Tiny Crochet Cars Crochet PatternThe pattern for these tiny crochet cars has been lying around for absolute ages.  I just never got around to writing it up properly.  I needed motivation.  And motivation struck in the form of a house move!  You know the drill..the minute you have to do something important and big – like an exam – you find yourself INTENSELY motivated in a hundred other (unimportant) directions.

Like just before I went to the hospital to go have little Xander.  One of my spatulas fell in behind the oven.  Of course I had to move the oven right then and there, my mother shaking her head behind me.  And what I discovered was 3 years worth of disgusting!  So it seemed like the most logical thing in the world to clean the floor underneath the oven before I could even consider giving BIRTH!

This post is another prime example.  What I should be doing now is packing.  What I AM doing now is sharing this little tiny crochet car pattern with you lovely lot.  And let’s be honest:  would you rather I pack, or I share?

Tiny Crochet Cars

So without further ado, here are the specifics.

Using the hook and yarn specified, these little cars work up to 7.5 cm (3″), making them perfect for a take-along toy or a stocking-stuffer.

The pattern for the Tiny Crochet Cars is suitable for Advanced Beginners.  It contains no less than 36 (!) progress photos, so even if your English isn’t great, you should still be able to figure it out.

Cars Crochet Pattern

These little crochet cars work up in a jiffy and although they are plain, you can customize them in any way you fancy.  You could add wipers, numberplates, a little bumper, maybe?  Or what about racing stripes (thanx Connie!) or little cartoon faces?

Tiny Crochet Cars Pattern

Whichever way you choose to make them, they will go down a treat!

I made my cars using Patons Smoothie Dk and a 4 mm Pony crochet hook (US G/6  UK 8), but you can use any hook and yarn you fancy, provided that your stitches are tight enough so that the stuffing doesn’t show.

Cars Crochet Pattern

Here are some of the things you will learn:

  • How to make short rows – don’t freak out.  Short rows are just rows that do not begin/end where rows traditionally begin and end.  If you have never used short rows, this pattern is the perfect vehicle (sorry, couldn’t resist that one) to get you more comfortable/confident in the use of short rows.  Each step is well illustrated!
  • How to work into the back loop only AND how to make front-post stitches
  • How to use a piece of scrap yarn as a running stitch marker

And some of the things you need to know before you start:


Remember that you can also save it to your Ravelry Favourites so that you can find it later on.

Like I have already said, the pattern has a butt-load of photos, illustrating everything from the foundation chain through to the sl st’s at the end.  There is also an Appendix on Page 6 that contains the 1-page written-only pattern.

This pattern uses US Terminology (find US/UK comparison chart here)

Tiny Crochet CarsI hope you have great fun making your Tiny Crochet Cars and that the little recipients love them to bits.

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44 Responses to Tiny Crochet Cars {Free Pattern}

  1. Sara says:

    I am visiting from Repeatcrafter me’s site and her super cool road blanket and version on this pattern. I really wish I had this when my boys were little. They would think I was the coolest mom ever. I think crocheting little circles instead of adding buttons for little hands would work just as well – maybe with double yarn and a reverse single crochet border – what do you think?

    • Jenny says:

      We always love to see personal ‘twists’ on the patterns that Dedri shares on the blog. Why not have a go at the pattern (a nice gift for a little man somewhere?) and send us photos of your creation with the changes suggested, Sara? :)

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Hi Sara. I love what she has done with the little cars. I think they look much better with her alterations ;) Thank you for bringing it to my attention. That play blanket is awesome!

  2. Shari says:

    I love this pattern! My nephew asked me to make him a crochet car. I can’t wait to try this out. I am glad I found your site. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Angélique says:

    Thank you very much, my boys doll is playing with it all day ;-)
    You can see if I made it right on my blog: http://mwlbyangelique.blogspot.nl/2014/06/bart.html

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  5. Jess says:

    This is fantastic. Im having my husband screen print a shirt with racetracks on it for grampa to wear while nephew races cars around on it. These will be perfect! Way better than buying cheap match boxcars. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Alicia says:

    Hey I loved these soooo much! And the pattern is simply fantastic, you’ve done a fabulous job! I hope you don’t mind me posting about this on my blog – I have linked it to your site. Thank you soo much for taking the time to design these and to perfect the pattern! x

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Alicia, thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am so pleased that you found it easy. I got a particular kick out of the bit where you said that you actually only needed to know 2 things because the pattern teaches you the rest.

