Introduction: Crochet Steering Wheel Cover
You know those really hot summer days when you climb in your car to go home after a long day of work and it's like a million degrees? It feels like you are in an oven and everything it too hot to touch. Especially the steering wheel.
That's why I decided to design this steering wheel cover that not only protects your hands from a burning hot (or freezing cold) steering wheel but it also looks super stylish and gives a little pop of color to your car.
I made this with blue yarn because when I see something blue it just makes me happy! Also I designed it to slip on and off because I'm not a fan of how the sewed on covers look, plus it makes it so much easier to take off and wash when it needs it.
What you will need:
- 1 skein of yarn
- crochet hook
- tapestry needle
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sl st = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
Step 1: Crochet Cover
For this project I recommend a medium weight (#4) yarn. I used a 5.0mm or size H crochet hook but you can use whatever size you need to get the right gauge. The yarn I used is Soft Secret yarn by Yarn Bee from Hobby Lobby. I love how soft it is and all the color options they have.
Gauge: 4x4" square = 15 dc sts by 8 dc rows
To begin ch 16.
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the first 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts, sc in last 3 sts. ch 1, turn. (15)
Now repeat this row [sc 3, dc 9, sc 3] until your project is long enough to go all the way around your steering wheel. For me it took 108 rows. Depending on how tight or lose you crochet and how stretchy your yarn is you might need more or less.
Note: When you are measuring for your length you want it to stretch around your steering wheel so it is tight enough not to spin when you are driving.
Once it is long enough, bind off leaving a long tail and sew your two ends together.
Now you can just slip it over your steering wheel. I love how mine turned out and now I smile every time I get into my car.
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