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When you think of the beach, the first things that come to mind are waves and sand. Lots of sand. Sand might not strike you as a fruitful place for plants, but if you ever on the Pacific Coast of Central California, you’d be amazed how many plants, and especially flowers grow there.
One of the flowers growing along the California Coast is a seaside daisy, a dainty but strong plant that beats the odds of hot sun, harsh winds and salty water and spreads all along the coast.
The flowers that are white or pale pink grace the cliff sides and planes all the along the California coast.Photo by Stacey Morrison on Unsplash
I love seeing the seaside daisies in bloom, it always makes me feel like summer vacation, relaxing days in the sun and getting away from the craze of the city life.
One day when I was trying a new stitch, HDC cluster stitch where 2 HDCs are made into the same stitch, the look of it reminded me of a flower. It looked like a daisy and I thought it would be cool to make a while blanket of it and dedicate it to seaside daisies that bring me joy every summer.
For the yarn, I chose Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman. The creamy white color was perfect to recreate the look of the beach flowers and the super bulky weight of the yarn was great for those thick squishy throws you wrap yourself in on the chilly nights.
This yarn is one of my favorites as it’s a nice blend of wool and acrylic, giving you the warmth of wool and easy care of the acrylic yarn.
The pattern uses 8 balls of this yarn or 848 yards of the Weight 6 yarn.
For the hook, I go to the chunky 15mm hook. Yes, it’s much larger than what’s recommended on the wrapper for the yarn, but I think it’s perfect as it gives the blanket a soft, light, and squishy feel.
I have several 15mm hooks that I like but my new fave these days is a Clover Amour hook that is designed to be ergonomic and take it easy on our busy crochet hands.
Next, I want to talk about the stitch I used for this blanket. It’s based on a classic HDC (Half Double Crochet) stitch – by the way my favorite stitch of all time.
The pattern uses an HDC crochet stitch but with a twist and the result is a super cute, flower-looking texture!
And, to make things more enjoyable, I designed the whole blanket with this stitch, so after a while, you get into a rhythm, and you can crochet without even thinking – the best kind! Just relax, sit back and crochet away, ahhh, so peaceful.
The repeating motifs of this blanket make it timeless and chic. It will go great in your house, no matter where you use it. On the couch in your living room or layered on your bed, it will look fantastic, adding the cozy, beachy feel to your space.
It’s great on the go as well. Its throw-size is perfect to grab and go, especially for your evening trip to the beach. Just wrap yourself in its cozy warm goodness and stare at the stars.
The Seaside Daisy Crochet Chunky Throw pattern is designed to be easy to follow and relaxing to make. With large print and plenty of photos, it will be a great addition to your collection.
Want to make your own?
You can get a step by step pattern with color photos here:
- Etsy Seaside Daisy Crochet Chunky Throw pattern
- Ravelry Seaside Daisy Crochet Chunky Throw pattern
- LoveCrafts Seaside Daisy Crochet Chunky Throw pattern
For more crochet blanket patterns, check out the Crochet Pattern category on Kind Of Knit blog or hop over to my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.
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