It wasn't until I ordered the new bike that I finally went shopping for matching coloured yarn. Since bike seats come in different shapes and sizes, I decided to make it all up as I went along.
I started off by drawing the rough shape of the seat to use as a template for the shape I needed to create then got crocheting from the narrow end.
Every couple of rows I matched up the crochet with the template and added increases at the end of the rows to widened it when needed. Once the shape of the top was complete, I worked one row of double crochet around the entire edge. I then switched to trebles to speed things up and added three rows. I wanted a tight fit, so added decreases in each row, there was a lot of trial and error; testing it out on the saddle, ripping back and going again. In the end I was left with a snug fitting cover with a hole just big enough to get over the seat.
I'll be adding a couple of cable ties to secure it to the seat so that it can't be removed.
Tutorials for crochet or knitted bike seats can be tricky since the pattern will depend on the shape of your seat but you'll find a great tutorial for this cover on Carina's Craft Blog.
|Source: Carina's Craft Blog|
In the mean time check out the beautiful yarn bombed wheel that Claireabellemakes has made for CamBikeFest.