      I might have to shorten the list of need-to-knows. What do you think?

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  9. Susie's Darn Yarn says:

    I have been trying to download and print this cute as heck car to crochet and everytime I hit on the “click here” my internet shuts down and says it is a malicious site and closes….help!!! Want to download this soooooo bad!!!

    Thanks, Susie’s Darn Yarn

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Susie, are you clicking on the words in the actual post, or are you clicking on a add above the first photo or below the post? I am having some issues with dodgy ads popping up on my site, which I am trying to resolve.

      You don’t need to download anything to obtain the pattern. It is just a pdf

  10. Petra says:

    I love this pattern. Your photo tutorial is superb! So clear and easy to grasp. Ive not done shaping like this before and thanks to your tutorial, I got it right first time. :)
    I’ve mentioned you and the pattern in my blog and just wanted to let you know :)

  11. Bettina says:

    I L.O.V.E. them…. Even more so with the windscreen wipers. Finished two red ones and four additional blue cars are waiting for their tyres. I added a link to your post on my blog.

    Thank you very much for writting and sharing the pattern. It’s very simple to follow.

    Greetings from Switzerland

  12. Hi Dedri :) Thank you for linking up at my first link party!! I really appreciate it :) I love these wee cars :)

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Just a pleasure. Sorry my little cars were a little bit “old” in the sense that I posted about them the week before last. x

  13. peggyfailing says:

    Just wanted to say I loved,loved the car pattern,I have 10 cars made,and I also using the pattern came up with a pick-up truck!!!!I have made 4 so far,and will make a few more trucks to go with the different colored cars. ,,2-cars of each color and 1 truck to each color so I will make up a few more pick-up trucks.I have downloaded the tractor pattern as well and being I live in Farm country ,I will make up some of the tractors too.I just love making toys for kids.and the cars are awesome!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I changed the back window as the pattern I wanted needed tweeking so I changed that part .Hope you don’t mind. I will figure out some how to show you my pick-up trucks. Hugs and thanks so much,awaiting the cow puzzle ball too. Peggy8650.

  14. Skunkyfly says:

    This is a very cute pattern. I like the green very much. look like Mr. Bean car *slap. I will make one for my new nephew (^_^)

  15. Lavanya says:

    Absolutely awesome creation.. they are so cute and thanks so much for sharing. THe pattern is very neat to follow. Also the pictorial explanation. You have done an amazing creation n job..

  16. Kara says:

    These are so cute!

  17. wendy says:

    these are so cute! Thanks for sharing

  18. Kristin says:

    So, so cute! :) I love these tiny cars with buttonwheels :)
    I really like your supercreative blog. Will have to come back here a lot! :)
    I’m crazy about amigurumis too, and am in the mids of publishing my first amigurumi book – check out my blog :)
    Greetings from Norway :)

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Kristin, I had a look at your site and your stuff is very cute! Thank you for commenting and I will keep an eye out for your work. x

  19. ChiWei says:

    Wow, this is ridiculously cute! Maybe then when my son throws cars, it won’t dent the floor :-) Thanks for the pattern!

  20. Jacqueline says:

    Bedankt voor het delen van het patroon van dit leuke autootje!

  21. Maryann says:

    i love this im going to try to make wheels that will spin. My son loves anything with wheels.

  22. Minette says:

    Ag moeder!!! Dit is te cute vir woorde.

  23. Johanna says:

    Thank you very much.

  24. debi blaw says:

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh those are sooooooooooooooooooo cute. thank you for the pattern. cant wait to make some.

  25. Patti says:

    Dear Dedri:

    I love the car. It is just so adorable and just the right size for the little one to play with and to carry along. I hope to have several on hand for my grandkids to enjoy. Thank you for your creative ideas and for sharing with us!

  26. al says:

    thanks dedri for this cute car pattern starting on them for my new grandson due in october also need to stay busy waiting for new giveaway is nailbiting waiting with fingers crossed in texas

    • Dedri Uys says:

      Hehe, don’t bite your nails! (says the person who suffers from onychophagia – that sounds better than nail-biting)!! Now you know why I don’t have crochet video tutes.

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