The Midwife Blanket by Rebecca Langford

The Midwife Blanket

by Rebecca Langford
Crochet
June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
US
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This pattern is available for free.

One really fun thing about BBC’s television series “Call the Midwife” is its wide array of gorgeous baby blankets. It’s impossible as a crocheter to not notice them. One of them really caught my eye, and after some trial-and-error, I think I’ve managed to replicate the pattern, and I want to share it with you! Wouldn’t this make the perfect gift for a new mommy who is a fan of the show?

The blanket is begun with a chain in multiples of 16, plus 6 to account for the spacing that occurs at the beginning of every row. I created mine with a light weight, super soft acrylic yarn, and a size G hook, however I think my pattern scaled out larger than the one in the photo. If you really want to get it exact, you’ll probably need to use a fine weight yarn and a smaller hook. It was already enough of a stretch for me to use a G hook to create an entire baby blanket, so you won’t see me attempting this with anything smaller. ;)

It’s a fun project, one that will keep your brain engaged, and when you’re done you’ll have your very own straight-from-1950s-London baby blanket! (Well, at least straight-from-the-set-of-a-1950s-London-tv-show.) Have fun!

The original pattern appears in this vintage Patons 9930 booklet, and two others, using fingering weight yarn.