Friday, August 10, 2012

Bobble Car Seat Blanket

This is a gift EVERY new mother needs! How many times have you been leaving the store, bags in one hand, baby carrier in the other and up blows the wind? Trying to shield the baby and keep the blanket on them without dropping all your bags can be one challenging balance act for even the most talented contortionist! Or there is the ever so simple problem of the active child that kicks off every blanket that you place over them. NO MORE! This blanket is specifically designed to be locked into the car seat without adding extra bulk under the straps that can jeopardize the safety of the baby.
 
It has two slits in the blanket that allow you to slip the bottom lock of the car seat through the blanket and then strap the child underneath it.


The blanket is designed to fit right over the car seat without extra length hanging off the edges and the bobbled stitches give your little one something to touch and feel. So let's get started!! : ) This is the perfect baby shower gift and because it is small it works up pretty fast.

Bobble Car Seat Blanket Pattern



Materials
Size N crochet hook
Medium worsted weight yarn in two complimentary colors, or two skeins of the same color(they will be worked together). (Approx 488 yrds. 2 skeins of 244 each.)
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Super bulky baby yarn (Approx 350 yrds.)
7/8" Ribbon (2 ¾ yrds)
Yarn needle

Gauge
5 sc x 4 rows = 2" square

Finished size: 18 in H x 19 1/2 in W
(I have made some pattern adjustments so there isn't as much bulk under the child's chin when using the blanket. Ignore the measurements in the the comments. These are now correct.)


I made a blanket using each of these yarns and the gauge comes out pretty close to the same. There is one adjustment, and I will let you know what it is when we get there.


All of the step by step photos are of the quilt made with the medium worsted weight yarn. It is MUCH easier to see your stitches. But the super bulky baby yarn is so soft and also turns out really cute as you can see –


Special stitch 
Bobble - (YO, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, YO draw through 2 loops on hook) repeat twice in same st. YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.






 
Ch 32 (If you are using medium worsted weight, work 2 strands together at the same time.)
Row 1: Skip first ch, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (31 sc)
Row 2: Sc in first st, bobble st, *sc in next 3 st, bobble st,* repeat from * to * across to last st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in first 3 st, *bobble st, sc in next 3 st,* repeat from * to * across, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6-16: Repeat rows 2-5 twice and then rows 2-4 once more.
Row 17: Sc in first 14 st, ch 3 (if you crochet tightly you may need to ch 5 so the buckle will fit), skip 3 sc, sc in remaining 14 st, ch 1 turn.
Row 18: Sc in first sc, *bobble st, 3 sc,* repeat from * to * twice, bobble st, 3 sc in ch 3 space, repeat from * to * three times, bobble st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 19: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 20: *Sc in 3 st, bobble st,* repeat from * to * twice, sc in 7 st, bobble st, repeat from * to * twice, sc in last 3 st, ch 1 turn
Row 21: Repeat row 17.


 
Row 22: Repeat row 18.
Row 23: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 24-25: Repeat rows 4 and 5
Row 26-33: Repeat rows 2-5 twice.
Row 34: Repeat row 2.
Row 35: Repeat row 3. Do not ch 1 on last time working row 3.


(Beginning in this next row, you will be working around the blanket.)

Eyelet Rd:
(This round the directions vary depending on the yarn that you have chosen to work with. The initial instructions will be written for the super bulky baby yarn and then the adjustments for the medium worsted weight yarn will follow.)

Super bulky baby yarn
Ch 3, (dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in same st. Side A: Working along left side of the quilt, dc, ch 1, working 14 dc evenly spaced in every other row ending, dc in corner st. (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch1) in same corner st. Side B: Working across the bottom of the quilt, dc, ch 1, working 14 dc evenly spaced, dc in corner st. Repeat Side A and Side B once again ending with a slip st in the second ch of beginning ch 3. (68 dc around blanket)

Changes for medium worsted weight yarn:
Ch 4, work the rest of the eyelet round just the same except use tc instead of dc. I found that the dc stitches were just barely not tall enough to accommodate the 7/8" ribbon. (The close up pictures for the next couple steps show dc because I didn't realize this till later. Just a clarification so the pictures aren't confusing.) When joining, slip st in the third ch of beginning ch 4. (68 tc around blanket)





Edging: Ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, [*sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat from * to * across to corner, ch 2 over corner dc], repeat from [ to ] around. Join in first ch of beginning ch 2. Finish off. Weave in ends.




