Do you have a person in your life who is bothered by the seatbelt strap rubbing their neck? How about a seatbelt strap cover for Father’s Day?
To make this you will need:
2 oz. yarn (Red Heartt worsted medium)
knitting needles – size15
crochet hook – size K
I wanted it to be thick and cushioned so I used two strands of yarn together.
Cast on 23 stitches. Knit 12 rows to make a rectangle approximately 5 1/2″ x 9″. ( 14 x 23 cm.)
Use the yarn at the end to crochet a row across the longer side. This row will form loops for buttonholes.
SC, (single crochet) in the first stitch, then ** chain 3, then skip one stitch and SC in the third stitch. SC in the next three stitches.**
Repeat this direction between the ** three more times. Finish the row with chain three and then SC in the last stitch.
This should give you 5 evenly spaced button loops. Tie off the yarn and weave in the ends.
Next make crochet buttons. Take two strands of yarn and chain two. Leave about a 4″ tail of yarns.
SC 8 times in the second chain from the hook. Work tight.
Decrease 4 times. Pull the original yarn ends through the center of the button. Pull tight and tie off the ending yarn. Leave about 4″ ends on this also. Make 5 buttons.
Attach each button directly across from a loop. Place the button on the right side and pull the yarn ends through to the wrong side. Tie securely and weave in the ends. Block, wrap, give.
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