This is a crochet pattern review of the Seat Belt Cover designed by Okie Girl Bling’n’Things. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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It’s me, Jessica with Nice and Knotty.
Hear me out…seat belt pad. It sounds kind of unnecessary, I know. But once I used one, I wondered why I didn’t do it sooner. I have been noticing all summer that the seat belt really seemed to be irritating my skin but I worried that a crochet seat belt pad would only be warm and uncomfortable.
It was not! I decided to finally make one and I’m glad I did! This seat belt cover was incredibly simple to make and works up super fast. I think this could also be used as a pad for a camera or guitar strap for neck comfort too.
- Bernat Baby Velvet Yarn in Vapor Gray (this is a worsted weight yarn)
- 2 buttons
- Size H8/5mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Seat Belt Pad, Crochet Pattern (Free Version) or (Paid Version) from Okie Girl Bling’n’Things
The pattern originally calls for Lion Brand Flikka yarn but it has been discontinued. When deciding on a replacement, I opted for the baby velvet yarn because I assumed it would be the softest against my skin.
The original pattern used four 3/4″ buttons, but she did mention trying a larger button. I opted for two instead of four.
Additionally, black floss was on the pattern for stitching on the buttons but I used more of the same yarn from the project so that it would match and blend in better and because the button holes were on the larger side so thicker yarn felt like the more secure choice.
The entire project took me 1 hour. This includes stitching on the buttons and my brand label.
My pad measures 11.75 inches in width and 6 inches in height. However, this pattern is effortlessly adjustable for a more customized size.
Gauge (not essential):
There is no gauge given for this pattern from the designer. If you use the same hook and yarn size that I used, the gauge is 13 stitches by 8 rows to equal 4 inches.
This pattern was very easy and straightforward. This is an excellent beginner project! Instructions are clear and photos are included. It really doesn’t get much easier than this!
Give this pattern a try and see what you think of the seat belt pad. I bet you’ll like it more than you expect!
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