Call the Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket – Link to Free Pattern Included

Today, I want to share with you the Call the Midwife Inspired baby blanket that I’ve been working on.

Yes, this is what I’ve been using that pretty yellow yarn that I reviewed the other day.

call the midwife inspired baby blanket

Call the Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket

I haven’t quite finished the entire blanket yet but I have finished the beautiful blocked section that makes this pattern so interesting.  I was really surprised to learn how easy it is to crochet.

Surprisingly, the block part of the pattern only uses three stitches, chain, single crochet and double crochet.  And once you get the repeat of the pattern set in your mind, it’s easy as pie to quickly create the rows of blocks that make up this adorable lacy baby blanket.

The blanket became popular online after a similar one was seen wrapped around an infant on the show Call the Midwife.

Set in 1962, Call the Midwife is based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth and tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End.

It’s available on Netflix if you’re interested in watching it.

I love watching historical shows but the reason I became interested in this pretty blanket wasn’t from watching Call the Midwife.  It happened because I kept seeing it pop up on my Instagram account and decided to check it out.

From what I understand, and I could be wrong, and it wouldn’t be the first time, this modern pattern is based on a vintage one that still exists in a booklet somewhere hence the need for the “inspired” part at the end of the pattern name.

call the midwife blanket

Call the Midwife Blanket with one border row almost complete.

I’ve just started on the pretty border.  I chose to use a half double crochet as my first row.

The nice part about this pattern (and the way it was written) is that it gives you several options for the starter row on the border and it shares a multitude of starter chain counts for creating a blanket in many different sizes that can be used as baby blankets, afghans, throws, or even on a regular bed.  I love when I don’t have to calculate anything!

call the midwife inspired blanket pattern

My printed copy of the pattern.

For the baby blanket, I made mine using six blocks across and ten block rows down.  With only the half double crochet row complete on the border my blanket measures 27″ x 33″.  The border can be as big or small as you like, depending on how many rows of stitches you choose to use.  I plan to make mine very similar to the one pictured at the pattern website.

close up of call the midwife inspired blanket

I love the vintage lacy look of this block pattern.

I used a 3 weight yarn with a 5.50mm hook.  I love the softness and lacy drape but I think next time I might use a smaller hook as recommended on the yarn I purchased for this project… just to get tighter stitches.

This blanket isn’t spoken for yet and I can’t wait to complete it so I can get it up for sale in my Etsy shop, which I’ve been neglecting terribly lately.

Visit Call the Midwife Inspired Afghan Pattern by Siena’s Maine Design at Ravelry to find the pattern and start making your own beautiful blanket.  I have to add that this free pattern is very well written and super easy to follow.

If you’re more of a visual learner you can watch this video to help you get started!

Have you ever tried this pattern?  Will you?  Tell me what you think in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers.

Wishing you a frog-free crochet day!

Robin

About Robin

I'm a former community manager of a now defunct lifestyle site who's been writing online, and off, for over fifteen years. My passions include my family, my cat, reading, writing, crochet, and yarn art. I've decided to stitch all of those things together by way of my new blog, Imperial Crochet. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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15 Responses to Call the Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket – Link to Free Pattern Included

  1. Miss Rebecca says:

    Omg that colour you’ve sold me lol! My mum keeps telling me to watch ctm but I have way too many shows to finish off. You did a really good job of this!

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  2. Emma says:

    That’s so pretty Robin! The colour is really lovely too 🙂

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  3. tonymarkp says:

    It looks like something to enjoy stitching up in hotter weather, very light. I can’t wait to see the rest of it in this color, which is really showing off the lace pat tern.

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  4. Robin says:

    Thank you tonymarkp!

    Like

  5. Pingback: Pretty Crochet Border on my Call The Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket | Imperial Crochet

  6. shalini says:

    Looks really pretty

    Like

  7. It is an absolutely stunning pattern, and looks very easy indeed. I think I would crochet it as well. And the yellow yarn you are using is great, I love how pretty and bright it is.

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  8. Tami says:

    That is a gorgeous blanket Robin! I actually started to make one once but decided to go with a different design instead. I loved the pattern and it was surprisingly easy but it wasn’t right for the yarn I was using. I do want to eventually make one though. I love the color that you chose for it. 😀

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  9. Rowingbasket says:

    Very nice pattern Robin!

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