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The Midwife Blanket (Free Pattern!)

Call the Midwife Inspired Vintage Baby Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet | This baby blanket is inspired by a blanket from BBC's "Call the Midwife" Christmas Special. Free crochet pattern.

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Please note: There is a version of this blanket floating around that has red stripes with added heart-shaped sections. I’m getting a lot of questions about where that pattern is (I’ve even seen pattern roundups that show that blanket but link directly here). It’s not my blanket, and I do not have the pattern variation for you here. Sorry!

This season of life has been C-R-A-Z-Y in our home. Besides the daily chaos of raising two toddler boys (one “Terrible Two” and one “Threenager”), we’ve been juggling my husband’s two jobs as well as Seminary classes (he took his heaviest load, 10 credits, this semester). It’s one of those seasons I know we’ll look back on and wonder what we were thinking, taking on that much at a time. But by the grace of God, we survived, and June has brought us relief; Zack’s university job is on hiatus, and he’s only taking one elective this time around. It’s so nice to have my husband around in the evenings, instead of holed up at the campus library until midnight or later buried in homework.

There was, however, at least one good thing that came out of me having all those evenings alone after the little ones went to bed; I discovered a BBC show called “Call the Midwife”! (Click here to view the official site.)

Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, a nurse in London’s poverty-stricken “East End” in the 1950s, “Call the Midwife” is an extremely moving story of a group of women who face incredible odds to bring life after precious life into the world. I am not exaggerating when I say that this BBC gem is quite possibly my favorite show. Like, ever. And it’s one that my dear husband would never have sat through with me. But thanks to his busy schedule, and the Netflix and PBS web sites, I breezed through the entire show in a matter of weeks, landing me right on schedule to enjoy the Season 3 Finale with the rest of the world.

If you have not yet discovered this show, believe me — you want to see it. I don’t think there was a single episode in the entire 3 seasons that did not make me put down my crochet project and have a good cry. It is a beautiful show. (And it’s coming back for a 4th season!)

One really fun thing about “Call the Midwife” is its wide array of gorgeous baby blankets. It’s impossible as a crocheter to not notice them. But one of them really caught my eye. (And no, those of you who watch the show, I’m not talking about the afghan that the midwives made for Chummy… though that is definitely one of the most beautiful!) I’m talking about a blanket I saw on the Christmas special:

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If you can take your eyes away from that ridiculously precious, tiny face for a moment, you’ll see what I mean. Isn’t the detailing neat?

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I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to recreate it. A quick internet search provided no results for patterns, so I set out to figure it out myself. After some trial-and-error, I think I’ve managed to replicate the blanket, 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?

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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!

Call the Midwife Inspired Vintage Baby Blanket | Free Crochet Pattern by Little Monkeys Crochet | This baby blanket is inspired by a blanket from BBC's "Call the Midwife" Christmas Special. Free crochet pattern.

Update #1 (August 2015): When I originally posted this pattern, I was unaware of the origins of the baby blanket I saw in “Call the Midwife”, and of whether or not a published pattern even existed from which the show prop was created. An online search yielded no results, which is why I proceeded with trying to figure the pattern out myself.  Since then, it has come to my attention (by a couple of my sweet readers) that there is a pattern in an old Patons booklet that looks just like the episode prop. And while I can’t speak for the crafter who actually made the prop, I can say with 99% certainty after looking at the booklet photo that the Patons pattern is the pattern she (or he) followed. If you would like to view that pattern, it is in Patons & Baldwins Limited (UK) Booklet 9930, as well as Patons #129 (Canada). Unfortunately, these booklets are both out of print, but clearly there are still some copies out there somewhere. 🙂

Update #2 (March 14, 2016): This pattern remains on my blog with the permission of Yarnspirations, who now owns Patons. (Yay!)

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The Midwife Blanket

Hook: G (4.25mm)
Yarn: Light (DK). I used approximately 1,000 yards of Bernat Softee Baby Yarn in Antique White.
Difficulty: Easy
Crochet Language: American Standard Terms (I would have written it in UK, in honor of the fact that the show is from there, but I don't know how...) :)
Finished Size: Approx. 30" x 35" (You can easily increase or decrease the size by adding to your starting Ch; just make sure you start with a multiple of 16, plus 6)

Notes: 
(1) Because of the design, which is created by the use of skipped stitches, you'll be crocheting into those stitches often. It's up to you whether you crochet into the Ch, or the space created by it. I chose to crochet into the Ch itself because I felt it would give my rows a steadier look. Just note going into it that each of those skipped stitches still counts as a stitch for the row that follows it. So if it tells you to "DC in next 6 sts", and there are only 4 DCs from the previous row followed by a space that was created by chains, you'll need to put the last 2 DC into those chains (or the chain space, if you prefer).
(2) This pattern has been translated into Dutch (click here) and Swedish (click here). I don't offer support for the translations, but the translators are linked to within the individual blog posts.

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To Begin: Ch 118.

Row 1: DC in 6th Ch from hook. (Ch 1, Sk 1 St, DC in next St) across. Ch 4; turn.

Row 2: Sk first 2 Sts, DC in next 15 Sts, including Ch 1s from previous row. (Ch 1; Sk 1 St. DC in next 15 Sts) 6 more times. Ch 1, Sk 1 St, DC in next St (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row). Ch 4; turn.

Row 3: Sk first 2 Sts, DC in next 6 Sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, DC in next 6 Sts. (Ch 1; Sk 1 St. DC in next 6 Sts. Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts. DC in next 6 Sts) 6 more times. Ch 1; DC in next St  (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row). Ch 4; turn.

Row 4: Sk first 2 Sts, DC in next 4 Sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, SLIP STITCH into next St, Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, DC in next 4 Sts. (Ch 1; Sk 1 St. DC in next 4 Sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, SLIP STITCH into next St, Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, DC in next 4 Sts) 6 more times. Ch 1; DC in next St  (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row). Ch 4; turn.

Row 5: Sk first 2 Sts, DC in next 6 Sts (don't forget to include the Chs from the previous row in your count!), Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, DC in next 6 Sts. (Ch 1; Sk 1 St. DC in next 6 Sts. Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts. DC in next 6 Sts) 6 more times. Ch 1; DC in next St  (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row). Ch 4; turn.

Row 6: Sk first 2 Sts, DC in next 15 Sts. (Ch 1; Sk 1 St. DC in next 15 Sts) 6 more times. Ch 1; DC in next St  (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row). Ch 4; turn.

Row 7: Sk first 2 Sts. DC in next. (Ch 1, Sk 1 St, DC in next St) across. Ch 4; turn.

You've completed one row of rectangles. To continue your blanket, repeat rows 2-7 10 more times for a stroller blanket, or as many times as you want to achieve desired length. At the end of your final row, do not Ch 4, but continue to "Edging".

Edging You will be working along the little boxes that line the perimeter of your blanket, using two of them together to create a scalloped edge.  Ch 1. SC + DC into first space. DC into the stitch that divides the two spaces. DC + SC into second space. This completes 1 scallop. (Sk next dividing st. SC + DC into next space. DC into the stitch that divides the two spaces. DC + SC into second space.) Repeat () all the way around the blanket (I added an extra DC when working in the corners).

Depending on how many rows of rectangles you chose to do, you may end up with a leftover box at the end, like I did. I simply improvised and made a 3-box scallop at the end. There's probably a better way to figure that out, but I'm not above a little improvisation to get a job done. ;) Fasten off; weave in ends.

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  • Pat June 5, 2014, 8:01 am

    Lovely, thank you.

    • Rebecca June 5, 2014, 9:46 am

      Thanks!

      • Dorothy June 9, 2014, 6:37 pm

        I just found All the Midwife on Netflix. It has all of the episodes. I’m not much of a sleeper in my old age so this is just such a good show to watch. How some of the babies lived in the conditions they were born into. Thank goodness for the midwives.
        I can remember my grandma talking about them in England. When mom had her first baby grandma was horrified that a Dr was going to deliver him.
        However did you figure out the pattern from a non too clear picture. It’s just beautiful. I’m putting in my library of things to crochet. Just have to save the money for the yarn. I have so much yarn but not enough of one kind to make it. Too many different weights. Thank you for sharing your talent.

        • Rebecca June 14, 2014, 11:37 am

          Thank you Dorothy! It look a lot of trial and error. 😉 The show has been so eye-opening as far as how things used to be. As a mom who has had an emergency c-section, I’m grateful to have been born when I was. 🙂

        • Louise April 27, 2015, 12:58 am

          Hi Dorothy , do you live i the UK? I have some gorgeous 4ply ( slightly finer than DK that would be perfect for this blanket . I have had so much on I never got round to it . You are welcome to it if you would like to make this blanket for someone you know?

          Louise , Scotland.

          • Rebecca Boot August 14, 2016, 12:36 pm

            Louise did you ever use that yarn?

  • Pat June 5, 2014, 8:09 am

    Thank you so much for this gorgeous creation. I love the ‘Call the midwife’ series and, like you, I shed a few quiet tears each episode. My daughter is expecting her first baby, my first grandchild, and this blanket will definitely be wrapping itself around that wee baby.

    • Rebecca June 5, 2014, 9:47 am

      Aww, thank you. I am so happy to hear that!

  • Carolyn Stanzel June 5, 2014, 9:39 am

    Dear Rebecca,

    What a beautiful baby blanket pattern! However, we are often reminded that baby blankets should be made in solid stitches with no holes. Some babies have had their fingers caught in the holes with the blood cut off and lost their fingers. Just a warning.

    • Rebecca June 5, 2014, 9:51 am

      Thank you for the input, Carolyn. My recommendation falls in line with the American Academy of Pediatrics — a baby less than a year old should not be left unattended with any sort of blanket. As with so many baby items, I feel this blanket will be perfectly safe when that guideline is followed, and I think it’s up to each mom to do her research and make an informed decision. 🙂

      • Louise February 25, 2015, 10:46 am

        I think this is so true so many baby items are crocheted and especially shawls with ‘holes’ I have thought since I very first seen this it looks like four leaf clovers , for good luck ? I have just bought the yarn so next the blanket I’m hoping it shouldn’t be too demanding and I’m making it with no time limit , just in the hope

    • Jen January 15, 2016, 2:18 pm

      This baby blanket is perfectly safe for babies. Cellular blankets are recommended due to suffocating hazards of blankets with no holes. I’d rather my baby have a sore finger than them suffocating.

  • Rose D June 5, 2014, 9:43 am

    I love this! You did a beautiful job recreating it. I am going to bookmark it for future use. Thank you for sharing!

    • Rebecca June 5, 2014, 9:52 am

      Thank you Rose!

  • Nancy June 5, 2014, 2:13 pm

    I love this! Can you tell me how much yarn, yards or ounces, it takes to make the blanket?

    • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 9:27 am

      My blanket weights a little over 11 oz. 🙂

  • Christina June 5, 2014, 8:20 pm

    Going to the store to get yarn so I can start making this beautiful blanket… I’ve been looking for a nice pattern for a lap throw for work and here it is! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!!!

    • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 9:27 am

      You’re welcome!

  • Olga June 6, 2014, 1:09 am

    Love that show! And I remember this episode very well, I did notice that blanket. They do show a lot of crocheted baby blankets.
    You did such a great job on this pattern. The blanket you made is absolutely adorable.

    • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 9:28 am

      Thank you so much Olga 🙂

  • Bracie June 6, 2014, 8:57 am

    Thank you so very much for sharing….it’s beautiful.

    • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 9:28 am

      Thanks Bracie!

  • Denise June 6, 2014, 9:03 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful pattern.. U have a question, row two do you double crochet into spaces or actually into the chains that are in between spaces ? Thank you so much! Denise

    • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 9:29 am

      You’re welcome!! I crocheted into the chains. Check out the “notes” section at the top of the pattern for my explanation.

      • Denise June 6, 2014, 10:43 am

        Oh Duh…I always read the notes first sorry..Worked 80 plus hours this week was anxious to start for Christening gift. Thanks so much.. I did both ways just to see. The crochet into the loop gives a clean look but can tend to loosen up if you will and the dc can sometimes fall a bit. So the dc into the chain between the stitches is definitely the way to go!

        • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 11:30 am

          Haha no problem. I think this would make a wonderful Christening gift 🙂

          • Pat Simmons August 2, 2015, 7:45 pm

            I think you giving this blanket as a Christening gift is awesome! And I Thank You soooo much for the idea!!!!! I have a niece having a baby soon and I agree that this would be the PERFECT Christening gift.
            I always make it a habit to read all comments concerning something I am interested in crocheting – now I’m Extra-Glad that I do!! Otherwise I would never have seen your posts.
            Thanks with so much Appreciation,
            Pat Simmons

  • dj June 6, 2014, 10:34 am

    one of my favorite shows. i am sewing and crocheting listening to the book on cd again. i can picture the actors/actresses when i am listening to the stories. an amazing life we are all sharing in. gorgeous afghan !

    • Rebecca June 6, 2014, 11:29 am

      Hi DJ! I’ve been wanting to read the book, but I just can’t bring myself to read these days because I’d rather be crocheting. I didn’t even think of looking for the book on CD. Great idea… I think you just made my day! 😀

  • Ren June 12, 2014, 8:38 am

    Oh my! It’s a perfect recreation. Perfect. And very generous of you to share the pattern. Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursdays!

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:19 am

      Thank you for the kind words!

  • Melissa June 13, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Oh how lovely! I am so pleased the show has been confirmed for another season… Though I’m not sure how it will be without Jenny!

