yarn in Seafoam (B)
  • 1 ball Red Heart® Soft® yarn in Deep Sea (C)
  • 1 ball Red Heart® Soft® yarn in Turquoise (D)
  • 1 ball Red Heart® Soft® yarn in Teal (E)
  • 6.5 mm [US K-10½] Susan Bates® Crochet Hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Diagram

 

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.

Beachside Afghan

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

Square Motif (make 38)

  1. With A, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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)

  1. With B, ch 4, join with a slip st to form a ring.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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

  1. With A, sew motifs together following Assembly Diagram.

Border

  1. 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.  
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