Time For Something Sporty: Crochet Plaid Effect Golf Club Cover – Perfect Gift Idea

Over the last few months I’ve had a couple of queries about whether I could put some golf club covers together, I half agreed at the time and said I would put them on my list of things to make but it could be a little while until they would be made!.

With Christmas approaching I realised that I could make the golf club covers as gifts that I could put together in time for Christmas. I must admit I have left it a little later than I originally planned to get them made but I think I should have just enough time to get them finished, if not I will be having a few late nights to get them completed!

I have a few different designs in mind and all of them pretty random but I think they will work out well (well, hopefully!). The fist I have got completed is a plaid effect cover with pom pom detail.

Wool used:

Colour 1 (Black): Hobbycraft Everyday DK in black.

Colour 2 (Orange): Hobbycraft Everyday DK in orange.

Colour 3 (Beige): Hobbycraft Everyday DK in Biege.

Plaid effect golf club pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • Wool: 50g balls in 3 different colours, I used black (colour 1), orange (colour 2) and beige (colour 3).
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darning needle.
  • Pom pom maker/2 pieces of card to make a pom pom 5.5cm in diameter. 

Finished size:

  • 9cm wide stretchy bit at the bottom
  • Widest point on the upper section – 12cm.
  • 24cm tall.

Notes:

  • Change colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.
  • When completing the plaid section and changing colours carry along the unused colour by placing along the top of the previous row and competing the stitch as normal.

Crochet golf club pattern:

Starting in colour 1:

Row 1: ch25, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (24).

Rows 2-38: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) in back loops only; sc along row (ribbed stitch how to can be found here).

Row 39: Fold in half so the two short ends meet then ss along the edge to join.

Round 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc around into ends of the previous rows (38sc), ss into sc at the start of the round. 

Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into the same sc, sc around, skip ss and ch1 and ss into 1st sc of the round.

Round 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (5sc, 2sc into the next stitch) 6 times, 2sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (44).

Round 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into the same sc, sc around, skip ss and ch1 and ss into 1st sc of the round.

Round 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (10sc, 2sc into the next stitch) 4 times, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (48).

Round 6: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 1, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 1.

Round 7: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 1, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round.

Round 8: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 2.

Round 9: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 1.

Round 10: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 1, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 1.

Round 11: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 1, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round.

Round 12: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 2.

Round 13: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 3, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 1.

Round 14: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 1, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 1.

Round 15: ch2 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 4htr/hdc (change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, change to colour 1, 4htr/hdc) 5 times, change to colour 2, 4htr/hdc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st htr/hdc of the round. Change to colour 1.

Round 16: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (10sc, sc2tog) 4 times, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (44).

Round 17: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc into the same sc, sc around, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round.

Round 18: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (5sc, sc2tog) 6 times, 2sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (38).

Round 19: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (2sc, sc2tog) 9 times, 2sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (29).

Round 20: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (2sc, sc2tog) 7 times, sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (22).

Round 21: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (2sc, sc2tog) 5 times, 2sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (17).

Round 22: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (2sc, sc2tog) 4 times, sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (13).

Round 23: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (2sc, sc2tog) 3 times, sc, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (10).

Round 24: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (sc2tog) 5 times, skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round (10).

Fasten off, weave through the 5 last stitches and pull tight to close the gap.  Fasten off.

  • Attach the pom pom to the top of the the hat by sewing up from the hat through the pom pom and then back down through the pom pom into the top of the hat.

Winter Accessory Makes Continue: Crochet Plaid/Interlocking Block Stitch Hat With Pom Pom Pattern

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Following on from my crochet block stitch ear warmer I am continuing with the winter accessory theme, I really like the effect the plaid/interlocking blocking stitch gives and thought it would look really good as a hat so decided to make a plaid effect hat with pom pom detail.

The wool I used was already in my stash (love a project which can use up some of my leftover wool).

The grey: DK wool, no idea where I got this one from, I normally keep them with the labels but for some reason this one seems to have lost its one!.

The green: DK wool, Stylecraft Special DK in Spearmint (1842) – I love this colour, I definitely need to order some more.

The blue: DK wool, Stylecraft Special DK in Aster (1003).



