It’s been many a moon since I had my own baby to crochet for, and while I do regularly make blankets for The Linus Connection, those are of the garden-variety baby blankets and afghans….definitely without holes!
My aunt recently had her second baby boy and was looking for a specific style of car seat blanket. It’s a tiny blanket with a hole for threading the car seat straps through. My understanding is that the blanket stays in place better, keeping the baby toasty and warm. She sent me dimensions and a photo of a blanket she already has and I went to work.
The goal is a blanket that is both simple to make and warm to use. The one below worked up in just a few hours, design time included.
- 2 – 6 oz. skeins of Caron Simply Soft (315 yds each)
- K hook
finished approxmiately 18″x21″
With two strands of yarn held together, chain 50
Row 1: hdc in second chain from hook and in each sc across (48 hdc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc across
Row 3 – 10: rep Row 2
Row 11: hdc in first 20 st, ch 8, sk 8 st, hdc in last 20 st. (48 hdc)
Row 12: ch 1, turn, hdc in first 20 st, hdc in 8 sc, hdc in last 20 st
Row 13: ch 1, turn, hdc across
Row 14 – 44: Rep Row 13
Optional: Sc evenly around or add a decorative border
Finish off, weave in ends.
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