Seeking a Friend crochet blanket

I’ve been at it again – scouting out wooly goodies in films. I saw this unusual crochet shawl/blanket in the film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

Crochet flower blanket

Penny’s crochet blanket

I really like how mismatched it is – with granny rounds, flower blocks, over sized flowers and clashing and complimentary colours all rolled into one.

Wool crochet flower blanket in muted colours

Crochet blanket used as a shawl

It belongs to Penny (played by Keira Knightley) and although it’s a blanket it is used as a shawl throughout the film. It only makes a couple of appearances at the beginning so I’m guessing the writers decided it wouldn’t be worth saving if the world was ending 🙂

Green crochet round

Crochet granny round

Flowery crochet shawl

Blanket detailing

I really like the tassels used on the edges of the blanket (image above), it’s something I never thought to add but they finish the blanket edge really well. Makes a nice change from the usual 2 or 3 rows of single crochet or picot.

I’ve picked a few colours from the colour scheme. If you wanted to make a granny blanket using these colours you could use 3 shades of each colour to create enough variation between your squares. This would work especially well for hexagons as you’d have a good range of light and dark colours.

Warm reds, oranges and green colour scheme

I thought the film was okay but nothing special. For me, the best bit was the crochet blanket! The more I look at it, the more I want to try and make one.

10 Comments

  1. Did you end up making this one? I love it. Wondering if there is a pattern. Thanks 🙂

    • I haven’t (yet!). But it’s something I would like to make. If I post a pattern for it I’ll let you know 🙂

  2. JKCrochet

    Just found this post. I watched this movie over the weekend and I loved it. I always spot crochet in movies and TV shows and this one really caught my eye. It seems a granny square or any crocheted afghan has become a required prop on film sets these days. Some other blogs mention this had been listed as Quirky Heirloom Throw in the http://www.anthropologie.com/ store but it is no longer available. Let us know if you make it!

  3. Lawknee

    Oh gosh oh gosh oh gosh. I only just watched this film two nights ago and was just taken by the shawl/blanket myself! I would surely love to know if you’ve made it yet? It’s been a while now …

  4. I saw this dumb film when it came out on cable. I wanted that shawl as a present for my wife, so I tracked it down. It did indeed come from this high end store called Anthropologie. The last two were in their store in downtown San Francisco at a deep discount. They were very helpful, but they could not say where it came from.

    • Interesting to know the shawl came from Anthropologie — that shop is expensive so I can only imagine how much they originally charged for it! Glad you managed to track one down for your wife, she must have been really pleased 🙂

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