Crochet Golf Club Cover Patterns: From Plaid To A Swirl

It started with a plaid effect golf club cover and then moved on to a baby Yoda golf club cover (I still have a few more Star Wars themed covers in progress), now I have got my next cover completed and this time have gone for a swirl effect with a pom pom detail. This swirl club cover is also slightly larger than the previous plaid and baby Yoda as I needed this one to go over a driver.

I only used 2 colours on this one as I really wanted the swirl to stand out so stuck with just the black and orange. I want to make a couple more of these using some different colour combinations too.

Wool used:

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

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

Swirl effect golf club pattern:

Materials:

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool: 50g balls in 2 different colours, I used black (colour 1) and orange (colour 2).
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darning needle.
  • Pom pom maker/2 pieces of card to make a pom pom 5.5cm in diameter. 

Finished size:

  • 10cm wide stretchy bit at the bottom.
  • Widest point on the upper section – 16cm.
  • 22cm tall.

Notes:

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

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 2-40: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) in back loops only; sc along row (ribbed stitch how to can be found here).

Row 41: 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 (40), ss into sc at the start of the round. 

Round 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (4sc, 2sc into next stitch) 8 times, skip ss and ch1 and ss into 1st sc of the round (48).

Round 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc around skip ss and ch and ss into 1st sc of the round.

Round 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) (5sc, 2sc into next stitch) 8 times, skip ss and ch1 and ss into 1st sc of the round (56).

Round 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc around.

Round 6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 20sc, 20htr/hdc, 16tr/dc, skip ss and ch1, but do not ss into stitch at the start, leave the loop of colour 1 (use a stitch marker to keep the loop) and continue in colour 2 – cast on in 1st stitch of the next round.

Round 7: htr/hdc around, leave loop of colour 2 at the end of the round.

Round 8: Pick up colour 1 loop then htr/hdc around. leave loop of colour 1 at end of the round.

Round 9: Pick up colour 2 loop, htr/hdc around, leave colour 2 loop at end of the round.

Round 10: Repeat round 8.

Round 11: Repeat round 9.

Round 12: Repeat round 8.

Round 13: Repeat round 9.

Round 14: Repeat round 8.

Round 15: Repeat round 9.

Round 16: Repeat round 8.

Round 17: Repeat round 9.

Round 18: Pick up colour 1 loop, htr/hdc around. Continue using colour 1 only.

Round 19: sc around.

Round 20: (2sc, sc2tog) 14 times (42).

Round 21: (1sc, sc2tog) 14 times (28).

Round 22: sc around.

Round 23: (2sc, sc2tog) 7 times (21).

Round 24: (1sc, sc2tog) 7 times (14).

Round 25: (sc2tog) 7 times (7).

Round 26: sc2tog three times (4).

Fasten off, weave through the 4 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.

Mini Oscar The Octopus Crochet Pattern

After making my giant Oscar the crochet octopus I always had it in mind that I would also make a mini version, its taken a while to get him made but finally following on from my mini Sidney the crochet squid I have got my mini Oscar the octopus completed!.

I also have a Giant squid pattern available too.

I opted to make my mini Oscar the octopus in a purple, but you could make him in any colour you like, use a colour changing yarn (like the original Oscar the octopus) or even use multiple colours and make this a scrap busting project.

Mini Oscar The Octopus Crochet Pattern

Materials

  • 2 x 100g ball of DK wool in your chosen colour/colours.
  • 1 x 25g ball white wool.
  • 1 x 25g ball black wool.
  • Toy stuffing.
  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch Marker.
  • Darning needle.

Main body:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch (8).

Round 3: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (12).

Round 4: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (16).

Round 5: sc around.

Round 6: *2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 7: *2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 8: sc around.

Round 9: 6sc, (2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches) six times (30).

Rounds 10-11: sc around.

Round 12: *2sc into next sc, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from * around (35).

Round 13: *2sc into next sc, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from * around (40).

Round 14: *2sc into next sc, sc into next seven stitches. Repeat from * around (45).

Round 15: sc around.

