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Say Hello to the Beachglass Cotton Afghan!
I made this blanket for my best friend in the whole wide world who lives in England. Her and I grew up by the sea, spending our days splashing in blue waters and burying our toes in the sand. When we got older the life sent us away to two different countries. Though thousands of miles apart, we kept in touch all these years with our memories of the beach fresh in our minds. So I made her a blanket that would remind her about our days by the water and the blue waves.
Nothing is better than the time by the beach
In my book, there is nothing better than the time by the beach. The sun, the sand, the blue water lapping at the coastline. Ah, so peaceful and relaxing. I could do that every day.
And, when you go to the beach, you know you need to bring that beach blanket along. Why bring some old washed out towel or some random blanket you found at home? Might as well do it in style.
I love how this blanket came out. I used a cotton blend yarn so that you have the cool and fresh of the cotton, with softness and resilience of the synthetic fiber.
The yarn that I used for the Beachglass Cotton Afghan is Caron Cotton Cakes in Beachglass and Aqua Breeze – how perfect are those names?! You know I had to make a beach blanket using yarns with these gorgeous colors and these amazing names! I am totally in love with them.
This beach throw is a perfect thing to take to the beach with you. You can use it as a blanket to sit on, but also as a wrap when it gets chilly and, since it is a cotton blend, to dry yourself off after a dip in the water.
And the best part? With this blend of beachy colors, even when you are at home, this blanket will remind you by the fun times by the sea. Just hang it off an armchair, or throw it over your bed and, voila, visual relaxation!
Want to make your own?
Grab your copy of Beachglass Cotton Afghan Crochet pattern here (Etsy) or here (Ravelry). For more crochet patterns, check out the Crochet Pattern category on Kind Of Knit blog or hop over to my Etsy Shop.