Snuggly Car Seat Blanket

Carseat Blanket

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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.

Happy crafting!

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5 thoughts on “Snuggly Car Seat Blanket

  1. melessa tyler

    thank you for this pattern. I can’t wait to make this for my cousin. She is on the road a lot and I think she will love it. Thank you again.

  2. Lynda Tracy

    Your readers should be made aware that this type of blanket with a hole in it for the straps is not legal in Ontario, Canada, and possibly other places too. The law in Ontario states there must be nothing between the child and the car seat or the straps, only one finger width between the straps and the child’s collarbone, and the chest piece across the straps must touch the child’s chest. Use of this type of blanket also voids the warranty of the car seat for some manufacturers– read your small print!

    1. Jennifer Ofenstein Post author

      If you’re using a bulky yarn, you can use the same hook. The pattern isn’t written for worsted weight, so you’d have to adjust not only the hook but the amount of stitches.


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