Round 16: 13sc, (2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches) eight times (53)

Rounds 17-19: sc around.

Round 20: (sc2tog, sc into next seven stitches) five times, sc2tog, 6sc (47).

Rounds 21-23: sc around.

Round 24: 12sc, (sc2tog, sc into next three stitches) seven times (40).

Rounds 25-28: sc around.

Round 29: *sc2tog, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from *around (35).

Round 30: sc around.

Round 31: *sc2tog, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from *around (30).

Round 32: sc around.

Round 33: 10sc, turn leaving the remaining stitches unworked.

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog (8).

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog (6).

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Next, sc down the side (into the row ends) (5 sc), sc around (20sc) and up the other side (5sc). Don’t sc along the top edge. Don’t fasten off.

Leg 1:

Stuff legs as you go.

Continuing from row 4 of the body, 2sc into the next 3 stitches, ch4, ss into 1st sc, making a round of 10sc (10sc).

Rounds 1-32: sc around.

Round 33: (sc2tog, sc into next 3 stitches) twice (8).

Round 34: (sc2tog, sc into next 2 stitches) twice (6).

Round 35: (sc2tog, sc into next stitch) twice (3).

Round 36: sc2tog, sc into next stitch (2).

Fasten off.

Leg 2:

Fasten on into stitch to the left of leg 1.

Repeat rows 1-36 of Leg 1.

Fasten off.

Legs 3-8:

Skip 1 stitch after the previous leg, fasten on into the next stitch.

2sc into the next 4 stitches, ch2, ss into stitch at the start making a round fo 10sc (10sc).

Repeat rows 1-36 of leg 1.

Fasten off.

Base infill piece:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc (12).

Round 2: 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch (18).

Round 3: 2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches (24).

Round 4: 2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches (30).

Round 5: 2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches (36).

Round 6: 8sc, turn leaving remmaing stitches unworked (8).

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog (6sc).

Fasten off.

Eyes – Make 2:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc (10).

Fasten off.

Eyelids – Make 2:

ch8, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along row (7).

Row 1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 3sc, sc2tog.

Fasten off.

  • Sew closed tops of tentacles.
  • Stuff main body and sew on the base infill piece.
  • Sew eyes onto the main body.
  • Sew pupils onto the eyes.
  • Sew on eyelids along the top edge of the eyes.
  • Sew circles in white onto the tentacles for the suckers.

Crochet Granny Square Hearts Themed Mat Pattern

I’ve had a rough idea drawn out for a granny square with a love heart pattern for a while now but haven’t had a chance to make it – until now…..Finally I’ve got round to getting it made.

It’s also been way too long since I’ve made something using a granny stitch so it’s great to get back to using it again – I always find things work up so quickly when using this stitch.

This mat has 4 heart details, using pink and red to to make the hearts really stand out. You could easily swap the red and pink for any other colours you would like, my next one will be made with two different shades of blue.

The pattern for this heart mat is available now over on my Patreon page for my subscribers.

Crochet Valentines Love Hearts Ladybird/Ladybug Pattern

I needed a quick make for a little love themed gift and had the idea of making a ladybird/ladybug but instead of having the dots on its back to make them hearts instead!. Half way through making it I realised that these little hearts ladybirds/ladybugs would also be perfect valentines makes.

You could always make the hearts in different colours rather than just having the black hearts on the back, and could use buttons or plastic safety eyes for the eyes.

I have another idea for one of these with a slight twist – keep a look out for it over the next few weeks!.

Crochet Valentines Love Hearts Ladybird/Ladybug Pattern

Materials:

  • 4mm crochet hook.
  • 50g ball red DK wool.
  • 25g ball black DK wool.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darning needle.
  • Toy Stuffing.
  • Small amount of white DK wool.

Ladybird/Ladybug body:

4mm hook and using 2 strands of red wool at the same time:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring (5).

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (10).

Round 2: *2sc into the next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (15).

Round 3: *2sc into the next sc, sc into next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 4: *2sc into the next sc, sc into next 3 stitches. Repeat from * around (25).

Round 5: *2sc into the next sc, sc into next 4 stitches. Repeat from * around (30).