    Can’t wait to get started on this blanket, I always like to crochet a little chunkier than normal, so I’m going to try this on an even larger hook, we will see!

    Thanks for the pattern, isn’t the internet a wonderful thing??

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:21 am

      You’re welcome! I’m excited to see the next season, though it will be hard to wait. As much as I loved Jenny, this is one of the few shows where I love all of the supporting cast so much that taking away the main character doesn’t really lessen my desire to see it! 🙂

  • Disneypal June 14, 2014, 8:01 pm

    This pattern looks like an exact replica of the CTM blanket. It is beautiful!!! I love CTM in part because of the lovely knit and crochet items. Thank you for the pattern. I can’t wait to give it a try.

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:21 am

      Thank you! I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. 🙂

  • jenneke van maurik June 15, 2014, 12:21 pm

    i have linked this url on my public FB site thksss a lot
    jenneke

    https://www.facebook.com/jennekevm?ref=hl

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:22 am

      Thanks so much, Jenneke!

  • Sue Quinn June 15, 2014, 8:50 pm

    How clever to replicate this pattern, I’m new to crochet and I too noticed the lovely blankets on CTM never expecting to find a pattern, thanks so much for sharing.

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:23 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Michelle June 16, 2014, 9:53 am

    This is such an adorable baby blanket and when I found it I was grinning from ear to ear! I fell in love with this show and can’t believe we have to wait till Spring 2015 for season 4!! I will be making this one for a friend who has a beautiful 7 month old and one for my new nephie-poo!!! Congratulations on surviving all of life’s current hiccups and blessings to you and your family!! XX

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:24 am

      Thank you so much, Michelle!

  • Mayli Pozo June 16, 2014, 2:54 pm

    i am fan of Ca the miwdwife and when I saw that episode my crohhet eye immesdiately get hookes with this cute baby blaket! Thanks for share it!!

  • Mayli Pozo June 16, 2014, 3:02 pm

    i am fan of Ca the miwdwife and when I saw that episode my crohhet eye immesdiately get hookes with this cute baby blaket! Thanks for share it!! Just a question, how many skeins dis you use?

    • mayli pozo June 16, 2014, 3:08 pm

      Sorry for the typing errors…wrote the comment from my cell phone.

      • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 10:26 am

        Hi Mayli! I believe I used the equivalent of three skeins. I started with a partial skein so I’m estimating, but I’m pretty sure it was 3. 🙂

  • Robin June 17, 2014, 3:43 pm

    This is such a cute blanket to make when you dont know what the baby will be. I bought 3 skeins of yarn yesterday and started it last night. I was wondering at the end of each row should I be skipping a chain (of the chain 4) and making the DC in the 2nd chain to form the little space at the end of each row? It seems the little boxes are more uniform by skipping a stitch.
    Im loving the way its turning out……thanks for sharing!!
    Robin

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 4:13 pm

      Hmm… without it in front of me, it’s hard to visualize. But, if it’s making it look the most uniform by doing that, then I would do it! 🙂

  • carlene June 18, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I was just searching for a new pattern to make for a friends new baby, can not wait to start it. I am also a big fan of Call the Midwife, I really enjoy it.
    thanks again

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 9:27 am

      You’re welcome, Carlene!

  • Julie June 18, 2014, 5:31 pm

    I’ve never gotton into Call the Midwife even though I am in the UK. I think it just clashes with something else I watch. However I do have photos of me, as a baby in the 1970’s, wrapped in almost exactly the same blanket as this. I think my nan crocheted it for my older brother when he was born. it’s kind of spooky to see it here all brand new looking. I think I may even have the original in the loft somewhere. Wow! Great pattern too btw.

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 9:31 am

      That is so cool, Julie! (And I can definitely see how it would be a little spooky too, lol.) I would LOVE to see the photo, if you have a way of snapping a pic and emailing it to me (littlemonkeyscrochet@gmail.com). A Ravelry visitor showed me a vintage pattern book that had an extremely similar-looking blanket in it… I wonder if that’s where your nan found it (and where whoever made the blanket for the show found it)! Thanks for sharing!

  • Helen Callaghan June 18, 2014, 10:23 pm

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. I just need one question answered – is it in UK or US stitches.

    • Rebecca June 19, 2014, 9:33 am

      US. (Which is probably confusing since it came from a BBC show) 🙂

  • Joanne Kundra June 23, 2014, 8:01 am

    I just finished making this blanket this weekend. I wanted to post a photo of it but I’m not sure how. I did post a photo on my Facebook timeline with a link to your pattern. It was a very simple pattern and just want to thank you for taking the time to create the pattern for us. I can’t wait to see if they show us another great blanket next season on the show, if it comes back. Seems like the final episode of the season was made so it would conclude many of the story lines in case it was not renewed for another season. Thanks again for the free pattern!

    • Rebecca June 23, 2014, 8:22 am

      Yay! I’d love to see it, if you want to email it to me at littlemonkeyscrochet (at) gmail (dot) com. I always love to see others’ finished works. I’m glad you found the pattern easy to follow! As far as I know, the show has been renewed for season 4, but Jenny won’t be returning. Here’s to hoping we get at least one more season! 🙂

  • kiml June 26, 2014, 11:46 pm

    I am working on this white now, I did this in white, it looks like an irish blanket to me. Also luv the religious cross look. B/c the weather is so hot now, this is nice and airy, I thought for my newborn nephew as I made an afghan. Pretty easy, if you watch.

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:20 pm

      It is nice and airy!

  • janet July 2, 2014, 11:30 am

    hi.
    thank you so much for this pattern, love it! have to watch call the midwife whille im crotheing, which is a bit weird : )
    i was wondering, how much yard, would you say it needs for this? 4-5 balls?
    thank you so much, hadent really noticed all the different blankets, now i keep a watchfull eye on hte screen : )

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:22 pm

      Janet, I used about 1,000 yards, or 3 skeins. 🙂

  • Michelle July 14, 2014, 6:30 am

    Hi there!

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern.

    I’m relatively novice and, sadly, already stuck on row 2!

    I get to the end of the 6 lots of 15 and find, after I have skipped 1 and DC1 that I am left with maybe 3/4 stitches from the chain 4 of row 1.

    If I Ch4 from where I am and continue with row 3, I am left with an ‘end’ to row one that doesn’t follow with me.

    I have triple checked the stitches on my foundation chain and that I have done 15 and skipped one between each…

    Any advice greatly appreciated! 🙂

    • Rebecca July 15, 2014, 3:24 pm

      Hi Michelle! Is it possible that you’re forgetting to do the square space at the end? The entire blanket will have a border of small squares around it when you’re done. Another lady with the same problem realized that she had finished the last grouping of 15 DCs, and hadn’t done that last little section.

      • KAREN RATLIFF July 6, 2016, 6:56 pm

        I’m having the same problem. I’ve counted and recounted and torn it all out four times. There must be something obvious that I’m missing. When I finish the 6th section of 15, then ch1 and skip, I have only 12 stitches left available in the row and the the turn chain. I love this blanket. Please help.

  • Wendy July 22, 2014, 6:00 am

    I’ve been re-watching CTM (my fav show….wouldn’t you just LOVE to have Chummy for a friend?) and every time I watch the episode (S2 E8) where she gives birth to her baby I’m struck again by the same thought: they talk about Sister Monica Joan knitting blanket squares as a way to feel useful but, even though they have knitting needles shoved in the edges, I’m SURE they’re classic crocheted granny squares!!

    I’ve been wanting to ask a fellow crochet lover about this and actually Googled about it to see if anyone else had noticed. I think they’re using a lot of crocheted items because it’s quicker to crochet than to knit. That said, I see some knitted things on the show…especially the small toys the nuns make.

    You’ve done a beautiful job to unravel the mystery of how to make the baby afghan! Well done!!!

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:32 pm

      You’re right! They are definitely crocheted granny squares. Good eye! 🙂

  • Elaine Levine July 22, 2014, 11:13 am

    I love this pattern but would like to make it into a scarf for a breast cancer survivor walk. Any ideas on how I can convert this to a pattern with approx. 25-30 stitches? Thanks. Elaine

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:35 pm

      What a nice idea! The blanket is begun with a chain in multiples of 16, plus 6. So if you did two square sections wide, it would be Ch 38 (16 + 16 + 6). Perhaps use a smaller hook and yarn for a smaller width?

  • Vickie July 22, 2014, 2:50 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect gift for a set of twins on the way, so I hope it’s a quick one to work up. Thanks for the tip on the next series I need to get addicted to on Netflix 🙂

    • Rebecca July 22, 2014, 4:36 pm

      You will definitely get addicted 😉

  • Marie Hill July 23, 2014, 10:17 am

    Thanks for this pattern – it looks wonderful. Such a shame that it will be a long time before I need to make anything so beautiful.
    http://www.thevintageknittinglady.co.uk/shawls2.html
    This is the link to Sue, The Vintage Knitting Lady and she has the original pattern … just in case anyone is interested. Obviously she is in the UK, but sometimes the patterns she has are available as .pdf files.

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 9:37 am

      Thank you Marie!

    • Janet March 15, 2016, 1:59 pm

      Marie,
      Can you direct me to the pattern at the link you gave? How do I search?

    • Nicola Kirk July 4, 2016, 11:08 am

      Have you got a direct link to the pattern or the name of it so I can search for it.

  • Maureen August 1, 2014, 8:14 pm

    It is a lovely easy pattern. I taught myself to crochet for my first daughter 43 years ago. the Baby shawl is blue and is still doing the rounds with family. I believe the pattern was published in an Australian magazine around about that time, may even have been earlier as I saved many a project I had on my to do list.

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 9:38 am

      Thanks Maureen, it’s been fun to hear from ladies who have these blankets from years ago!

  • Jude Clouse August 1, 2014, 9:03 pm

    I la LA la love this pattern! It’s got to be my new favorite blanket.
    I did have a little difficulty with rows 4&5 but I went up a needle size (h) and thicker yarn
    I used Bernat super value in Natural. It made the ch1 easier to see and get the needle
    Thru. natural is the only color of Bernat …that is soft NOT scratchy.
    It truly looks like an heirloom . Thank you for this beautiful pattern !

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 9:39 am

      You are welcome, Jude!

  • Laurie August 4, 2014, 3:29 pm

    Thank you for developing and sharing this beautiful pattern. I have never seen or heard of the show, but I loved this blanket the moment I saw it. The first thing I thought is that it would be a wonderful christening blanket.

    • Rebecca August 5, 2014, 9:39 am

      Laurie, I’ve heard that from many people, and I very much agree!

  • Rachel August 6, 2014, 10:21 am

    I can’t wait to get started on this; I have twin nieces born in a couple months and this would be lovely! My question is, approximately how many yards did you use for this gauge and size?

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:52 am

      Hi Rachel! I believe I used about 3 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby, so approximately 1,086 yards.

  • EmJay August 6, 2014, 1:19 pm

    I’m making this as a baby gift for a friend who works with midwives. It has been so easy to crochet and is beautiful. It’s a perfect gift, since Call the Midwife is still fresh on our minds. Do crochet into the chains. It makes the pattern much more stable.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:52 am

      EmJay, I hope your friend adores it!

  • Robyn August 6, 2014, 9:11 pm

    As I am a midwife from way back in the Pinnards days, this show was just gorgeous and I was able to relive some of my memories. Even though I trained in the hospital, the delivery bundles and the pinnards were what I trained with in the late 1970’s.

    Thank you for he beautiful pattern. I have the DVD’s so now will have to take particular note of the crocheting.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:54 am

      Robyn, how neat!

    • Kat March 20, 2016, 12:23 pm

      I’m a midwife too, though only qualified a year. I use pinnards still, almost every shift!

      I love this pattern. Brilliant for when I need to whip up a quick baby blanket!

  • Gloria Descoteaux August 8, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Love this pattern. It looks like little angels. I am making this blanket for my granddaughter’s baby. she is expecting in Jan. Very easy pattern.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:54 am

      It does, doesn’t it!

  • Rhonda Comeau August 10, 2014, 11:01 am

    When I was expecting my second son 33 years ago my mom taught me to crochet and gave me this pattern. It was the first baby blanket I made and 3 years ago I gave the blanket to his wife for their first daughter 🙂 I was delighted when I saw this post!

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:54 am

      That is wonderful! I love hearing from people who recognize this blanket from years ago.

  • Kim S August 11, 2014, 1:26 pm

    Just found out our youth pastor and his wife are expecting. So I rushed right home from church to find just the perfect pattern and there it was on your site. I can’t wait to get it done for them.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:54 am

      Aww, I’m sure they will love it!

  • Rasa August 12, 2014, 1:07 pm

    Thanks for gorgeous blanket pattern. I loved it from the first sight, so I’m making it now. I made “tester sample” and I can say that patter is written very well ant easy to follow.

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:55 am

      Thank you very much, Rasa!

  • Dorne Chadderton August 16, 2014, 5:17 am

    I made this when my daughter was a baby, 34 years ago !

    • Rebecca August 19, 2014, 9:55 am

      Wow! Blast from the past 🙂

  • Laure Goberville August 23, 2014, 4:39 am

    I absolutely love “call the Midwife”. I do not watch a lot of tv but I never miss it (except the Christmas special). I am a new crocheter (started 7 months ago just before my daughter’s birth) so I never noticed the blankets but will definitely pay more attention in the next season.

    • Rebecca August 26, 2014, 6:27 pm

      You will be so inspired if you do! 🙂

  • Nancy August 23, 2014, 1:16 pm

    This baby blanket caught my eye also. I duplicated it somewhat, with every other square solid, to provide more warmth. “Ask the midwife” is a wonderful source of baby wear.

