|Posted on December 22, 2013 at 12:35 AM|
This blog is focused on our most loved pattern, the Winter Car Seat Blanket. This pattern works great for boys and girls, and is the very best when it comes to warmth. This blanket is made with a weave stitch that few people use or know. This particular stitch makes a very thick fabric and is great for keeping the cold out and warmth in.
Beyond that, this blanket is designed with three flaps to fold over baby. This guarantees that baby will lose as little of his body heat as possible while he travels in the cold of winter. This blanket is designed for convenience, as it stays in the car seat while baby comes and goes. It is also extremely easy to remove and clean, and is impossible for baby to kick off into the dirt while transporting.
This blanket was originally made for my newborn boy. While he used it, I discovered a few things that weren't as good as I wanted it. I always believe the best way to know how to improve a product is to use it. First of all, I discovered that while the blanket was the PERFECT size for him when he was a newborn, he began to outgrow the blanket when he was about 6 months. To fix this problem, I have included in the pattern a variation which includes instructions to make the blanket larger for an older or bigger infant. Second, I discovered that while his body was warm, his face was not. He would often breath in the cold air and have a coughing spasm. To solve this problem, I designed a matching canopy!
The Woven Car Seat Canopy is made with the same stitch as the blanket, and is therefore also very thick and effective at keeping the heat in and the cold out. Still this canopy (like any crochet project) has small holes in it, making it breathable. After making these 2 basic changes, I decided I had reached perfection and could not improve on them any more. Now your baby can be warm and cozy while he travels this winter, too! If you buy both patterns together, you can receive them for a discounted price HERE.
These patterns make wonderful baby shower gifts from Grandma!
If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to leave them below.
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This entry is an update from an older post.