Car Seat Blanket, Bonnet & Booties

It's hard to know what to give a new mom and baby, but here's a great idea (or three).


Enlarge Image Make a car seat blanket -- it's the perfect size to tuck into a baby carrier with a little one.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZES: 3 (6) months. Shown in Size 3 months. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes.

Finished Measurements
  • Bootie Length = 3.75 (4.5) inches
  • Bonnet = 14 (16.75) inches around top of head and 6.5 (7.5) inches deep
  • Blanket = 37 x 38 inches
Yarns
  • Bernat Baby Coordinates; 75.2% acrylic/22.2% acetate/2.6% nylon, sport weight; 6 ounces (170 grams), 471 yards.
  • 1 ball #1000 White for Booties and Bonnet
  • 3 balls #1000 White for Blanket
Hooks and Extras
  • Size G/6 (4.00 millimeters) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1 yard of 1/8-inch-wide ribbon
  • 1.5 yards of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon
Gauge
  • 16 sc and 10 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters for Booties and Bonnet
  • 18 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches/10 centimeters for Blanket

1. BOOTIES (make 2). Sole Ch 13 (15). Rnd 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10 (12) ch; 3 sc in last ch. Working along opposite side of ch, sc in next 10 (12) ch; join with sl st to first sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc as last sl st, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 (14) sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 (13) sc; join. Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same sc as last sl st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 (14) sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 (13) sc; join -- 34 (38) sc. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc as last sl st, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 (14) sc, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) twice, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 11 (13) sc; join -- 40 (44) sc.

2. All Sizes. Working in back lps only, ch 2 -- counts as hdc; hdc in each sc around; join with sl st to first hdc. Note: Ch-2 at beg of row or rnd always counts as first hdc. Next 3 Rnds: Working in both lps, ch 2 -- counts as hdc; hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st to first hdc.

3. Shape Toe. Sk next hdc, hdc in next 5 hdc, sk next hdc, sl st in each of next 2 hdc; turn. Next Row: Sk first 2 sl st, hdc in next 5 hdc, sk next hdc, sl st in next 2 hdc; turn. Rep last row 4 times more, ending last row with sk next hdc, sl st in next hdc; turn.

4. Cuff. Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in next 5 hdc, 3 dc in next hdc, hdc in next 16 (20) hdc across back of Bootie, 3 hdc in next hdc; join with sl st in top of ch-2 at beg of rnd (first hdc) -- 28 (32) hdc. Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join. Rnd 3: Ch 4 -- counts as dc and ch-1; * dc in next hdc, ch 1, sk next hdc; rep from * around; join last ch-1 with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as last sl st; * sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sl st in top of last sc -- Picot made), sc in next dc; rep from * around; end with sc and Picot in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Thread half of the narrow ribbon through Rnd 2 so it will tie at front of bootie. Make second bootie.

5. Bonnet. Beg at back, ch 4. Join in ring. Note: Ch-2 at beg of row or rnd always counts as first hdc. Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 15 hdc in ring; join with sl st to first hdc. Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st as last sl st; * hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around; end with hdc in last hdc; join -- 24 hdc. Rnd 3: Ch 2, hdc in same st as last sl st; * hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around; end with hdc in last 2 hdc; join -- 32 hdc. Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st as last sl st; * hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around; end with hdc in last 3 hdc; join -- 40 hdc. Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st as last sl st; * hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around; end with hdc in last 4 hdc; join -- 48 hdc. Rnds 6-7: Ch 2, hdc in same st as last sl st; * hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around; end with hdc in last hdc; join -- 75 hdc at end of Rnd 7.

6. Size 6 mos only. Ch 2, hdc in same st as last sl st; * hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; rep from * around; end with hdc in last 4 hdc; join -- 90 hdc.

