Ukulele Strap Granny Cozy
|Granny Square Strap Cozy|
I wanted to jazz up my ukulele. I decided I needed a colorful instrument strap. I have a boring, black manufactured strap that does the job. Since my playing isn't that great, I need to distract people with my smile and colorful accessories!
|Fancy front, plain back|
I checked Ravelry and other online sources for crocheted and/or knit instrument straps. I came across quite a few. I liked the idea of just making a cozy or sleeve for my existing strap. That way, I wouldn't need a fabric back to stabilize the stretchy yarn stitches.
I have an abundance of acrylic yarn in various colors. I decided that a black trim with different color centers would be a good choice. I crocheted small two-row granny squares and joined them together in a long strip, measuring my existing strap.
|Blog Star, modeling my new uke accessory|
Then, I crocheted a back, lengthwise, in one color and joined it to the squares on the side of the strap, leaving each end free so I could slip the existing strap through. It works perfectly! I can't wait to make more in different colors and materials! I'm thinking a crocheted, stripey one using Noro yarn scraps would be great!
|I sound so much better with that dazzling strap!|