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.
I really like how mismatched it is – with granny rounds, flower blocks, over sized flowers and clashing and complimentary colours all rolled into one.
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 🙂
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.
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.
There is so much hidden crochet in breaking bad!
I know! That’s another one on my list 🙂
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 🙂
Hi. Did you ever make it? I would live the pattern.
I didn’t make it in the end as I couldn’t find a pattern 🙂
I am not an experienced crocheter but i crocheted various sizes of shapes and flowers. Now i have to figure out how to crochet them all together into a rectangle. I think it is going to require crocheting back and forth and right now that is beyond my skill.
I wonder if crocheting a base loose/mesh blanket (maybe Knot Stitch) and stitching flowers on top of that would be easier. Best of luck with your blanket though, however you decide to finish it 🙂
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!
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 …
Anyone find the pattern for that shaw?
Not that I know of Pat – but if you come across one send me a link and I’ll add it to my post.
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 🙂
I just accidently came across this post trying to track down information about this blanket/shawl, and I just wanted to point out that it is actually present in the final scene of the movie. As both of them lay in bed comforting each other as the asteroid hits, they are covered in this blanket. So it is present in their final moments on earth!