The pattern was the Wavy Stripes Beach Blanket from the July/August 2011 issue of Crochet Today! It was perfect and I truly love how it turned out.
I choose colors to represent the sun, water, sand and nature surrounding life on the beach.
Overall, the blanket turned out to be about 58" square. The pattern was very easy to follow and I finished the blanket rather quickly.
Time to get it boxed up and out the door. Hope she loves it as much as I loved making it for her!