Anthro’s Quirky Heirloom Inspired Throw


Another magnificent piece made by my mom, out of her creative brain inspired by the Anthropologie Heirloom Throw.

When I saw the original blanket at Anthro, it made me stop dead in my tracks and my heart started beating so fast.  Then my heart sank when I saw the price tag, $198. My mom looked at it, snapped a few photos and said she’d take care of it.

These blankets took my mom a while to get done, she has a lot going on but she did it!  And she made me two!  I know that with all the time she took, the labor and materials, the value is most definitely more than $198 each, but this is a REAL heirloom throw for me and my family of two. Thanks mom, you’re one the bestest most creative wonderful mother ever! I love you and your creative brain!

The light version with florals attached at the end:

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This one is a tighter crochet blanket.  My mom also wove the florals into the blanket for this one which I think was more time consuming.

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 The inspiration:


I think my mom did an even better job!  My mom and I believe imperfect is wonderful, so you can crochet whatever comes to mind, no rules.  Again, my mom is a visual learner so she doesn’t have a pattern, sorry, I just have to say it because I get the sweetest messages asking.  Remember, there are no rules, just use your creativity!

If you want to see another blanket my mom made that was a huge hit on Pinterest, click here.  You can see it thrown over our couch in our living room.

Diana Elizabeth can’t crochet like her mom, she’s very impatient and doesn’t “get it” yet.  

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Atasha

    Your mom did an amazing job and she loves you so much to make this. I too want to make this, may I possibly have the pattern from your sweet mama?

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Atasha! Thank you so much! My mother actually doesn’t do patterns, read them or know how to write one. I’ve been asked before, so sorry she is a visual just do it kinda crochet-er. I’m like her in terms of sewing. She just looked at it and goes as she does. She did integrate the flowers in one, but another way was to crochet separate flowers and attach them over the blanket she made which made them “pop”. So it depends on how you want it to look. If you do end up doing one and posting please tag me so I can see it!

  • Lindy


    Is there anyway your mom could write a quick loose pattern…at least for the shell. I can figure out the flowers. I would be happy to pay her for it

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Lindy, I heard that most call it a granny square? My mom doesn’t know how to do patterns she’s just a visual person. If you goggle granny square I think that might help?

  • Noelle

    Is this for sale? Or does your mom have a website that she sells blankets like this? I’ve looked online at over thousands and this is the only one I’m in love with!

  • Sabina

    Hi Diana. Just found you through Inslee’s blog. Lovely illustration–really captures you and I also wanted to say your mother is clearly very talented and you both have good taste. I’m also an Anthro-obsessee but based on these photos I’d say your mom’s version is even better because the flowers seem a bit flatter which makes for more comfortable sitting. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  • Lydia

    Your mom is amazing! It’s beautiful!

  • Mailinh

    It’s more beautiful than the Anthro version. Your momma is one AWESOME crafty lady.

  • krystalC

    Beautiful! And absolutely more lovely than the Anthro ones…your mama’s are definitely heirlooms!


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