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Close up image of an Ubuntu crochet blanket, folded so that the border is visible next to the middle, showing off the two flower like parts of the design.

All done with Ubuntu blanket!

Finally finished my Ubuntu blanket! I’m so happy with how it looks!

It’s so big, it was really quite a challenge to photograph it. Definitely big enough to nap under on the couch. I’m kind of sad to give it away as a gift because I won’t be able to look at it any more – this pattern is seriously so beautiful. And now that the ends are all sewn in, even the back is pretty!

(You can find more information about the Ubuntu CAL at LookAtWhatIMade and Scheepjes.)

Progress photo of a crochet blanket. There are 6 diamond shapes arranged in a 6-pointed star. Each is a different bright color (blue, purple, magenta, salmon pink, orange, green). This picture is a close up on where the points touch, showing the texture details including bobbles and lines.

My first crochet-along!

I have way too many unfinished creative projects, but I couldn’t resist starting the Ubuntu crochet-along, designed by Dedri Uys and organized by Scheepjes. The other blankets I’ve made using Dedri’s patterns have turned out really good, and I really wanted to try doing the blanket week by week as new parts of the pattern are revealed!

Unfortunately, I haven’t been keeping up with the CAL very well. The 4th part was released on Wednesday, and I only finished Part 2 today, so I’m almost a week and a half behind. I’m really enjoying this pattern though. I’m using the large kit from Scheepjes, and at first I felt a little envious of the colors in the medium kit, but the bigger the diamonds get, the more I like these colors. I think it’s because of how variegated the yarn is – with small pieces, it’s hard to see them as a single color, but once the pieces start to grow, the two tones of the yarn blend together more visually. Besides, I think the person this blanket is for will like the darker colors of the large kit better than the pastels of the medium kit.