Crochet Plaid/Interlocking Block Stitch Hat Pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle.
  • Wool: 3 colours. I used grey (colour 1), blue (colour 2) and spearmint (colour 3).
  • Pom pom maker – 7cm (or two pieces of card with 7cm diameters).



Notes:

  • Change colour on last yo of previous stitch.



Plaid Hat Pattern:

4mm hook, colour 1.



Ribbed section:

ch9, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of row.

Rows 1-105: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along the row in back loops only.



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Main hat:

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 105sc along the top of the ribbed section, placing an sc into the end of each row.

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Row 2: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc, (ch3, skip 3, 3tr/dc) 17 times. Change to colour 2.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc, ch3, skip 2, (3tr/dc – one into each stitch two rows below, ch3, skip 3) 16 times, 3tr/dc – one into each stitch two rows below, ch3, skip 2, sc into top of ch3 from row below. Change to colour 3.

Row 4: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc – one into each tr/dc two rows below, (ch3, skip 3, 3tr/dc – one into each tr/dc two rows below) 16 times, ch3, skip 3, 2tr/dc – one into each tr/dc 2 rows below, tr/dc into final sc. Change to colour 1.

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc, ch3, skip 2, (3tr/dc – one into each tr/dc two rows below, ch3, skip 3) 16 times, 3tr/dc – one into each tr/dc two rows below, ch3, skip 2, sc into top of the ch3 from the row below. Change to colour 2.

Row 6: repeat row 4, change to colour 3.

Row 7: repeat row 5, change to colour 1.

Row 8: repeat row 4, change to colour 2.

Row 9: repeat row 5, change to colour 3.

Row 10: repeat row 4, change to colour 1.

Row 11: repeat row 5, change to colour 2.

Row 12: repeat row 4, change to colour 3.

Row 13: repeat row 5, change to colour 1.

Row 14: repeat row 4, change to colour 2.

Row 15: repeat row 5, change to colour 3.

Row 16: repeat row 4, change to colour 1.

Row 17: repeat row 5, change to colour 2.

Row 18: repeat row 4, change to colour 3.

Row 19: repeat row 5, change to colour 1.

Row 20: repeat row 4, change to colour 2.

Row 21: repeat row 5, change to colour 3.

Row 22: repeat row 4, change to colour 1.

Row 23: repeat row 5, change to colour 2.

Row 24: repeat row 4, change to colour 3.

Row 25: repeat row 5, change to colour 1.

Row 26: repeat row 4, change to colour 2.

Row 27: repeat row 5, change to colour 3.

Row 28: repeat row 4, change to colour 1.

Row 29: repeat row 5, change to colour 2.

Row 30: repeat row 4, change to colour 3.

Fasten off.

  • Fasten off all loose ends.
  • Fold hat in half with right sides together and slip stitch down the side to join.
  • Turn out the right way.
  • Sew around the top edge of the hat weaving in and out of the middle tr/dc in each set of 3 on the 2nd row down from the top.
  • Pull tight and sew to secure (make sure the top of the hat is tucked inwards).
  • Attach the pom pom to the top of the hat by casting on at the top of the hat and sewing up through the middle of the pom pom and down back to the hat until the pom pom feels secure. Fasten off.

How To – Crochet Ribbing/Ribbed Stitch

Having a ribbed edge on a project is perfect for all sorts of making including: hats, cowls, gloves and sleeves for jumpers. Its something I have often been asked on how to do so I thought i’d put together little how to…..

How To’ guide for starting a ribbed stitch using sc stitches.

Make a ch of stitches to the length/thickness of ribbing required, then add an extra sc.

Row 1: sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and sc along the rest of the row.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), in the back loops only: sc along the row.

Repeat row 1 until you reach the desired length. Fasten off.

Notes:

  • To work into top edge of the ribbing sc along the top edge placing an sc stitch into the end of each row.
    • You can do this without joining the start and end of the ribbing together and not joining at all/joining at the end of the project, or join the ends together (sew to join or join using sc stitches to make a round before continuing in the round.

Crochet Block Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern – Perfect For Keeping Warm This Winter

As the weather starts to get colder I realise its time to get the hats and gloves out from their summer storage spaces and do a check on whether I need to make some more for the colder months ahead. This check highlighted that I need to make quite a few new hats, scarfs and gloves. Luckily I have had a few ideas in mind for some hats etc. that I haven’t yet had a chance to make, so I decided it was time to get these ideas made!

