Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Golf Club Covers - Woodland Animals...

I've had Father's Day on my mind for the past few days, thinking about what to make my hubby and two sons.  (I lost my dad to cancer in 1998...).  I wanted something cute and functional.

So, I thought I would make Golf Club Covers in the Woodland Animals (like my Messy Bun Hats) - the Fox covers a Driver; and the Wolf and Owl will cover all others.  I think the trio turned out super cute.  I hope you all will enjoy these as much as I did in designing them.  These covers not only make a great Father's Day gift, but would also make a super nice Birthday or Christmas gift.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this trio.

Golf Club Covers - Woodland Animals

Difficulty Level:  Intermediate (I say this because of the FPHDC and BPHDC; but otherwise, easy)

The Fox (Driver Cover):

Materials:
--5mm hook
--I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) in Terra Cotta, black and white
--1 small black button
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
HHDC2tog: Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
SC: Single Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
MR: magic ring
FO: fasten off

Special Stitch:  
1.  If you're not familiar with the HHDC stitch, here's a link to my short video tutorial on YouTube:

2.  FPHDC and BPHDC: If you're not familiar with working a HDC stitch around the post.  Check out the following website for a great tutorial:

Directions:
1.  Start with a MR, Ch1.  6 HHDC into MR.  Pull tail to tighten and join to first st with a sl st.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (12)
3.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (18)
4.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (24)
5.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (30)
6.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (36)
7.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 5 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (42)
8.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 6 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (48)
9.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 7 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (54)
10-15.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and FO.  Weave ends.  (54)
16.  Join white yarn into any st and Ch1.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (54)
17-18.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (54)
19.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 7 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (48)
20.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 6 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and FO.  Weave ends.  (42)
21.  Re-join Terra Cotta in any st and Ch1.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 5 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (36)
22.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)
23-30.  FPHDC, BPHDC.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, 6 HDC into MR.  Sl st to join and FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.  Embroidered a small piece of white yarn in center of eye.

Ears (make 2):
1.  With black yarn, ch2. 1 SC in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 SC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Switch to Desert Glaze yarn before completing last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  With Desert Glaze yarn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st and 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
5.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (5)
6.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 st, 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (7)
7-8.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  FO and weave ends.  (7)
9.  Join white yarn into any st and ch1.  SC in same st and evenly around the ear.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.

Nose:
1.  With Desert Glaze yarn, Ch11.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
2.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (10)
3.  Dec first 2 st together, 1 SC in each of the next 6 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
4.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (8)
5.  Dec first 2 st together, 1 SC in each of the next 4 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
6.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (6)
7.  Dec first 2 st together, 1 SC in each of the next 2 st, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
8.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1 and turn.  (4)
9.  Dec first 2 st together, dec last 2 st together.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
10.  1 SC in each st across.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.  (2)
11.  Attach a small black button to the tip of the nose.  

For placement of ears, eyes and nose:  see pics. 



The Wolf:

Materials:
--5mm hook
--I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) in Greybeard, black and white
--1 small black button
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
HHDC2tog: Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
SC: Single Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
MR: magic ring
FO: fasten off

Directions:
1.  Start with a MR, Ch1.  6 HHDC into MR.  Pull tail to tighten and join to first st with a sl st.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (12)
3.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (18)
4.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (24)
5.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (30)
6.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (36)
7.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 5 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (42)
8-14.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and FO.  Weave ends.  (42)
15.  Join white yarn into any st and Ch1.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (42)
16.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 5 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (36)
17.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)
18.  1 HHDC in each st.  Sl st to first st to join and FO.  Weave ends.  (30
19.  Re-join Greybeard in any st and Ch1.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)
20-30.  FPHDC, BPHDC.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)

Eyes, Ears and Nose: make the same way as you do for the Fox (only difference is in the colors)


The Owl:

Materials:
--5mm hook
--I Love This Yarn (Hobby Lobby) Brown Tweed, yellow, peacock, black, white and a light brown (I lost the wrapper around the light brown so unsure of exact shade) 
--tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
St: stitch(es)
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
HHDC2tog: Herringbone Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
SC: Single Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
MR: magic ring
FO:  fasten off

1.  Start with a MR, Ch1.  6 HHDC into MR.  Pull tail to tighten and join to first st with a sl st.  Ch1.  (6)
2.  2 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (12)
3.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (18)
4.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (24)
5.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 3 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (30)
6.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (36)
7.  2 HHDC in first st, 1 HHDC in next 5 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (42)
8-14.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and FO.  Weave ends.  (42)
15.  Join light beige yarn into any st and Ch1.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1. (42)
16.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 5 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (36)
17.  HHDC2tog, 1 HHDC in the next 4 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)
18.  1 HHDC in each st.  Sl st to first st to join and FO.  Weave ends.  (30)
19.  Re-join Brown Tweed in any st and Ch1.  1 HHDC in each st around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)
20-30.  FPHDC, BPHDC.  Repeat around.  Sl st to first st to join and Ch1.  (30)

Nose:
1.  With Bright Yellow yarn Ch2.  SC in 2nd ch from hook.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
2.  2 SC in st.  Ch1 and turn.  (2)
3.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
4.  2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next st and 2 SC in last st.  Ch1 and turn.  (5) 
5.  1 SC in each st across.  Ch1.
6.  1 SC evenly around the nose.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.

Eyes (make 2):
1.  With black yarn , 6 HDC into MR.  FO black yarn and join white yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (6)
2.  In white yarn, 2 HDC in each st around.  FO white yarn and join peacock (turquoise) yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (12)
3.  In peacock yarn, 2 HDC in first st, 1 HDC in next st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (18)
4.  1 SC in each st around.  FO peacock yarn and join light beige yarn.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (18)
5.  In light beige yarn, 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 st.  Repeat around.  Sl st to join and ch1.  (24)
6.  1 SC in each st around.  FO, leaving a long enough tail to attach to hat.  (24)

Tassel Ears (make 2):
I used peacock, white and light beige.  I cut (2) 6" long strips of each color.  I weaved each set of strips into the sides at Round 2 and tied into a double knot.  (see pic)

Happy Crocheting!!!

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