    • Rebecca August 26, 2014, 6:27 pm

      What a wonderful idea!

  • Margaret August 26, 2014, 2:26 pm

    I love this baby blanket. I do work for a charity and it is a perfect pattern. One question though, how many balls of yarn did you use

    • Rebecca August 26, 2014, 6:27 pm

      I used 3 skeins of Bernat Softee Baby. 🙂

  • Pat August 26, 2014, 3:08 pm

    What. A beautiful blanket!
    I am trying to start to teach myself to crochet, along with being left handed. It’s not easy to do, because I do not know anyone else left handed to get help from. Our daughter is expecting in a month (2nd), and I hope to be able to learn how to do this by then, or soon after. Thanks for sharing such a treasure.

    • Rebecca August 26, 2014, 6:28 pm

      Thank you Pat! I do wish you luck. I’ve heard it’s quite a challenge for lefties to learn, but I know you can do it!

      • Debbie August 31, 2014, 9:08 pm

        Get the book Crochet For Dummies! It helped my cousin learn to crochet.

  • Jeannette August 28, 2014, 1:44 am

    Rebecca

    thank you very much for the pattern I made my son one back in the 70’s but I had forgotten the pattern, in two weeks I made one for a girl and one for a boy they are so lovely thanks to you.
    I have the following link to share and ask you would you happen to know how to read the pattern from the picture? I would love to make on but there is no pattern.https://www.flickr.com/photos/16909712@N03/4953466601/lightbox/

    Jeannette

    • Rebecca September 3, 2014, 9:39 pm

      Thanks Jeannette! As for the photo, it looked like a pretty basic shell stitch, so I looked it up on Ravelry and got lucky – I found it for you!

      The mandala pattern is here –>http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-mandala
      And the Raveler who turned it into an ottoman is here –> http://www.ravelry.com/projects/glinster/granny-mandala

      • jeannette September 16, 2014, 2:41 pm

        Thank you very very much I got it it’s so wonderful even though I suppose to be very computer oriented I could not find it. Thanks a million
        Jeannette

  • Debbie August 31, 2014, 9:06 pm

    I’ve been Watching Call The Midwife since the series began. I love it! I’ve also read all the books. I’ve fallen in love with all the characters. The new season begins spring of 2015. I’m at present making this pattern for my nephew and then I’ll be making one for my newest granddaughter due in 3 weeks. Thanks for sharing this pattern on your website.

    • Rebecca September 3, 2014, 9:40 pm

      You’re welcome Debbie!

  • Ella Hauksdottir September 4, 2014, 2:36 pm

    This is lovely. I am expecting in November and I wanted to make a baby blanket. I’m not advanced with crocheting and I just took some random yarn and a hook and started with making just one square (I couldn’t be bothered with all the chain 100+ in the beginning)

    First row went lovely and I had those bigger squares. However the next row looked identical so the whole blanket would be with the big squares. Not sure what I did wrong. Gotta try it again.

    • Ella Hauksdottir September 4, 2014, 4:35 pm

      Ahh okay I got it now. I was reading the pattern wrong of course 😉

      I did one row of squares. It’s a lot prettier to stitch into the dc’s instead of the space above them. However it makes counting almost impossible and really hard to figure out on “which side” of the dc the next dc should go to.
      Pretty blanket never the less 🙂

      • Rebecca September 17, 2014, 5:41 pm

        I’m glad you figured it out! I’m a little behind on answering comments, as we’re in the middle of a move. Sorry! 🙂

  • Fae Baur September 5, 2014, 3:47 pm

    May I copy your pattern and the picture you have of the blanket in white? I don’t sell any of my crochet, just give as gifts to family and friends. I am not an expert crocheter. I don’t do PDFs well on my computer and I like to have a picture of the pattern as it helps me to decipher the pattern. I usually carry my work with me and like to have a copy I can take with me. This is for my own use only. I always copy the pattern name and the name of the designer in the print out. along with their web site. It is a very pretty blanket and is very reminiscent of a blanket my mother made for a neighbors baby when I was a child (this was about 1960). I have not watched the show, but have heard very good reviews of it . I just found Netflix so I can catch up, I hope.. I love most of the shows on BBC. Thank you for being on the all free crochet website.

    • Rebecca September 17, 2014, 5:40 pm

      Of course! It was very sweet of you to ask. 🙂

  • Brad September 16, 2014, 2:22 am

    Hi Rebecca

    Looks amazing, and want to make one for my sister in-law, please could i ask for some help as in South Africa the abbreviations are sometimes different or maybe because I’m self taught and very new I’m battling to understand them. Please if you done mind just saying what the abbreviations are in the pattern?

    Many thanks!!

    • Rebecca September 17, 2014, 5:43 pm

      Sure! I think this covers it:

      Ch = chain
      SC = single crochet
      DC = double crochet
      Sk = skip
      St(s) = stitch(es)
      Sl St = Slip Stitch

  • Emma September 17, 2014, 6:51 pm

    Just thought I’d better tell you how much I loved this pattern! I made mine in 4ply pale dusty pink baby yarn with a 3mm hook. It was so much fun to crochet I couldn’t wait to finish it (but at the same time wanted it to keep going forever). But it’s done now and the border sits beautifully flat 🙂 I hope it’s ok if I sell finished blankets using this pattern? I’d link to this page of course. Please let me know if it is not ok. My Instagram is @theotheremmajayne if you would like to see the finished blanket.

    • Rebecca September 17, 2014, 9:04 pm

      Absolutely! Your blanket looks great 🙂

  • sandra September 20, 2014, 6:42 pm

    Just finished my blanket and it loiks so heautiful. Am so happy with it. Got bored after i finished so i then decided to amend it a little and crocheted an infinity scaft from same pattern. Thank u for puttimg this pattern up i really enjoyed doing it.

    • Rebecca September 24, 2014, 8:55 pm

      I bet the scarf is beautiful!

  • Joy September 23, 2014, 10:58 pm

    I am a huge fan of the show and this is a gorgeous baby blanket, thank you so much for sharing it with us and your inspiration too!!

    • Rebecca September 24, 2014, 8:55 pm

      You’re welcome, Joy!

  • Sarah September 27, 2014, 8:04 pm

    Thank you! As soon as I saw that blanket on the show I thought “I must find a pattern for that”, it’s perfect!

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:56 pm

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw it! 🙂

  • Heather September 30, 2014, 6:33 am

    Love Call the midwife and have watched every episode, I’m so looking forward to the next series. As a fellow designer, the blanket is beautifully done and written, I love it.

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Jenn Lloyd October 3, 2014, 3:54 am

    This is an old pattern. I made about 4 of these baby shawls 42 years ago and my daughter still has hers

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:57 pm

      Yes it is. You can see me address that in my blog post above. 🙂

  • michelle michener October 23, 2014, 11:58 am

    I knew I would be making this for a co-worker who is expecting a little girl. I decided to make it 3 colors. Each row of rectangles are a different color, so far it is looking fabulous!!!

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:57 pm

      I’m sure it’s beautiful!

  • Joy October 24, 2014, 12:13 pm

    I want to thank you for this pattern, I love the show, and now I have finished a rather larger size of this blanket, but still I think beautiful and I used different colors also! Wish I could attach a picture and I don’t have a blog, I know behind the times!! Anyway, thank you so much!!

  • Joy October 24, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I did get to post my picture on your Facebook page, hope that was okay!! Hope your move is about done, I know how it can go!! Thanks again!

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:58 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing your photo! We have settled into our new house and are adjusting nicely. 🙂

  • Elizabeth October 31, 2014, 4:24 pm

    When I lived in London I bought & made this which later became my daughter’s first and favorite baby blanket. On moving from Jamaica to the States I seemed to have lost the pattern and my daughter had her blanket stolen. I put a photo and a request online to see if anyone had the pattern. Someone kindly put directions together for the rows that make up the pattern, no edging however. I have been working on this in a pale baby blue to replace the original which was in a peach color. Thank you so much for coming up with the complete pattern, I will always treasure this just as my daughter will love the replacement. Thanks again.

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:58 pm

      How nice!

  • Kathy November 1, 2014, 7:05 am

    I made this pattern about 25yr ago lost the pattern now I have it againg thanks. It wasn’t called “Call the Midwife” then.

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:59 pm

      You’re welcome! I simply named it “Call the Midwife” because that’s where I first saw the blanket. You can read more about the pattern’s process above. 🙂

  • Dianne Rabel November 1, 2014, 12:40 pm

    When I had my babies in the 1970s this was my go-to pattern. I made it for my son in 1974, and several grandchildren and friends thereafter. It was in a Paton’s baby shawl book (British) that was a staple in Canadian yarn shops for decades. But alas, when my latest grandchild was on her way earlier this year, the book was nowhere to be found. So how lovely to find it again here. Thank you so much for deconstructing it and sharing your genius. I think I just may make it for this last grandchild even though it is a little late.

    • Rebecca November 2, 2014, 2:59 pm

      I think that would be very special. 🙂

  • Holly November 6, 2014, 11:45 am

    I watch call the midwife and fell in love with this blanket. I have been looking for the pattern. I found by accident today. Your pattern is wonderful. Thank you so much. I want to make it for my first grandchild. I had no clue as to how to make it. Thank you, Thank you.
    Holly

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:07 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  • Susan s November 6, 2014, 9:37 pm

    I LOVED this pattern. My blanket came out so sweet. Will definitely do this pattern again..

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:07 am

      Yay!

  • SunShinyDa November 9, 2014, 9:22 pm

    Just finished this lovely blanket in yellow, mint green, teal, blue and white panels with the white panels in the middle and the colored ones at each end!!! love it, have a new great grandson coming on December!!!! Will definitely make again!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:08 am

      I bet it’s gorgeous in those colors!

  • sylphie Mitchell November 9, 2014, 10:42 pm

    I found your pattern when i needed a really special baby gift for my nephew’s first child. I have to say it was the most fun I’ve had crocheting a baby blanket. This pattern works up so quickly, that I immediately made another for my grandson in bright yellow. Your pattern is so lovely and so easy to follow, that this has definitely become my “go-to” baby gift!

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:08 am

      That’s great!

  • Jennifer November 9, 2014, 11:15 pm

    I made this b;blanket for my daughter 33 years ago and just re made it for my first grandchild 2 years ago. They love it so much that Iiam now about to do it again for the next baby.

    • Rebecca November 10, 2014, 11:08 am

      Awesome, Jennifer!

  • Arwen November 11, 2014, 9:15 am

    Hi!
    I am going to make this patter for my coming baby. How much yarn do you think I need?

    • Rebecca November 12, 2014, 10:22 pm

      About 3, if you use the yarn I used 🙂

  • betty November 20, 2014, 4:22 pm

    Thank you for such a beautiful pattern. I received so many compliments about it . I was able to work on in the hospital. It kept me occupied when I was in icu. Nurses from other units came to see it. Thank you again.

    • Rebecca November 29, 2014, 2:55 pm

      That’s wonderful!

  • Julie December 1, 2014, 12:28 am

    Thank you so much for this blanket pattern. I’ve been looking for one to make up for the Syrian refugees in Turkey so I hope you won’t mind me using this one. I was born in London in the late 1950s, although I was by C-section so Mum probably wouldn’t have “called the midwives”. I haven’t watched the show … I get a bit queasy with anything medical – although I’m fine with the forensics on detective shows!

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:21 pm

      Of course, please do! I love how vast the opportunities are with crochet to help someone in need.

  • lisa December 1, 2014, 4:14 pm

    Wow, wow, wow.

    loving this vintage feel pattern. I am a big fan of Jennifer Worth and I have read all her books and I love watching call the midwife. I cannot wait until series 4 which should be on in the new year here in UK and in shall enjoy crocheting this blanket whilst watching the show. You are a fabulous person for recreating an old pattern by eye. Xxx

    • Rebecca December 5, 2014, 6:21 pm

      Thank you, Lisa!

  • Rosanna December 21, 2014, 2:10 pm

    Help! I’m stuck on Row 3… the instructions create lots of holes..(Ch 1, Sl 1 St. DC in next 6 sts.. total of 7 times. According to the pic.. only the one hole at each edge of the “squares” and then the one that is part of the pattern (looks like a cross).

    • Rosanna December 21, 2014, 2:39 pm

      Sorry, figured out where I went wrong… FYI, I went back to school to be a Midwife after watching this show and remembering a dream I had many years ago. I graduate 2016!

      • Rebecca December 31, 2014, 7:39 pm

        That’s so awesome!! Congratulations in advance! 🙂

  • Shereen January 1, 2015, 1:40 pm

    I love that blanket and your pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. I, too, helped my husband go through Seminary many moons ago; and remember how difficult those years were with babies and part time jobs. However, I wouldn’t give up that time for anything in the world. May God enrich you and your family every day with the knowledge that you are doing good in the world.

    • Rebecca January 2, 2015, 8:05 pm

      Thank you SO much, Shereen! Your encouragement means the world.

  • Liz January 17, 2015, 9:52 pm

    I actually made this blanket when I was a teenager in the 60’s. Had been thinking about it as my daughter who is pregnant said that she would like a crocheted blanket. I love “Call the Midwife” . I come from London, was a nurse, and did my Midwifery training there.

  • Susan Kasmiskie February 4, 2015, 11:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing your precious baby blanket pattern!

  • Jackie February 18, 2015, 1:44 pm

    Im new to crochet……when you say turn on row 1, what do you mean? If I take that literally and turn the blanket around then the row will not be complete.