Cut off 2 ¾ yrds of ribbon and weave it through the eyelet row securing with a bow, and you're DONE!!!

Ta da!!!
I do have this item available for sale on Etsy. Just click HERE to be taken to the listing in my shop. I would be happy to make one for you. It is a custom order piece so please be ready with your color requests. I am happy to send out swatches of yarn and ribbon before I begin to make sure the colors are pleasing to you.
Please leave your comments below and let me know what you think of the pattern and the blanket. Thanks for stopping by! : )


This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not copy, or sell this pattern. Products made from this pattern may be sold for profit. It is my intention that others enjoy the things that we make with our hands. Please credit String With Style as the pattern creator with any products sold.
String With Style

If you love this pattern come check out my Chevron Love Car Seat Blanket.

94 comments:

  1. Adorable! Im going to make this for one of my sisters who is expecting her first baby in Feb. Thank you!

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    1. You are very welcome! I hope it works up easy for you. : )

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  2. What a cute little blanket. I can't wait to make one for the next baby in the family!
    I love the little slot for a buckle, what a great idea! I'm totally adapting that idea to a larger stroller blanket for my little dude.
    Do you mind if I share the pattern that I come up with on my own blog? with a link back to your post, of course.

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    1. Absolutely! As long as you credit back. :-) I would love to see what you create. Please email me the post when you are done. stringwithstyle@gmail.com Thanks for the compliments. :-) I'm glad you like the pattern.

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  3. What are the dimensions of your finished blanket?

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    1. I'm sorry, I've been meaning to add that you - 18 3/4 in x 19 3/4 in for the super bulky and 18 in x 19 in for the medium worsted weight.

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  4. We are due in January 2013 (first girl, we have two boys already) and I have just finished our blanket... what do you think?

    http://www.reddit.com/r/crochet/comments/12kfge/theres_our_bobble_car_seat_blanket_all_finished/

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    1. That looks great! :-) Thanks for sharing a pic. I didn't realize that it would buckle in that direction as well. Yay! 2 options :-)

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  5. If you adjust the buckle hole to 5 chains, do you need to adjust the rest of the pattern as well? Or should you decrease back to 3 stitches when you continue past it?

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    1. I just decrease back to 3. You will get more stretch from the 5 chain if you crochet tightly, but it isn't necessary to add more stitches.

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    2. Great, thanks for the quick reply. I was half way through when I decided I'd better ask so you saved me a day of no progress ;)

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    3. Oh good! : ) I hope you are pleased with the result. Happy hooking!

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  6. I was so excited to find this pattern! I just discovered after finishing it in Chocolate Cupcake by Loops And Threads (Charisma), that my 7/8 ribbon does not fit in the eyelet. It is way to big. So now I'll have to rip it out and use a bigger hook or tc. Dang. I was so thrilled with how soft it is for a sensory deprived child too. Anyway. Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. Melissa, I'm so sorry! I hate having to frog my work. I've never word with loops and thread charisma but if it is #4 worsted weight yarn I did mention in the pattern that you would have to do a tc. :-/ So idle you do decide to redo the eyelet round that would be my recommendation as to what I have found works best. So frustrating to undo hard work! I hope you still enjoy the pattern. :-) Happy New Year!

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    2. *if you decide..
      I will look into the weight of that yarn and make any necessary additions to the pattern. Hopefully that will prevent others from having the same problem.

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  7. BreeAnna,

    I was lucky enough to be one of your testers and I have to tell you that I love this pattern. I've shared it with my other friends and it has become a "go to" baby shower gift.

    I used your pattern recently to create a car seat blanket without the bobbles. I'm planning to share it on my blog and wanted to let you know that I am going to link back to your blog so that everyone knows who I credit with helping me make such a wonderful gift. Thanks again for sharing your pattern!

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    1. Aww thanks! That is really sweet of you to credit back. I really appreciate that! I'm glad you've gotten so much use out of the pattern. That always makes my heart glow a bit. :-D
      I'm excited to see your creation. Please let me know when you post it.

