Cotton and Flannel Seatbelt Cozy

It is time for a Summer road trip with the grandchildren, 1200 miles – Bless My Heart! I have noticed an issue with the seat belt cutting into my neck, even with proper adjustments. This brought to mind a cozy I had seen somewhere made of sheepskin, kind of icky in the heat I think. So I decided to make of cotton. Completely washable, reusable and snuggly soft on the necks of sleeping children – they will sleep, right?

Finished flat size is approximately 6 inches by 11 inches.

Supplies:
Kitchen cotton any color, 2 balls make 3 cozies
G Hook
4 buttons per cozy; or scraps of kitchen cotton to make buttons
1/4 yard cotton flannel makes 6 cozies
matching sewing thread

sc = single crochet
sk = skip stitch(es)
rep = repeat

Basic steps in the making.

Crocheted Cozy:
chain 41, turn.
Row 1: sc 40, chain 1, turn.
Row 2: sc 4, chain 2, sk 2, *sc 8, chain 2, sk 2, Rep from * end sc 4, chain 1, turn.
Rows 3-22: sc 40, chain 1, turn.
Row 23: sc 40, before fastening off check to see if this will fit around the seatbelt with a slight overlap for the button band; if not rep row 3 until it does. Fasten off.

This is really all you need, I added the flannel for extra softness.

Adding flannel:
1: Cut flannel to match the size of the Crocheted Cozy. I used pinking shears so that I didn’t have to sew hems around.
2: Iron the button band edge to between rows 3 and 4.
3: With the fold at rows 3 and 4 pin right sides together as pictured and with a straight stitch sew in place.
4: Fold over so that the right side of the flannel is showing, and with a zig zag stitch sew on top of the crocheted cozy.
5: Trim threads and if needed trim the flannel to neatly line up with the cozy edges.

Crocheted Buttons:
Chain 3.
Round 1: in the 3rd chain from hook hdc 9, join with a slst into the top of the starting chain.
Round 2: slst into each hdc around, finish off with an invisible join.

Whether you make your buttons or use ready made ones:
1: Line up the buttons on the opposite edge of the cozy as the button hole, on the right side of the fabric. I lined mine up at the very edge.
2: Sew in place.

They are ready to use!

© 2017 Cass Dodge

Due to individual crafting techniques, I am giving instructions in good faith. Your results may differ from mine – and to me that is brilliant! Please be kind and do not reproduce this pattern or sell pattern. You are free to sell items made using this pattern, I only ask that you include my design name and link to my blog: http://www.cassdodge.com in your online listings. Thanks!