Last week I shared crochet spotted on various TV shows but what I didn’t share was that I noticed tons and tons of crochet throughout the first season of Orange is the New Black. I thought I’d share that here today. Not only is it always fun to find crochet on TV but I also know that crochet can be really healing and beneficial in prisons so it’s great to see it showing up on this show even if its healing properties aren’t specifically highlighted.

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I first noticed some in the background of episode four. Some inmates are sorting through what appears to be a donation box and there’s granny square crochet prominently hanging out of it.

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This crochet hat was spotted in episode five

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This retro-colored crochet blanket appears in episode 8

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From episode ten

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That’s a chevron crochet blanket in episode 11

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Another crochet blanket appears in episode 12

And finally, also in episode 12, crochet is actually mentioned when Piper learns a single crochet stitch:

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If you’re a fan of the show and you know any that I missed I’d love to know about it!

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This post is part of the 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge hosted by Julie of Red Berry Crochet.


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  1. And here I thought you were going to help me with ideas for my orange Malabrigo!
    Wonder whether/when we will see this show in RSA. I not much of a tv follower.
    See this post about a tablecloth from my mom, originally made be female inmates.

  2. CrochetBlogger Reply

    StelB Ha! There might be some orange inspiration for you here: … headed to check out that post now!

  3. txmommylady Reply

    This is great! I may become a fan of the show because they’re featuring so much crochet on it!

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