Spring is coming and with spring, more babies. Two of my coworker’s wives are having babies, so it’s time to make more baby items. Call the Midwife Blanket and Piotr the Polar Bear.
This time I decided to try the “Call the Midwife” blanket. I’ve seen this one posted on my crochet groups and I always thought it was cute. I never knew where the name came from. The linked blog post to Little Monkey’s Crochet tells the story of the blanket and how she recreated the pattern from images on a TV show. Cool story. I love when people can reproduce something from what they see.
This pattern is easy and well written. I was able too finish it pretty quickly. I found this cute multicolored yarn at Michael’s called Kai in Bubbles colorway. It’s pretty, but acrylic. It was a bit rougher than I prefer to use on a baby blanket. To soften it up, I used some Cupcake yarn from my stash on the border. I did the border with just a few rows of sc all the way around.
To go with the baby blanket, I made Piotr the Polar Bear from Edward’s Menagerie. I also used the Cupcake yarn on Piotr. I used it on the blanket border, so it would match with Piotr. He’s the fourth stuffed animal I have made from this book. I’ve also made Emma the Bunny Alexandre the Russian Blue Cat, and Bridget the Elephant.
I modified his eyes and nose a little, to look more polar beary using some discount black chenille yarn I had in my stash.