Dress Up Your Bike with a Crocheted Seat Covercomments (5) April 8th, 2009
Check out this free pattern for a crochet bike seat cover from Carina's Craft Blog. She graciously translated it from these patterns. I love the stripey, scrappy look of the original cover and her version—you can add stripes wherever you want just by changing the colors.
As for why your bike seat needs a cozy? First of all, there's the cute/personalization factor (I think we crafty people like to make things our own, no?)—of course I think this is best for short leisure rides, not the Tour De France. Second, it adds a little bit of padding, which is always welcome. If you're working with a vintage (re: hard) seat, you could even cut a piece of foam to put on top of the seat before covering it—just be sure to really secure the cover. Third, if your bike seat is exposed to a lot of heat and sun, it might start to crack and tear—this is a great way to extend the life of your seat in that case.
Top it off with a flower-adorned basket for the handlebars and you could be having your own little bike parade every day.
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