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

Crochet Call the Midwife Baby Blanket

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. Behive was a lightweight yarn. Today, yarns are thicker and more pleasing to crocheters.

Patons aka Yarnspirations doesn’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.

Get-Crochet-Crowd-Pattern-PDF
Free Call the Midwife Pattern

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.

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

Row 3: Ch 4, sk next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, ch 3, sk next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 6 sts. *Ch 1; Sk next st. 1 dc in next 6 sts. Ch 3, sk next 3 sts. 1 dc in next 6 sts. Rep * 6 more times. Ch 1; 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch in row below. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4. Sk next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sl st into ch-3 sp. Ch 3, sk next 2 dc sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts. *Ch 1; Sk next st. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sl st into ch-3 sp. Ch 3, sk next 2 dc sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep * 6 more times. Ch 1; 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch in row below. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 4. Sk next st, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. Sk to next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next 4 sts. *Ch 1; Sk 1 St. 1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp. Ch 3. Sk to next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in ch-3 sp. 1 dc in next 4 sts. Rep * 6 more times. Ch 1; Ch 1; 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch in row below. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 4. Sk next st, 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 6 sts. *Ch 1; Sk 1 st. 1 dc in next 6 sts, 1 dc in ch-3 sp, 1 dc in next 6 sts. Rep * 6 more times. Ch 1; 1 dc in 4th ch of turning ch in row below. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 4. Skip next st. 1 dc in next. *Ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st. 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 the 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.


Get-Crochet-Crowd-Pattern-PDF
Free Call the Midwife Pattern

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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