Month: February 2018

Free Crochet Blanket Pattern: Unbothered Blanket

Yay! It’s all done! The first of 6 free blankets in my Relaxghan series. Look forward to a new free blanket pattern on the last day of the month, every month through July. Related links Pattern PDF on Ravelry Relaxghans series intro post FO reveal of Unbothered (yummy pics and al the deets) Scheepjes Cahlista Yarn (affiliate) Hope y’all enjoy this one! See all the individual square motifs below 🙂 Info First in a series of six “Relaxghans”, Unbothered (named for the completely haphazard color choices and square orientation) is a stash buster and a remnant eater made of five different square patterns, all joined as you go. A super simple, no-waste border edges the piece, and when it’s all finished, you’ll have a soft and cozy reminder of the peaceful vibes you felt in the making process. Divine. I follow hashtags: #UnbotheredBlanket #CypressTextiles Yarn Scheepjes “Cahlista” (100% Natural Cotton; 50g/85m) 700-750g Cahlista. I used random colors that I had on-hand leftover from several projects. Each square will take a maximum of 15-17g of yarn, …

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Unbothered Blanket: My Most Relaxing Crochet Project

New blanket alert! And the first in a series of free blanket patterns. See my Relaxghans intro post for all the deets on this series. FREE PATTERN RAVELRY The pattern calls for 15-17g balls of remnants, but I actually used these Scheepjes | Cahlista* 15g balls from the Colour Pack*, and also added in a few full-size skeins of Cahlista that I had on-hand from a different project. Used a simple ch-3 space JAYG and really did not pay attention to which way the squares were rotated as I joined. The eyelet stripes, and the color stripes are any which way, and I love it. Also, muted, pastel, neutral, bright, neon…. Yep, it’s all in there. In the photo below, I was apparently in the mood to start a square, abandon it, and start another, just going with the flow. Also had some fun with placement planning, but nothing too heavy. Just pure peace. Lounging on the breakfast nook table, all finished. If I had the time to make this blanket a hundred more times, …

Relaxghans Ebook: Six free stash-buster crochet blanket patterns designed with peace in mind

In January, I decided to create a series of blanket patterns that were designed with an air of peacefulness and tranquility. Patterns that you can work on whenever you like, without stressing over any element. I’ve been saying lately: Crochet is meant to de-stress you, not re-stress you. The high strung and tightly wound among you will undoubtedly want to meticulously plan layouts, bypass stash to buy fresh new yarn, or frustratedly obsess over every pattern quirk. This includes me. I am not a laid back person, and I’m as tightly wound as they come, but I’m trying to get better at relaxing. While constant tension does play a factor in CypressTextiles upward motion and in my own personal continuous improvement (pressure makes diamonds, or what-have-you), I’ve recently begun to appreciate letting the light in a bit more. Maybe you also need to let some light in? Join me as I release a new free blanket pattern on the last day of every month from February to July. (Yes! The first pattern releases tomorrow, Feb …