Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chevron Love Car Seat Blanket

It still AMAZES me how popular my BOBBLE CAR SEAT BLANKET is! Since posting it, it has brought more traffic to this blog than any other pattern! Since everyone seems to love the functionality and design so much I decided to write a few more. Here is the first one, the Chevron Love Car Seat Blanket!!! {Cause, you know, who doesn't love chevrons!?} One thing that I tried to do with the Bobble Car Seat Blanket was to create a texture in the blanket with the bobbles. Extra sensory experiences for babies is so important. And let's face it, there's not much else to do in the car but touch toys and blankets, might as well be learning something! I have tried to keep a similar theme in the Chevron Love Car Seat Blanket. By working in the back loops of each row it creates ridges for the baby to touch and feel.


Just a reminder, I have looked into the fact that car seat safety should be paramount! I have verified that the design of this blanket will not interfere with the straps or functionality of the car seat, ensuring that baby stays secure and safe. Make sure that you use the blanket as designed. Do not put it under the chest straps of the car seat. It should only have the center strap between the baby's legs going through the blanket. All other straps are to be buckled under the blanket.


Chevron Love Car Seat Blanket
This pattern has been sold to All Free Crochet. It can be found HERE.

If you enjoy this pattern, check out the Chevron Love Afghan!

53 comments:

  1. I loved your bobble version, though I'm not a huge bobble fan usually. This one is fantastic, thank you so much for making another version! This is totally my go-to baby gift now!

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    1. You're welcome Laura! I hope you enjoy the pattern. :D

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  2. Thank you for shearing!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I gonna try and make this blanket for all my new baby gifts. I love the color combinations, absolutely beautiful! Thanks soooo much for posting!

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    1. You are so welcome! I really hope you enjoy it. Thank you for your compliments!

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  4. I really like your pattern! Thanks for sharing. I believe I will make some as gifts and for charity.

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  5. I really want to try this I love it! I'm a beginner and thank you for sharing.

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  6. Love making hand-made baby gifts! Gonna try this out as new great grand baby due soon. Love the hole for car seat strap. thanx!

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  7. I have a new great grandchild coming in March. This will be perfect to make to keep in the car. Thanks.

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  8. Your blankets are beautiful! I have a special family-pattern that my daughter want me to use, can you please give the dimensions and the dimensions of where the openings should be? PLEASE! ;-) Thanks, Sharlee.

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    1. Sharlee, I don't have a blanket around any more. All of the ones I have made have been donated. I can refer you to the comments section of my other car seat blanket, The Bobble Car Seat Blanket, the measurements are given in there. This Chevron blanket is about 2 or 3 inches narrower but the rest of everything should come out the same. Good luck!

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  9. Thank you for a great pattern to follow, it's my first time following a crochet pattern, and I followed yours with such ease.

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  10. Thank you so much for this great pattern. I donate crochet baby items to local hospital(s); and this will make a welcomed contribution I'm sure. Always grateful for your beautiful creations, as well as color combinations.

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  11. This is so cute! And after getting four nephews (without knowing/just learning how to crochet), I'm finally getting a niece and would love to make this! Could you please tell me how much yarn/how many skeins you used? Thank you! :)

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    1. Hi Lexi, congratulations on your soon to arrive niece!!! I don't know the exact yardage but if you were to only use two colors and an average 7oz solid color skein for each color you'd be fine. So if you are planning in using even more colors you'll definitely be fine with standard skeins.

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    2. I am planning on just two colors, but they are only 5 oz. apiece. I may just try to improvise. Thanks for getting back to me. :)

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    3. Sure! I would be interested to know how it comes out. Let me know. :) I'm happy to help with any questions along the way.

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  12. Your patterns are lovely and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate you mentioning that it's okay to sell items made from them. I'm trying to make a bit of extra money selling my crochet work and it's nice to know I can sell them with a clear conscience :-)

    Thanks again!

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  13. these are beautiful can't wait to get
    started I just turned 48 on the 7th
    of this month n a grandma of
    2 girl's 5 yrs old & 5 month & grandson
    6 month s (fb) yvonneamccain

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  14. Hi! Another Brianna here :) Where did you get your yarn? My daughter's colors are teal/black/white and I can't seem to find teal anywhere in a weight that will work for this car seat blanket.

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    1. Hi!!! :D
      I usually have to order my yarn. We live in a tiny community and don't have many local shopping options. I usually order from Hobby Lobby but this yarn is all Caron One Pound. I believe I ordered it from JoAnn's. Hope that helps you, there are always way more color options online. :D

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    2. Simply Soft has a teal & also an omber with teal. I made on using it.

