Call the Midwife Blanket Pattern

Crochet Call the Midwife Blanket Off White

Crochet Call the Midwife Baby Blanket

Crochet Call the Midwife Blanket Off White
Crochet Call the Midwife Blanket Off White

The Crochet Call The Midwife Baby Blanket wasn’t actually a baby blanket and was never called the Call The Midwife Blanket. It was simply called the Block Shawl in an original publication in the 1980s by Patons using the Beehive brand of yarn. As many of you already know, Patons North America falls into the Yarnspirations family of brands.

Call the Midwife Baby Blanket
Call the Midwife Baby Blanket

It was initially a 4 mm / G hook using the pattern I have attached to the free downloadable pattern here. So the blocks you see in the pattern would be much tighter than the sample I have recreated. Beehive was a lightweight yarn. Today, yarns are thicker and more pleasing to crocheters.

Patons aka Yarnspirations don’t have this pattern out in any of their social media but it still belongs to them. Our sponsorship covers the pattern they make. We have a free easy PDF download for you to have access to.

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Call The Midwife Blanket Crochet Diagram
Call The Midwife Blanket Crochet Diagram

Tutorial


Crochet Call the Midwife Blanket

Easy, Designed by Yarnspirations

Materials

Red Heart Roll With It Tweed, 5.29 oz/150 g, 311 yds/285 m

  • A – 2 Balls, Stormy Blues

Hook: 5.5 mm / I

Abbreviations

  • Approx = Approximate(ly)
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Sk = Skip
  • Sl St = Slip Stitch

Instructions

This type of pattern looks great with solid coloured yarn versus being variegated.

This pattern is easily adaptable to using other yarns and crochet hooks to compliment the blanket.

To increase the size of this pattern. Multiple is 16 + 6. This pattern has 7 repeating boxes across.

Ch 118 or in Multiples of 16 + 6.

Row 1: 1 dc in 6th ch from hook. *Ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st. Rep * across. Turn.

Stitches can include ch 1 spaces and dc. 

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch 1 here and throughout), sk next ch sp, 1 dc in next 15 sts include ch-1 sps. *Ch 1; sk next dc. 1 dc in next 15 sts include ch-1 sps, Rep * 6 more times. Ch 1, sk next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch in row below. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, sk next ch sp, 1 dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc. *Ch 1, sk next ch sp. 1 dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc. Rep * across. Ch 1, skip next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd th ch of turning ch. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4. Sk next ch sp, 1 dc in next 4 dc, skip next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st into ch-3 sp. Ch 3, sk next 2 dc sts, 1 dc in next 4 dc. *Ch 1, sk next ch sp. 1 dc in next 4 dc. Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st into ch-3 sp. Ch 3, sk next 2 dc sts, 1 dc in next 4 dc. Rep *across. Ch 1, skip next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4. Sk next ch sp, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 4 dc. *Ch 1, sk next ch sp. 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next 4 dc. Rep * across. Ch 1, skip next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 4. Sk next ch sp, 1 dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 6 dc. *Ch 1, sk 1 st. 1 dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 6 sts. Rep * across. Ch 1, skip next ch sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 4. Skip next ch sp. 1 dc in next. *Ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc. Rep * across. Turn.

Next Rows: Rep rows 2 to 7 – 7 more times. 

Optional Border

Rnd 1: Join to a corner to do the top side first. Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as join. Working across, 1 sc in each st and ch-1 sp to next corner. 3 sc in corner. Working down side, 2 sc in each post space to next corner. 3 sc in corner. Across bottom, 1 sc in each st and ch-1 sp to next corner. 3 sc in corner. Working up side, 2 sc in each post space to beg corner. Join with sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

You can increase the border with single crochet, ensure to keep 3 sc in the corner stitches to keep the blanket growing evenly. 

 


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The border is simple which will allow you to add more rounds if you prefer to do a bit more. I used Red Heart Roll With It Tweeds.

So Where Did Name Come From?

Set designers for the show Call the Midwife used this pattern in their TV Show. People wondered what the pattern was and in time, it morphed from a shawl to a baby blanket and the public began to call it the Call The Midwife Blanket.

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24 Comments

  1. Jessica

    I noticed an error in the newest revised version in Row 4 in the repeat section (second sentence) It says to “Ch 3, skip next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st into ch-3 sp.”. I believe there is an extra ch3 in there when it should be once.

    • Mikey

      You are right. Great catch. Updating file now.

  2. Mikey

    Pattern is revised with new crochet diagram included.

  3. Linda Clinton

    Hi there is this US Terms in revision 2? I’m new to crochet and in the UK so wanted to check. Thankyou

    • Yes it is in US terms, normally I find if the pattern is written in UK terms they state it at the beginning of a pattern.

  4. joy church

    Hi revision 2 still has the mistake on row 6
    in row 6, I think you are missing 2dc in the ch 3 space. Your count with one dc is 13. There needs to be 3 dc in ch 3 space by the picture and to get the correct count.
    Thanks for the pattern.

    • I haven’t worked up the pattern myself, but you could be quite right.

    • Meg

      Yes, having made this blanket before …it is for row 6
      Ch 4 sk 1, dc next 6 sts. 3 dc in the ch 3 space, dc next 6 sts, ch1. Sk1 repeat.

  5. Julie Anderson

    How do I get the correction to row 6

    • Mikey

      Morning Julie, it’s been fixed already. I have updated the article to reflect that.

  6. Denise

    Could you tell me what yarn this is? I have been looking for these colors!

  7. Alyssa Cicalese

    LINK IS WORKING FINE

  8. Cat Vaiasicca

    Hi, I’m trying to make this but I wanted to make it a little wider so I added 16 to make 134 chains which is a multiple of 16 + 6 row one works up fine but row two does not …. what am I doing wrong? I have not tried it at the original size yet…

  9. Ana

    Was the original shawl square or rectangular?

  10. Ana

    Thank you for posting this beautiful blanket pattern. I would like to use this to make window curtains with size 10 thread. Any recommendations? Would it be as easy as making a starting chain in the multiple of 16 + 6 the length I need to cover 1/2 my window? I would appreciate your thoughts because I’ve never made crotchet curtains before, only cloth ones.
    Thank you,
    Ana

  11. Mikey

    Correction was made in Row 6 thanks to a couple women who emailed me to let me know. It’s now on Revision 2.

  12. Susan Rogers

    I think there is a mistake in Row 6. There should be 3 dc in the chain 3 space in order to maintain the 15 count per square.

  13. Susan Rogers

    Reading the pattern, in row 6, I think you are missing 2dc in the ch 3 space. Your count with one dc is 13. There needs to be 3 dc in ch 3 space by the picture and to get the correct count.
    Thanks for the pattern.

    • Beverly

      Where are directions for the hood to the baby

      • Mikey

        I don’t recall a hood. I didn’t see it in the archives.

  14. I keep seeing this blanket and it’s always so pretty. It seems that you can’t easily go wrong with the call the midwife blanket:)

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