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:39 pm

      Hi Jackie! Turning means you come to the end of the row and flip the project over so you can crochet the next row. I would recommend starting with a beginner class in crochet before attempting this pattern. It’s beginner-level but probably a little beyond a first project. If you need a starting place, try this: http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/learn-to-crochet/

  • Ana February 18, 2015, 2:56 pm

    Preciosa la manta de bebé, la he hecho para el hijo de mi prima y le ha encantado. Es muy fácil de hacer. Lástima que no se puedan poner fotos para enseñaros como ha quedado.
    Muchas gracias por el patrón tan bien explicado!

    • Rebecca March 4, 2015, 8:40 pm

      Gracias! 🙂

  • Debra A February 20, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Thank you for the lovely pattern! While watching Call the Midwife, one of my favorite shows, I did notice this blanket. Just never thought about trying to replicate it. That’s why you have a blog and I don’t 🙂

  • Katherine February 20, 2015, 2:52 pm

    A ton of family and friends are having babies in the near future this not only looks better than the blankets I’ve been making, but it looks like they’ll be a little easier/faster to make.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Jo February 22, 2015, 12:37 am

    The baby crochet blanket that was on the call the midwives I made that same blanket for my son who is now 44years old. So good to see it again, and bring back so many memories of myself and husband waiting for my baby.

  • mandy February 24, 2015, 5:05 am

    im in love with this blanket, making one now for a friends grandbaby due in may

  • Paulette February 28, 2015, 11:57 am

    This blanket is one of my current projects, it works up really simple and is turning out to be a very cute blanket. This will be a pattern that I will be making more of, with all sorts of colors of yarn….. thank you for sharing!

  • Ginni March 1, 2015, 4:09 pm

    I was so so pleased when I came across this. I made one exactly the same 33 years ago when my son was born. The pattern got lost over the years but I still have the blanket in my keepsake cupboard…thanks so much for finding it. x

  • Lois March 7, 2015, 11:06 am

    I LOVED that show! I read the book first, but was not disappointed in the TV show at all (except when it ended). Beautiful pattern, thank you for sharing!

  • Dani March 11, 2015, 4:02 am

    Hi,
    Just want to say this is such a lovely, easy pattern and I love the one I made from this for my sis who is due her 3rd 🙂
    Just wondered is there a video for this blanket? Someone is asking for one 🙂
    Thanks

    • Rebecca April 2, 2015, 10:51 am

      No video 🙂 Maybe in the future though!

  • Lisa Lu March 12, 2015, 8:04 am

    This blanket is lovely. I am a labor and delivery nurse and I love the Call the Midwife series. A friend recently had a baby and I think this would be beautiful blanket for her Christening. I am so glad I found your site. Thank you for posting this pattern. I am excited to get started.

  • Angeln March 14, 2015, 9:57 am

    I just watched that episode and i’m pretty sure i took exactly the same screen shot! as the first one! I cant help but notice all the lovely lacy crochet blankets in the show, but that one i was determined to figure out, i searched pintrest for baby blankets for half an hour and couldn’t find one like it, I was all ready to try and figure it out myself when i thought to search for the show name! lol thanks so much for this! i cant wait to start it 🙂

  • Elizabeth Thurston March 19, 2015, 2:14 pm

    Beautiful. I found the blanket pattern for this in an old Paton’s crochet book. I just finished mine. It’s the prettiest thing I have ever done

    • Beverly Lemoine October 27, 2015, 9:24 am

      Can you tell me what the pattern is called in the Paton’s booklet? I have found a booklet online but want to make sure this pattern is in the booklet.

  • Cindy April 2, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. It is just beautiful and I can not wait to make it. It is just perfect in every way!!!!! I also thank Happy in Red for sharing her blanket which linked me to you!!! Loving it!

  • Anya Godwin April 2, 2015, 9:01 pm

    Thank you for this lovely pattern. I’ve made it for my daughter to keep for one day when she may have a baby. I made it in a lovely soft cream angora and viscose yarn. Thank you again. Anya:)

  • karen pierson April 3, 2015, 1:45 am

    I can’t believe it. I have looked all over my house for a leaflet that contains a similar blanket. The main difference is mine did not have the cute detail in the center. I am so ready to get started.

  • Doris April 3, 2015, 11:27 am

    It would be nice if you made it print out only the pattern. I just finished copying 23 pages of comments I did not want. I am on my iPad and had no idea I was copying so many pages.thanks

    • Rebecca April 3, 2015, 11:33 am

      Doris, as with any web page you want to print, the safest way to do it is to copy and paste the content you do want into a text document and print that. I’m sorry you printed all of the comments but there would be no way for me to tell your printer what not to include. 🙂

      • Sunnie Mitchell April 4, 2015, 9:28 am

        Hiya from an American permanently residing in the UK. I usually don’t print out free patterns from the ‘Net published without a ‘Print Friendly’ button but I did with this one – I found it well worth the 37 pages precisely because it includes the lovely comments!

        GORGEOUS blanket and you wrote it in American terminology thereby saving me the work of converting it from UK to US:) Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, my toddler granddaughter and her primary school aged big sister are both receiving one of these stunning ‘cot blankets’ (BritSpeak for crib afghans).

  • Virginia Lucas April 4, 2015, 10:40 am

    ch 118 for a baby blanket, how many ch if I want it to be a full size afghan? Double to 236? I have the yarn, I have the hook, anxious to get started. Thank you.

    • Rebecca April 26, 2015, 4:48 pm

      Virginia, 236 wouldn’t work. As stated in the pattern notes, you’ll want to make sure you begin with multiples of 16, + 6. So however large you want it, just make sure to use that formula.

  • Lisa April 4, 2015, 10:07 pm

    I love this pattern, I commented on it previously. I’m getting ready to start my blanket & I was wondering approximately how many yards of yarn I would need. I may have missed it in the blog or pattern. Can you give me a guide line number? I’m new to crochet & still need some guidance. Thank you 🙂

    • Rebecca May 4, 2015, 7:00 pm

      I’m sorry I missed this comment 🙂

  • Jan April 6, 2015, 6:41 pm

    I just love the show ” Call the Midwife” I’ve been watching it on netflix’s and was so sorry when I watched the last one.. This blanket, I remember seeing it and wishing I could make one like it.. Thank you so very much for figuring it out and then sharing it… Can’t wait to make it…

    Jan.

  • Ashley W April 7, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Thank you for such a lovely pattern! I am in love with it! I am finding it so easy to work up. A good friend is having a baby boy in August and this will make the perfect gift. It’s also given me a new show to watch!

    • Sandra Parker May 4, 2015, 2:29 pm

      Could you please let me know the total yardage/metre for the “Call the midwife” baby blanket.

      Thanks

      • Lisa Lu May 4, 2015, 5:27 pm

        I asked this question myself & I read through many comments to find someone else who asked & who Rebecca actually answered (she never replied to my request, lol)
        She used 3 skeins of the yarn listed I looked it up & each skein is 333 yards, so about 1000 yards or 904 meters.
        Maybe she’ll edit her pattern and add it to her supply list.

        • Rebecca May 4, 2015, 6:59 pm

          I apologize for overlooking some comments. I sift through countless a day and do sometimes miss one or two, or I don’t realize there is a question included. Thank you for responding.

  • Jessica April 12, 2015, 10:03 am

    I just finished the blanket (first attempt – a bit small as I was running out of yarn) and I’m working on the edging… I, too, have an extra square sticking out in the first row from the initial 118 chains. Not sure how to scallop around it; do you have an example or is there a way to avoid the extra box?

    I love it! So cute and easy!!

    • Rebecca April 26, 2015, 4:47 pm

      I think I just made an extra-long scallop. It’s been a while.

  • Eileen April 14, 2015, 11:42 am

    Thank you so much for all the research you have put into looking into the pattern for the ‘Call the Midwives’ baby blanket and then recreating it!! I love the show; have watched it since the beginning and thrilled they now have a new season! Since I was born in 1944 (yes, I’m a grandma of 4 beautiful kids), I was so taken with the earlier episodes, but was always too smitten with those darling infants and what moms went through in those days to have really noticed the blankets! But I’ve recently reacquainted myself with crochet after a long hiatus, and your efforts regarding this blanket has caused me to decide to include creating some to offer to local charities where babies and their mom’s may be in need. Seems a perfect match! Thank you!

  • larissa April 18, 2015, 12:09 pm

    Many thanks from Kazakhstan, I just finished mine, awaiting my fifth baby in June. It will be perfect for the summer days. Everything was very clear and easy enough for a beginner.

  • sam April 21, 2015, 5:42 am

    I would love to knit this as i don’t know crochet. Is there a knitting pattern for this somewhere? Or a pattern similar? Thanks

    • Rebecca April 26, 2015, 4:46 pm

      Hi Sam! I’m not sure. I don’t knit, so I’m not familiar with what’s out there. 🙂

  • Mrs Margaret Roberts April 24, 2015, 3:37 pm

    Cannot get passed row 2,tried 4 times but cant work out the end of the row.

    • Rebecca April 26, 2015, 4:46 pm

      Hi Margaret,

      I wish I could help you, but without knowing what the issue is, I can’t guide you. I can only say that I promise, the pattern works 🙂 I wish you luck!

  • lee smith April 25, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Rebecca, thank you so much for your beautiful pattern! I started on this beautiful blanket yesterday and have already made it through several rows of motifs. It’s such a wonderful pattern!

  • BARBARA SINCLAIR April 27, 2015, 11:22 pm

    Just beautiful. Thank you so much will try this for a new Great Niece/Nephew that is due in November

  • Jane Weesner April 28, 2015, 2:23 pm

    Becca . I need your address so I can send the hats to you. for Columbia

    • Rebecca April 28, 2015, 2:26 pm

      Hi Aunt Jane 🙂 You can send them to:

      Project Hope Ministries
      195 Bradley St
      Battle Creek, MI 49017

  • DarleneKoske April 29, 2015, 8:21 am

    I just wanted to thank you for the pattern..call the mid wife.. I have a friend who is a midwife… that I crochet newborn hats for… who gives each new mother one to take home after she leaves the hospital and this is perfect to make for her! Thank you so very much for sharing it ,,<3

  • Erin May 2, 2015, 3:54 am

    This is my first crochet blanket and I’m really enjoying it!
    It would be helpful to know how much of a skein to reserve for the edge/border please?

    • Rebecca May 2, 2015, 8:11 am

      I’m not sure, I didn’t do any edging. 🙂

      • Erin May 2, 2015, 3:33 pm

        Oh I mean the scalloped edging?

        • Rebecca May 4, 2015, 6:58 pm

          Oh goodness, I’m sorry. I thought I was on a totally different blanket pattern when I responded. Yes, there’s a scalloped edging, and honestly, I have no idea how much yarn it took. Not much though 🙂

  • Sandra Williamson May 3, 2015, 2:08 am

    Double thanks! I was unaware of baby blankets for under 1 yr to be solid, Also, rule re: never out of sight in under 1 yr (that strikes me as a bit extreme but careful is key, sleep is key as well).
    I’ll be trying this pattern which seems reasonable. I thank you & as 3rd thanks, I’ll try this TV program. Many goud wishes as I venture tuward blanket for new grandson, due July 27th this summer.

    • Rebecca May 4, 2015, 6:57 pm

      Sandra, the “never out of site” guideline is meant for when babies are covered in a blanket. For sleep, they should be swaddled tightly or dressed warmly enough to not need a loose blanket. 🙂

  • Cindy May 4, 2015, 3:24 pm

    when you say you can increase the size mulitiables of 16 plus 6 are you saying just add 22 to the chain? Making it for my granddaughter she 18 months old and she loves crocheted blankets with wholes in them.

    • Lisa Lu May 4, 2015, 5:14 pm

      Hi there, she means use multiples of 16 to achieve the width you want and then chain 6. So each “cross containing” rectangle uses 16 chain stitches. For example, I made a test blanket to get used to the pattern before I started my true, baby blanket project. I wanted to do 3 rectangles across, so I chained 16×3, then added 6 more chains at the end:
      16×3 = 48, 48 + 6= 54, so I chained 54 for my practice foundation chain.
      Her finished baby blanket has 7 “cross rectangles” so for her baby blanket, she chained:
      16×7= 112, 112+6= 118,
      I hope this helps you

      • Rebecca May 4, 2015, 6:55 pm

        Lisa covered it perfectly 🙂

  • lesley May 8, 2015, 3:44 am

    love it made it just doing the border which im making bigger thanku

  • Jana Trulove-Forrest May 9, 2015, 9:20 pm

    Rebecca,
    The Lord works in wonderful ways. I have been invited to join a group of ladies in crocheting white bereavement blankets for newborns. This is the perfect pattern and doesn’t look to complicated. Thank you and God Bless. (I will post a picture when I am done.)

    • Lisa May 9, 2015, 10:46 pm

      What a wonderful thing you are doing. I’m sure it means a lot to the parents who have lost their babies.

    • MariaG March 22, 2016, 9:55 pm

      I would also like to contribute bereavement blankets. What size do you make them?

  • Lisa Lu May 10, 2015, 2:04 pm

    No worries on missing my previous comment. I found the answer in previous comments. I think it’s amazing you answer many of the comments personally on your very popular blog. I love your blog & patterns. Please keep up the fun, interesting work!

  • Lorna May 11, 2015, 1:30 am

    You are an amazing woman to share this pattern 🙂 I have seen a near 10 year old blanket in this style at a friends house recently and we were talking about trying to find a similar pattern…and here it is! Well done you! Another pattern for me to get working!

