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How to Crochet a Padded Guitar Strap

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If you have a guitarist in your life, you know how expensive guitar accessories can be. Make your own padded guitar strap using this free crochet pattern!

Guitar strap crochet pattern

Guitar Strap Crochet Pattern

Crocheting useful items for my loved ones is one of my favorite reasons to crochet. I love to be helpful and to show my support, and I know that when my sons use the items I make for them, that they feel loved and valued. ♥ It doesn’t get much more fulfilling than that!

how to crochet a guitar strap

This crocheted guitar strap would be great to keep in your guitar case to get you by if you forget yours at home, or if yours breaks. Say on a camping trip or if you’re having a hard time finding one in a size that is just right for you.

padded guitar strap crochet pattern

My youngest is a guitarist and getting quite good. He has several store bought straps that he uses for various reasons but one can ever have too many! When the boy asked for a crocheted version, I had to oblige. 🥰

Plus this one is padded where the others are hard leather. This padded guitar strap is very similar to my seatbelt cover crochet pattern and is super comfortable on your shoulder.

I decided to use 100% cotton yarn for this guitar strap because it is strong and will hold up well with use. Keep in mind that with the weight of the guitar, the strap will stretch a bit. I also used the Lion Brand Go For Fleece yarn because of how squishy it feels. So comfy!

If you’re making yours a length different than mine as listed in the pattern, you will want to stretch it while measuring the length. We also add several different openings so that the strap is adjustable based on your height and preference.


Cotton yarn (Dishie in “Silver” colorway used)
-approx. 120 yards

Lion Brand Go For Fleece (“Stone” colorway used)
-approx. 17 yards

Crochet hook in size G/4mm and H/5mm

Pattern Notes: 

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Finished Dimensions: approx. 2.5″ wide and 36″ long


Leaving a very long tail for creating end later…

Row 1: Ch-11, hdc in 2nd ch and in each to end. (10)

Rows 2 – 31: Ch-1, turn, hdc in each st to end.

Change to H/5mm hook and add in the sherpa yarn. Crochet with both strands for the next 20 rows.

Row 32: Ch-1, turn, sk first st, hdc in next * sk-next st, hdc in next * repeat between * * 3 more times. (5)

Rows 33 – 51: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (5)

Drop the Sherpa yarn, continue on with Dishie only. Change back to G/4mm hook.

Row 52: Ch-1, turn, 2hdc in each st to end. (10)

Rows 53 – 57: Ch-1, hdc in each st to end. (10)

Row 58: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 4 sts, ch-2, sk-2 sts, hdc in remaining 4 sts. (10)

Row 59: Ch-1, turn, hdc in 4 sts, 2hdc around ch-sp, hdc in remaining 4 sts. (10)

Rows 60 – 65: repeat row 2 (10)

Row 66: repeat row 58 (10)

Row 67: repeat row 59 (10)

Rows 68 – 73: repeat row 2 (10)

Row 74: repeat row 58 (10)

Row 75: repeat row 59 (10)

Rows 76 – 81: repeat row 2 (10)

Row 82: repeat row 58 (10)

Row 83: repeat row 59 (10)

Rows 84 & 85: repeat row 2 (10)

Fasten off.

On other end (row 1), pull up loop from begining tail.

Row 1: Ch-1, hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog. (8)

Row 2: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog. (5)

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, hdc2tog, ch-1, sk-1 sts, hdc in final 2 sts. (4)

Row 4: ch-1, turn, hdc2tog two times. (2)

Row 5: ch-1, turn, hdc2tog. (1)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using the cotton yarn only, attach in the first row end next to the sherpa yarn (either side). Sc up row ends and around short edge and back to sherpa portion. Weave in all ends. Do the same on the other side. Note that there is no edging on the sherpa portion, only the cotton.

That is it! I hope that the guitarist in your life enjoys this padded strap and that you enjoy creating it as well!

Guitar strap crochet pattern

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  1. I can't wait to try this. My son went to college for music and is living in Nashville. I can't wait to make it for him! You have the best patterns, thanks for everything!