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  15. hi.
    It is so cool. Looking very good. I feel safety to use this for my baby.While he arrived with baby car seat . I don't forget to take the Chevron Love .
    Thank you
    jyoti

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  16. hi Breeann,
    I like it is very much .. My baby already using this. Its very comfortable easy to use . The Blanket have some special opportunity . I will recommend everyone to use this baby blancket

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  17. I have to say I love this pattern, I'm new to crochet -only having started in the last week of November making a granny square than an angel for my mom's birthday- But this is the first chevron blanket pattern that I've attempted and I have to say it's a very fun one to do ^^. I'm making it in white, navy and, purple. I'm also working on the afghan version in a neon pink and black.

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  18. Would love to know how many rows each stripe is in the green and pink blanket that is labeled Crochet by Christin?

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    1. I believe they are each 8 rows and the white stripes are two rows. :)

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  19. Love this pattern! I made 1 for my new grandson, then 1 for a baby gift. I had to have one for grandma's car seat, 2 more for my daughter's shower gifts, 2 more for church donations....& I just keep going. Everyone who sees them, loves them. I used different colors for each one. My grandson uses his in the stroller too.

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  20. Lovely Pattern, looks a really easy stitch design, Would be good for push chairs too. Great colours BTW.

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  21. Hello, many many thanks for such a beautiful, fun and practical blanket! I read you said the yarn used was Caron One Pound; do you remember the colors you used?? I would so much appreciate if you do. I want to make one for my 6mon old daughter. I absolutely adore the colors and am all pinked out! This is a great combo!

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    1. I am so sorry, I don't! I ordered them from JoAnn's because my store has such limited selection. You may be able to get close colorways or a combo you like even better by browsing their site. Good luck!

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    2. Aww..no worries. Thank you so much for the super fast reply! I've been on the site and I think I'm close, close enough anyway ;) Thank you!

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    3. Good! I totally understand the pink thing. I have two girls and sometimes you just want something different. :)

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  22. Love this. I made one for a great granddaughter. Now need to make another one. Is there any way to print out the directions without all the pictures? Thank you.

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    1. I'm sorry, I'm hoping to be able to have more print options when I move to a self hosted website this summer.

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    2. That's O.K. thanks for the reply. I'll manage with this version.

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  23. his is my first time i visit here. I found so many entertaining stuff in your blog, especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the leisure here! Keep up the excellent work. choose car seat

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  24. Love this, have made 2, one for my grandson and one for a friend. How did you verify this as safe with a car seat? I want to donate some to our baby ministry at church, but they will be going to strangers and I'm kind of OCD about documentation. Of course I will include the comment that it only goes thru the leg strap, not the shoulder harness.

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    1. I checked with the hospital staff and they said it was fine. I'm not sure if you could get any official word from anyone though. People in those positions are going to be really careful about what they say.

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    2. Thanks, I'll work with that. These are really cool, and I think it will help moms recognize the danger of putting the blanket under the shoulder harness.

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  25. What a great pattern, I can't wait to make one for my grandson due soon. I just wondered why you only skip 1 stitch in row 1 and two in row 2?

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    1. Because the holes seem to be more pronounced in the skipped chs then I the skipped sts so I adjusted the base to where you only have to skip one st. But to keep the stitch count even when working the rest of the afghan you need to skip 2.

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    2. Thank you, I'm going to start the blanket this afternoon.

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  26. I'm working with a J hook, because that's all I have. What should I decrease the beginning chain by to make this work?

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    1. I would work up a swatch and compare it to the gauge I have listed. My gut says tou should be fine to just leave it. It'll be a little wider and taller but it won't effect the functionality enough to matter too much. I'm on the more lax side of blanket size. ;) But if you're concerned about it I would do the swatch.

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  27. Hi BreeAnna,
    I'm having a ridiculously hard time...and I'm only on row 2. I'm confused with my last * to * set. I run out of stitches on sc 6 of 7, so I'm unable to finish sc 7 of 7, then skip 1 st and sc in last st. Does that make sense?
    -B

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    1. Verify your first row and then make sure that you are starting in the correct stitch. Good luck!

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  28. I made one for my daughter and now a friend asked if I could make one for hers, but would like it a bit wider. How many chains would I add to increase the width of the blanket?
    Thanks!

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  29. Hello......love love love this blanket! At first I thought the yarn you used was I love this cotton, not sure why but I was so excited cause I had that yarn! So I made it didn't gauge it because I'm special lol! Impatient ! I still haven't measured but it turned out really small so I just put a big border and works great! I love it! I think you are a genius and I am trying desperately to figure out how many stitches I would need to add to make the blanket bigger using I love this cotton? So I made one doubling the stiches but math didn't work out for me not sure why? There were a few chains left over that I just hid under border but the peaks were uneven so I couldn't figure where to put holes for car seat so I made it as a regular baby blanket and love it! My next one I doubled the yarn and went up a hook size and it was perfect size but we live in fl so a little heavy. I am determined to figure out math can you please point me in the right direction any help would be so very appreciated, this is my absolute favorite and my husband thinks I've gone cuckoo! Haha lol

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