Crochet Cuddly Car Seat Baby Blanket: Free Pattern and Video Tutorial


The Crochet Cuddly Car Seat Baby Blanket is my go-to hand-made gift for EVERY baby shower! Every new mom should have a small car seat blanket, in my opinion! It is the perfect size newborn baby blanket!


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So like I said, I love to give the Crochet Cuddly Car Seat Baby Blanket as a gift. I usually do the blanket and a box of diapers; because, really, you can NEVER have too many of either! I love that I get to give something personalized that can be handed down through the generations (see About Me to learn more about why I love crafting).


This pattern was inspired by my mom. She actually gifted me a similar blanket when Precious Girl (PG-my first) was born. She made it because she had extra yarn from the large alphabet baby blanket she made for PG, so she made a smaller version with words on it.

After a while, I realized that this size of the blanket was PERFECT!

It was the PERFECT size to pad around PG’s tiny, little head in the car seat when the newborn insert still wasn’t snug enough for my comfort. Then, it was the PERFECT size to tuck around PG when it was below freezing out; and with the fuzzy baby yarn it was nice and warm (but not too warm). Now that PG is a toddler, it is the PERFECT size for her to drag around with her without tripping on it! So as you can see, SO FUNCTIONAL!!

Grandma’s Car Seat Blanket on My Head!

So, after analyzing the blanket, I called my mom to ask her how she made it. She gave me the basic idea of how to do the stitch (which is a well-known bobble stitch). She also told me some of the changes she would have made if she was going to do it again.

With those ideas and some adaptations of my own (such as changing hook size and altering how I do the bobble stitch), I developed the pattern for the Crochet Cuddly Car Seat Baby Blanket. This specific blanket is the one that I made for Darling Girl (DG-my second).


Let’s get on with HOW to actually make the Crochet Cuddly Car Seat Baby Blanket!


Materials

First, let’s talk materials.

Yarn

I use Baby Bee Baby Lou Lou yarn from Hobby Lobby. (If you head over to my Recommended Yarn page, you will see all about why I LOVE this yarn!)

Baby Bee Baby Lou Lou is a lightweight (3) yarn. Each skein is 3.5 ounces (259 yards). The blanket requires 2 skeins of yarn (1 of each color). The yardage is pretty tight (see the picture of left over yarn for reference), so if you end up crocheting looser and having a larger project, you MIGHT run out. Just be aware.

Left Over Yarn

For this specific blanket, I chose the colors sugarplum and flannel. This gives it a nice soft purple and very light grey. All of the colors are beautiful, so you really can’t go wrong with any of them.

If you choose to use a different yarn, you can use the weight and yardage of the Baby Lou Lou yarn as a guide when purchasing.

Hook

I use a size G/6-4.25mm aluminum crochet hook.

This is a much smaller hook than the “recommended hook size” on the yarn of size I/9-5.5 mm hook. This is because I want the blanket to have nice tight stitches to prevent little fingers from getting caught in the holes.

Other

You’ll want something to cut your yarn (scissors, nail clippers, etc) and a tapestry needle to weave in ends.

You’ll also need either the written pattern (keep reading) or the chart version of the pattern found at the bottom of the page (Jump to chart here).

*Note: The chart version is a pictorial representation of where single crochet and bobble stitches go in the pattern. If you prefer this versus the written format, go to the chart. The instructions for how to read the chart are included in the PDF.*

Size and Gauge

Finished size: 19 by 17 inches

Gauge: 14 single crochets for 18 rows = 4″x4″ square using a size G/6-4.25mm hook

Stitch Abbreviations Used

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

bo = bobble

st = stitch

Pattern Notes

  • To create the bobble stitch (bo):
    • You will basically repeat an incomplete double crochet.
      • *Yarn over (yo), insert hook, yo, pull through stitch, yo, pull through 2* repeat * to * 5 times (until you have 6 loops on your hook), yo, pull through all 6 loops (this completes the bobble stitch).
  • At the end of each row, I do not chain one and then turn, I just turn and go straight into my first sc. I find that I get a straighter edge that way. Feel free to chain one, then turn if that is what you prefer.
  • If you want to get a looser stitch, use a larger crochet hook; if you want tighter stitch, use a smaller one. I prefer a fairly tight stitch because I don’t like little fingers poking through the blanket. The final size of the blanket will vary based on your tension and hook size used, but mine is to the gauge above. (Remember if you choose a larger hook, you will use more yarn, and may need more than 1 skein of each color.)

