Monday, January 30, 2012

Crutch Covers, Revisited

Awhile back I posted about some crutch covers I made for some of my co-workers (see Crutch-Along Cashiers). Since then, I have made many more sets for various friends, and came up with an easy pattern for handle grip covers as well. I have had several people ask me for the pattern, so I have decided to post it here for everyone to use.

This is my original pattern. Please do not claim it as your own. Feel free to make and even sell the finished product, but please give me credit for this pattern.

Unfortunately, I do not have any updated photos of the finished product. The handle grip covers will be about the size of an empty toilet paper roll. Please keep in mind that I tend to crochet a bit larger than most people, so your hook size may vary from mine.

Happy crocheting!

Crochet Crutch Covers



Materials needed:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn, any color

G hook

Chain 23.

Rnd 1: DC in 4th chain from hook. (first 3 chains count as 1st DC) DC in next 18 chains. Work 7 DC in last chain. Working around the other side of the chain, work DC in next 19 chains. Work 6 DC in last chain. Slip stitch to top of first DC. 52 DC

Rnd 2: Chain 3. DC in next 21 stitches. 2 DC in each of the next 3 stitches. Dc in next 23 stitches. 2 DC in each of the next 3 stitches. DC in last stitch. Slip stitch to top of chain 3. 58 DC

Rnd 3: Chain 3. DC in next 20 stitches. (Decrease over next two stitches) Repeat ( to ) 3 times. DC in next 21 stitches. (Decrease over next two stitches) Repeat ( to ) 3 times. Slip stitch to top of chain 3. 50 Stitches

Rnd 4: Chain 1. SC in same stitch. SC in next 5 stitches. Skip next stitch. SC in next 6 stitches. Skip next stitch. SC in next 6 stitches. Skip next stitch. (Decrease over next 2 stitches) Repeat from ( to ) one more time. SC in next 6 stitches. Skip next stitch. SC in next 6 stitches. Skip next stitch. SC in next 6 stitches. Skip next stitch. (Decrease over next 2 stitches) Repeat from ( to ) one more time. Join to first SC. 40 stitches.

Rnd 5: Chain 3. DC in next stitch and in each stitch around. 40 stitches.

Rnd 6: Chain 1. SC in same stitch, and in next 7 stitches. Skip the next stitch. SC in next 8 stitches. Skip next stitch. Decrease over next 2 stitches. SC in next 8 stitches. Skip next stitch. SC in next 8 stitches. Skip next stitch. Decrease over next 2 stitches. Join to first SC. 34 stitches. Finish off.

Crutch Handle Grip Covers

Materials needed:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn, any color

G hook

Chain 18, join to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1. Sc in same chain and in each chain around. (18 sc.)

Rnd 2 – 14: Ch 1. Sc in same stitch and in each stitch around. (18 sc). Finish off.



Please let me know if you have any problems with this pattern! :)

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern! I used it and they fit perfectly :) I'm just a beginner and the pattern was very easy to follow. My crutches are much more comfortable now! :)

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    1. Thank you for posting! I am so glad you like it!

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  2. I want to add that this is the ONLY pattern I could find online and I'm so glad I did! Haha thanks again :)

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  3. Thank you for the pattern!!!! I was getting sore under the arm, These really help.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your patterns. I am confused somewhat. If I'm reading right you crochet the grips in a circle. How are attached to the grip? Thank you in advance.

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  5. Tammy, I made them as a circle. To put them on the crutch handle grip I actually unscrewed the pin that holds the handle grip in, slid the cover on and then screwed the pin back in. Hope this helps!

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    1. OK, that makes sense now. :-)
      Thank you for the quick response.

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  6. For some reason it turned out far too short and didn't fit the handle :( I was a little confused how to decrease so that May have been the problem.

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  7. i love your idea on these crutch covers. i would love to give you credit for the pattern,its perfect! thank you for sharing it! but what is your first name dear, couldnt find it on here...

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