7. Both Sizes. Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 -- counts as dc; dc in same st as last sl st; * ch 2, sk 2 hdc, sc in next hdc, ch 4, sk 4 hdc, sc in next hdc, ch 2, sk 2 hdc; ** work dc, ch 1 and dc in next hdc; rep from * 4 (5) times more, then rep from * to ** once; end with 2 dc in next hdc; turn, leaving rem 9 (13) sts unworked. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, sc in next dc; * ch 2, sk next (ch-2 sp and sc); [(yo and draw up a lp, yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook -- Cl made, ch 2] 3 times in next ch-4 lp; ** work sc, ch 3 and sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 4 (5) times more, then from * to ** once; end with sk sc and ch-2 sp, work sc in next dc, ch 1, sc in top of turning ch-3; turn. Row 3: Ch 3 -- counts as dc; dc in next ch-1 sp; * ch 2, sk sc, ch-2 sp and next Cl; sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, sk next Cl, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk Cl, ch-2 sp and sc **; work dc, ch 1 and dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 4 (5) times more, then rep from * to ** once; end with dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in last sc; turn. Rep last 2 rows until work from Row 1 measures approx 4 (5)", ending with a WS row. Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc in first sc; * ch 2, sk sc, ch-2 sp and Cl; sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next Cl, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; sk Cl, ch-2 sp and sc **; sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 4 (5) times more, then from * to ** once; end with ch 2, sc in last sc; turn. Next Row: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sc; * sc in next ch-1 sp, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp) twice, sc in next sc; rep from * 4 (5) times more; end with sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in last sc; turn. Next Row: Ch 4 -- counts as dc and ch-1; sk next sc; * ch 1, dc in next sc, sk sc; rep from * across; end with ch 1, dc in last sc; turn. Next Row: Ch 1, sc in first sc; (ch 3, sl st in top of last sc -- Picot made); * sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, work Picot; rep from * across. Fasten off.

7. Neck edge. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to first st at side of Bonnet. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp as last sl st, work 15 (19) sc across left side of Bonnet, sc in 9 (13) hdc of Rnd 7, work 16 (20) sc across right side of Bonnet; turn. Row 2: Ch 4 -- counts as dc and ch 1; sk first 2 sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc; turn. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in ½rst sc, work Picot, * sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, work Picot; rep from * to end of row. Fasten off. Sew ribbon at corners as shown in photo.

8. Blanket. Ch 141. Foundation Row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook; * ch 1, sk ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across; turn -- 140 sts. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc; * sc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk sc; rep from * across; end with sc in ch-1 sp, sc in last sc; turn. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in firrst sc; * ch 1, sk sc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across; end with ch 1, sk sc, sc in last sc; turn. Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures approx 32 inches, ending with a WS row. Fasten off.

9. Edging. Foundation Rnd: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to top left corner. Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as sl st. Work 117 sc down left side of Blanket, 3 sc in corner, 105 sc across bottom, 3 sc in corner, 117 sc up right side, 3 sc in corner, 105 sc across top; join with sl st to first sc.

10. First Scallop. Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as last sl st. ** (Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc) 3 times; turn. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 6, sk (ch-3 sp, sc, and ch-3 sp), sc in next sc; turn. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 8 sc in ch-6 sp, sc in last sc; turn. Row 4: Ch 1, (sc in next 2 sc, ch 3) 4 times, sc in each of next 2 sc; turn. ** Row 5: Ch 1, sk first 2 sc; * in next ch-3 sp work [sc, (ch 1, dc) twice, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4 -- Picot made, work (ch 1, dc) twice, ch 1 and sc] **, sk next 2 sc; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep at **, sk sc, sl st in last sc. Do not turn. **** Ch 1, sk next 2 sc of Foundation Rnd, sc in next sc. *** Second Scallop: Work from ** to ** of First Scallop. Do not turn. Sl st in ch-1 sp between sc and dc of previous scallop; turn. Row 6: As before. *** Rep from *** to *** around edge of blanket. After completing last scallop, end at ****. Join with sl st in first sc of First Scallop. Fasten off.


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