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Smitten

Two weeks ago I showed you a picture of a gorgeous vintage crocheted blanket in Lisbon. (The pink blanket with the popcorn stitches; this link will bring you to that post...)

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I also promised that I would figure the pattern out. So that's what I did! I hereby proudly present my lapsized sample blanket. I call it my Smitten Blanket. Because that's what I am with this lovely vintage pattern. (I'm planning to make a fullsized blanket with this pattern!)

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It was such a lovely project. At the moment I'm finalizing the pattern (both as a chart and in words) and I will publish it here within a couple of days.

Before I conclude this post I'd like to say a big Thank You to Vanessa from Coco Rose Diaries for the blog love. Her distinctive crochet and styling skills are simply amazing and she is a huge inspiration to me. Her post also made me realise I've got some work to do: Update my blogroll... It's been added to my todo-list. ;-)

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Well... That's all for today. Do check back here if you are interested in the pattern for the Smitten Blanket. By the way, I've also got a pattern lined up that should bring a bit of spring in our houses. Because I definitely need that during these grey days...

Many thanks for your kind visit.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I wish you a happy week!

52 comments:

  1. Hi Haafner, I'm smitten by your vintage blanket too - but I am with all of your work! Looking forward to the pattern. Enjoy the rest of Sunday, Sam xx

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    1. Wow, thanks Sam! That's very kind... I will hit the publish button for the pattern tomorrow! xh

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  2. That blanket looks amazing, can hardly wait to see the pattern! Wishing you a happy week as well!

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    1. I'm almost there with the pattern! Many thanks for your kindness! xh

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  3. It's beautiful, really unique! The wool looks soft and light...I wanted to ask you if when you made your giant granny blanket, did you alternate sides for each round? did you find you needed to, or did it balance itself out? if you understand what I mean! Thanks X

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    1. Hello there Heather! Thanks and yes, I know what you mean. ;-) Actually, I just did every round in the same direction and somehow it worked out fine. - So there's no diamond (read: wonky square) sitting in the middle of the bigger square, if you know what I mean. ;-)
      xh

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  4. Ik ben al mijn derde kol met jouw patroon van een paar weken geleden. Ze zijn zo mooin het haakt zo lekker weg. Ik kijk uit naar het patroon van de deken....

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    1. Ha Baukje, Dat vind ik echt superleuk om te horen! Dank je wel en het patroon van de deken volgt morgen! Haafner

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  5. It's fantastic, such wonderful texture, and flawlessly done. Brilliant! CJ xx

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    1. Wow, that's very kind, thank you!
      Have a happy day, xhaafner

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  6. Wow! Your blanket looks awsome! Looking forward to hear about the pattern! Enjoy the rest of your sunday!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words!
      Happy day, xh

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  7. Completely and utterly smitten too.
    I will drop all my projects the moment you publish this pattern and send my husband away for some weeks so I will have my hands free to make my own Smitten. ;) And you look just picture perfect sitting on your XXL granny blanket.
    You really should make the book!
    xxx from Berlin

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    1. Hahaha, the thought of your husband being send away makes me wonder if I should postpone publishing the pattern. ;-))
      But seriously, thank you sooo much for your kind words! I'm glad you like the blanket.
      Hope you have settled in nicely in Berlin? Quite a change from Ireland!
      xh

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    1. Hey Alessandra,
      Thanks a lot!
      xhaafner

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  9. Wow - so beautiful! Like I needed another project on my list.....;-)))) I'm really looking forward to the pattern! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful work!

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    1. ;-)) Yes, those to do lists always seem to grow too fast, don't they...? ;-)
      I'm happy you like the blanket! The pattern will follow tomorrow,
      xh

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  10. I have been looking for a pattern similar to this for ages. I wish to make my Daughter In Law a queen size blanket for her 21st birthday this year. I'll be watching for the pattern for sure!

