I’ve asked people a few times on sites like Facebook where they’ve seen crochet represented in TV and movies. I’ve also done some research on my own. Here’s a roundup of crochet on the little and big screens:
It’s not super common to see the characters on a show crochet but it does happen. Here are some examples:
In the TLC reality show “Breaking Amish” there are many, many scenes with Abe’s mom, Mary, where she’s crocheting. In season 2 she teaches some of the kids to crochet.
Jess in The New Girl crochets with friends
People Wearing Crochet
Sometimes it’s not that you see people crocheting but that you see them wearing crochet:
Lots of people love the crochet sleeve sweater worn by Molly Weasley in Harry Potter
Vickie Howell showed us that Nurse Jackie wears a crochet scarf
This and That blog points out that Rhoda on Mary Tyler Moore wears a lot of knitwear and some of it definitely looks like crochet to me.
MindyTV shares that Juliette wears a crochet top in Grimm
Knit One, Knit Two points out the great crochet motif sweater in Clarissa Explains It All
Crocheted Items in the Background
It is more common to see crocheted items in the background of shows than to actually see people crocheting and probably even more common than to see people wearing crochet. Crochet blankets are the most common background item. Here are some examples:
A crochet blanket from 1970s themed show Life on Mars
Amy Farrah Fowler’s granny afghan on her couch in “Big Bang Theory”
There was a similar granny square blanket on the couch on Roseanne
More recently, True Blood’s Lafayette is often under a granny square blanket
There are lots of crochet blankets on the couches in British TV show Dingle Family
The Smurfs movie had a crochet blanket in it
Sarah London created a free crochet pattern for people who want to recreate the crochet blanket that it’s in Breaking Bad.
If you like seeing crochet in movies check out the Movie Still Monday posts by Croshame.