Pattern

In first color-Starting first hearts block:

  • Foundation chain: Ch 64
  • Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, turn (63 st)
  • Row 2-3: sc in each st, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 4: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, *sc in next st, bo in next st* 28 times, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-29 bo)
  • Row 5: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 6: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 55 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-2 bo)
  • Row 7: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 8: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc is next 12 st, bo in next st, sc in next 14 st. bo in next st, sc in next 14 st, bo in next st, sc in next 12 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn.  (63 st total-5 bo)
  • Row 9: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 10: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 10 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 10 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 10 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 10 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn.  (63 st total-8 bo)
  • Row 11: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 12: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 8 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 8 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-8 bo)
  • Row 13: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 14: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 11 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 11 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 11 st, bo in next st, sc in is next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-8 bo)
  • Row 15: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 16: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 5 st. bo in next st, sc in next 5 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 5 st. bo in next st, sc in next 5 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 5 st. bo in next st, sc in next 5 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-11 bo)
  • Row 17: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 18: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 8 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st. bo in next st, sc in next 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st. bo in next st, sc in next 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st. bo in next st, sc in next 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 8 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-14 bo)
  • Row 19: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 20: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 55 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-2 bo)
  • Row 21: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 22: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, *sc in next st, bo in next st* 28 times, sc in final 3 st (Changing colors on the final st), turn. (63 st total-29 bo)
  • Row 23: sc in each st across, on final stitch color change, turn. (63 st)

Change to second color-starting “HUGS” block:

  • Row 24: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, *sc in next st, bo in next st* 28 times, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-29 bo)
  • Row 25: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 26: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 55 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-2 bo)
  • Row 27: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 28: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 4 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 8 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-13 bo)
  • Row 29: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 30: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-10 bo)
  • Row 31: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 32: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 11 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-11 bo)
  • Row 33: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 34: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 2 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 13 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 8 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-13 bo)
  • Row 35: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 36: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st. Sc i, sc in next 2 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 2 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 14 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-9 bo)
  • Row 37: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 38: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st. bo in next st, sc in next 2 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 4 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 8 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-12 bo)
  • Row 39: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 40: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 55 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-2 bo)
  • Row 41: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 42: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, *sc in next st, bo in next st* 28 times, sc in final 3 st (Changing colors on the final st), turn. (63 st total-29 bo)
  • Row 43: sc in each st across, on final stitch color change, turn. (63 st)

Change to first color-starting second hearts block:

  • Rows 44-63: repeat rows 4-23

Change to seconds color-starting “LOVE” block:

  • Row 64: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, *sc in next st, bo in next st* 28 times, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-29 bo)
  • Row 65: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 66: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 55 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-2 bo)
  • Row 67: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 68: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 4 st. bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 9 st, bo in next st, sc in next 8 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-15 bo)
  • Row 69: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 70: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 10 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in 12 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-8 bo)
  • Row 71: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 72: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 10 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 5 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-11 bo)
  • Row 73: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 74: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 10 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 4 st, bo in next st, sc in next 5 st, bo in next st, sc in next 5 st, bo in next st, sc in next 12 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-8 bo)
  • Row 75: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 76: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 10 st. bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 7 st, bo in next st, sc in next 4 st, bo in next st, sc in next 12 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-8 bo)
  • Row 77: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 78: sc in first 3 st. bo in next st, sc in next 6 st, bo in next st, sc in next 12 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 4 st, bo in next st, sc in next 9 st, bo in next st, sc in next 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 1 st, bo in next st, sc in next 6 st. bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-12 bo)
  • Row 79: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 80: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, sc in next 55 st, bo in next st, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-2 bo)
  • Row 81: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)
  • Row 82: sc in first 3 st, bo in next st, *sc in next st, bo in next st* 28 times, sc in final 3 st, turn. (63 st total-29 bo)
  • Row 83-85: sc in each st across, turn. (63 st)

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.


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2 thoughts on “Crochet Cuddly Car Seat Baby Blanket: Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

  1. Row 14: has an error it says after the 3rd set of 11 sc. Its to sc in the next instead of bobble st

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