This is my baby about to lose it because she woke up and realized she was in this awful contraption we all call a carseat. The kid HATES it. Not good for mama's sanity, but we make do. Anyway, I started this blanket about a week before I had Edrie. When buying the fabric I was stopped about 20 billion times at fabric depot by people wondering when I was going to pop. Then I worked on this blanket while I was in labor and couldn't sleep. I finished it with a sleeping babe on my chest! It really was there through it all!
My friend has a blanket like this that ties to the carseat handles so that the blanket doesnt fall off while you are carrying the babe in and out of places. Turns out this is completely unnecessary for me because my kid won't stay in the seat long enough to carry it anywhere. The blanket is cute anyway, right? I looked up lots of tutorials when making this and none of them were what I wanted. They were mostly like this... so I just used the size estimations and made a simple blanket with ties.
The top side is a vinyl coated cotton so that it is a little weather resistant - I thought this important considering we live in a rainy place
The side that touches baby is that minky stuff. Super soft.