I recently started noticing that practically any set design on TV or in movies featuring a present-day home always has a crochet blanket draped over the couch. Is it really that common in America? None of the people I visit have afghans prominently displayed except my grandmother – and in her case, she has one on every single upholstered piece of furniture, plus crochet doilies on her china cabinet shelves.
Anyway, from now on if I catch another crochet blanket in a show I'm watching, I'm going to snap a picture and post it here. This first movie I haven't seen yet, but it was by far the most prominent find on Google when I was searching for famous afghans in the media... the Smurfs!
There's this whole article talking about the set design of their "retro-boho" East Village apartment in New York City, and at the very end of the post, they prominently feature this colorful, multi-square afghan on the couch (of course), as well as a circular, striped crochet tablecloth. Pretty neat, huh?
If you want to make the famous blanket, the closest pattern I've seen is the Babette Blanket from the Interweave Store, but for more details, you can follow a whole discussion on Crochetville from people trying to reverse engineer the pattern. Will let you know when I catch another crocheted or knitted piece in the media... the last movie I saw was Star Trek Into Darkness, and apparently all fabrics have been replaced by neoprene and other futuristic fibers. ;)
Have you seen any famous or noteworthy crochet or knit creations on TV or film?