How to Knit Golf Club Covers

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
  • Scissors
  • 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

RowMaterialToolPurposeSkill LevelPrice Range
1YarnKnitting NeedlesCreate the fabric of the coverBeginner$
2Yarn NeedleScissorsSew and finish edgesBeginner$
3Stitch MarkersTape MeasureMark specific stitches and measure sizeBeginner$
4Circular NeedlesStitch HolderKnit in the round and hold stitchesIntermediate$$
5Cable NeedleRow CounterCreate cable patterns and track rowsAdvanced$$
6Double Pointed NeedlesCable Stitch HolderKnit smaller circumference in the roundAdvanced$$
7Ribbing YarnPom-Pom MakerCreate stretchy edges and pom-pomsBeginner$
8Worsted Weight YarnCrochet HookCreate bulkier and thicker coversBeginner$
9Embroidery FlossEmbroidery NeedleAdd custom designs and monogramsIntermediate$$
10Elastic BandFabric GlueAdd elasticity and secure partsBeginner$

Popular Knitting Stitches for Golf Club Covers

RowStitch NameDescriptionSkill LevelStretchTexture
1Garter StitchKnit every rowBeginnerLowFlat
2StockinetteAlternate knit and purl rowsBeginnerModerateSmooth
3RibbingAlternate knit and purl within a rowBeginnerHighRaised
4CableTwist stitches to create a cable patternAdvancedLowRaised
5Seed StitchAlternate knit and purl within a row, shift in the next rowIntermediateModerateBumpy
6Moss StitchVariation of seed stitch with a more textured patternIntermediateModerateBumpy
7Fair IsleCreate patterns using multiple colorsAdvancedLowFlat
8LaceCreate openwork patterns with yarn overs and decreasesAdvancedModerateOpen
9HerringboneSlanted stitches creating a herringbone patternAdvancedLowTextured
10BasketweaveCheckerboard pattern of knit and purl stitchesIntermediateModerateTextured

Golf Club Cover Styles (continued)

RowStyle NameDescriptionSkill LevelProtectionCustomization
1BasicSimple shape, one stitch patternBeginnerModerateLow
2RibbedRibbed stitch pattern for snug fitBeginnerHighModerate
3CabledDecorative cable patternAdvancedHighHigh
4AnimalAnimal-shaped covers (e.g., birds, bears)IntermediateModerateHigh
5CharacterCovers featuring popular charactersIntermediateModerateHigh
6VintageOld-fashioned or classic designsIntermediateModerateHigh
7MonogrammedPersonalized with initialsIntermediateModerateHigh
8Pom-PomCovers with pom-pom decorationBeginnerModerateModerate
9Color-BlockCovers with multiple color sectionsBeginnerModerateModerate
10StripedCovers with horizontal or vertical stripesBeginnerModerateModerate

 Golf Club Cover Sizing

RowClub TypeLength (inches)Circumference (inches)Additional Notes
1Driver12-1412-14Largest cover size
2Fairway Wood10-1210-12Medium cover size
3Hybrid8-108-10Smaller cover size
4Iron6-86-8Smallest cover size
5Putter4-64-6For blade or mallet putters
6Oversized Driver14-1614-16Extra large cover size
7Junior Driver10-1210-12For junior clubs
8Junior Fairway8-108-10For junior clubs
9Junior Iron6-86-8For junior clubs
10Junior Putter4-64-6For junior clubs

Tips for Knitting Golf Club Covers

RowTip CategoryTip DescriptionSkill LevelTime Required
1Yarn SelectionChoose durable, easy-care yarns (e.g., acrylic, wool blend)BeginnerN/A
2GaugeCheck gauge before starting to ensure proper fitBeginnerShort
3Stitch MarkersUse stitch markers to track pattern repeatsBeginnerN/A
4DecreasesUse appropriate decreases to shape the coverBeginnerN/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!


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