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    2. Posted. Here's the link: http://twinstitches.blogspot.com/2013/01/car-seat-blanket-pattern.html

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  8. Hello, I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful pattern! I made it for my sister in law who is due in two months. I made it in a gorgeous purple with blue ribbon and I'm really excited to give it to her. I used traditional Red Heart yarn, but I am unsure what washing instructions I should pass on to my sister. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you very much!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad so many of you have been able to enjoy this pattern! I usually wash my yarn cold, gentle cycle, like colors. I don't dry it but I have friends that do. I lay mine flat on a towel and let it air dry.
      Good luck! I hope your sister-in-law loves the blanket. I'm sure it's beautiful! :D

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  9. I am a beginner....I am confused on row 20 - is that sc in 3rd st and then in 7th stitch or do you mean to sc the first 3 st, then bobble st and sc in next 7 stitches? There is a huge gap if I skip the 7 stitches three times and it pulls in the blanket. Thanks!

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    1. You are going to sc in 3 stitches, do a bobble stitch in the next stitch then do another 3 sc and another bobble back and forth till you have 3 bobbles. The 7 sc are going over the top of the first hole for the car seat buckle. Then you will do a bobble stitch and then begin alternating 3 sc and a bobble stitch till you have 3 bobbles. Sc in last three stitches.
      Please let me know if that still doesn't make sense. :-)

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    2. Thank you! I will try again......much appreciated!

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  10. How long should it take to make this?....Just curious....Ann

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  11. I can make one in a day. It works up pretty fast.

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  12. Hi BreeAnna, your blanket is lovely and I want to crochet it for our god-daughter who is expecting their first little-one.

    In our part of the world the yarns are different to yours and I'm wondering whether you can please let me know what the thickness of the yarn is by:
    1) wrapping the yarn around a ruler and let me know how many wraps per inch
    2) what is your tension - how many stitches and how many rows gives a block of how big.

    I can't wait to make this beautiful blanket of yours!

    Thanks
    Summerdays

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    1. Thank you! I will measure my blanket and yarn tomorrow. Hopefully it will help you find yarn that will help you make a blanket you will love! :-)

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    2. Thank you, I'm looking forward to that! ;-)

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    3. I am SO SORRY! My kids got sick and I basically forgot about everything that I was supposed to do! I get 3sc/in across and I get 3 wraps of my yarn around an N hook in 1 in. Hope that is helpful! Sorry again for the delay in my response!

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  13. When you say to ignore the measurements in the comments are you saying the pattern is correct as written.

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    1. Yes, I have edited the blog post to have to correct measurements. :-)

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  14. Hi BreeAnna - this is SUCH a cute idea! I want to make one for my daughter who is expecting her first baby in a couple of months. I couldn't find any "super bulky" baby yarn but do have "bulky" (Lion Brand Homespun). Would you recommend doing two strands like the worsted weight or just work it like you would with Super Bulky. I'm in between and not sure which to do! Thanks for any help! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us!!

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    1. Hi Lisa! Sorry I've been kind of missing in action from my blog! I would say to use the bulky (5) weight with just a single strand and just go up a hook size if you can. I definitely wouldn't double up on it. The blanket will be really thick and heavy! Happy hooking! I hope that your daughter enjoys it. :)

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  15. How cute! A bobble car seat blanket. I'm pretty sure my baby cousin will love this if I make one for her birthday this April. I'm resourceful so I better use my materials I have from home. Thanks for the instructions for making one! Thanks Bree! :)
    size genetics Click :)

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  16. I just started working your pattern tonight and LOVE it already! Thank you!!! One question, have you considered posting your pattern on Ravelry? I use that site all the time and would love to see your pattern there. This would also give other crafters an opportunity to see your pattern and see the completed projects of others. Just a thought. Thank you again!!!

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  17. So, silly me just found the pattern on Ravelry. Excuse my previous comment. Great pattern!

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  18. I am having a hard time understanding the bobble stitch. The picture doesn't help me. I really want to make this for my soon to be born grandbaby. We find out next week if it is a boy or girl. Thank you so much for helping me!!!

