Golf club covers are essential for protecting your golf clubs from scratches, dings, and damage during transport. Knitted golf club covers are not only functional but can also add a personal touch to your golf bag. This guide will walk you through the process of knitting golf club covers so that you can keep your clubs in pristine condition while also showcasing your creativity.
- Yarn: Choose a durable, medium-weight yarn. Worsted or aran weight yarns are ideal choices.
- Knitting needles: Size 8 US (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Cable needle
- Stitch markers
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
- Optional: pompoms or tassels for decoration
Approximately 4 stitches and 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch. Adjust needle size if necessary to achieve the desired gauge.
This pattern can be adjusted for different golf club sizes. Simply add or subtract stitches to the initial cast-on to accommodate the size of your club head.
Cast on: Cast on 40 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method or your preferred cast-on technique. Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Ribbing: Round 1: K2, P2 repeat from * to * around. Repeat Round 1 for 2 inches or desired length for the ribbed cuff.
Body: Switch to stockinette stitch (knit all stitches) for the main part of the golf club cover. Continue knitting in stockinette stitch until the body measures approximately 8-10 inches from the cast-on edge, or the length needed to cover your specific club.
Optional: Add a cable pattern or colorwork to the body of the cover for added interest and customization.
Decreases: To shape the top of the golf club cover, you will begin decreasing stitches.
- Round 1: K2tog, K6 repeat from * to * around. (35 stitches remaining)
- Round 2: Knit all stitches.
- Round 3: K2tog, K5 repeat from * to * around. (30 stitches remaining)
- Round 4: Knit all stitches.
- Round 5: K2tog, K4 repeat from * to * around. (25 stitches remaining)
- Round 6: Knit all stitches.
- Round 7: K2tog, K3 repeat from * to * around. (20 stitches remaining)
- Round 8: Knit all stitches.
- Round 9: K2tog, K2 repeat from * to * around. (15 stitches remaining)
- Round 10: Knit all stitches.
- Round 11: K2tog, K1 repeat from * to * around. (10 stitches remaining)
Finishing: Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto the tapestry needle, and pass it through the remaining 10 stitches on the knitting needles. Pull the tail tightly to close the top of the golf club cover. Secure the yarn by weaving it through the stitches on the inside of the cover. Weave in any remaining ends.
Optional: Attach a pompom or tassel to the top of the golf club cover for a fun and personalized touch.
Materials and Tools for Knitting Golf Club Covers
|Row||Material||Tool||Purpose||Skill Level||Price Range|
|1||Yarn||Knitting Needles||Create the fabric of the cover||Beginner||$|
|2||Yarn Needle||Scissors||Sew and finish edges||Beginner||$|
|3||Stitch Markers||Tape Measure||Mark specific stitches and measure size||Beginner||$|
|4||Circular Needles||Stitch Holder||Knit in the round and hold stitches||Intermediate||$$|
|5||Cable Needle||Row Counter||Create cable patterns and track rows||Advanced||$$|
|6||Double Pointed Needles||Cable Stitch Holder||Knit smaller circumference in the round||Advanced||$$|
|7||Ribbing Yarn||Pom-Pom Maker||Create stretchy edges and pom-poms||Beginner||$|
|8||Worsted Weight Yarn||Crochet Hook||Create bulkier and thicker covers||Beginner||$|
|9||Embroidery Floss||Embroidery Needle||Add custom designs and monograms||Intermediate||$$|
|10||Elastic Band||Fabric Glue||Add elasticity and secure parts||Beginner||$|
Popular Knitting Stitches for Golf Club Covers
|Row||Stitch Name||Description||Skill Level||Stretch||Texture|
|1||Garter Stitch||Knit every row||Beginner||Low||Flat|
|2||Stockinette||Alternate knit and purl rows||Beginner||Moderate||Smooth|
|3||Ribbing||Alternate knit and purl within a row||Beginner||High||Raised|
|4||Cable||Twist stitches to create a cable pattern||Advanced||Low||Raised|
|5||Seed Stitch||Alternate knit and purl within a row, shift in the next row||Intermediate||Moderate||Bumpy|
|6||Moss Stitch||Variation of seed stitch with a more textured pattern||Intermediate||Moderate||Bumpy|
|7||Fair Isle||Create patterns using multiple colors||Advanced||Low||Flat|
|8||Lace||Create openwork patterns with yarn overs and decreases||Advanced||Moderate||Open|
|9||Herringbone||Slanted stitches creating a herringbone pattern||Advanced||Low||Textured|
|10||Basketweave||Checkerboard pattern of knit and purl stitches||Intermediate||Moderate||Textured|
Golf Club Cover Styles (continued)
|Row||Style Name||Description||Skill Level||Protection||Customization|
|1||Basic||Simple shape, one stitch pattern||Beginner||Moderate||Low|
|2||Ribbed||Ribbed stitch pattern for snug fit||Beginner||High||Moderate|
|3||Cabled||Decorative cable pattern||Advanced||High||High|
|4||Animal||Animal-shaped covers (e.g., birds, bears)||Intermediate||Moderate||High|
|5||Character||Covers featuring popular characters||Intermediate||Moderate||High|
|6||Vintage||Old-fashioned or classic designs||Intermediate||Moderate||High|
|7||Monogrammed||Personalized with initials||Intermediate||Moderate||High|
|8||Pom-Pom||Covers with pom-pom decoration||Beginner||Moderate||Moderate|
|9||Color-Block||Covers with multiple color sections||Beginner||Moderate||Moderate|
|10||Striped||Covers with horizontal or vertical stripes||Beginner||Moderate||Moderate|
Golf Club Cover Sizing
|Row||Club Type||Length (inches)||Circumference (inches)||Additional Notes|
|1||Driver||12-14||12-14||Largest cover size|
|2||Fairway Wood||10-12||10-12||Medium cover size|
|3||Hybrid||8-10||8-10||Smaller cover size|
|4||Iron||6-8||6-8||Smallest cover size|
|5||Putter||4-6||4-6||For blade or mallet putters|
|6||Oversized Driver||14-16||14-16||Extra large cover size|
|7||Junior Driver||10-12||10-12||For junior clubs|
|8||Junior Fairway||8-10||8-10||For junior clubs|
|9||Junior Iron||6-8||6-8||For junior clubs|
|10||Junior Putter||4-6||4-6||For junior clubs|
Tips for Knitting Golf Club Covers
|Row||Tip Category||Tip Description||Skill Level||Time Required|
|1||Yarn Selection||Choose durable, easy-care yarns (e.g., acrylic, wool blend)||Beginner||N/A|
|2||Gauge||Check gauge before starting to ensure proper fit||Beginner||Short|
|3||Stitch Markers||Use stitch markers to track pattern repeats||Beginner||N/A|
|4||Decreases||Use appropriate decreases to shape the cover||Beginner||N/A|
Congratulations! You have now knitted a golf club cover to protect your clubs in style. Repeat the pattern to create a full set of covers for all your golf clubs. Happy knitting!