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Vintage Golf Club Covers

By: Cindy Craig from Red Heart Yarn

Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red HeartThese Vintage Golf Club Covers are a great gift for Dad's birthday or Father's Day.  Made to look like novelty knits, these covers are embellished with cute pom-poms, so they look like they're straight out of the 1940's.  For the golfer in your life, this is a fun and meaningful gift that's sure to be appreciated for years to come.

You can find this pattern, as well as many others, in our new free eBook, Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart.  Download your own free copy today!

Vintage Golf Club Covers

Materials:

  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Real Teal (A)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Buff (B)
  • 1 skein Red Heart® Super Saver® yarn in Grey Heather (C)
  • 4mm [US 6] and 5mm [US8] Susan Bates® Double pointed knitting needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker

 

Gauge: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

Notes:

Stripe Sequence 1

  • Rounds 1-3:  A
  • Rounds 4-5: B
  • Round 6: C
  • Rounds 7-8: B

Stripe Sequence 2

  • Rounds 1-3: B
  • Round 4-5: C
  • Rounds 6-8: B

 

Instructions:

  1. With smaller needles and using A, cast on 20 sts.  Arrange stitches evenly around three double-pointed needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
     
  2. Round 1:  [K1, p1]  around until piece measures 5" [12.5 cm] from beginning.
     
  3. Increase Row: *K4, knit front and back of stitch; repeat from * to end of round - 24 sts.
     
  4. Next Row: Change to larger needles and working in St st, work Stripe Sequence 1 3 times.
     
  5. Repeat Rounds 1-3 once AND AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 3 ¼" [8.25 cm] from beginning of St st, work decrease rounds as follows:
     
  6. Round 1: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * to end of Round -18 sts.
     
  7. Round 2: Knit.
     
  8. Round 3: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round -12 sts.
     
  9. Round 4: Knit.
     
  10. Round 5: *K2tog; repeat from * to end of round - 6 sts.
     
  11. Round 6: Knit.

Finishing

  1. Thread tail through remaining 6 stitches and pull to close. Knot to secure. With using A, B, and C make a pompom and attach to top.
     
  2. Weave in ends.

Large Cover (will fit #3 or #5 club)

  1. With smaller needles and using A, cast on 32 sts.  Arrange stitches evenly around three double-pointed needles. Join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.
     
  2. Round 1:  [K1, p1] around until piece measures 10" [25 cm] from beginning.
     
  3. Increase Row: *K3, knit front and back; repeat from * to end of round - 40 sts.
     
  4. Next Row: Change to larger needles and work in St st for 1 ½" [3.8 cm]. Work in Stripe Sequence 2 once.  Work color A for 1" [2.54 cm] more then begin decrease rounds as follows:
     
  5. Round 1: *K3, k2tog; repeat from * to end of Round - 32 sts.
     
  6. Round 2: Knit.
     
  7. Round 3: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round - 24 sts.
     
  8. Round 4: Knit.
     
  9. Round 5: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round - 16 sts.
     
  10. Round 6: Knit.
     
  11. Round 7: *K2tog; repeat from * to end of round - 8 sts.
     
  12. Round 8: Knit.

Finishing 

  1. Thread tail through remaining 8 stitches and pull to close. Knot to secure. Using A, B, and C make a pompom and attach to top.
     
  2. Weave in ends.
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