How to Crochet an Animal Golf Club Cover

how to crochet an owl golf club cover

A couple weeks ago, I was crocheting… and it hit me: almost any amigurumi head would make a perfect golf club cover!

Let me show you how to do it!

Step 1: Select your animal pattern

All that you need is an animal pattern that has an opening at the neck. Most FreshStitches patterns are designed this way, but you want to make sure to pick something like Nelson the Owl and not Cliff the Brontosaurus.
Pick the right pattern

You’re looking for a pattern with a seam at the neck… that’ll tell you that the instructions for the head leave a nice opening!

making a golf club cover

Step 2: Crochet the head and ribbing

Here’s an easy little pattern for the ribbing:

With your desired color, ch 16. Turn.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across.

Rows 2-end: Ch 1, turn. Sc in each st. (15)

Crochet through the back loop only, and you’ll get a nice little ribbing effect.

crochet ribbing

Continue working the ribbing until it is long enough to go around the opening of the neck. I made mine slightly smaller than the neck so the cover will fit more snugly (which ended up being 46 rows).

Step 3: Assemble!

Fold ribbing in half so that the first and final rows touch. Whipstitch together.

fold ribbing

Your ribbing should look like a cylinder with openings at the top and bottom and vertical ribs.

Attach along one edge to the neck of your animal.

Step 4: Enjoy!

Ta da!

owl golf club cover

Who do you know who’d love one of these?

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Feb 6, 2014 | Posted by in Blog, Tutorials | 12 comments

Comments (12 Responses)

  1. Susan Kunze says:

    Wouldn’t a whole bagful be fun!?

  2. Mary J. Achilles says:

    What a great idea. The possibilities are endless.


  3. Amanda says:

    Very good idea! I did something similar at Christmas for my dad but I made the “body” of it much different. Then again I needed horizontal stripes for it so ribbing probably wouldn’t have worked anyways. I will probably use this for the smaller companion cover he has requested.

  4. DeeAnna says:

    A friend of mine loves otters and think this is a wonderful idea for her…because she also LOVES to golf! Stacey, you are a GENIUS! I can’t wait to try the otter-club cover idea.

  5. Sara says:

    Love it! I’m going to make one for my sweetie for Valentines Day! Thank you Stacey!

  6. Denelda moore says:

    I love your work I have all your books and looking forward to the new one because I have a new grandson on the way I buy a lot of your patterns and I have your craftsy lessons and have learned a lot are you going to do more

  7. Susan says:

    I love this idea. What’s the size of the animal’s head (height and width)? Any suggestions on knowing if a pattern will work for this project without making it? Thanks so much!

    • Stacey says:

      The head is about 4″ wide, pressed flat. Basically, if a pattern has a head with an opening at the neck, then it’s something you can make work!

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