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.