Unfortunately I haven’t been able to do ‘Free Pattern Friday’ this week as my husband is very poorly at the moment with the dreaded Coronavirus! He even had to spent two nights in hospital, but luckily he is home now. As you can imagine, I have been busy looking after him so I haven’t had time to look for patterns for you, but hopefully I will be back to normal next week. So I thought I would show you the crochet ‘Call The Midwife’ blanket I have made, there is a link to the free pattern for it at the bottom of the page, so all is not lost!
I absolutely love making this blanket and have made a few of them now. Every time I make one for someone they always say it will be a family heirloom. I made one for a friend when she had her baby boy and she tells me that her son won’t be without it now, she has to wash it when he is asleep and then put it back before he wakes up!
These blankets are called ‘Call The Midwife’ because they were seen on a programme in the UK of the same name. It is an old pattern so I’m sure it has a proper name, haha! I have made this blanket in variegated yarn before which looks good, but I mainly use three colours, which I prefer. They also look good in plain white or cream too, I haven’t made a plain one yet but I will do eventually.
The one I made for Rory was in blue, grey and white and I have also made one in pink, purple and white. I like the three colours, you can include the same colour as the pram and add two others to it.
There are a few patterns out there for this blanket but the best one I have found is by ‘Yarn And Chai’. I don’t use the border on this pattern though, I found a prettier border pattern on YouTube, the link for this will be also be at the bottom of the page. The yarn recommended to make this blanket is 4ply, but I have made these two in Stylecraft Bambino, which is DK. It is a lovely lightweight and very soft acrylic yarn.
This pattern is quite easy to do but some people do seem to have a struggle with it. Because the pattern isn’t mine, unfortunately I can’t do a tutorial on how to do it. I like to respect designers and not look like I am copying their work. Having said that, this pattern is quite easy to follow, that’s why I prefer this one.
Hope you have fun having a go at making this blanket. If you do have any problems, just let me know and I will try and help you with it.
I had better get back to looking after my husband now. Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the sunshine we are having in the UKat the moment. See you next time.
Link For Pattern – Call The Midwife Blanket
Link For Border – Border Tutorial