  • Jen May 11, 2015, 7:37 am

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I fired up Netflix yesterday and watched the entire first season of this show and am in love. There is another blanket I am wondering if you have a pattern for. It is the episode where they have to board the ship and deliver the baby. It is a yellow and white striped blanket that she has it wrapped in at the end. Thanks so much for this great site.

    • Rebecca May 11, 2015, 8:10 pm

      I’ll have to go back and re-watch that episode!

  • Debbra May 14, 2015, 4:55 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely pattern that you have created. I started on making my baby blanket yesterday using your pattern, which by the way is going to be a great baby shower gift for my sister. I Again thank you so much for you creativity and for sharing this lovely pattern. God Bless you!!!

  • Sarah Albert May 14, 2015, 6:20 pm

    I love this pattern and have been wanting it . Thank you

  • Lori May 15, 2015, 6:58 am

    Thanks – I have this pattern but it is packed away. Was great to see it online and even better that it is free 🙂 Am going to use it this time to make a whole bedspread and we are half way there.

  • kassie May 15, 2015, 12:25 pm

    I am awaiting my 12th grandchild in aAugust. I love your pattern and when my baby has her first baby I hope to have her wrapped in this Afghan. It’s a beautiful pattern and perfect for an August baby!

  • Claire May 15, 2015, 3:18 pm

    One of my favorite PBS shows. Thank you for posting

  • Valerie May 15, 2015, 3:51 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern and the story that you told. I need to get Netflix!

  • Brenda McCleary May 16, 2015, 8:24 pm

    Thanks for this beautiful pattern !! I am working on it now ! Just one question in the center of blocks I see angels am correct because someone else says four leaf clovers !

    • Rebecca May 20, 2015, 8:06 am

      I think you can call it whatever you want 🙂

  • Nancy Ford May 18, 2015, 3:22 pm

    everything works good until I get to the 5 row and I have taken it out 4 times. I do it exactly the way it is written but it does not work. Has there been a correction made that I don’t know about.

    • Rebecca May 20, 2015, 8:00 am

      There haven’t been any corrections. It’s hard to tell you what the issue is without seeing it, but I can promise you that the pattern works. 🙂

  • Tanya May 20, 2015, 3:46 am

    Thank you so much for taking the time to work out this gorgeous pattern and for sharing it with us I’m currently hooking my first one together for a gift xx

  • Shelley May 21, 2015, 10:10 am

    Love call the Mid Wife. I read the series last spring and wish they would continue it. I don’t know if you read but there’s a similar series called the Nighten Gale sisters. A great read. Thanks for the pattern.

    • Rebecca May 21, 2015, 7:24 pm

      I haven’t heard of it, but I’ll have to see if my library has it!

    • Lisa May 21, 2015, 10:13 pm

      Who is the author of the Nightingale series? I’m interested in reading the series. Thank you.

  • Kati May 26, 2015, 11:25 pm

    Love this pattern! Thank you for working this up and posting it for free!
    I do have a question about the hook size. All my G’s are 4mm and the yarn I purchased has G hook size 4mm. Is there a special hook you used?

    Thanks again!

    • Rebecca June 9, 2015, 10:00 am

      My G hook is a 4.25mm. Sometimes the standards are different for different countries. Are you outside of the US? Either way, your hook will be fine as long as it suits the yarn 🙂

  • Marion Duncan June 18, 2015, 10:12 am

    I made thisome exact pattern 25 years ago from the Patons pattern and thereven is one very similar to it in a Leisure Arts booklet. Beautiful pattern and easy to make. Thank you for posting it again

    • Rebecca June 22, 2015, 9:38 am

      Thanks! Actually, just to clarify, it’s not a repost of the one from the Patons book. I didn’t know that pattern existed until well after I’d published this. I have yet to see that pattern though, to see if I got it right! 🙂

    • Louise June 22, 2015, 1:08 pm

      Marion the patons one actually has a slightly different pattern it has five ‘ petals ‘ rather than the four here I think this one looks like four leaf clover and it would also be nice to think so as its a receiving blanket for a new baby . I have a coot of the patons one some where . This is made from eye and what a cracking job don’t you agree ! I think it gorgeous .

  • Ann June 22, 2015, 3:10 pm

    My mother made this for my first baby 43 years ago. It’s now tucked away in a box on top of the wardrobe.
    I recall getting quite excited when I saw it in this episode.
    Ann

  • Andrea Van Delden June 23, 2015, 12:42 am

    When I crochet baby blankets I like a pattern with lots of open spaces so that if the baby skooches down under the blanket he or she will still be getting lots of air through the holes and not be re breathing his/hers CO2.

  • Valerie Callen June 28, 2015, 3:54 pm

    I shared your pattern to my FB page. I remember baby blankets similar to this one made in soft cotton. Thank you for the memories and the pattern.

  • Hailey June 29, 2015, 12:11 am

    The blanket is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern! Me and a friend both love Call the midwife, and I just found out she’s pregnant. I am looking forward to making this for her

  • Kimberly Cline July 4, 2015, 3:17 am

    Thank you for the ‘recipe’! I, too, am a fan of CtM. I made *your* blanket using Lion Brand ‘Pound of Love’ yarn (white) using an F hook. It ‘s lovely.

  • jeany July 4, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Id like to make this blanket, but large enough for a twin size bed for my young niece’s birthday, anyone have any recommendations as to how long I could make the initial chain?

  • Lauryn July 5, 2015, 5:33 pm

    Beautiful pattern, thank you so much for sharing!

  • Cheryl July 6, 2015, 4:11 am

    hi just looking at patterns, when I came across the blanket inspired by call the midwife. I’m lucky enough to have the original copy of the patons book with the pattern in it which was my Grandmothers. I made one of these and sold it to a lady who sent it all the way to New Zealand. It is a beautiful blanket.
    I did watch call the midwife but some how must have missed that episode.
    I had this shawl for sale in my Etsy shop .
    I feel privileged to have this pattern
    Regards Cheryl

  • Carol Welsh July 7, 2015, 11:28 am

    I was given this blanket by a friend when I was pregnant with my son thirty five years ago. I gave it to my daughter when she was expecting our first grandchild. I also spotted it on Call the Midwife as I’m a huge fan. I have always been a knitter and am only recently learning to crochet so the pattern looks complicated to me but I would love to have a go in the future.

  • LeAnn Robertson July 14, 2015, 8:16 pm

    I have to say I was very disappointed. I started and ripped this pattern out 3 separate times, being sure to count carefully every stitch and no matter how careful I was the pattern never did line up. I did everything I as an experienced crocheter knew to do and still could not get it to come out right. I have to wonder if the counts in the pattern are off. I spent 3 days ripping it out and recounting. I really wanted to make this for my soon to arrive granddaughter, but as of today, I have given up on the pattern which really made me sad.

    • Rebecca July 14, 2015, 8:22 pm

      I am fairly certain that the counts are correct, as is evidenced by hundreds of people of all levels of experience who have commented or displayed their finished blankets on Facebook. Beyond that, those who have a copy of the original pattern say it is identical. I’m sorry you weren’t able to make it work.

    • Nicki July 22, 2015, 6:38 am

      Hi Liann, i may have solved the problem. or not but i have also had a few glitches here. I have now figured out to count the stitch that holds the chain 4 as the first stitch of the next row. now it works. im thinking its because im a newbie and never realised this step but now i do and wont forget it in a hurry. to be fair many other patterns specify but im thinking its an automatic step for more experienced people or those that have learnt from others. i have only learnt through youtube and this is only the 2nd pattern i have followed. hope this helps, good luck. xxx

    • Mary Gilbert August 21, 2015, 10:32 pm

      I had this exact same problem. I ripped it out several times and even tried to make a chart to figure out where I was going wrong. I never did figure out the problem, but I solved it by “cheating”. Whenever the holes did not line up, I just added or subtracted a stitch to force the holes to line up. As long as the holes line up no one will count the stitches between the holes to notice my mistakes. My blanket came out very pretty. I might even try to make a larger one in the future.
      Thanks for the free pattern.

      • Jo August 22, 2015, 2:33 am

        I also had the same problem. I think i first made the chain to long even thought i thought i had counted right. And then when i started it didnt match up on the lines. I didnt count the very first stitch. Frogged it all. Then restarted and used stitch markers so i knew i counted right. Then i counted the very first stitch and it all worked perfectly. It does stitch up really quickly.

  • Elissa July 22, 2015, 9:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, it is lovely, you did a wonderful job working it out from the pics. Thanks again. 🙂

  • Debra VanDorp July 26, 2015, 12:03 am

    I am going to make this blanket for myself. I am going to use some Debbie Bliss Chunky Donegal Tweed I got on clearance at my LYS. I have been looking for a blanket to make with it and did not want a “regular” pattern. I think this will work great.

  • Blandine July 27, 2015, 3:49 pm

    Thank you for the pattern.I am a big fan of Call the Midwife, and I also love looking at all the 1950’s bits and bobs on the show!!.

  • Anna July 28, 2015, 3:33 pm

    Lovely pattern to mske. I enjoyed it so much. Thank you for sharing!

  • Betsy July 30, 2015, 2:08 pm

    I adore this blanket. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

  • may morris August 3, 2015, 8:56 am

    I love the ‘Call the Midwife’ baby pattern. I am very new to crocheting but will be trying to follow the pattern very soon.

  • Sue Fletcher August 3, 2015, 10:35 am

    Hi Rebecca
    You say in you pattern for the Call the Midwife baby blanket under Crochet Language – “American Standard Terms (I would have written it in UK, in honor of the fact that the show is from there, but I don’t know how…) :)”

    As a Brit who has watched all of the TV series & is ‘hooked’ (no pun intended) and as a crocheter who very often converts US terminology patterns into UK, I’m able to tell you that conversion of the terminology is very simple –
    US – DC (Double Crochet) is the equivalent of the UK Treble (Tr)
    US – SC (Single Crochet) is the equivalent of the UK Double Crochet (Dc)
    Both the Chain and Slip Stitch are exactly the same in either US/UK and Sk would be ‘miss’ in UK patterns!!
    I hope this helps
    Sue

  • Gean Sanders August 3, 2015, 2:13 pm

    I love the Blanket But I like the one that looks like hearts how do we do the one with hearts

  • Linda A Coffman August 4, 2015, 1:27 pm

    Love this needed a afghan on short notice and this did it for for me. Thank you, God Bless.☺

  • Joan Benton August 4, 2015, 4:15 pm

    Thank you for figuring out this pattern and sharing!

  • Pam Myers August 9, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Thank you for creating and sharing this pattern. A friend do mine was going with an old fashioned/antique looks for her nursery, and when I saw this blanket, I knew it fit the bill. Thanks again for sharing. I really like your work. Sincerely, Pam Myers

  • Christina August 11, 2015, 4:33 pm

    Omg I love CTM… I’m getting ready to have foot surgery with a 2 month no walking recovery and was planning to re watch all seasons of CTM again and crochet. I am now planning on making this beautiful blanket as I re watch the show. Thank you so much for offering it for free. I’m always cold so it’ll make a wonderful lap throw.

  • Mercedes Nieves August 11, 2015, 9:07 pm

    Love it, so delicate and appropriate for a baby, thank you.

  • Carol Taylor August 12, 2015, 12:54 am

    Can’t wait to start! thanks for the pattern! carol

  • Lore August 14, 2015, 10:14 pm

    Love this blanket. Thank you so much for sharing. Made one so far:)

  • teresa jeffries August 16, 2015, 11:18 pm

    I wish you offered a pdf download. This is truly beautiful!

  • Nancy Ford August 22, 2015, 7:06 pm

    I tore it out twice and then realized what I was doing wrong and it came out beautiful.

  • Gloria August 26, 2015, 12:22 pm

    Thank you for the pattern to this beautiful blanket. I’m new to crocheting but am going to try and make this blanket. It’s so beautiful..

  • Sharon September 1, 2015, 2:50 pm

    It would be wonderful if someone could make a video on how exactly to do this. I classify myself as in intermediate crocheter, but I still have stitches left at the end of the second row. You had commented something about forgetting about the box at the end but I don’t see any instructions for a box at the end of row 2. Hopefully I will eventually be able to figure it out, but a video would definitely be helpful.

    • Rebecca September 2, 2015, 9:11 am

      The “box” is created by the “Ch 1, Sk 1 St, DC in next St” at the end of row 2.

  • Shannon September 1, 2015, 3:44 pm

    Do you think this can be done with worsted weight yarn? I know it will be heavier but I make blankets for charity with yarn that is donated. All of the yarn is worsted weight.

    • Rebecca September 2, 2015, 9:10 am

      Yes, it will work with any yarn and appropriately-sized hook.

      • Shannon Oglesby September 2, 2015, 3:02 pm

        Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Shirley Washburn September 4, 2015, 10:50 am

    U using Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn with 3 weight. Also using 4mm hook. Had to increase pattern size because when I crocheted as printed, it was only 24 inches. I increased to 150 (9 times 16 equals 144 plus 6. Nothing is lining up. And there’s a definite pattern repeat on the boxes for original pattern you don’t discoveruntil row 4 and 5. when I increased to 150 I only have half a box appearing. I discovered this I believe at the end of row 5 and when I went to turn it that I know and I only have half the repeat. Can you help. I’ve done filet crochet before have never had a problem but your pattern while appearing to be very simple is kicking my butt. Thank you in advance. There are pictures that I have posted in your wildflower group on Facebook thank you.

