The Seaside Car Charm Crochet Pattern

Its almost summer yall! Sand, surf and sunny days are ahead. So of course the exciting change of season would inspire my next project. Introducing the Seaside Car Charm Crochet Pattern! The perfect summer car accessory.

This project is a great project to take with you to the beach while you listen to the sea as you crochet the sea. Did you “see” what I did there, lol. Anyway, this project is worked with fine weight yarn, which isn’t the easiest to work with but the result makes it so worth it.

You could always you a heavy weight yarn if you would rather make the car charm into a cute small wall hanging! This is also a great project to practice your color changing techniques, if color changing is still something relatively new to you.

Want a to make a bag to take all your crochet WIPS to the beach? Click here for the Seaside Bag Crochet Pattern.

Well, I will let you guys get to it before I start to ramble on and on. I hope you love the pattern as much as I do and Happy Crocheting!

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Interested in the pattern and want to save it for later? You can use my Pinterest pin by clicking here or the image below.

You can purchase the Printable PDF on Etsy here! The PDF includes the complete step-by-step pattern so you can follow along on paper, highlighting and making notes as needed. It is a total of 9 pages, including the front and back cover pages. I’ve also included a PDF download of the chart for this pattern.

Materials

*1.75 mm Crochet Hook

DK Weight Yarn (yarn I used is listed below)

*Dowel Rod (cut to size)

*Yarn Needle

*Scissors

*Hand Steamer (optional)

Yarn Choice

For this car charm I used We Crochet Animation, but you could substitute any DK weight yarn of your choice.

For this pattern I used the following yarn:

We Crochet Animation in Dewdrop – approx. 3 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Swan – approx. 10 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Verdigris – approx. 8 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Azure – approx. 5 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Kenai – approx. 8 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Linen – approx. 10 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Mushroom – approx. 8 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Butterscotch – approx. 6 yards

-We Crochet Animation in Creme Brule – approx. 3 yards

Stitch Key (US Terms)

Ch = Chain

St/sts = Stitch(es)

Sc = Single Crochet

Color Abbreviations

D = Dewdrop

S = Swan

V = Verdigris

A = Azure

K = Kenai

L = Linen

M = Mushroom

BS = Butterscotch

CB = Creme Brule

Special Notes

The car charm is worked in rows.

-The car charm is worked from the bottom up.

-The 1st st of each row should be placed into the same stitch as the turning chain.

-The turning chain does not count as the 1st stitch of the row.

-The pattern is written as: # of single crochet stitches (color abbreviation), example: 8 (S) means 8 sc in Swan.

-The odd rows are the right side rows. Even rows will be the wrong side.

-For a cleaner and stiff backing glue the finished project to a piece of felt before adding the fringe. (optional)

Dimensions: 2.5 inches wide x 4 inches long (not including fringe)

Gauge: 18 sts x 17 rows = 2 inch square worked in single crochet.

Pattern

I have created a chart for this pattern for those who prefer to follow a chart rather than a written pattern. The PDF version of this chart is included with the pattern purchase is my Etsy shop. Here is the free online version for you to use.

Begin by chaining 22 in Dewdrop.

Row 1: Working in the foundation chain, 3 (D), 3 (S), 5 (A), 2 (S), 8 (V). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 2: 1 (S), 8 (V), 2 (S), 6 (A), 2 (S), 2 (D). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 3: 2 (D), 1 (S), 5 (A), 3 (S), 7 (V), 3 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 4: 2 (K), 4 (S), 6 (V), 2 (S), 4 (A), 2 (S), 1 (D). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 5: 2 (S), 4 (A), 2 (S), 6 (V), 2 (S), 5 (K). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 6: 6 (K), 3 (S), 5 (V), 2 (S), 5 (A). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 7: 3 (A), 3 (S), 5 (V), 2 (S), 8 (K). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 8: 9 (K), 2 (S), 6 (V), 2 (S), 2 (A). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 9: 1 (A), 2 (S), 6 (V), 2 (S), 10 (K). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 10: 4 (S), 7 (K), 2 (S), 6 (V), 2 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 11: 6 (V), 3 (S), 7 (K), 2 (S), 3 (L). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 12: 4 (L), 3 (S), 7 (K), 2 (S), 5 (V). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 13: 4 (V), 2 (S), 6 (K), 3 (S), 6 (L). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 14: 8 (L), 2 (S), 6 (K), 3 (S), 2 (V). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 15: 3 (S), 6 (K), 3 (S), 9 (L). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 16: 11 (L), 2 (S), 8 (K). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 17: 5 (K), 4 (S), 12 (L). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 18: 15 (L), 4 (S), 2 (K). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 19: 3 (S), 18 (L). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 20 – Row 21: 21 (L). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 22 – Row 23: 21 (M). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 24: 3 (BS), 11 (M), 1 (BS), 6 (M). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 25: 5 (M), 4 (BS), 7 (M), 5 (BS). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 26: 1 (S), 5 (BS), 4 (M), 5 (BS), 2 (S), 4 (M). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 27: 3 (M), 4 (S), 12 (BS), 2 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 28: 4 (S), 8 (BS), 7 (S), 2 (M). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 29: 12 (S), 4 (BS), 5 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 30: 14 (S), 2 (CB), 5 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 31: 4 (S), 4 (CB), 13 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 32: 13 (S), 4 (CB), 4 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 33: 5 (S), 2 (CB), 14 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 34 – Row 35: 21 (S). Ch 1, turn. (21)

  • Fasten off after Row 35 leaving a 2 foot tail.

Attaching the Fringe

  • To create the fringe cut 10 inch pieces of yarn in your color choice. For this car charm I matched the fringe to the color of the piece above the fringe.

To attach the fringe, grab 3 strands of yarn. With a crochet hook, push the hook through the far left foundation chain. Fold the 3 strands of yarn in half, looping the middle of the strands onto the crochet hook.

Fold the strands through the loop.

Tighten to create the fringe.

Repeat for every other foundation chain.

Hanging the Project

To attach the project to a dowel rod or tree branch; using a yarn needle, weave the tail over the dowel/branch and back under into the 1st stitch on the top of the wall hanging.

Repeat for each stitch on the top of the car charm.

Knot off and weave in your ends.

To hang the project, drill 2 small holes on either side of the branch/dowel. Thread through both holes with cotton yarn and knot off both ends. Trim the excess yarn. (Feel free to use your preferred method of hanging the project)

ENJOY!

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