Round 6: sc around.

Round 7: 2sc into the next 3 stitches, 12sc, 2sc into the next 3 stitches, 12sc (36).

Rounds 8-17: sc around.

Change to black – using 1 strand:

Round 18: sc around in the back loops only.

Change to black – using 2 strands at the same time:

Round 19: sc2tog 3 times, 12sc, sc2tog 3times, 12sc (30).

Round 20: sc around.

Round 21: *sc2tog, sc into next 4 stitches. Repeat from * around (25).

Add stuffing.

Round 22: *sc2tog, sc into next 3 stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 23: *sc2tog, sc into next 2 stitches. Repeat from * around (15).

Round 24: *sc2tog, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (10).

Round 25: *sc2tog. Repeat from * around (5).

Fasten off, leaving a long thread to weave around the final 5 stitches and pull tight to close, fasten off.

Ladybird/Ladybug Eyes:

4mm hook, white wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Fasten off.

Large Hearts – Make 2:

4mm hook, black wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: sc, (sc, htr/hdc, tr/dc, htr/hdc, sc) into next stitch, ss, (sc, htr/hdc, tr/dc, htr/hdc, sc) into next stitch, sc, 3sc into next stitch.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Small Hearts – Make 4:

4mm hook, black wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, into the ring:

sc, htr/hdc, 2tr/dc, htr/hdc, ss, htr/hdc, 2tr/dc, htr/hdc, 4sc.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Feet – Make 4:

4mm hook, black wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (8).

Round 2: sc around.

Round 3: sc2tog 4 times.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Antenna – Make 2:

4mm hook, black wool:

ch15, htr/hdc into 3rd ch from hook, htr/hdc along rest of the row.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Ladybird/Ladybug Assembly:

  • Using black wool cast on at the bottom of the ladybird/ladybug and sew a line up the middle of the back of the ladybird/ladybug.
  • Sew the feet onto the bottom of the ladybird/ladybug.
  • Sew the hearts onto the back of the ladybird/ladybug either side of the line.
  • Sew the eyes onto the front of the head, then using black wool, cast on and sew on the pupils.
  • Sew the antenna onto the top of the head.

Sidney The Giant Squid Crochet Pattern – Part 2: Mini Sidney The Squid Version

A while back I made a crochet giant squid pattern – Sidney the giant squid it was great fun to make and have always had it in mind to make a smaller version but have been too busy with other projects to get one made.

I have now had a chance to get a mini Sidney made and he is quite a bit smaller than the original measuring in at 50cm long (from top to bottom of the longest legs) and 18cm at its widest point, so if the original Sidney was a bit too big then here is a much smaller option.

I also wanted to make a mini version of Oscar the crochet octopus so keep an eye out for a mini Oscar over the next few weeks!

Mini Crochet Sidney The Giant Squid Pattern

Materials:

  • 50g ball of DK wool in pink (or any other colour you would your squid to be).
  • 10g ball of DK wool in white.
  • 10g ball of DK wool in black.
  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Stitch marker.
  • Darning needle.
  • Toy stuffing.

Mini Crochet Sidney The Squid:

Squid Body:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring (4).

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch (8).

Round 3: sc around.

Round 4: *2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat from * around (12).

Rounds 5-6: sc around.

Round 7: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat from * around (16).

Round 8: sc around.

Round 9: *2sc into next sc, sc into next three stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 10: sc around.

Round 11: *2sc into next sc, sc into next four stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 12: sc around.

Round 13: *2sc into next sc, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from * around (28).

Round 14: sc around.

Round 15: *2sc into next sc, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from * around (32).

Round 16: *2sc into next sc, sc into next seven stitches. Repeat from * around (36).

Rounds 17-30: sc around.

Round 31: *sc2tog, sc into next seven stitches. Repeat from * around (32).

Round 32: *sc2tog, sc into next six stitches. Repeat from * around (28).

Round 33: sc around.

Round 34: *sc2tog, sc into next five stitches. Repeat from * around (24).

Round 35: sc around.

Round 36: *sc2tog, sc into next four stitches. Repeat from * around (20).