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    1. I'm sorry that the pictures aren't helping. Sometimes still frames are really hard to decipher if you aren't already familiar with the stitch. Aside from posting more pictures there really isn't anything that I can do to clarify the description of the process of how the stitch is completed. I suggest looking up "how to crochet a bobble stitch" on YouTube. Watching the stitch be done is sometimes the easiest way to understand what is to be done. You can find videos for EVERYTHING there! Good luck to you! :)

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  19. Very pretty. The patterns I have are rather dull and this one is beautiful. I love to give gifts to pregnant women that work at the restaurants we frequent. I remember my first baby and how a gift was such a thrill and I enjoy watching their faces! Now I can make the gifts myself! Thanks for sharing.
    Barb W Kansas

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  20. Just finished my first bobble car seat blanket and I am thrilled with it. I am hoping that you might have a bobble pattern for a baby's afghan. Also, if I need to enlarge your bobble blanket, how would I adjust your pattern? (What multiple of stitches would you use?)
    Thank you so much for your kindness in sharing your work.

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    1. I am so so sorry! I don't know how I missed your comment. Please don't think ill of me. I am so happy that you are enjoying the pattern. To enlarge I would use multiples of 4 st + 3. Happy hooking to you!

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  21. Maybe I am not seeing it in the instructions, but do you alternate colors every 3rd row to get pattern shown,
    three rows of same color and then one row of mixed colors or is that how the pattern worked out using two stands of different colors all the way throughout.

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    1. That's just how it worked out for me. I used onesolid color and one varigated. The solid color was the same as one of the shades in the varigated so it conveniently made those stripes. ;) Good luck!

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  22. The finished size is 18x19", but could you also list the measurements for the holes for the buckle to go through (how far up from the bottom and the sides they are, how wide they are)? I want to use a different type of yarn and want to make sure the gauge is right and that the holes end up in the correct place. Thanks!

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    1. Sorry, I cannot find my blanket. I have been looking and looking. I packed it up a couple weeks ago when it started to warm up. My daughter is almost a yr old now and doesn't really need it. I would recommend getting out a car seat and making your own measurements. From memory, the distance between the two holes isn't more than 3 inches. I know that's not as helpful as all the information you asked for but I can't do more for you right now. I'll continue to look and post the measurements when I find it. I know it's in the house!

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    2. I worked up a gauge swatch that could help you adjust measurements. It is now included in the pattern 5 sc x 4 rows = 2" square.
      I worked up the buckle hole section as well. The hole openings are 1 1/2" and the distance between the holes is 1 1/2" as well. The buckle holes are placed just above the center of the blanket. (Closer to the top so that the top part under the baby's chin is a little shorter than the part covering the feet.) Hope that helps. I still can't find that blanket....

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  23. I need the same information. wish I knew.

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    1. Sorry, I cannot find my blanket. I have been looking and looking. I packed it up a couple weeks ago when it started to warm up. My daughter is almost a yr old now and doesn't really need it. I would recommend getting out a car seat and making your own measurements. From memory, the distance between the two holes isn't more than 3 inches. I know that's not as helpful as all the information you asked for but I can't do more for you right now. I'll continue to look and post the measurements when I find it. I know it's in the house!

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    2. I worked up a gauge swatch that could help you adjust measurements. It is now included in the pattern 5 sc x 4 rows = 2" square.
      I worked up the buckle hole section as well. The hole openings are 1 1/2" and the distance between the holes is 1 1/2" as well. The buckle holes are placed just above the center of the blanket. (Closer to the top so that the top part under the baby's chin is a little shorter than the part covering the feet.) Hope that helps. I still can't find that blanket....

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  24. I'm using a medium weight yarn called sugar 'n cream and i was wondering how many stitches i would have to make to equal the width of the original 32 with medium worsted weight and what changes i need to make to have the pattern work out properly.thanks

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    1. Sorry, I cannot find my blanket. I have been looking and looking. I packed it up a couple weeks ago when it started to warm up. My daughter is almost a yr old now and doesn't really need it. I would recommend getting out a car seat and making your own measurements. To enlarge the blanket for smaller weight yarn I would use multiples of 4 st + 3. With that, your bobbles should still come out correctly. You'll just have to add bobbles to each side of the buckle holes so that they stay centered. The distance between the holes, from my memory, is not more than 3". I hope that helps some, I know it's not all you asked for. Good luck!

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    2. I worked up a gauge swatch that could help you adjust measurements. It is now included in the pattern 5 sc x 4 rows = 2" square.
      I worked up the buckle hole section as well. The hole openings are 1 1/2" and the distance between the holes is 1 1/2" as well. The buckle holes are placed just above the center of the blanket. (Closer to the top so that the top part under the baby's chin is a little shorter than the part covering the feet.) Hope that helps. I still can't find that blanket....

