Last week I had been contemplating making a cover for the handle of my guide dog's harness, just for the fun of it. So, yesterday, I finally decided to go ahead and try this quick little project.
The idea for a harness handle cover was originally inspired by the I Heart My Bike Lock Cozy pattern I stumbled across recently. I used the same basic idea as that pattern with a size G hook and my last little bit of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in "Heartfelt".
To make my guide dog harness handle cover, I started off by measuring the circumference of the widest part of the harness - the part I hold in my hand. It was approximately 2.75 inches around, which worked out to roughly 12 stitches with my gauge. So, I chained 12 and made a ring. Then, I just worked rounds of single crochet stitching until it was long enough (i.e. until I ran out of yarn).
The handle cover ended up measuring about 10 inches in length - plenty long to cover the handle, with enough to go around the corners a bit to help keep it in place too.
I'm not sure I will leave it on all the time, but I do really like how it turned out. It gives the black and white harness a nice touch of color and it would look great paired with our purple harness pouch. :-)