    • Rebecca September 5, 2015, 2:44 pm

      I really wish that I could help you, but without being right there with you, I honestly can’t tell you where it’s going wrong. I’m very confident in the pattern, as it has been made hundreds, maybe thousands, of times in all different sizes. I’m sorry :/

  • Claudette September 9, 2015, 8:36 pm

    Dear Rebecca,

    Thank you over an over again for taking the time and initiatve to re-create this beautiful pattern. As a fan of CTM I was tuned in to the authenticity of the props, mostly the knitted and crocheted items. Wondered if an where I could get a pattern for one or more. You brilliantly made my search easy. You are very talented. I started my blanket today. In a stylecraft special DK. I know this will be a staple in my pattern collections. I crochet for charities and this will be a winner.

    Thank you…
    Claudette – NYC

  • Linda Gardin September 10, 2015, 9:25 am

    Thank you for posting this pattern. I’ve been crocheting for over 40 years.I also watch Call the Midwife, the baby blanket caught my attention and I wanted to make one like it. I think it looks so precious and delicate. I’ve made several already as gifts.I tried making one in a multi color but it doesn’t show off the flower pattern as well as the solid color. Thank you again for the pattern and it is a easy one even though it looks complicated!

  • Linda Gardin September 10, 2015, 10:29 am

    It’s simple if you want to add to this pattern. I read most of the comments and I tryed making it larger. All you need to do is add 16 x-tra stitches for each x-tra box, the plus 6 for the fist box is already included, for example I added 16 to the 118 she started out with and I had 1 added box flower pattern,so your blanket starts with a box and ends with a box.,and in between each box flower pattern you will have a small square box. I hope this helps some people that are having trouble. This really is a nice,simple lovely blanket pattern that anyone would love to receive as a gift and treasure!

  • Tae September 13, 2015, 11:08 pm

    I’m trying to make this patterned blanket for my friend’s baby… But I need help!! I’m so confused with this pattern… Is there any way you can post a tutorial video? Or a pattern in a chart?? (Chart as in using the crocheting symbols)

    • Rebecca September 16, 2015, 9:47 am

      I’m sorry, I do not have a tutorial video at this time, and I don’t write crochet charts.

  • Susan Richards September 16, 2015, 9:57 am

    I did this pattern in a pine colored lands wool for a jungle themed nursery. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

  • kim September 17, 2015, 5:37 pm

    This pattern is a perfect christening blanket! Should be really noticed by all.

  • Joyce Sauve September 19, 2015, 11:42 pm

    Hello, just love the blanket pattern but was wondering if it’s the one that was posted ? The one with rows of hearts done in red? I would really like to be able to crochet that version of the blanket. Thank you

    • Rebecca September 20, 2015, 7:58 am

      I’m not sure what you’re referring to (posted where?), but no, I don’t have a version with hearts in the middle.

  • Cris September 20, 2015, 11:27 am

    Hi. Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. I’m making this blanket in white with Caron Simply Soft yarn for a christening blanket. It’s works up very fast and is just lovely. Your pattern is perfect.

  • Margaret keenan September 28, 2015, 3:19 am

    I’ve made this blanket, and even though I’m just a beginner crocheted, I found this quite easy once I got the rhythm of the pattern!! But I would highly recommend you do a video tutorial for people who can’t follow a written pattern!

  • Liz C. September 30, 2015, 3:54 am

    I’m working on the midwife blanket (going to make 2… One for my sister’s 6th baby…a girl, due in January and one for my brother’s 1st baby, don’t know the gender of that baby yet, due in late March) and I just got to row 4. Thing is, I think I’m doing something wrong. Things don’t line up right. I swear that I’m counting stitches like a good crocheter would, but I’m still getting frustrated. Any chance of a YouTube tutorial? Those really helped when I made my first wildflower bag (got 2 now…. Might give one to a new, very good friend). Thanks!! ?

    • Mary Gilbert October 2, 2015, 4:06 pm

      I had this same problem. I started over several times and never could make the stitches line up by following the pattern exactly. I counted the stitches again and again but could not make it work as written in the pattern. I solved the problem by adding or skipping a stitch to make the holes line up. When I got to a hole, if I needed one more stitch I just added it and if I needed one less stitch, I left it out. My blanket still came out very pretty. As long as the holes line up no one is going to notice that the stitch count is not the same each time. After I finished all the rows of the design I really didn’t have to count very much or look at the written pattern to keep repeating it, I was just able to look at what was already made and continue repeating it until the blanket was as long as needed.

      • Liz C. October 2, 2015, 11:47 pm

        Good idea Mary! I’ll try that. Thanks! ??

      • Abby April 3, 2016, 8:46 am

        Thank you!!!! I’ve frogged this thing so many times cause I can’t get the holes to line up. I’m gonna try it this way. Thank you again!

  • Coralyn Bowd September 30, 2015, 10:51 am

    Love this pattern…I bought it and made it for my son over 30 years ago…never dates and right for a boy or a girl!

  • Margaret Roberts October 2, 2015, 4:16 pm

    Row 4 does not work out.

    • Mary Gilbert October 5, 2015, 12:13 am

      I had this problem also. See what I wrote to Liz C. (Sept 30) about what I did to work around the problem. I hope that helps.

  • Margaret Roberts October 2, 2015, 4:25 pm

    Tried this pattern 4 times cannot got the 4th row to work out.

    • Rebecca October 2, 2015, 4:55 pm

      I’m not sure what to tell you. The pattern does work, as is evidenced by hundreds of finished products from people all over the world.

  • Josie October 12, 2015, 3:06 pm

    This pattern is beautiful but I was wondering if you could please help me I would like to make the blanket into a larger size possible to wrap a baby into rather than a stroller size. My maths is awful so was wondering if you could tell me how many I need to ch to start my blanket please x

    • Rebecca October 12, 2015, 8:09 pm

      Rather than me trying to guess exactly how big you want it to be, I’m going to explain to you how “multiples” work 🙂 When it says “multiples of 16, + 6” all you have to do is CH 16, over and over again, until you feel like the blanket is long enough. Then, CH 6 more and start the pattern.

      • Gale November 21, 2015, 10:49 am

        Don’t you mean chain sixteen over and over (not 18)?

        • Rebecca November 21, 2015, 11:22 am

          Yup, I sure do! Silly typo, sorry 🙂 Thanks for catching it!

  • Cheri October 14, 2015, 11:20 am

    I have been looking for a pattern to use for a couple big skeins of baby weight yarn. This is perfect! I know what my next project will be. I love “Call The Midwife”!!

  • Eleanor October 18, 2015, 7:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. Like you I fell in love with this blanket when I saw it. What is the pattern part with the hearts? I would love this added to mine. Your blanket is beautiful!

  • Marcia Gemler October 21, 2015, 6:10 pm

    I’m having a hard time with this blanket—- I crochet a lot,, so must be making a silly mistake. Two questions: 1. Should the ends of ALL the rows (not just row 2) end with Ch 1, Sk 1 ST, DC in next ST? 2. The first two stitches of every row are skipped. The first st, however, has the ch 4 from the previous row. Is this considered one of the skipped sts?

    • Marcia Gemler October 22, 2015, 10:39 am

      I figured it out,, so thought I’d answer my own questions in case someone else is getting confused! 1. At the end of every row,, you need to skip a stitch (which ends up being the 4th stitch of the starting chain below) and put the DC in the next ch (the 3rd chain of the previous row’s starting chain). This makes the small box at the end of the row. 2. When beginning a row, the first st (has the chain 4 from previous row) IS the first skipped stitch.

  • Jessie goodling October 30, 2015, 11:15 am

    I am looking for the pattern for ‘peachy keen’ rippled baby blanket in the round

  • Linda Espinoza October 30, 2015, 6:24 pm

    Just wanted to know for sure yes or no can i make this blanket and sell it i really like it its pretty

    • Rebecca October 31, 2015, 10:41 am

      Yes, you may 🙂

  • Kathy November 8, 2015, 10:13 pm

    I read further comments. Now that you have been contacted by the creator of the original pattern and have been sent a link to her website, and you state on your site that this is an adaptation of the original, even stating where it came from, “Call the Midwife” you should now link your pattern to the original and take down your Copywrite statement in accordance with Copywrite laws. Why aren’t you doing that after you’ve clearly pirated her pattern and admitted to doing so? I just find all of this so perplexing. Can you please explain asdbout all of this? Awaiting you reply once again.

    • Lisa November 8, 2015, 11:57 pm

      Why are you so concerned about this? This is a beautiful pattern developed by the author. If you use it, why shouldn’t you give her credit for writing it? I have the original pattern and it is different than the one the author has written. Get over yourself. Stop harassing the author of this blog who is kind enough to share her talent with the rest of us for free. You are sick, destructive soul. If you have an issue with giving the author credit for her idea, don’t make the blanket. Or are you a copy write attorney looking to make a buck? I hope she blocks you from her website.

    • Rebecca November 9, 2015, 7:58 am

      Thank you for your concern, Kathy. While I strongly feel that comments of this nature are more appropriately sent in private conversation, since you have posted it publicly, I feel the need to respond publicly.

      Let me get a few things out of the way first. I was never contacted by the author of the pattern — I’m not sure where you got that from. I was also never sent a link to her website. (If all of this info was commented somewhere and I missed it, please, please direct me to it. Otherwise — again, I’m not sure where you got it from.) From my understanding and research, the original show prop was probably created from a pattern in a Patons booklet that has been out of print for many years and is no longer available.

      None of that, of course, changes your main accusation, that I pirated the pattern and am taking copyright credit for it. I can assure you, I did not pirate any pattern. The story in my blog post is 100% true. I spent hours trying to recreate a prop that I saw on a tv show (something that designers have been doing for years — think the Katniss Cowl, Harry Potter’s scarf, etc). It came to my attention that there was already a written pattern quite some time after I had published it. To this day I still haven’t seen it, but I know it exists.

      Now, here’s where I’ll give an apology — the copyright statement. I can assure you, I’m not nearly as conniving as you are assuming I am, and it’s not nearly that dramatic of a story, although I’ll still claim fault. When I originally published this pattern on my blog, I was writing individual copyright statements for every pattern, and for this one, I clearly stated that I couldn’t claim copyright because I obviously wasn’t the first person to make the blanket (whether they used a published pattern or not, because at the time, I didn’t know). I left the other copyright information up, because it’s still not ok to copy things from my blog such as photos, etc. Then, this past spring, I did a total overhaul of my blog and discovered a way to have my official copyright statement show up on all pattern pages automatically. I remember having a fleeting thought of “I need to figure out how to make an exception for the Midwife blanket”, but in the busyness of life, that thought disappeared and since I don’t regularly scour my own blog, I never thought of it again until I woke up to your comment first thing this morning. So I apologize for not taking care of that when I should have, and I can see how it might be misleading. I’ll add “figure out how to change an individual copyright notice” it to my to-do list for this week.

      Rebecca

  • Bike November 15, 2015, 3:55 pm

    Thank you for the free pattern for this blanket. I just crocheted and blogged about it. I am also a fan of ‘Call the Midwife’ and this blanket is too cute :).

  • Eve Needham November 19, 2015, 4:36 am

    What a surprise. I made this Midwives Baby Blanket for my first born back in 1952 and seeing this exact pattern really brought back memories. My daughter is now in her fifties and she still has that blanket.

  • Mary November 30, 2015, 4:19 am

    I love this pattern! I have never been able to make a blanket. I’ve made plenty of hats and scarves, but my 3rd is on the way and I am not good enough to make a blessing dress- so my mom gets that job again-, but I decided it was time for me to make something she can have at her blessing! I was so excited when I found this pattern! I watched the show about a year ago- and I am such a huge fan of the styles. I just finished my second row of rectangles and it is looking great! Thanks for taking the time and giving this pattern for free!!!

  • Summer December 1, 2015, 9:38 pm

    I just want to say I love this pattern! It’s beautiful and so timeless. I do have a question concerning the border. No matter how many times I frog and count (and follow the pattern) my border is quite wavy. Did yours lay flat when the border was complete or did you have to block it? Thank you again for the beautiful work!

    • Rebecca December 5, 2015, 6:22 pm

      The border does have a bit of a waviness to it. I did not block my blanket. You could try skipping stitches at regular intervals to better suit your taste, since waviness is the result of having too many stitches in too small of an area.

  • Angi December 1, 2015, 10:06 pm

    Such a lovely, simple blanket! I’m a huge fan of the series, but I never noticed the beautiful blankets! I’ll be looking for them the next time I watch. I’m currently working on this blanket while listening to the Call the Midwife audio book, which I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the series! Thanks for sharing the pattern. It’s the perfect baby shower gift!

  • Michelle December 2, 2015, 5:21 am

    Hi,

    This is such a lovely blanket and would love to recreate it for my sister, how loves all things 50’s and call the midwife fan. The only thing is I can’t read patterns 🙁

    Is there a English speaking youtube on this pattern?

    Thanks for your help xx

    • Rebecca December 5, 2015, 6:19 pm

      There is not, I’m sorry 🙂

  • Bobbie December 2, 2015, 8:08 pm

    I want to personally thank you for this beautiful classic pattern. It was a joy to make, I now want one for my queen sized bed. Again I thank you for sharing this wonderful pattern.

  • mamie meyer December 17, 2015, 6:26 am

    Where can we find the heart pattern shown on the picture? It is a lovely addition to the rest of the pattern.

    • Rebecca December 18, 2015, 9:06 am

      I have seen the heart picture floating around but it’s not mine and I don’t know who made it. It’s a variation of the pattern and you’ll have to track down that person to find out exactly what she did. 🙂

  • Stephanie December 17, 2015, 7:40 am

    can i sell what i made?

