I recently received an invitation for a baby shower. So, naturally I had to figure out what to make for a gift. Usually I make a baby blanket and call it good, but this time I wanted to try something a little different. Plus, I am sure the mother-to-be will get several blankets.
I have been seeing a lot of patterns for carseat covers on Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try. I really like the idea of the carseat covers and I wish I had one when my kids were babies. I really hope the mom-to-be likes the gift.
Here is the pattern I used. I am not very good at writing patterns out, so hopefully it will all make sense.
Any three colors of medium yarn.
Colors: A, B, and C
HDC=half double crochet
Color A: CH 70
Row 1: In second CH from hook SC, then DC in same CH. Skip one CH, then SC and DC in next. Repeat across.
Row 2: CH one and turn. SC and DC in last SC from previous row. Repeat across doing SC and DC in the SC stitches from row one.
Row 3-6 repeat row 2.
Change to color B and do 2 rows like the previous rows.
Change to color C and do 2 rows.
Change to color B and do 2 rows.
Change to color A and do 6 rows.
Continue this pattern ending with the 8th strip of color A. Do not tie off.
Border: CH one then HDC along the top. At the corners do 3 HDCs and continue around the blanket. SS into first HDC. CH and repeat. 5 rounds in color A, 1 round color B, 1 round color C and finish with 1 round color B. Tie off and weave in ends.
Straps: make 2
Using color B, CH 26. Starting in second CH from hook SC across. CH 1 and turn.
SC across. Repeat to make 6 rows.
Switch to color C. SC across, then 3 SC in the corner. CH 5, 3 SCs in next corner. SC across, 3 SC in corner, SC across, 3 SC in corner and SS to first color C SC.
SC all around strap including in the chain. This creates a button hole. When you have made it around cut a long tail to sew the strap to the blanket.
You can use a button or make a button. I made the buttons using color A.
Button: make 2
CH 3 then join using SS. CH one then 8 SCs into circle. SS to join. 2 SC into each previous SC. SS to join. Cut a long tail to sew button to blanket.
I hope this all makes sense. Please comment if you have questions. I hope you enjoy this pattern.