Monday, 7 November 2011

Angry Bird Golf Club Cover Pattern

As this is a free pattern, pattern is for personal use only and may not be sold, photocopied or copied electronically or distributed in any way.   Please don't sell the toy you've made, and please provide credit for the design of the pattern to myself (Knitterbees).



Materials:
1.       8 ply weight wool or acrylic.  
2.       3.25mm and 4mm  40cm  circular needles/ 3.25 DPN and 4mm DPN or size needed to obtain gauge. 
3.       Buttons for eyes
4.       Stitch marker
5.       Yarn needle
6.       polyester stuffing

Colours for Red Bird:
MC – red
CC1   - White
CC2   - Yellow
CC3   - Black

Knitterbees stitch dictionary:
CC: contrasting color (CC1= contrasting color 1 etc.)
dpns: double pointed needles
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
Kfb: knit front and back
MC: main color
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
ssk: slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts & knit them together.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row. (In the round however you must knit every round.)
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over

Let's Begin Knitting !!!!!!


With the 4mm circular needle cast on 48 stitches (CC1).  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Please change to red yarn when the text is in red.

Row 1-20(CC1): (k2p2) repeat
Change to 3.25mm circular needle.  Row 21-60(CC1): (k2p2) repeat
Change to 4.00mm circular needle.  Row 61: k5, k38, k5,
Row 62: k6, k36, k6,
Row 63: k7, k34, k7,
Row 64: k8, k32, k8,
Row 65: k9, k30, k9,
Row 66: k10, k28, k10,
Row 67: k11, k26, k11,
Row 68: k12, k24, k12,
Row 69: k13, k22, k13,
Row 70: k14, k20, k14,
Row 71: k16, k16, k16,
Row 72-92: knit.  48st
Row 93: (k2tog) repeat.  24st
Row 94: knit
Row 95: (k2tog) repeat.  12st

Feathers:
With the remaining 12 stitches and 3.25mm needles, divide into 2 groups to create the 2 feathers on top of head (6 st for each feather).  I have used the first 4 and last 2 stitches for the first feather and remaining stitches for the second feather – this will result the 2 feathers to be slightly offset.
Row 1 (MC): knit in the round.  6st
Row 2 (MC): k4, kfb, k1.  7st
Row 3 (MC): knit
Row 4 (MC): k5, kfb, k1.  8st
Row 5 (MC): knit
Row 6 (MC): k6, kfb, k1.  9st
Row 7 (MC): knit
Row 8 (MC): k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1.  11st
Row 9 (MC): knit
Row 10 (MC): k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1.  13st
Row 11 (MC): knit
Row 12 (MC): k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1.  15st
Row 13 (MC): knit
Row 14 (MC): k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1.  13st
Row 15 (MC): knit
Row 16 (MC): k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1.  11st
Row 17 (MC): knit.  Start inserting stuffing before hole gets too small.
Row 18 (MC): k3, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1.  9st
Row 19 (MC): knit
Row 20 (MC): k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1.  7st
Row 21 (MC): knit
Row 22 (MC): k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1.  5st
Use tweezers to stuff stuffing but don’t stuff too firmly and bind off using kitchener stitch. 
 Repeat instruction for feather 2.
  
Beak:
Pick up 26 stitches with 3.25mm needles as indicated in Diagram 1, using CC2.  Divide stitches between 4 dpns.  Start round from the bottom mid-point of beak.
Row 1(CC2): knit
Row 2(CC2): (k1, k2tog, k7, SSK, k1) repeat once 22st
Row 3(CC2): knit
Row 4(CC2): k1, k2tog, k16, SSK, k1 20st
Row 5(CC2): knit
Row 6(CC2): (k1, k2tog, k4, SSK, k1) repeat once 16st
Row 7(CC2): knit
Row 8(CC2): k1, k2tog, k10, SSK, k1 14st
Row (CC2)9: knit
Row 10(CC2): kfb, kfb, k2, SSK, k2, k2tog, k2, kfb, kfb  16st                
Row 11(CC2): knit
Row 12(CC2): K5, SSK, k2, k2tog, k5.  Insert stuffing before hole gets too small. 14st
Row 13(CC2): knit
Row 14(CC2): k1, k2tog, k1, SSK, k2, k2tog, k1, SSK, k1 10st
Row 17(CC2): k2tog, SSK, k2, k2tog, SSK  6st

Use tweezers to stuff beak firmly and bind off using kitchener stitch.

