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little cars in a row tutorial



this tutorial i had prepared about a week ago, but there were other things. today the little cars are online and i hope you like them!

i need some rest but in about a week i’m back with news about the storage bag with the fishes. i hope to see you then because i always like it when you come for a visit. 

have a lovely weekend and week!


a tiny traffic jam

while making the baby blanket i thought i might crochet and sew an application on. in the end i didn’t sew anything on the blanket, but i have tried some patterns for cars and of trying one learns how a motif is put together. they can be found on my pinterest board for yarn leftover projects.

eventually i figured out  the shape i wanted and i must admit it only differs in minor details, but sometimes small details are very important (at least i think so).

little cars in a row by elisabeth andrée


if you like the  little cars in a row, here is how it goes:


used stitches (american terms):

ch = chain

ss = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

2sc tog = 2 single crochet together (see: explanation of 2sc tog or sc2tog)

dc = double crochet

dtr = double treble (see: explanation of double treble)


used materials:

leftover yarn (catania and phildar coton 3) and crochet hook size 3.5 mm


little car by elisabeth andrée


make 18 chains

row 1. 1 sc into the 2nd ch from your hook and into all the other chains until end of row, 1 ch, turn

row 2. 1 sc into the first sc and into all the other sc until end of row, 1 ch, turn

row 3. repeat row 2

row 4. repeat row 2

row 5. 2sc tog in first and 2nd sc, 1 sc into all the next stitches until end of row, 1 ch turn.

row 6. 1 sc into the first sc and into all the other sc until the last two stitches, crochet 2sc tog into them, 1 ch, turn,

row 7. skip first stitch, ss into next sc, 1 sc into next sc, 7 ch, skip 4 sc, 1 double treble in next sc, 7 ch, 1 sc into last sc – from this stitch you work around the car and create the wheels – make 1 sc in each space or stitch, into first corner at bottom side make 1 sc, 1 ch, 1sc, 1 sc into next stitch, 6 ch, skip 4 stitches, make 1 sc in next 4 sc, 6 ch, skip 4 stitches, sc into next stitches, 1 ch for the corner, but make the next sc into the next stitch, keep crocheting sc all around, 12 sc into the window spaces each, skip the double treble. 

weave in ends.


attach second color in the wheel space and crochet 12 sc into first space. finish off and repeat for second wheel.

 little car in the works


in third color make 50 chains, attach first car with a sc, make 25 chains, attach second car, repeat this until you have attached the last car, crochet another 50 chains, 1 ch, turn, slip stitch into first and all other stitches, finish off.

optional: for the last row of slip stitches i used another color.

happy crocheting!

29 thoughts on “little cars in a row tutorial

  1. So lovely, I had to write and tell you. Can’t wait to have a go. Many thanks.

  2. How fun!! My brain is working – but how much can one small brain do in one lifetime! LOL

    Did you see the full size car that someone crocheted? She’s looking to sell it.

    Thank you for sharing your cars!!

  3. Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?

    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Appreciate it

  4. Geweldig patroon Andrée. Die krijgt vast en zeker een ereplek in de kinderkamer.
    Ik ben elke keer weer onder de indruk wat je allemaal van je haaknaald laat rollen.
    Nu gauw je andere post lezen die ik gemist heb tjdens mijn ´vakantie´in Nederland.

  5. Hi there, in row 7, I got up to the second time younaremto chain 7, but then I am lost on what to do. You say to go the last single crochet, and I am not sure where that is. Everything looks good up to here. Is there anyway you could explain or clarify, I have done it over and over, and have looked at your wonderfulmpictures, just cant get past that point. Thanks so much, really excited about making these for my twomyear old grandsons room.

    • Hello Crystal,

      Thanks for your question.

      Not sure what you mean with “younaremto” but in row 7 after the 2nd 7 chains you crochet a sc into the last sc, that is the first sc of the previous row. I don’t know how to write it down more clearly (you always crochet the last stitch into the first stitch of the previous row unless stated otherwise, right?). From that stitch you work around the car and create the wheels. I’ll add it to the text of the pattern.
      Success with your car(s)!

  6. These car are great fun, they make me smile and think that I might make them for a little grandson one of these days.

  7. These are adorable. I featured them on homework today!
    Have a great weekend.

  8. Ik vond het patroon via Pinterest. Leuk zijn ze zeg!
    Liefs, Pauline (beejplien.blogspot.com)

  9. Wat maak jij toch mooie dingen! (dat zou ik bij ieder van je posts wel als comment willen plaatsen!!!)

  10. Wah, die zijn leuk!!!!

  11. so so beautiful!!!!
    thank you, xxxx Ale

  12. Those cars are soooo cute Elisabeth!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. Super cute!!! Love this! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  14. This edging is so cute! Thanks very much for posting!! ::)
    Lee Ann

    Crochet…Gotta Love It! Blog

  15. These cars are adorable…if only I knew how to crochet! I’ve made a tiny, tiny granny in the past. That is all my crochet resume.

  16. I LOVE theses cars!!! I am going to make some for my son 🙂

  17. Adorable..I know a little boy who would enjoy these

  18. These cars are wonderful, thanks for sharing the pattern.

  19. What a fun idea! These would make a great baby gift. Thanks for the clear tutorial.

  20. So gorgeous 🙂

  21. thanks for sharing now I just need to work out how to crochet them!

  22. Waanzinnig leuk die slinger:)

  23. Thanks for sharing they look fantastic! Really good fun.