The Midwife Blanket

“This season of life has gone crazy in our house. In addition to the diary of raising two little boys (one” Terrible Two “and one” Threenager”), we’re juggling my husband’s two jobs as well as seminary classes ( he carried his heaviest load, 10 credits this semester.) It’s one of those seasons where he looks back and asks us or what he thinks thinking, assuming it’s done each time. But by the grace of God, survivors and June us His job at Zack University is on hold, and this time he’s only making one choice. It’s as good as my husband around at night, instead of hiding in the campus library until midnight or later buried in the lesson. From home.
There was, however, at least one good thing that came out of me having every night alone after the little ones were sleeping; I discovered a BBC show called “Call the Midwife”!”

Based on the memories of Jennifer Worth, a poverty-ravaged nurse in London’s “East End” in the 1950s, “Call the Midwife” is an extremely moving story of a group of women facing difficult odds to sell life after a precious life to the world. One really fun thing about “Call The Party” is its wide range of beautiful baby blankets. It is impossible as crochet is not for them. This pattern The Midwife Blanket has many points that catch the eye!!

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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).

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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 lines of rectangles you choose, you may end up with a box left at the end. Improvised and make a scallop of 3 boxes at the end. There is probably a better way to figure this out… Squeeze it; weave in ends.

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See too: Midnight walk shawl

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