Are you in need of a seatbelt cover? Look no further, friend! This super quick, free crochet pattern is the perfect cushion to all of the seatbelts in your vehicle. Whip one up today and ride in comfort – and style!
Seatbelt Cover Crochet Pattern
This year we are starting a BRAND NEW series… this time for the automobiles! In 2022 I will share 12 NEW, easy, and free crochet patterns that will make life easier when you’re in your vehicle. I’ve got plenty of awesome ideas rolling around in my head and I’m ready to tackle them and then share them all with you!
Make sure you come back on the second Friday of each month to see the new installment of this year-long series. I am SO excited about this one! 👐
In 2020 we did a “Cloth Series” in which we crocheted a new cloth each month using a NEW stitch – always in three different sizes.
In 2021 we did a “Household Series” in which we crocheted a useful item for the home each month.
I recently bought a new-to-me car, a FIAT 500X that is absolutely adorable. I have named her Fiona and she is so much fun to drive. This is the smallest little SUV I’ve ever seen and the gas mileage is great – which of course I’ll always appreciate.
I used my Cricut to make this decal for the back. Ahhhh-dorable! If you’re local (I’m near Wichita, KS) and see my bopping around with little Fiona in the back, make sure you say hi! 🙋♀️
Seat belts should all be just shy of 2″ wide. We will make one 4.5″ strip that will encompass the seat belt itself, and you can decide how tall to make it based on your own preference. You can make yours as short as 10″ or so, or up to 20″ – 24″! Totally up to you. You can, of course, do exactly as I have done which is about 14″ tall.
When I decided to do a “car series” for this year, I ran it by my family members to see if they had any amazing ideas – which of course they did. 😉 When we discussed the seatbelt cover my mom (who recently underwent breast cancer treatments) mentioned that this would be a great thing for those undergoing chemotherapy to use in their cars.
The port used for the chemo is placed on the chest, right about where the seat belt goes and can be super uncomfortable. So, this could be a thoughtful thing to do for your loved one if they are undergoing chemo treatments as well!
Lion Brand Go For Fleece Sherpa Yarn
-approx. 25 yards
Crochet hook in size 12mm
Note that you could also use a different fuzzy yarn, or faux fur yarn if you have it, such as Fable Fur from WeCrochet.
Pattern written using US terms.
The chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
Fhdc – Foundation Half Double Crochet (this is easier to start due to the nature of the yarn, as it is difficult to see your stitches.)
Because of the nature of this yarn, you’ll want to FEEL the stitches instead of look for them. This post on how to work with super fuzzy (or fur) yarns will help should you need it!
Gauge: Unimportant, but 7 sts = 4.5″
Row 1: Fhdc-7 (or you can Ch-8, hdc in 2nd chain from hook and in each to end.) (7)
Rows 2 – 15 (or until desired height is reached): Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end (7)
Fasten off leaving ~20″ tail for seaming (or longer if you went taller than my 15 rows/14″).
Fold around the seat belt and sew together using the Mattress Stitch.
I have so many great, quick, and useful patterns planned for this “Car Series” and I can not wait to share them with you! Come back on the second Friday of each month for the next installment of the series. I hope you love your seat belt cover!