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  25. srry forgot to add 32 stitches equals 15" with this yarn

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  26. I love the blue and green blanket here. Could you please tell me what yarn that is?Thank you

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    1. It has been a long time.... I do know they were Red Heart Super Saver. I will go play around on their website and see if I can figure it out and get back to you. ;)

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    2. Thanks. I ended up using carons simply soft. I was amazed how fast it went, i almost finished it in 6 hrs. But i realized later that the size of my blanket is very small compared to yours. It was only 13 x 14. I added extra rounds of border with hdc and sc but it still is 14 X 16. Do you think this is way small for baby. Do u have any suggestions. Thanks again for a wonderful pattern. I am going to try this again with a different yarn and a bigger hook size ( i used N this time). Thanks. Saira

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    3. Umm.. it might be a little small. I can measure my infant car seat. It'll probably depend on how quick the baby grows and how long they intend to use the blanket for. I would think ot should work for the first couple months, maybe even 4 or so if baby stays tiny. Simply Soft is a really thin WW. I sometimes wonder why it gets a "4" ranking. It's probably the yarn that effected the size but if you like the yarn I would jump up to a P hook or add stitches in multiples of 6. Don't rework all the math just take the base ch and add 6, 12, 18 etc. And then work an extra 4 rows before and after the buckle openings. (I can give you more clear row instructions if you feel you need them.)

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    4. Thanks for such a quick response. I took it out and redid the blanket. I added a total of 24 stithces, extra 4 rows before the 1st gap and 4 more rows after the 2nd gap. It took me a little longer to figure out the pattern especially at the gaps (buckle openings). I ran out of yarn right at the last row. I will need more now for the border. I am going to try this again with the superbulky yarn. I love the pattern and the feel of the bumps (bobbles) on hand. I am sure baby would love the feel of it. Thanks again for the great pattern.

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    5. You are very welcome! I am so glad that it worked out. I HATE when I run out of yarn so close to the end of the project! The texture is one of the main reasons that I chose bobbles for this car seat blanket. Any way to help develop those senses! ;)

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  27. I am so excited to have found your site! I just finished my first blanket using the bobble stitch and wanted to do something else and found your carseat blanket pattern. I just started 2 hrs ago and I'm halfway done. I'll be glad to send a picture when it's complete.

    Thanks again!!

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    1. Thanks! :D I'm glad you found it too! You can post any pictures to my fb page. I would LOVE to see it!!!!

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    1. A couple inches shorter will still fit in the car seat really well and you can always do an extra round of border if you feel you need to. Good luck! I hope you enjoy it!

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  30. I absolutely love this pattern. I finished the whole blanket in just over an hour. I have put it up on my business pages with links to your site. Thank you for making such a beautiful pattern

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    1. Thank you so much for linking back! I really appreciate that. I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your blanket! :D

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  31. I am new to crocheting and do not understand how to make the blanket bigger. When you say add 4 st + 3 I am confused. Could explain what that means?

    Thanks so much - it is a very pretty pattern.

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    1. The blanket as it is sized will cover kids up to about a yr. If you want to make it larger to fit in a stroller or something like that you need to start with a base chain that is a multiple of 4 and then add an additional 3 sts to that number. If you are just adding to the pattern as it is already written but want it a little larger add multiples of 4 sts. I've already added the 3 in my original base chain. Hope that helps clarify. :)

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    2. Thank you for your very clear and prompt response. I can't wait to make this.

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  32. I just started the blanket, using worsted weight as this page says, and after casting on 32 stitches my measurement is 15 inches, using a both strands of the wool. I see that the page on ravelry says 5-ply sport yarn. What could my problem be do you think?

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    1. I think the problem is that you are forgetting about the border. It will add about 2" to each side. 5 ply bulky weight yarn is the equivalent weight of two strands of worsted held together. No matter which you choose to use you should be just fine.

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  33. Hi, I'm an advanced crocheter and we are expecting our first grandchild in August, your pattern is just beautiful. I am going to double the size of the pattern for a nice sized blanket I'm using super bulky baby chenille yarn and wanted to change your border. Any good ideas? Thank you.

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    1. Maybe just a reverse sc? Congratulations on the new grandbaby!! I hope all goes well! :)

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  34. Hi BreeAnna, I just found your pattern and love it! My niece is having a boy in April and I want to make one for them. Do you happen to remember what yarn you used for your tutorial? I love the blues and greens! Thanks!