First up is a crochet ear warmer – its been too long since I made a project using block stitch so decided to combine these two together to make a crochet block stitch ear warmer.

I had some wool left from another project which was perfect for this project as it was nice and fluffy: Rowan Cosy Merino in Glacier (005). I continued this with another wool I had as the colours looked really nice together: Stylecraft Special DK in Spearmint (1842). You could use any wool colours and could always do a mix of different colours too.

Crochet Block Stitch Ear warmer Pattern:

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • Wool: 2 colours. I used Spearmint for my colour 1 and grey for my colour 2.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle.

Notes:

  • Change colour in the last yo of the previous stitch.

Ear warmer pattern:

4mm hook, using colour 1.

Row 1: ch20, sc into 2nd ch from hook, (ch2, skip 2, sc into the next stitch) 6 times.

Row 2: ch4, 3tr/dc into ch2 gap, (ch1, 3tr/dc into ch2 gap) 5 times, ch1, tr/dc into final sc. Change to colour 2.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), sc into top fo tr/dc, sc into ch1 gap, (ch2, sc into ch1 gap) 6 times, sc into 3rd ch of the ch4 at the start of the previous row. Change to colour 1.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the band is long enough to go comfortably around your head, ensuring you finish on a row 3.

Fasten off.

Fold the band in half right sides together, cast on using 4mm hook and colour 2:

Insert hook, pull up loop, ch1, sc into same stitch. Then complete sc stitches along the row to join the ends together.

Fasten off. Turn out the right way.

All finished!.

Crochet Christmas Bunting Pattern, Complete With Santa, Reindeer And An Elf!

While working on my Christmas decorations/mats over the last few weeks I have been thinking about making some into bunting. I could have used these previous Santa decoration/mat, Elf decoration/mat, and Reindeer decoration/mat patterns that I had already completed to make some but I wanted to do some that were slightly different as I had an idea in mind to have the hats as the flat top edges rather than having the hats at the point!.

This pattern is available free for my members over on Patreon.

How To: Make A Pom Pom

I often get asked how to make a Pom Pom when you don’t have a Pom Pom maker, or if you don’t have a Pom Pom maker for the size you are wanting so I have put together a how to make pom poms in any size.

How to: Make a pom pom

Materials:

  • Wool in your chosen colour(s).
  • Cardboard.
  • Compass/something circular that is the size pom pom you are wanting, and a smaller circular item to draw a smaller circle.
  • Scissors.
  • Darning needle.
  • Pencil.

Step 1: Making the cardboard circles.

  • If using your compass: set it to span half the diameter of the circle you are wanting, then draw 2 circles onto the cardboard. Next make the span of the compass smaller and draw a smaller circle in the middle of the larger circle.
  • If using a circular object, draw around this object to get your circle, then draw around the smaller object for the middle circle.
  • Cut out the two circles and then cut out the smaller middle circle.
  • Stack the two circles together.

Step 2: Wrapping the wool.

  • Using your chosen wool colour: cut a long strand of wool and thread it onto the darning needle, hold the tail end of the wool and wrap the wool around the card board template.
  • Continue to wrap the wool all the way around the cardboard circle – using the darning needle will make it easier towards the end when the middle circle starts to fill up. If you run out of wool, cut another strand and continue, holding the tail of the wool and wrapping around the cardboard.
  • Keep wrapping the wool around until the circle is completely covered and the middle smaller circle is full of wool.

Step 3: Cutting the wool.

  • Cut around the edge of the circle, lining the scissors up in the gap between the two pieces of cardboard.

Step 4: Securing the wool.

  • Cut a piece of wool 20cm long and tie it around the middle of the pom pom in between the two cardboard circles. Tie a knot to secure it, then cut the longer length so it is the same length as the wool in the pom pom.
  • Remove the 2 cardboard circles (you may need to cut them off).

Finished!

Notes:

  • You can make a multicoloured pom pom just by using different wool colours while wrapping the wool around.
  • You can make pumpkin themed pom poms by wrapping green wool only around the top middle section of the cardboard circle, and wrapping orange wool around the rest of the circle.
  • If you want to display some pom poms you can make a ew in different sizes, attach them to fabric and display them in an embroidery hoop.