    • Rebecca December 18, 2015, 9:06 am

      Sure 🙂

  • Debbie Holland December 21, 2015, 11:30 am

    I love that show! Thank you so much for sharing the blanket. I love the colors you chose.

  • Susie Meurer January 2, 2016, 9:04 am

    Thank you for this pattern and the acknowledgements. I haven’t made it yet but will. I am visiting my daughter and son in law for Christmas and she learned to crochet this visit…all the while as we watched Call the Midwife. As we watched the episode in which this blanket was used, it reminded me of your pattern. I showed it to her on your website and we’re making great plans to work one up. Keep up your great work! Blessings!

  • diana January 8, 2016, 8:50 am

    thanks that was what i was looking for.
    the blanked from the midwifes. I am looking it on netflix in Holland and i fell in love with all those nice blankeds.
    thank you for working it out, i will make it with love.
    greetings from Holland

  • JB Green January 11, 2016, 9:58 am

    Beautiful blanket, I’ve got it saved in my queue. Thanks!

  • Steph January 11, 2016, 10:08 am

    Love this blanket! Thank you

  • Susanne O'Grady January 11, 2016, 10:13 am

    I love this little blanket—I saw it on the show, too. Yay, Netflix!!

  • Kristi January 11, 2016, 10:37 am

    Such a beautiful pattern! This is one of my next projects! Because of this post, I’ve been watching the series and completely love it! Thank you for recreating this baby blanket, it’s lovely!

  • Inie January 11, 2016, 11:01 am

    I’ve made this blanket for my son, still have to make a picture of it :/ shame on me! once I’ve done that, I’ll send the pic to you 🙂
    a lot of Dutch people made this blanket as well, because I and some others shared this free pattern on the fb-groups 🙂 I’ve seen a lot of beautiful versions of it.
    This month the Midwife series started at a channel called Vitaya, can’t wait to see the blanket in it 🙂

  • LaNell Dobyns January 11, 2016, 11:18 am

    Such a pretty pattern.

  • Amanda January 11, 2016, 11:19 am

    This is a beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to try it! ??

  • Rayette Disotell January 11, 2016, 12:25 pm

    I made this blanket and so far it is probably one of my favorite blankets…thank you so much for the pattern

  • Krista Jensen January 11, 2016, 3:54 pm

    We are expecting a new grand daughter in March, and I was informed by her big brother that I need to make her a blanket. Lol! This is one that I’ve wanted to try for sometime now, so I think I have the perfect opportunity now!
    Thank you for all you do! Your patterns are written out so well and so easy to follow! I appreciate that very much!
    ~Krista

  • Sarah January 11, 2016, 7:23 pm

    This is an incredibly accurate recreation of this lovely pattern. I can’t wait to make one for the next expectant mom I know.

  • Vicki January 14, 2016, 11:52 am

    I have made this pattern…it is easy and super cute!

  • rebecca t January 14, 2016, 2:58 pm

    I can’t wait to start this blanket!! thank you so much for this pattern.

  • Kristy January 17, 2016, 4:00 pm

    Love this blanket pattern ❤️❤️❤️ So easy & turns out just beautiful everytime!

  • isabelle Delplanque January 17, 2016, 7:20 pm

    I am a L&D nurse and I was looking for a baby blanket pattern for one of our midwife who is due in a couple of months. This is going to be perfect for her! Thank you.

  • Ellen rhodes January 18, 2016, 5:16 am

    I love call the midwife the blanket is lovely so much detail x

  • Jeree Phillips January 18, 2016, 9:24 am

    Just started this pattern on Friday and it’s gorgeous in all white. So pretty and so easy! Have binge watched each season of Call the Midwife. We have a new grand baby coming in May. Planning on making a hat to match.

  • Cyndee January 18, 2016, 11:54 am

    Awesome just love this pattern. It’s been on my to do list. Just beautiful

  • Barb January 18, 2016, 2:18 pm

    Made a throw and loved the look so much I thought I’d try a cowl…wish me luck!

  • Jane January 23, 2016, 10:09 pm

    Not sure if you’ll get this but I’m sending anyway. I have not long made this gorgeous pram blanket using your pattern. I’ve been crocheting for years but mostly granny squares. This was only my third attempt at following a pattern. I thank you for the ease and simplicity of your tutorial.i now have a beautiful rug put away for my first grandchild due August 2016.
    Many thanks
    Jane
    Sub tropical Queensland Australia.

    • Rebecca January 25, 2016, 10:28 am

      That’s wonderful! Congratulations on becoming a Grandma 🙂

  • Susan Toscano January 25, 2016, 12:16 pm

    Hi! I’ve gotten about 2/3 through the Call the Midwife Baby Afghan, using Bernat Softee Baby yarn, and I noticed that the blanket is getting wider as I crochet. Then studying it, I find that it seems to stretch too much when I pull at it. Should I just toss it? What could cause the widening as I crochet? Is it the yarn or is it something I am doing wrong? Please help if you can!

    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:44 pm

      There could be a number of factors. You could be increasing unintentionally, or you could be loosening your tension as you go. Your starting chain might be tight (many people go up a hook size or two when doing a starting chain because chains don’t stretch like other stitches do)… that could be it, but it wouldn’t be continually getting wider, you would just notice it at that end of the blanket.

  • Vicky Lynn Toler January 25, 2016, 1:27 pm

    Found this pic on pinterest, thought you might like it 🙂 A remix version of your lovely blanket!

    http://www.crochetforchildren.com/2015/08/CallTheMidwifeInspiredBabyBlanket.html?spref=pi

    • Rebecca January 26, 2016, 6:45 pm

      Ahh yes, that’s the one I referred to at the beginning of the blog post. A lot of people are coming to my blog from that photo and wondering where the instructions are for adding the hearts. 🙂

  • Jean January 27, 2016, 8:35 pm

    Love this blanket. Can’t wait to get started

  • Sarah Albert February 7, 2016, 12:23 am

    I have wanted this pattern for so long , thank you .

  • Sue Doran February 8, 2016, 2:59 am

    Super pattern, thanks for recreating it. I have used one of your pics on my Pinterest board with a link to this posting I hope that’s ok. Pinterest is like a blog but it’s mainly photos with just a little commentary of each one. I will take it down immediately if that’s not ok with you. Either way, thanks for sharing this! https://www.pinterest.com/SoozJewels/brilliant-hand-crocheted-items/

  • Carrie February 10, 2016, 10:40 pm

    Thank you cant wait to get started

  • Maggie February 16, 2016, 5:50 am

    Hi….Thank you for this pattern.I made this for a shawl for my daughter 40yrs ago.I no longer have the pattern but I do still have the shawl..I am so pleased you have allowed me to make it again for grandchildren…Thank you again…I never thought I would be able to re-create is…So many happy memories…..xxx

  • Linda Gardin February 19, 2016, 2:55 pm

    This blanket is so adorable and pattern is easy to follow., what’s good also you can add more blocks to make larger. I also enjoy watching Call the Midwife!!!

  • Lacey February 19, 2016, 3:00 pm

    Hello!
    I just started your midwife blanket pattern and had a question. On row 2 at the end of the row it says “Ch 1, Sk 1 St, DC in next St (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row).” Then in rows 3 – 6 at the end of each row it says “Ch 1; DC in next St (which is part of the Ch 4 from previous row). Ch 4; turn.” It just seems to me that on rows 3-6 at the end of each I should still be doing the “Ch 1, Sk 1 St, DC in next stitch to continue the hole pattern along the edging? Please let me know if possible! Thanks!

    • Rebecca February 26, 2016, 3:15 pm

      You are right, my dear! I re-worded a few rows quite a while back and must’ve typed it back in wrong. Good eye! I’ll get that fixed asap 🙂

  • Linda Gardin February 19, 2016, 3:01 pm

    This blanket is so adorable and pattern is easy to follow., what’s good also you can add more blocks to make larger. I also enjoy watching Call the Midwife!!! I used a variegated yarn for a sample, it looks best in a solid color the design doesn’t show up good with the mixed colors!!

  • Colleen February 23, 2016, 6:10 am

    Thank you!

  • Nikki wilmot February 24, 2016, 2:43 am

    Lovely x

  • Nikki wilmot February 24, 2016, 3:07 am

    I need to watch this episode can anyone tell me which Christmas special it is please

  • Cassandra February 27, 2016, 7:52 pm

    Do you think I could use worsted weight 4 to make this blanket?

  • Lynne Stranick February 27, 2016, 9:49 pm

    I love this baby blanket pattern and truly look forward to crocheting one. I will share a photo of the completed afghan with you I promise. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful pattern.

  • Emma February 28, 2016, 11:53 am

    Hi, I was wondering what the policy is on selling blankets made from this pattern? I have searched online for a definitive answer regarding selling finished items made from free or bought patterns, and have read much conflicting advice…any information you could give would be gratefully received! Thank-you

    • Rebecca February 29, 2016, 7:50 am

      My rule of thumb, out of respect for designers, is to go by what they say individually. I personally don’t care at all if people sell finished items from my patterns. 🙂

  • Luise February 29, 2016, 1:27 am

    My mother made this blanket for my babies over 30 years ago! And yes, she was a midwife, working in Scotland, in the 1950s. She had the pattern from then. So it really is a ‘midwives blanket’!

    • Rebecca March 20, 2016, 8:36 am

      Love it!

  • Manuela March 3, 2016, 5:01 pm

    I love this series!

  • Dee Bailey March 4, 2016, 3:34 pm

    this pattern u look for

  • Diane March 17, 2016, 4:56 pm

    Such a beautiful afghan. Thank you for figuring it out and sharing it with us.

  • carol mccuish March 18, 2016, 8:48 pm

    Thank you for being so creative and sharing , I’m not a pro at crochet or knitting but this pattern came along in the nick of time , my niece will be pleasantly surprised with this gift. You are a lovely person to share thank you:)

  • Lisa March 19, 2016, 9:57 am

    This is my favorite, go to, baby blanket. I have made 3 so far. 2 using acrylic yarn and one using baby yarn. I much prefer the baby yarn as it’s “lighter and airier”. Thank you for a great pattern. Works up quickly and it’s easy.

  • Mel March 19, 2016, 8:11 pm

    Hi! I wanted to tell you a little story about this blanket … I love it too, and I saved the link somewhere a few years ago because I wanted to make it for my future babies, should I have any. Well, fast forward a few years and one bad marriage down the tubes. I never had kids with the ex, which I’m glad of, but now I am dating someone else and we both are open to kids ( he has 2 already) and talk openly about how we’d like to eventually have a baby together if possible. I asked him how he felt about me making some things to set aside ‘just in case’ and he said he really likes the idea. 🙂 So, today I remembered this pattern and looked for it again. I was very happy to find it again! When I checked the yarn you used, I was even more happy — Just bought a ball of that at Walmart this morning for an order for a lamb hat, because I had been using up some Caron simply soft and RAN OUT and Walmart didn’t have anymore, so had to settle for the baby yarn and start all over. Well, now I feel like that was why all that happened. This pattern was waiting for me … 😀 I’m so excited and have already started making one!

    • Rebecca March 20, 2016, 8:35 am

      How fun, I’m so glad it worked out for you! Best wishes!

  • Alice Miner March 21, 2016, 1:34 am

    I love this blanket.. can’t wait to try it…

  • Joy March 21, 2016, 6:24 am

    when you say 30″ by 35″ do you mean inches? I’d just like to clarify. This is such a gorgeous pattern and i want to make sure I do it right, thank you! x

    • Rebecca March 22, 2016, 8:45 am

      Yes, ” = inches.

  • Manda March 24, 2016, 3:50 am

    Hi really want to try this but in notes does it mean do a DC in each 1 thanks

    • Rebecca April 4, 2016, 12:36 pm

      The note is just explaining that the CHs count as stitches when working across a row. So if the pattern were to tell you to do a DC in the next ST, and the next ST is actually a CH, do it in the CH.

  • Wendy Shanahan March 25, 2016, 7:25 pm

    I love call the midwife and I will make a blanket for my soon to be no 12 grand babie ,
    Thank you so very much for the patten x

  • MariaG March 26, 2016, 12:57 pm

    Although the original Crocheted Block Shawl (Patons booklet #129 pg.8) pattern is out of print, thanks to a fellow Raveler’s suggestion, I contacted Patons and they generously emailed the pattern. Notes and link on my Ravelry project page. I made a mini-version of the blanket to test the Patons pattern.
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mariaworks/crocheted-block-shawl

  • Cheryl L Robinson March 29, 2016, 11:37 am

    Is this pattern considered filet crochet?

    • Rebecca April 4, 2016, 12:37 pm

      I’m not sure! Maybe a simple version of it?

  • mary March 29, 2016, 1:08 pm

    Going to try this lovely pattern!

  • cher April 1, 2016, 6:09 pm

    That is a cool blanket for baby, and different size etc.

  • Abby April 2, 2016, 6:05 am

    Hi. I think this blanket is absolutely beautiful! I have a question though. On the second row at the very beginning it says skip two stitches. Does that mean skip the first stitch and the space or am I totally stupid?? Thank you in advance!!!!

  • Irene Lees April 3, 2016, 3:23 am

    Thanks for the pattern I love doing it

  • Amanda April 5, 2016, 8:30 pm

    Do you have a pattern for the bonnet as well?!

