His Dream Car

Hi there everyone, it has been awhile!  I have been away in vacation land with the family and just came back not too long ago :) . Did you guys do anything fun this summer? Well with that being said, I have a new pattern for you guys to try out. This inspiration came from Katsutoshi on Instagram and it was a real challenge for me since it was my first time working with yarn thread. There were countless numbers of times where I actually had to rip out the project and start all over either with regular or yarn thread, but it all came together in the end. Well, let’s get started with this fun pattern, shall we? Don’t worry, I will walk you through all these steps.

What you would need to gather for this project are a few things like:

  • Any color yarn thread that you desire for the car
  • White yarn thread for the windows
  • Yellow yarn thread for the headlights
  • Red yarn thread for the brake lights
  • Black and white yarn thread for the wheels
  • A crochet hook that suits your yarn
  • A pair of scissors
  • A stitch marker
  • And a darning needle to sew all of the tail ends in after

Here are some of the abbreviations that you would need to know for this project:

  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet two together
  • * = repeat the pattern until the end

Before we begin, here are a few tips that you would need to know

TIPS: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds so you do not have to join with a slip stitch.


Instructions:


Car Shape
Row 1: To begin, you would want to chain 7
Row 2: 1 sc in each st from the hook (12)
Row 3: 2 scs in each of the sts (24)
Row 4 – 8: 1 sc in each of the st all the way around (24)
Row 9: 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 scs in the next 6 sts, and 1 sc in the next 13 sts (30)
Row 10: 1 sc in the next 6 sts, 2 scs in the next 1o sts, and 1 sc in the 14 sts (40)

Row 11 – 22: 1 sc in each of the next st all the way around (40)
Row 23: 1 sc in the next 12 sts, sc2tog in the next 8 sts, 1 sc in the next 12 sts (32)
Row 24: *1 sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog* (28)
Row 25: *1 sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog* (24)
Row 26: 1 sc all the way around (24)
Row 27: *1 sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog* (20)

TIP:  At this time, you would want to  turn your project inside out and add some stuffing into it before closing up the toy car

Row 28: *1 sc in the next 3 sts, sc2tog* (16)
Row 29: *1 sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog* (12)
Row 30: *1 sc in the next st, sc2tog* (8)
To Fasten Off: Fold the front of the car in half and then sew the stitches together.

After you have sewed the last few stitches together, your car shape should look something like this!

Now that we are done with the car’s shape, it’s time to move on to the details of the car. Let’s work with the front and back windows first so it would be easier to sew in all the pieces after :) .

TIP: You would want to crochet the back window a little bit bigger than the front window.

Front Window
Row 1: Chain 11 stitchs
Row 2: Crochet into the next st from the hook and until you reach the end (10)
Row 3 – 4: Chain 1, 1 sc in each st until the end
Row 5: sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog at the end (8)
Row 6: sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, sc2tog at the end (6)
Row 7: sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog at the end (4)
Row 8: Sl st into the last st and pull yarn through

Back Window
Row 1: Chain 9 stitches
Row 2 – 3: Crochet into the next st from the hook and until you reach the end (12)
Row 4: Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 6 sts, and sc2tog (6)
Row 5: Sc2tog, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, and sc2tog (4)
Row 6: Sl st into the last st and pull yarn through


Side Windows (4)
Row 1: Chain 5
Row 2: Crochet into the next st from the hook and until the end (4)
Row 3 – 4: 1 sc in each st until the end (4)
Row 5:

Break Lights (red)
Chain 4 and slip st into the beginning of the chain, fasten off

Head Lights (yellow)
Chain 4 and slip st into the beginning of the chain, fasten off

Wheels (4)
Row 1: Using white yarn thread, crochet 6 into the magic loop.
Now, take the black yarn thread and attach to the last st in the magic loop
Row 2 – 3: Create 2 single crochets into each st all the way around (12)

Congrats! Your car should look like this! 

I hope you all had fun making this for Father’s Day or for a special occasion!
This post is passed over due, but don’t worry you guys, the gift was given on time! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you decided to make one :) .

 

 

 

 

 

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