Creating a crochet steering wheel cover can add a personal touch to your car’s interior while providing a comfortable and stylish grip. Here’s a simple and free pattern to make one. Please note that this pattern assumes basic crochet skills.

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color (usually acrylic or cotton)
  2. Crochet hook (size H/8 or as per your yarn label)
  3. Yarn needle
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring tape (optional)


Step 1: Measure Your Steering Wheel

Before starting, measure the diameter of your steering wheel to determine how much yarn you’ll need. Typically, steering wheels are about 14 to 16 inches in diameter.

Step 2: Starting Chain

Begin with a slip knot and chain enough stitches to fit around the steering wheel’s circumference comfortably. For a standard-sized steering wheel, this might be around 60 to 70 chains. You can adjust this number to make it tighter or looser, depending on your preference.

Step 3: First Round – Single Crochet (SC)

  1. Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook (not counting the loop on the hook).
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop (you should have two loops on your hook).
  3. Yarn over again and pull through both loops on your hook.
  4. Continue to single crochet in each chain stitch across.

Step 4: Continue with Single Crochet

Keep working in rounds, making single crochets in each stitch until your work is long enough to cover the steering wheel. It should be a snug fit but not too tight.

Step 5: Slip Stitch and Finish

When you’ve reached the desired length, slip stitch to the first single crochet to join the round. Cut your yarn, leaving a 4-6 inch tail.

Step 6: Fasten Off and Secure

Thread the yarn tail through your yarn needle and weave it through the stitches to secure it. Trim any excess yarn.

Step 7: Attach to Steering Wheel

Slip your newly crocheted cover onto the steering wheel. It should fit snugly and provide a comfortable grip.

Optional Embellishments:

  • You can add decorative elements like flowers, buttons, or ribbons to personalize your cover.
  • Experiment with different stitch patterns or colors to create a unique design.

Remember to adjust the size and stitch count according to your steering wheel’s measurements, and feel free to get creative with your cover’s design. Enjoy your custom-made crochet steering wheel cover!