    • Rebecca April 8, 2016, 1:05 pm

      I don’t, I’m not sure what bonnet you’re talking about 🙂

  • Sandra Wood April 10, 2016, 4:52 am

    Thankyou for posting this.it’s a beautiful traditional baby blanket/shawl.nice and easy not to taxing to the brain.xx

  • Fillo April 10, 2016, 11:47 pm

    Thank you very much for this pretty pattern. I made one for my best friend, but it turned out so pretty that I will make another one for myself to keep.

  • Shirley Clement April 14, 2016, 9:17 am

    Thankyou for your Call the Midwife pattern. I got it finished in time for my newest grandson , born yesterday , at 9lb 61/2 ounces. What a whopper! Little William Mark.Also thankyou for all your lovely patterns.

  • Reba April 17, 2016, 1:53 pm

    I have made this pattern in Caron Simple Soft with a H/5.00mm hook and chained 102, Turned out very nice and love the soft feel of Simply Soft yarn.

  • Tricia April 23, 2016, 1:50 pm

    I am loving making this blanket! You did a marvellous job deciphering it from photos. It is sweet and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your phenomenal talent!!

    Tricia

  • Netagene April 29, 2016, 2:07 am

    I don’t have a TV so have never seen the show! But I’ve read the books! I’ve been thinking of buying the DVDs. You have me curious about Chummy’s afghan now. Is there a picture of it somewhere? Or can you tell me which episode? Thanks.

    • Rebecca May 2, 2016, 1:58 pm

      I think it was in Season 2, Episode 8.

  • Chris April 30, 2016, 11:07 am

    Thanx for sharing I can’t wait to try this pattern!

  • Diane April 30, 2016, 11:36 am

    I love the show. I was probably too busy crocheting to really notice the blanket lol

  • Donna Gatlin May 7, 2016, 9:15 am

    After a long search, I found the old Patons pattern. Made one in solid white and it sold immediately at a craft show. Very easy pattern. Will be making more.

    Will be using your pattern on my next one.

    Thanks for making an easy one to understand.

  • Ethel May 7, 2016, 2:57 pm

    The style of crochet with holes, is called “filet crochet,” so if ever you want to search for a pattern using it, you know the search term. 🙂 Thanks for this Baby Blanket pattern.

  • Michelle May 8, 2016, 10:23 am

    This is so adorable. Im gona try this for my granddaughter. I will post pic when done. Thank you

  • Rosemary Euresti May 10, 2016, 9:32 pm

    Rebecca, just wanted to express my amazement of your talents. I will be trying to make this beautiful blanket soon.
    Thank you for these beautiful patterns that you recreate and share.

    Rosemary

  • Marjorie May 12, 2016, 10:06 am

    Thank you for bringing this pattern to my attention. I have the Patons book but it is of shawls so have never really looked in it. I collect old Patons booklets as I find them to be very reliable for knitting patterns and I grew up knitting mainly Patons patterns. I plan to use your adaptation.

  • Alwin May 21, 2016, 2:32 am

    What a beautiful blanket, it is such a special thing to own.
    The pattern is very similar to what the Greek ladies and Cypriot ladies crochet. I have seen them crochet it in to curtains and bedspreads.
    I will be doing the blanket for sure.
    My gift to my great grandchildren will be this blanket. It will be made , sealed and put in a bag with a photo of their great grand parents and hopefully given to them by their parents.
    Happy crocheting everyone ! ?

  • michelle May 24, 2016, 11:26 am

    Thank you for doing this i have shared your pattern with my local haberdashery so as we can put it into uk terminology so many people are making this beautiful blanket for their loved ones i have just started mine and am going to make a few of them then put them away for future use for when i do one day become a grandma myself i have only been crocheting since last year i do wish i had gotten my mum to teach me whilst she was alive ( isnt hindsight a wonderful thing ) thank you once again for taking the time to figure out the pattern

  • Diane Paddock May 25, 2016, 1:14 pm

    Please share how you added the heart panels to the Midwife Blanket

    • Rebecca May 25, 2016, 2:38 pm

      I didn’t. Please see the note at the very beginning of this blog post.

  • Ginette Wright May 26, 2016, 1:31 am

    I’m from England and its easy to translate into British terms….your dc are our trc and your sk st is chain one.
    I have made 2 normal sizes and 1 baby doll size

  • Marie Hilliard May 31, 2016, 7:23 am

    Thank you very much for this pattern it has given me hours of fun making it and my friends just love this thank you again you are very kind sharing

  • Anna Gorbold June 3, 2016, 5:57 pm

    I am inspired to rekindly my crotcheting days!! so – to cut a long story short i found an incredible Alpaca yarn store in Eagle CO and they tole me about this web site – so I joined it and my first search for a baby blanket ( I reckon this could be a quick thing to make!! and I am sort of out of time!) came up with the Call the midwife blanket – I am British and like you really enjoy the show – hence I am going to make this!! thank you for creating the pattern.!!

  • Deb June 3, 2016, 11:17 pm

    I love that show! Thank you for sharing and nice of you to include other languages. I often find wonderful patterns that are not in English and it leaves me feeling very sad:( thanks again!

  • Susan June 6, 2016, 6:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I will abide by your rules.

  • Myra Johnston June 6, 2016, 7:00 pm

    Thank you for the pattern “The Midwife Blanket”. It is so pretty. I have two small great granddaughters and a great grandson due any time now. I so want to make this blanket for him. It is so pretty. And thanks for the name of the show you got it from. I watch movies and crochet all the time. So glad to find a new one that is decent to watch without have to see a lots of bad stuff on it. May God bless you and your family.

  • Gloria Acuna June 6, 2016, 9:40 pm

    It is lovely. I can’t wait to make it. I do think however, that it would make a lovely tablecloth using size 10 crochet thread and a #7 hook!

    • gill whitehead June 15, 2016, 2:30 pm

      As a baby born in the East End of London in the era of Call The Midwife, l was delighted to find your link on Facebook. l now can’t wait to try out your pattern. The instructions are easy to understand and covert to UK terms.
      Many thanks to you.

  • gill whitehead June 15, 2016, 2:38 pm

    As a baby born in the East End of London in the era of Call the Midwife, l was delighted to find your Facebook link. And also to see how much you enjoy the CTM story. l shall now be trying my own blanket. l find the instructions very clear and easy to convert to UK terms. My thanks to you.

  • vinaya soans June 19, 2016, 6:50 am

    thank you so much for the free pattern. i will use this to make a cover for our Diwan

  • Donna Gatlin June 20, 2016, 11:32 pm

    I love this pattern and have been making quite a lot of them plus watching the show which is wonderful.

  • Judy June 25, 2016, 9:27 am

    I have had this pattern in the past, love it, works up easy with a wonderful result every time. I have been searching for it for several months without success until today..thank you so much for sharing this with others. I have made this pattern in all sizes from baby to king size bed, looks great in any size!

  • Susan July 2, 2016, 7:56 am

    Would you be able to produce a video tutorial of how to make The Midwife Blanket? I’m rubbish at following written patterns as I’m a complete beginner!

  • Alexis July 4, 2016, 12:45 am

    I wanted to share this photo with you. I made your Call the Midwife blanket for a friend due in 9 weeks. I added eyelet ribbon for an extra touch for the baby girl on the way. Mom bought a coming home/ dedication dress to match. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this pattern!

    http://i.imgur.com/dBUuODr.jpg

  • Janice Pollard July 4, 2016, 11:04 am

    This pattern worked up quick and easy. I really loved it. I plan to make several for my grandbabies.

  • Melissa Kroll July 15, 2016, 7:45 pm

    In your blog you state that it can be found on yarnspirations.com? Do you by chance know what it is called there?

    God Bless,
    Melissa

    • Rebecca July 18, 2016, 12:48 pm

      To my knowledge, Yarnspirations has not posted this pattern online anywhere. It is only available in a couple of old Patons booklets that are now out of print. It was called the Crocheted Block Shawl.

  • Hannah B July 16, 2016, 8:17 pm

    My mother taught me to crochet when I was eight years old. I’m Canadian, so I’ve never seen All the Midwife; I love to make baby things, and this pattern is cute, so I thought this would be a good challenge for me. Thank you.

  • Martha Lanclos July 22, 2016, 1:08 pm

    Just a thought, because I love the blanket and am working it now for a niece — I did see this particular episode of Call the Midwife. The baby was a ‘change of life’ baby for the lady who took care of the church. She and her husband had lost a daughter in early childhood some 20 or 30 years previously. I would think, building the storyline, that the blanket had been among the daughter’s things, which the mother was unable to give away. In that storyline, rather than the 1950s, then, the blanket would have been tenderly made for a new baby in the 1930s, prior to World War II. Whether the pattern is that, or something a television crewmember found in a thrift shop, it adds love and history to the blanket.

  • Ann Kingslan July 29, 2016, 9:26 pm

    I make blankets for the Linus Project, Omaha Chapter. Charles Schulz granted this national organization free use of the name as all blanket must be handmade and are distributed to multiple churches, organizations and charities. I feel that the Call The Midwife blanket is perfect and certainly in the spirit of the show to see them given to children in need. As my contact with Linus says…we have a child for every blanket and our goal is to have a blanket for every child. Thank you for the research put into this and to Paton for granting you the right to share. In that spirit, I will purchase Paton yarn.

  • Margaret July 29, 2016, 11:52 pm

    Thanks for the lovely pattern. It is simple and elegant. i love giving baby gifts that will be heirlooms. This pattern will definitely fill the bill. After making it once, I think the next time I will try chaining only 3 at the end of each row. My boxes on the side were a bit loosey goosey. Of course, that sweet shell border covered the excess well and by the time I block it….. It will be just right! Thanks again for this sweet vintage pattern..

  • Kathy July 31, 2016, 3:36 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love simple crochet pieces and I have four I have to make. This will make great Christmas gifts. Thank you for your awsome kindness. Can’t wait to see pictures of your precious little one. May the Lord bless and keep your family.

  • Sureen August 1, 2016, 5:47 am

    Thank you so much for the selfless gift of this pattern. I haven’t been crocheting for that long but I know what goes into trying to produce a pattern, having watched my mum doing it for years!!

  • Mary Jo August 1, 2016, 1:29 pm

    Congratulations! My little ones are grown up and having little ones of their own. I have enjoyed receiving your project patterns. I have a granddaughter and now my nieces and nephews are having babies, so I keep busy.

  • Cheryll August 11, 2016, 7:19 pm

    Why am I short at the end of each row?? For example row 3 the last 6 DC, I can only do for? I tried 3 times from the beginning, what am I doing wrong??

    • Rebecca August 13, 2016, 3:03 pm

      It’s hard to say without seeing your work 🙂

      • Cheryll Lejeune August 13, 2016, 3:13 pm

        True, can you tell me how many DC are in the first row?
        It is a lovely blanket, I hope I can figure it out. 🙂

  • Jodi Baker August 12, 2016, 3:24 pm

    I would be interested in knowing why the video tutorials hurt designers. I don’t use them because I prefer a pattern, but I know people who do.

    Thanks

    • Rebecca August 13, 2016, 3:10 pm

      They only hurt designers when other people make and publish them. Those of us who offer free patterns do so because we make our income from ad revenue on our blogs. If you can make my original patterns without actually visiting my blog (such as via someone else’s YouTube video), then you’ve cut off my income stream and my motivation to release patterns for free. A lot of people think we give out free patterns out of the goodness of our hearts, when really, we do it because it’s a win-win for both of us; you visit our blog at no cost to you, and we make money. 🙂 I do have a YouTube channel with some tutorial videos, but those are monetized, meaning the ad revenue from the videos comes back to me. A lot of people make tutorial videos for other people’s patterns thinking they’re ok as long as they link back to the original pattern, but statistically, it is a tiny, tiny percentage of visitors who actually follow that link back to the original blog. (Why would they if they can make the entire pattern from the video?)

      I hope that helps! 🙂

      • Jessica Anderson September 18, 2016, 12:38 pm

        Wow! Thank you so much for the insight on why most designers don’t like for the videos to be made. Makes me want to make sure that I follow the links to the original designer if they are posted. Well, thank you for this pattern, I am going to attempt to make it.

  • SHIREEN MAHOMED August 26, 2016, 5:14 am

    One of my favourites I must have made about 50 of these . Love this pattern

  • Sharon Schomberg August 28, 2016, 10:59 pm

    how beautiful to have this for myself to crochet I like uyou are hooked on crochet
    I am just new to crochet but love this pattern I have been making small teddy bears

  • Auntie Monster September 12, 2016, 3:02 pm

    I love the design and I remember that episode really well as my four year old daughter watched it with me which was a bit nervewracking. Thank you for recreating the blanket.

  • Caytie Hogan September 17, 2016, 6:34 pm

    I absolutely love Call the Midwife’s and I love this pattern. Thank you so much.

  • Heather September 17, 2016, 11:16 pm

    I just finished this blanket & it’s gorgeous. Thank you so much for this pattern. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my “go to’s”.

  • Amber September 22, 2016, 2:08 pm

    Hello! This is such a beautiful blanket. I am trying to make it for my niece who is due in November. I am confused as to the rows. Is there a possible video with an example? I think if I could just get a visual I would understand it so much better. Do we work horizontally in rows or vertically, creating each square as it goes along? My stitches did not match up when I tried to end my 2nd row, so wondering if I misunderstood the directions. Again, what a beautiful design and I just LOVE the Call the Midwife show!

  • LoveeAU September 26, 2016, 2:32 am

    I should travel with my kids. Easy to transport the kids and push them around. Every time I travel with my kids, I always make sure to bring a stroller and babyzen travel bag with me! It’s really handy.Thank you for sharing valuable information.