FATHER’S DAY GIFTS TO MAKE — A seatbelt strap cover

27 May

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.

See also how to make a crown or bedside pocket.

© 2011 Jeanne Litt, All rights reserved.


Posted by on May 27, 2011 in How to


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7 responses to “FATHER’S DAY GIFTS TO MAKE — A seatbelt strap cover

  1. Tat

    May 31, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Wow, that’s an amazing idea. I would have never thought of that.

  2. Holly

    June 4, 2011 at 11:03 am

    That’s a great idea! Very creative.

  3. Jen C.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Hmm, interesting idea! The best part is that you can make one for other people who are annoyed with the way that seat belts feel. It’s not just for dads!


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