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Crochet Car Seat Cover – Free Pattern

Crochet Car Seat Cover a free pattern.

Crochet Car Seat Cover, FREE pattern & video tutorial. How to make a crochet Car Seat Cover with a split so you can easily open it to check on the baby

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A while ago (year or two already) I made a car seat cover for my baby girl. I used someone else’s pattern, but I did a modification to create a “split” that would allow me to easily open or close just one or both sides.

I liked the idea of a split flap instead of a big one because that way I wouldn’t have to open it completely to check if my baby was OK, asleep, awake, etc (You get the idea).

Also, if I wanted to cover my baby from the sun, but only one side is needed, I wouldn’t have to cover her completely if it wasn’t necessary.

Crochet Car Seat Cover, FREE pattern & video tutorial. How to make a crochet Car Seat Cover with a split so you can easily open it to check on the baby

I did my best to explain how I created the split, but because the base pattern wasn’t mine, I shared the link to the pattern so everyone could find it, but the instructions on how to do the split in my blog but without being able to say exactly on which row I started the slit and so on.

SO… Finally, after so many requests, I created my own pattern. Detailing exactly how long I made it, where I started the split and so on, AND I created a video tutorial, for those like me that can benefit from visual aid.

I’m sure that now with the written pattern and video tutorial, you will be able to recreate this lovely Crocheted Car Seat Cover.

Crochet Car Seat Cover, FREE pattern & video tutorial. How to make a crochet Car Seat Cover with a split so you can easily open it to check on the baby


Skill level:


What You will need:

25″ x 39″ (63.5 cm x 99 cm)

4 stitches x 2 rows: 1 inch (in pattern stitch)

Stitches Used:
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet

Crochet Car Seat Cover – Free Pattern

Buttons (Make 2 – Optional) – Used color B

In a magic loop:

Rnd 1: 8 sc
Rnd 2: 2sc in each stitch (16)

Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew buttons on the straps. Making crocheted buttons is optional, as you can use regular, store-bought buttons.

Straps (Make 2) – Used color A

Ch 27

Row 1: On 4th ch from hook, dc until end of row.
Row 2: ch 3. dc until end of row.
Row 3: ch 3. dc until end of row.

Fasten off.

Car Seat Cover

Start with Color A

ch 102

Row 1: On 4th ch from hook, dc until end of row.
Row 2: Ch 1. sc until end of row.

Change to color B
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc). dc until end of row
Row 4:Ch 1. sc until the end of row.

Rows 5 to 56: Repeat rows 3 to 4 until you reach to row 56. (But alternating between color A and color B every 2 rows)

Creating the Split

Row 57: (with color A) Ch 3 (counts as first dc). dc on 49 stitches. Leave remaining stitches unworked.
Row 58: ch 1. sc until the end. (of the 49 stitches previously worked)
Row 59: (with color B) Ch 3 (counts as first dc). dc until the end (of the 49 stitches previously worked)
Row 60: ch 1. sc until the end. (of the 49 stitches previously worked)

Rows 61 to 104: Repeat rows 57 to 58.

Fasten off.

Go back to row 57 to create the second “flap” and repeat rows 57 to 104 but o the other side.

Once you have both flaps, fasten off just color A. With color B, sc around the entire car seat cover.
Try to separate your sc as evenly as possible.
In each corner do 3 sc in one stitch.
I go around the car seat cover twice. Creating 2 rounds of sc before I fasten off.

For more instructions and visual help, watch the video bellow.


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Crochet Car Seat Cover – Video tutorial


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26 thoughts on “Crochet Car Seat Cover – Free Pattern

  1. This is totally awesome but think too if you have buttons on it for in the winter time for the babies born then would be really nice. Thank you so much for the pattern. I am going to do this before my Great Grandson gets here next year.

  2. I tried following the video tutorial to place the straps. The written pattern did not give instructions. Can you please tell me which ‘row’ the straps are sewed on to? Thanks and I had fun making this for my grand daughter

  3. I just now finished this except I did little hearts and sewed them on and crocheted little ties and attached so if my daughter wanted to close the split she could.. I’ll know in February if she likes it.

  4. About how long (in) were the straps? I am using a smaller baby yarn and need to adjust the pattern slightly — my straps were too short I think.

  5. Randy, you want to know how long vertical or horizontal ?
    if your yarn is smaller, you could try using a bigger hook to create bigger stitches and compensate for the size of your yarn.

  6. Thanks! Vertical… I am using a 5 mm hook but it still was too short to go around the car seat and button without difficulty.

    1. if you having trouble with the vertical length of the lines, just add extras. each line is made of two rows, one DC row and one sc row. just add more to reach the length you need. and don’t forget to take note of how many extras you add on one side, so you can add asome many on the other side

  7. What are the dimensions of the first 56 rows.
    Mine seems too big, my gauge is correct.
    I am using Caron simply soft. I have already used two skeins.

    1. The first section (before the split) should be 19 to 20 inches tops. (preferably 20, but is ok if you stop at 19)
      Then is another 19 for the flaps. The final item measures 39 inches, but is OK if it reaches 40.

  8. How long is the first 102 sc supposed to measure out? I’m trying with 3 light yarn and a G hook, but it still seems too short. Love this pattern, thank you for posting it ?

    1. It should be at least 25 inches. If it is a little longer than that is ok, as it will just cover more of the carseat. But I would not recommend anything shorter.
      I am glad you like my pattern and I hope you can make it just the way you want it. If you have further questions just let me know. You can also post questions in my FB page.

      1. Thank you for the reply! ? I’m new to crocheting and really appreciate it. About how long should it be before the split? I’m 8 rows away from it and I’m measuring about 12inches. I’m told I crochet really tightly, so I’m worried it might be too short.

        1. You’re good then. It should be almost 13 inches before you work the split. If you have your car-seat available, use it to measure your work. Just make sure that the part before the split reaches at least half of what needs to be covered. And then complete the other half with the split.

  9. I’m totally baffled. Since I crochet tightly, I decided to use a G hook. Just finished first lower panel,piece measures 30 inches not 39. Thought I would need less rows. Why am I confused. Been crocheting for decades.

    1. I’m so sorry is not coming out as you expected. But you can just add some extra rows.
      Because this pattern is just a rectangle with an opening, what it matters is that it covers the carseat and adding extra rows won’t create anything bad for this pattern.

  10. Just completed this in a three colour stripe – pale grey, mauve and purple . Thank y u for such a useful and easy pattern

    1. I’m glad you like it!! Thank you SO much for taking a minute for writing a nice comment. It really means the world to me that people are using and liking my patterns!

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