Round 37: sc around.

Round 38: *2sc into next sc, sc into next 5 stitches. repeat from * around (24).

Round 39: sc around.

Fasten off.

Squid Leg Section:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

ch24, ss into 1st ch to form a round (ss doesn’t count as a stitch) (24).

Rounds 1-10: sc around, don’t fasten off.

Legs:

3sc, turn and ch3, ss into 1st sc on the opposite side to make a round (6).

Working on these 6sc only:

Rounds 1-23: sc around.

Round 24: sc2tog three times.

Fasten off.

  • Repeat legs section for the next 7 legs, starting each leg into the next sc from the previous leg (pull up loop, ch1, sc into the same sc.)

Long Paddle Legs – Make 2:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

ch8, ss into 1st ch to make a round (ss doesn’t count as a stitch) (8).

Rounds 1-50: sc around.

Round 51: (2sc into next sc, sc into next 3 stitches) twice (10).

Round 52: sc around.

Round 53: (2sc into next sc, sc into next 4 stitches) twice (12).

Rounds 54-60: sc around.

Round 61: (sc2tog, sc into next two stitches) three times (9).

Round 62: (sc2tog, sc into next stitch) three times (6).

Round 63: sc2tog three times (3).

Fasten off: weave around the last 3 stitches and pull tight to close.

Long Paddle Leg Suckers – Make 6:

4.5mm hook, white wool:

ch4, ss into 1st ch from hook to make a round.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew three suckers onto the bottom part of each of the long paddle arms.

Squid Head Side Pieces – Make 2:

4.5mm hook, pink wool:

Row 1: ch3, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc along rest of the row (2).

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc, 2sc into the next sitch (3).

Row 3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch, 2sc into next sc (5).

Row 4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next 3 stitches, 2sc into next sc (7).

Row 6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next 5 stitches, 2sc into next sc (9).

Row 7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 8: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) 2sc into next sc, sc into next 7 stitches, 2sc into next sc (11).

Rows 9-12: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 13: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next 7 stitches, sc2tog (9).

Row 14: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 15: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next 5 stitches, sc2tog (7).

Row 16: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 17: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next 3 stitches, sc2tog (5).

Row 18: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 19: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next stitch, sc2tog (3).

Rows 20-21: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 22: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, sc into next stitch (2).

Row 23: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog (1).

Fasten off.

  • Fold in half and sc along the top edge:
  • Starting in the first row end, insert hook, pull up loop, ch1, sc into same sc. Next sc along the top edge.
  • Fasten off.

Squid Eyes – Make 2:

4.5mm hook, starting in black, using 2 strands at the same time:

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring.

Change to 1 strand of white:

Round 2: 2sc into each stitch.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Squid Assembly:

  • Take the two long paddle arms and place the top of them into the leg section, with the top edge of the long paddle arms aligned with the top edge of the leg section. Sew along the top edge to secure.

  • At the top of each of the legs in the leg section sew the gap closed.
  • Stuff the head section.
  • Cast on 5 rows down from the top of the leg section, then place the leg section into the head section with the bottom of the head section 1 row below where you cast on. Sew around to secure.

  • Sew the eyes onto the side of the leg section.
  • Sew the side head pieces onto each side of the head, sewing down one side of the head piece, then back up the other side.

Time To Brighten The Cold Winter Days With Some Crochet Flowers – First Up: Snowdrops

I have had an idea in mind for some crochet mini flower themed squares that could be joined together to make cushions/blankets for a while but haven’t had a chance to get started on them. With the new year arriving along with the cold winter days I decided it was time to do something to brighten them up and finally get started on these flower squares.

I have a lot of flower ideas in mind (think I will be busy making them for a while!) and it took a bit of time to decide on which to make first, however, after a bit of thinking I decided to start with a flower often seen at this time of year – the Snowdrop.

I opted to do them in a sc stitch in a square format, and will keep all the squares the same size so then can all be joined together at a later date. The size of the square is: 16x16cm.

The pattern to make this snowdrop square is available over on Patreon as this month’s members free pattern.