Want to add a pop of color to your car? Then why not make this cute, Retro Granny Square Steering Wheel Cover!
The average size of steering wheels is 15” in diameter, so this cover should fit most steering wheels without having to adjust anything.
I will say that this is NOT meant to be used when driving, it’s meant to be used as a cover when parked. You know in the Summer time, when you get in your car and it’s like 102 degrees out with the sun beating through the windshield? And the Steering wheel literally could burn your hands? Then this is your solution! Just pop this cover on your steering wheel before you hop out of the car and the next time you drive, simply remove the cover and have a cool to the touch steering wheel.
Plus, it makes a really awesome accessory for your car.
About the Yarn –
So, I was really wanting a more Fall colored cover seeing that it’s nearing the end of August and Fall is shortly coming. I was going through my different yarn, laying them next to each other trying to decide which colors go good together and I finally decided on this color combo using Brava Worsted from WeCrochet. This is quickly becoming 1 of my favorite, worsted weight yarns to grab for just about any project.
The names of the colors are Brindle, Paprika, Avocado and Almond. I was going for Fall vibes, but think I may have hit a more retro feel, lol. I showed the steering wheel cover to my mom and she said it made her think of the 70’s, I’ll admit, it does me too.
Of course, any color combo can work. You could use yellow, cream and brown to make a sunflower cover.
I have a video tutorial for making the granny squares down below!
And, also a video for how I joined the squares together!
Keep scrolling for written pattern!
Follow me on Social Media for more Patterns!
Check out my other FREE Crochet Patterns!
PIN this pattern to save for later!
- You can purchase the ad-free, downloadable, printable PDF pattern in my Etsy shop Here Thank you so much for your support!
- Save to your Ravelry Queue Here
- Pin to Pinterest to save for later Here
- Subscribe to my Youtube channel Here
Things you will need:
- Brava Worsted Yarn in Brindle, Paprika, Almond & Avocado
- H / 5.00mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Fits an approx. 15” standard steering wheel.
Abbreviation / Stitch Key:
- ch = chain
- st = stitch (es)
- sk = skip
- mc = magic circle / ring
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- ps = Puff Stitch
- lc = large cluster
- sp = space
- yo = yarn over
- t = turn
Special Stitches –
- Puff Stitch – *yarn over and insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop (as if you were going to do a double crochet), you now have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and insert hook into the same stitch and pull up another loop (5 loops on hook) repeat from * 2 more times until you have 9 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. Secure with a chain stitch.
- Large Cluster Stitch – *yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* repeat * to * 4 more times, yarn over, pull through 5 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through last 2 loops on hook.
- My steering wheel and the average size of steering wheels is 15” in diameter.
- Each of my squares were approx. 5” across
You will need to make 8 squares total.
Round 1: 12 dc in mc, sl st into 1st st
Switch to Paprika
Round 2: ch 2, ps in each st around, sl st into 1st st
Switch to Almond
Round 3: ch 3, lc in same stitch, ch 2, * lc in between next 2 ps, ch 2* repeat around, sl st into 1st st
Switch to Avocado
Round 4: sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), ( 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, * 3 dc in next 2 ch 2 sp, ( 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp* repeat * to * 2 more times, 3 dc in next 2 ch 2 sp, sl st into 1st st
Cut yarn and weave in all ends. Repeat and make a total of 8 squares.
Once you have completed 8 squares, you will need to attach each of the squares.
To join the squares, start with 2 squares. Face them with their right sides facing each other. Beginning in the ch 2 corner, slip st only in the back loops of each stitch across but only across 1 side of your square. You can slip stitch through both loops but I prefer to look of only going through the back loops.
Cut yarn and grab another square and repeat until you have attached all squares. Being carful not to twist fold the attached squares in half with the right sides facing and sl st the last 2 sides together.
Cut yarn and weave in all ends. Enjoy!
I’d love to see your creations that you make from all of my patterns, be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see. Whether you make this Steering Wheel Cover or something else entirely, tag me!