Call the Midwife RIPPLE pattern

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Are you looking for an alternative to the classic Call the Midwife baby blanket? Maybe you’ve made the Midwife blanket a few times already and want to try something different, but with a simple lacy look?

You will love this ripple crochet pattern with it’s easy to memorise pattern, sweet lace and modern chevron lines.

Alternative to the Call the Midwife blanket pattern

The first time I saw what is now known as the Call the Midwife baby blanket was in one of my Japanese crochet stitch books. I knew immediately I wanted to turn it into my very own crochet ripple blanket pattern. And yes it looks like the Midwife stitch but of course it isn’t because…its a ripple, a chevron, a wave blanket! I loved the challenge so much and love the fresh modern look. Do you love ripples as much as I do?

A downloadable, printable PDF with 2 sizes (Baby blanket and Throw Blanket) and colour sequence guide is available in my Etsy shop and Ravelry. Thank you for your support!

When I read someone on a Facebook crochet group ask for an alternative to the Call The Midwife blanket I knew my Joyful Ripple blanket pattern would be perfect.

I was calling it my Joyful Ripple blanket because it made me so happy to crochet and looked like little angels raising their hands in joy!

You might be one of the many people looking for an alternative to the Midwife crochet blanket pattern and to help you find my Joyful ripple crochet blanket design I’m going with the name “Call The Midwife Ripple Blanket” or Joyful Midwife Ripple Blanket!

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Crochet the Call the Midwife Ripple Baby blanket pattern in alternating colours, a single colour or even a colour changing whirl or yarn cake.

Call the Midwife Ripple Baby Blanket – Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US crochet terms with UK terms shown in the Abbreviations list below.

A downloadable, printable PDF with 2 sizes (Baby blanket and Throw Blanket) and colour sequence guide is available in my Etsy shop and Ravelry. Thank you for your support!

Materials

Photo sample: Sirdar Aran, 100g; 235m (257 yds) with a 4.5mm / G 7 hook.

Baby blanket: You will need approx 4 x 100g balls; 940 m/ 1028 yds Aran weight yarn.

Throw blanket: You will need approx 10 x 100g balls; 2350 m/ 2570 yds Aran weight yarn.

These yarn amounts are a guide only and will vary depending on your exact yarn choice, hook and tension.

You can use any yarn and hook. For best stitch definition choose a hook size that gives a tight rather than loose gauge.
For example, DK/ light worsted yarn choose 3.5mm – 4mm/ F 5 – G 6 hook; Aran/ worsted medium weight yarn choose a 4.5mm /G 7 hook.

Gauge

Gauge is not important for this project.

Main photo sample: 1 pattern repeat (16 sts) measures 9cm/ 3.5 inches and 6 rows.

Your gauge will depend on your yarn weight and hook size.

Size

Size is based on using the above yarn and gauge (your results may be different based on your yarn, hook and tension):

Baby Blanket: 90 x 100cm / 35 x 39 inches

Throw Blanket: 136 x 154cm / 52 x 60 inches – included in PDF pattern on Etsy and Ravelry.

Call the Midwife alternative blanket design.

Notes:

[ ] indicates a group of stitches worked into one st or sp.

Pattern is in US terms.

Ch3 at the beginning of each row counts as the first stitch.

Pattern is worked back and forth in rows.

Pattern is written without reference to colour changes. (Colour sequence information is added bonus in the PDF pattern.) Make changes as required at pattern repeats Rows 2-7.

* to ** indicates a group of instructions to be repeated.

{ } also indicates a group of instructions to be repeated within the main instructions.

A downloadable, printable PDF with 2 sizes (Baby blanket and Throw Blanket) and colour sequence guide is available in my Etsy shop and Ravelry. Thank you for your support!

Abbreviations

  • Chain: Ch
  • Chain space: ch-sp
  • Double crochet: dc (tr)
  • Double crochet 2 together: dc2tog (tr2tog)
  • Repeat: rep
  • Right side: RS
  • Single crochet: sc (dc)
  • Space: sp
  • Stitch: st
  • Stitches: sts

Let’s Make

Begin by chaining 163 sts.

Row 1: 1 dc into 4th ch from hook (skipped ch3 counts as first st), 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, * {1 dc2tog over next 2 sts} twice, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts **, ch2, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts; rep from * ending last rep at **, work another 1 dc in last st, turn. 160 sts

Row 2: Ch3 (counts as first st here and throughout), 1 dc in same st, *{ ch1, skip next st, 1 dc in next st } three times in total, skip next 2 sts, { 1dc, ch1, skip next st } three times in total, **[ 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ] in ch2-sp; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st (ie top of ch3, here and throughout), turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in each of the next 5 sts (each ch1 in row below is counted as a st), { dc2tog over next 2 sts} twice in total, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts**, [ 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ] in ch2-sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, ch3, skip 4 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts,** [ 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ] in ch2-sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Row 5: Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch4, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in ch3-sp, ch4, skip 3 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts**, [ 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ] in ch2-sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Row 6: Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 dc in ch4-sp, ch2, skip sc, 1 dc in next ch4-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts**, [ 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ] in ch2-sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Row 7: Ch3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc2tog worked over the next st and ch2-sp, 1 dc2tog worked over ch2-sp and next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts **, [ 1 dc, ch2, 1 dc ] in ch2-sp; rep from * ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st, turn.

Rows 8- 67: Repeat Rows 2-7 for a further 10 times.

Rows 68-69: Repeat Rows 2-3. Do not turn your work to continue to the border.

Side Edging

We are working a simple single crochet border along each side to finish off the edges. This provides a good foundation for a more decorative border if you prefer.

After the last row, rotate your work clockwise. Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in sp made by the post of the st, continue working 2sc in each post sp until the last post st (from Row 1), sc in post sp, sc in top of st. Fasten off and break yarn.

Rotate work to begin work on the opposite edge. Join yarn in the first ch, sc in same st, sc in sp made by the post of the st, continue working 2sc in each post sp until the last post st (from Row 1), sc in post sp, sc in top of st. Fasten off and break yarn.

Weave in ends.

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