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    1. Hi Becci,
      Well, I'm really glad to hear that. And what a lovely present to make for your daughter in law. She must be a really nice person!
      Pattern will be online tomorrow!
      Best regards,
      Haafner

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  11. Beautiful and so complex to be able to figure out the pattern just from looking at another piece.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. It was fun trying to figure out the pattern!

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  12. Ik vind het een geweldig leuk patroon!!! Een hele deken hiervan lijkt me heel gaaf worden!
    Fijne week!

    Groetjes van Ellebel

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    1. Dank je wel voor je lieve berichtje en hartelijke groetjes!
      Haafner

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  13. Echt prachtig en heel erg Byhaafner !!

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    1. Ha Katootje,
      Leuk om te horen! :-)
      Dank je wel, Haafner

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  14. Wat is dit moooooi, zo leuk met al die noppen, ik ben er helemaal weg van.
    groetjes, Loes

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    1. Dank je wel Loes! Patroontje volgt morgen...;-) Groetjes, Haafner

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  15. I'm smitten too. Vintage designs are lovely but your work also is!

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    1. Hello Alhana,

      That's very kind of you, thanks for your visit!

      Haafner

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  16. Hoi Haafner,

    Je mini sprei ziet er geweldig uit! Knap dat je zelf hebt uitgezocht hoe het patroon in elkaar zit. Dat doe ik je niet na. Het ziet er voor mij veel te ingewikkeld uit :-) De grote granny square deken waarop je zit is trouwens ook geweldig. Prachtig al die kleur!!

    Fijne week!

    Madelief x

    * Nog bedankt voor je lieve berichtje op mijn blog van vorige week!

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    1. Ha Madelief,

      Dank voor je berichtje en aardige woorden! De eerlijkheid gebiedt me te zeggen dat het uitpuzzelen van het patroon reuze meeviel. (Alleen het daarna uitschrijven/tekenen ervan in iets dat voor anderen ook enigszins begrijpelijk is, poeh, dát viel minder mee, hihi...)

      Fijn weekeinde alvast!
      xhaafner

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  17. Hey Haafner, what an amazing pattern, I'm smitten too!!! (good name for it!) :))

    Looking forward to your pattern! What gorgeous photos! :)

    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. Thank you very much Ingrid! Really glad you like it...
      Happy days to you, xhaafner

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  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Look forward to the pattern! Do you think this blanket would eat a lot of wool? it looks like it would..... I think that in that colour on a wooden bed with white linen would look stunning! Thanks so much for sharing! Pati x

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    1. Wow, thanks for your kind words! I guess it does eat relatively a lot of yarn, because of the popcorns. I used (roughly estimated) about 120 mtrs per square. I made extra-big popcorn! ;-) I will write more about that in the pattern tomorrow, but pls don't hesitate to contact me in case you have further questions about it! And yes, I agree, it would match nicely with a wooden bed + white linen. :-) xh

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    1. Thank you sooo much Elisabeth!
      Alvast een fijn weekeinde gewenst, xh

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  20. Ahhhhhh, it's been so lovely to catch up with your posts Haafner. I'm sat here with a steaming hot cuppa and have just been going all dreamy reading your posts. Your 'Smitten' Blanket is simply gogeous.....and such an apt name for it!

    I always find it so hugely inspiring popping over here for a read. You really do have the most fabulous eye for both colour and design!

    Have a super rest of a week!

    Vanessa xxxx

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    1. As always, you're just tooo kind, really! ;-) Thanks for making me blush, haha!
      Happy weekend (okay, we still have a Friday ahead of us, but still),
      xhaafner

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  21. Hi, Haafner. Just a few days that I met your blog and I'm totally in love with.
    This Smitten blanket is my next project in my queue, it's so beautiful, ángel so well explained!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Carla from Spain

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    1. Not "ángel", but "and", sorry. My lap writes in Spanish and sometimes I forget to rewiew ����

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