Relaxghan No. 1: Unbothered Blanket

Hi everyone! I have so many FOs to show y’all, but I don’t want to bombard you 🙂

Let me just take it one blanket at a time, starting with this awesome Freebie! The first pattern in my Relaxghans series: Unbothered.

Here’s how it began. Just a ton of little Scheepjes Cahlista cutie pies from the Colour Pack (15g balls) – but I also recommend using remnants!

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(Side note: bonus life hack – that cardboard box in the photo above that’s housing all my Cahlista remnants?? That’s just the box the Colour Pack came in lol… I cut the top off. That box is strong! Reduce, reuse, recycle, right??)

(Another side note: I released more free squares! Check it out!)

Absolutely Unbothered

This blanket was all about the Unbothered vibes. Here are 5 ways you can be like me and not be bothered during this project:

  1. Pick colors at random, not worrying what would look good together. Neons, muted tones, brights, darks… it’s all in there.
  2. Orient your squares any which way. Stripes vertically? Yep. Stripes horizontally? Yep. Anything goes. I just joined ’em up.
  3. Join your squares as you go, with a slip stitch. This is by far the JAYG join which requires the least possible effort (IMHO).
  4. Do not think for more than 30 seconds about your layout. For real. Do not obsess over it. In the end, it’s going to look fantastic, any which way – so why spend the mental energy? Nope.
  5. Okay this one is for the mega-committed only. If you’re looking to jump into unbotheredness with both feet, then follow my lead: don’t weave ends. Yep. Use Surgeon’s knots or Fisherman’s knots (look them up on YouTube and find a fave!) you’ll never look at finishing the same again. Pure joy.

It’s 2018 – treat yo-self and do more of what you love (and less of what you don’t, am I right??)

Check out my finished blanket, lounging on our homework table. See? It looks great and I spent little to no time on the layout.

another view:

And my boy, enjoying his blanket ❤️ This is where the true love comes in. I’m using the Relaxghans series as a way to build a stack of blankets, because even though I have made over 350 blankets since 2012, we literally have 2 crochet blankets in our home. Sad! 😆

Related: blanket stack mania!

Boy hands. Happiness 🙂

So I hope y’all enjoyed this one as much as I did. These blankets are warming my heart like morning oatmeal, and the effortlessness is refreshing. Join me at the end of every month for the pattern releases. ❤️

Happy crafting,

Rachele C.


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