It’s been a good 3 weeks since I’ve posted, as my peanut and I have spent more time cuddling than I would like to admit.
Heck, I’ll admit it! It’s been cuddles round the clock over here! And I’m not sorry.
That being the case, however, meant that I have had very little time to crochet. So it’s taken me 2 weeks to get this car seat canopy done, but I’m so so happy with how it came out!
I’m calling this the Sequoia Car Seat Canopy because it is inspired by Parker’s woodland themed nursery, and I chose a natural, forrest-y color scheme. Greens, browns and blues mostly!
This canopy is a snap to make using the C2C stitch, with a fun border. See the video tutorial below if you are unfamiliar with the C2C or corner to corner method – it will show ya all you need to know!
Now let’s get to the pattern!
- Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE.
- PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards for later HERE.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE.
-Worsted weight yarn in 6 colors, I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Kelly Green, Grey Marble, Mustard, Dusty Blue, Chocolate, and Toffee (you’ll need one full skein of each color)
-Size H 5mm crochet hook
-2 medium size buttons
Body of the Cover:
Work a rectangle of C2C stitches that is 35 blocks by 45 blocks, striping as you please.
My stripe pattern is as follows:
2 rows dusty blue
1 row mustard
1 row toffee
2 rows kelly green
2 rows grey marble
1 row chocolate
finish off and weave in all ends before proceeding to the border.
-Join grey marble yarn to any space between 2 blocks around the perimeter of the rectangle (I chose a spot between two grey marble blocks so that weaving my ends later wouldn’t show)
-*Sc into space between the next two C2C blocks, Ch 2, repeat from * all the way around the rectangle
-In each of the 4 corners, work a Sc in the corner of the block, with a Ch 2 on each side and proceed around.
-Sl st to starting Ch 2 and finish off, weave ends.
-Join kelly green yarn, Ch 2
-3 Dc in each Ch 2 space all the way around
-In each corner, work 3 Dc in the last Ch 2 space before the corner, Ch 3, and work 3 Dc in the next Ch 2 space. Continue with your Dcs
-Sl st to join, finish off, weave ends
-Join grey marble yarn, Ch 1
-Sc in each st around, work 3 Sc in each corner Ch space, finish off, weave ends
With dusty blue yarn, Ch 8 (leave a long tail from your foundation Ch for sewing later)
Rows 1-24: Sc in each st across, Ch 1, turn
Row 25: Sc in first 2 sts, Ch 3, skip 3 sts, Sc in last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn
Row 26: Sc dec in first 2 sts, 3 Sc in Ch 3 space, Sc dec in last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn
Row 27: Sc dec in first 2 sts, Sc in next st, Sc dec in last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn
Row 28: Sc in each st across, finish off, weave end.
-Using the tail from your foundation Ch, sew onto the C2C rectangle where appropriate for your car seat.
*Lay the rectangle over your car seat and position it how you like. Place stitch markers or bobbi pins where the handle of the car seat lies under your canopy (i.e. where your straps need to be). Count blocks to be sure your straps are centered and sew in place.
-Sew buttons onto the base of the strap as pictured. You may also want to use your car seat and stitch markers to be sure the sizing here is right before sewing down your buttons.
Attach to car seat and enjoy!
*DISCLAIMER: This car seat canopy is intended to be used only to shield your little one from rain, snow, or sun during a short walk to or from the car. Please do NOT use for a prolonged period of time.
Don’t forget to PIN this project to your Pinterest boards so that ya don’t lose it!
There ya go, folks! Thanks for hangin’ with me, now go make something!