I keep saying I'm going to crochet an afghan. One of these days, I bet I'll even do it. Lately I've been feeling the holey, decorative will-this-actually-keep-me-warm afghans. Like, the ones where you drape them artfully on the couch and people ooh-and-ahh over the fact that your house looks like Oprah and Martha Stewart got married and expensively crafted on everything.
The Temair Throw (Rav) is basically this crafting love-child. It's a free pattern on Lion Brand, so you will need an account to see it. Using 16 balls of Vanna's Choice, it's one of the more affordable artsy afghans I've seen.
I can very easily picture this in a beach house, I don't know why. Why don't I have a beach house? Oh yeah, I live in Vermont.