We love using Bernat Softee Baby Cotton for first blankets for new little ones. It’s so very soft, works up beautifully and is a joy to give for gifts.
This is a car seat size blanket, that nicely lays of the top of baby while in the car. It’s small and quick to make.
We added a very simple frilly border of shells and picot stitches to finish off this puffy stitch.
Slip Stitch (SL ST): Insert your hook, YO and pull a loop back through stitch and loop on hook.
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on hook
Finished size 27 x 27 inch car seat blanket
3 skeins Bernat Softee Baby Cotton in Petal
3 skeins Bernat Softee Cotton in Clear White
Size H 5.00 mm hook, scissors, tapestry needle
Begin with Clear White.
Chain 123. (To make this any size, use a multiple of the number 3)
Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook, work 1 SC and 1 HDC. *Skip two chains. In the next chain work SC, HDC, HDC. Repeat from * across the row until there is one chain left. Work 1 SC into the final chain. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: Work 1 SC and 1 HDC into the top of the SC of the previous row. *Skip two stitches, then SC, HDC, HDC into the next stitch. Repeat from * across the row ending in the last stitch with 1 SC. CH 1 and turn.
Repeat Row 2 for the rest of the blanket, changing colors every 8 rows.
Round 1: Pull up a loop in any corner. Chain 1, SC in the same space. Work 1 SC into each HDC stitch across the top and bottom, 1 SC at the end of each row on the sides. Work 3 SC into each corner. Join with a SL ST to the starting SC, CH 1, don’t turn.
Round 2: SC in same stitch as join. *Skip one stitch, 5 DC into the next stitch. Skip one stitch, SC into the next stitch. Repeat from * around. Slip Stitch to the starting SC. Do not turn at the end of the round.
Round 3: *SL ST into the first DC, CH 2 SL ST into the next DC. Repeat from * across the tops of the DC. SL ST into the SC that separates the DC in the previous row.
Join at the end of the round, tie off and weave in the ends.