Crochet Car Seat Cover a free pattern.
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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.
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.
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What You will need:
- F/5 – 3.75mm crochet hook
- Light (3) acrylic yarn – (about 600 yards for each color – I used 2 1lb skein – for smaller skeins you might need 2 of each)
- Tapestry needle
- Buttons (optional)
Total: 25″ wide x 39″ long (63.5 cm x 99 cm)
From top to split: 19.5″ long
From split to bottom: 19.5″ long
4 stitches x 2 rows: 1 inch (in pattern stitch)
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
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.
Car Seat Cover
Start with Color A
Row 1: On 4th ch from hook, dc until end of row. (100 sts)
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.
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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