Steering Wheel Cover~~PIC Added
Posted 19 July 2005 - 07:11 PM
Worsted Weight cotton yarn~~about 5-6 ounces (?)
G (4.25 mm) hook
2 pieces of 1/4" wide elastic cut 20 1/2" long
sewing needle and thread
Overlapping ends 1/2" on one piece, sew elastic to form a ring.
Repeat on other piece of elastic.
Make a ch 42". Being careful not to twist ch, sl st to form a circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Working over first elastic ring, ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join in first sc.
Repeat Rnd 3 until piece measures 4 1/2" from beg ch.
Next Rnd: Working over second elastic ring, ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join in first sc.
Last Rnd: Repeat Rnd 3. Fasten off.
NOTE: Cover should have a snug fit on your steering wheel. If it doesn't, kazily's picture shows a very good suggestion~~tie the open spots to get a snug fit.
You could also adjust the length of elastic by an inch or so before sewing into a ring.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:39 PM
Posted 15 August 2005 - 09:33 PM
The pattern went very easy. Mine was still a bit loose even with elastic --I & I was afraid of breaking the elastic if I pulled too tightly, so I tied it with bows in places it was too open. I am thinking about threading through to make it look neater but I was in a hurry to get it ready to drive with--it was so hot today. I am very happy with my steering wheel cover! Might have used a more "matching" color but I just used some cotton on hand. My interior is gray so the blue doesn't look bad. And funny is that I use winterberry for the front. Ran out & changed to blue & white--so now I have a "reversible" steering wheel cover too! When I get tired of one side I can flip it around.
Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:51 AM
Posted 02 December 2005 - 02:28 AM
I fudged a little, since I didn't have any elastic and didn't feel like spending time in Wally World looking for it.
I used Red Heart yarn (black, because I work with money and lighter colors would dirty too easily)
I chained 120 with a G hook. (This is a very TIGHT fit for a Chevy Astro Van - and it is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!) It MUST be very tight!!! I mean, PRY IT ON TIGHT - else I fear it will stretch to a "wiggly" mess.
Again, this was for a Chevy Astro... Your milage may vary slightly.
I sc "in the round" for 14 rounds. I did not turn.
I then turned it inside out using the wrong side for the texture (looked better for a steering wheel - to me, anyway). I stretched in onto the wheel and stitched front and back together (tightly) with a whip stitch in between each "spoke" on the wheel.
I LOVE IT!!!! It is soft, its textured.
I will probably play with this some - as I am known as a bit of an "eccentric" and would like to come up with something I can change at will... seasonal, maybe. Mood, maybe? Maybe just different "odd colors and patterns". HMMMMM....
Ideas, ideas, ideas!!!!
I'll let you know what I come up with. (It will be after the holidays - I don't have time right now)
Myrtle Beach, SC
Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:44 AM
I'll play with the pattern and get a loopy one out soon. Thanks for the awesome idea Natalie!!!
Posted 05 December 2005 - 12:11 PM
Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:16 AM
I love this thing.
Loopy would be cute. Time consuming, but adorable.
Suede would be so soft, and red heart makes that "plush" that is made more like the baby "terrycloth-like" yarn... in other words, the texture is put in it different than the suede or chenile and the softness doesn't wear off and leave bare spots which might be a problem with something that gets that much active use. (Did this make sense?)
Even with the most expensive yarn, this is still a cheap project.
I also considered using a draw string instead of the elastic, this way, you can draw it as tight as you need to.
I wish I had time to do a Christmas one, but maybe I can squeeze out a New Year's one, and an Easter one... one for Bike week? (Harley Davidson logo?), the possibilities are endless.
My mind is racing over this...
I used to be really into beading... I once thought about doing a beaded cover but crochet never even crossed my mind. Maybe I can combine the two for something really unique.
I also found one of my peers who is into knit and crochet.... she loved it too. I think she is considering doing one for her cab after Christmas. She drooled over it.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:42 PM
The variation ideas are getting my own creative juices flowing, too. As soon as I can get past my holiday crocheting, I will have to do some experimenting and see what I can come up with. I find it very hard to drive with gloves on, even in these frigid temps, so a nice soft (and quick to warm) yarn cover that won't slide appeals to me a LOT! Thanks Melissa and all you other creative contributors!
Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:30 PM