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    1. I don't remember for sure. It was Red Heart Super Saver and the blue is solid and the green/yellow/blue is a variegated. I hope that helps some. Hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  35. I love the pattern, I'm making it for my future niece and another one for my friends baby, but I'm having difficulty with the edging. My question is how far apart do you end up stitching the tc to get the 14? I keep ending up with 12 or 16, and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

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    1. As long as it is a even number you ribbon edging will come out even. You just want to make sure that as you weave it through it comes out where you can tie the bow on top. If it works out best to do the 16 then do it that way. :) I just measured and marked the side with st markers. I don't remember how far apart they were.

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    2. Thank you! I love the pattern and I have been agonizing over not getting it right!

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  36. Michele Deshaies-D'AmoursFebruary 28, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    What an amazing design! I've just worked it using two strands of Bernat Pipsqueak yarn and it gave me the most cuddly, warm blanket ever. Would probable be too warm except for winter but since we live in Quebec, it's going to work out fine! In fact, I loved the result so much, after making one for my new baby girl, I've just finished another one for a friend of mine who's expecting a little boy. I might just have to tweak the pattern a little to make one to fit our double stroller! Thank you!

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    1. Yay!!!! I am so glad to hear that you like it!!!! :D

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  37. Hello!
    I wanted to use this pattern for a baby blanket and would like to double the size. For the starting chain, is it multiples of 3 plus 2?
    Thank you,
    Dana

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    1. It is a multiple of 4 + 3. :) I hope you enjoy the pattern! :D

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  38. Hello,
    I love this pattern I made one last night for my son and am in process of making on for my friends first baby. But with both when I get to bout row 16-17 my bobble stitches start coming out on the other side. Which makes the first half of blanket have bobble on one side and then second half has it on opposite side. Could u tell me what I'm doing wrong? It doesn't look bad this way but I'd really like them to b on same side.
    Thank you!!! :)

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    1. Huh.... that is really weird! Are you still working the rows that create the bobbles on the wrong side? Can you just poke them through to the right side? I'm not really sure what else could be the problem. I'm sorry, do you have any pictures? You can message them to me on my facebook page. There is a link at the top of this page.

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    2. Thanks for the reply.
      I tried pokin them to the right side on first one and didn't work. Lol but I started looking at the second one after I saw that the bobbles are worked on wrong side and started looking and realized that I had crochet row 2-5 3 times instead of 2 times and 2-4 once and it made it turn out right! Yay! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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    3. I made a bobble blankie it came out great although I did make a mistake. On the first round I didn't leave spaces between the bubbles. So its a row of bubbles one next each other. I was too far ahead to redo so I left as is. Thanks for the pattetn

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  39. Hello, Brianna! I am excited to make this blanket for our grandchild that our daughter and son-in-love will be adopting in July! In order to get the colors we wanted, I will be using Loops and Threads Impecable Impecable for one strand and Caron Simply Soft for the other. Although they are both rated medium #4 worsted, I remember reading above that you found the Caron Simply Soft to be lighter weight. From your experience, do you recommend any changes to the hook size or should I anticipate having to make changes to the pattern to achieve your finished size?

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    1. I believe you'll be fine. To just be sure you could work a gauge swatch and measure but I think you'll be fine. :)

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  40. Thanks BreeAnna for the quick response and counsel. :-)

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  41. In row 3 where you say Sc across, is that a single crochet in each stitch including one in each bobble and how many sc should I have at the end of the row?

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  42. This is my go-to gift whenever I hear a new little one will be coming! I am starting my third one of these as a baby shower gift! I just love this pattern & the new mom's seem to really like the fact that the blanket doesn't get blown off their baby. Wish I had one when my daughters were born. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. - Joy Spicer, Laurel, DE USA

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  43. thanks the pattern is awesome. I made on with the worsted weight yarn. I want to make one with 2 strands of baby weight yarn the bulky weight yarn I think will be too warm for Sc. Should I add stiches to make up the difference. Your suggestions would be appreciated.

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  44. Great pattern, thanks for sharing. Just need some clarification on the edging....*sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, can you explain 1 sp? I think i understand single crochet in next chain not sure on 1 sp, then i think i understand chain 1...thanks in advance

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