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#21 CHanna

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:05 PM

I dont see a "spiral" in that blanket. It looks just like the Babette to me.


the spiral is easier to see in this very similar picture originally posted by LindaKoel

http://needspark.fil...jpg?w=350&h=490

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:07 PM

Yep; I think the Babette layout is IT. As for the "spiral" squares' what we mean is the the squares are worked in continuous (ahem) "rounds" as opposed to chaining up to begin a distinct row.
While those patterns show circles in squares are really cool, that's not what was used in the Smurf 'ghan.

And it's very close to the Never-ending square linked above, I think. Arranged Babette-style. I remember color changes mid-row during some of the close-ups, and I believe it's majority HDC. (so the actual movie did not have me enthralled...)

Ha! It looks like I'm going to have to sit thru this movie again when it comes to the discount cinema!

This has been so much fun!

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 05:32 PM

I've been playing with the top pattern I found here http://www.crochetsp...ochet-a-square/ but using an hdc instead of an sc. I think this might be the answer to the spiral effect.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:58 AM

OMG, I'm so happy to find this forum. I'm a crochet nut, but I never happened upon this forum until I googled crochet afghan smurf movie! I too am looking for the pattern and I loved the spiral look. I hope to be hanging out here more often!

Okay, just found this article on the movie set pieces. http://latimesblogs....-movie-set.html



In the photo that features the afghan, check out the small side table next to the rocking chair! It's covered in something crocheted with pom pom edging.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:06 AM

I get so excited when I spot crocheted items on TV or in the movies. :lol Great job spotting that!
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#26 CHanna

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:10 AM

I've been playing with the top pattern I found here http://www.crochetsp...ochet-a-square/ but using an hdc instead of an sc. I think this might be the answer to the spiral effect.



tuevans - you are a star! I think that should be IT! well done on persevering - I will be giving that a go very soon - last few days of summer holidays in the UK - so once the kids are back at school my hook will be flying!

thanks so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:clap:clap:clap

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:46 PM

http://images.search...&x=wrt&y=Search
it is a babette afghan ry this link if it doesnt work go to yahoo and type in babette crochet under images and pics of babette afghans will show up. also found a great pic here http://www.flickr.co...its/6020170428/
hope these links work!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:26 AM

tuevans - you are a star! I think that should be IT! well done on persevering - I will be giving that a go very soon - last few days of summer holidays in the UK - so once the kids are back at school my hook will be flying!

thanks so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:clap:clap:clap


Please let me know how it turns out! I'm missing something because as my squares get bigger they lose their shape. I need to figure out how to compensate using hdc instead of sc.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:16 AM

here it is! not the instructions unfortunately - but the actual real deal

http://www.dragonfly...-cone-hill.html

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:58 AM

$230 bucks?! Wow, I would have crocheted an afghan for a movie and just charged them for the yarn. I would have been too excited to see my afghan in a movie to charge them anything. LOL
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:35 AM

here it is! not the instructions unfortunately - but the actual real deal

http://www.dragonfly...-cone-hill.html

thanks to knit one knit two for discovering it
http://knitoneknittw...viesand-tv.html



Quest complete!!
We know the pattern: Babette
We know the yarn: 100% wool worsted
We can buy it if we want to -- wonder if that's the actual one used in the movie?
Honestly, $230 is an amazing price for that piece of work. In my own research for this quest, I found people who'd spent upwards of $500 for the yarn and sizes they wanted.
And the hours...

This has been so much fun, y'all -- thank you to everyone who played along!
Warm wishes,
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:12 AM

It is not a babette. It's a babette type layout though which is what is throwing everyone.
Oh and while the orginal babette uses wool, a ton of people have made it in other types of yarn.
Babette uses regular solid squares.
Go here and click on the 6th, 7th, or 8th photos then click again for the close up:

http://www.ravelry.c...bette-blanket-2

You'll see it's just normal solid granny.

The smurf one uses a spiral.
Go here and hove your mouse over the afghan and you'll see the center spiral:

http://www.pineconeh...res-throw--TKCS

This throw is the closest I've seen so far. Click on the photo and you'll see the spirl center:

http://www.ravelry.c...y/spiral-square

It does look a little different because she is using single crochet and back loops only; I think. And two colors. All fairly easy to change to the double crochet, both loops of the smuf throw.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:37 AM

On the link to the Pine Cone Hill Outlet this throw is now reduced to 117 dollars.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

I think this is done in DC and after perhaps, the second round you start increasing around the spiral to create corners. You could make some squares perhaps 3" square and make some squares 9" square and make some rectangular motifs in sizes divisible by 3". Use graph paper and design your layout and Voila!

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:00 PM

We just finished watching the Smurf movie. I love that movie and love the afghan on the couch. Yes on the side table looks like a table cloth with pom pom's. I seen that too.I stopped the movie and took a picture of the afghan. So did anyone find a pattern for it. I want to make it.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:48 AM

That's a great pic from the movie!
We never found a pattern, but you can look at/purchase the actual afghan from the Pine Cone Hill outlet online. Last price was $117 US.

It's a Babette-style layout, with squares crochet in a spiral. Check the replies on September 27th for links to see the diff between babette squares and this one. There's also a link to the Pine Cone Hill store, where you can view a close-up of the squares that were used.

I think it's the color combinations that are so striking, in addition to the Babbette layout.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:35 AM

Thank you . I would love to crochet it instead of buy it. Even though I buy the yarn it's still not the same unless I do it with my own two hands. Thank.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:02 AM

Has anyone made the afghan from the Smurf movie yet? Just checking to see if anyone came up with a pattern?
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

Has anyone made the afghan from the Smurf movie yet? Just checking to see if anyone came up with a pattern?


.... a Babette layout style with a series of Never Ending Blanket Squares in varying sizes.
I agree with earlier poster that said it was the color arrangement and choice that makes this so striking.
Would love to see a pattern; it's difficult to get consistently good results consistently if I make it up as I go.

This is the view of the throw from the Pine Cone Hill Outlet. Still priced at $117 and still available!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:36 PM

a Babette layout style with a series of Never Ending Blanket Squares in varying sizes.

It's really easy to think it's a babette with solid squares, however it isn't. As I stated previously it is a spiral square.

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