  
Finishing:
Worked the eyes in duplicate stitches and sew in eyebrow as shown in Diagram 1.
  

Chart Rules for Diagram 1:
1. All stitches are knitted.
2. X indicates the pick up stitches.
3. Read from bottom row to top.

Diagram 1:

HAPPY KNITTING!!!

Killerbees

23 comments:

  1. This is too cute...and too funny!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is very too nice post and gives us a lot of information about Golf Cover, and I think which is well define about Golf Cover.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Have you thought of making hats out of the angry bird pattern? If you ever do please send me that pattern,I am terrible at making patterns myself. I love your angry bird gold club sock, so bright and vibrant. Would love to make a baby hat out of it.

    fantom1atcyberbeachdotnet.. just in case :) love all your patterns so far.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you so much for this. My husband wants golf covers for his b-day and he's been asking me to do them for quite some time.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Knitterbees, I would like to make this for my son for his birthday. He is one of those hard to make for folks, but I think he would love your golf club cover - so thanks so much for making it available. My question to you is that the directions say to use needles to get gauge, but I do not see where the desired gauge is noted. I could have overlooked, and if so sorry to bother. I hate to put in the work to make and have it be the wrong size. No golf clubs here to use to test the size, and I tend to be a loose knitter so sometimes have to do a few swatches to get gauge. Thanks for your help.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Leila,
      sorry but i have left gauge detail, and i have given the cover to my colleague as a gift so i cannot tell u what the gauge are. But in my opinion i don't think the gauge matters too much as the golf clubs comes in different sizes anyway. I'm a fairly medium tight knitter and the cover fits my bf's driver (wood #1). hope this helps

      Delete
    2. Thanks for your quick reply. I appreciate your effort. I will give it a go and hopefully mine will come in a size to fit one of my son's clubs. His birthday is not until June, so I have time to practice - who knows he may have an entire set by the time I am done . His children will love it. It is funny that the only thing I could think that he might use was covers for his golf clubs when I found your blog pattern. He has 2 small children, and they are always talking about angry birds and playing it on the computer, so he will know the character and I think be quite happy with it. Thanks again, it is a really fun pattern that I hope I can make as nicely as you have.

      Delete
  6. I just finished the angry bird golf club cover the pattern was fast and easy to knit thank you so much for the time and effort u put into the pattern. I do wish u had the hats still available to us but thanks again for the items you still r able to offer

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for this wonderful pattern, I am a fan of the game and Angry Birds Rio.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Golfing Cover I would like to appreciate your above blog it's such a awesome one thanks for sharing it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So Cool Thank you!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These guys offer some great stuff as well, found they really do specialise in the right areas!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've cast on 48 stitches as instructed, but it is too short to fit right around the circular needles, so I can't knit the first row. Is there some technique I am missing?

    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the problem I have too! I am fairly 'with it' but I CANNOT figure out the 'magic loop' method!!! I have been at it for several hours now, and end up with a big gap where the join is ...

      Delete
  12. Use the magic loop method of knitting in the round - pull the extra cord of the circular needle through 2 stitches to move it out of the way.

    ReplyDelete
  13. ok, Wendy again, thanks for the quick response, I've gone to the magic loop method (isn't the internet wonderful, what would I have done for instructions before?) and I've completed the 'sock' part. I've just started doing the coloured top and I have another question.

    It appears that what I would have expected to be the outside of the cover is on the inside, that is when I am knitting the side facing me is actually the inside of the tube. So unless I am going to turn the bird inside out at some stage (and I can't see that in the instructions) then the finished article is going to end up with the outside being what I would normally consider the back of a stocking stitch piece. I've peered at the pictures and I don't think this is what is shown, but I'm not sure.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Cheers, Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  14. Alright, I now realise that my last question was a bit silly, I've turned the tube the other way round and am now knitting it the correct way round. Looking good so far,but stand by for more silly questions when I get to the feathers and beak!

    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  15. I've finished! It took me nearly a week, and I'm an inexpert knitter. I would suggest to anyone else that the eyes get sewn on before you do the beak, I found it quite awkward working around it. Thanks for the pattern and the help folks.

    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi,

    I have a query about the beak part of the pattern... the pattern advises to pick up 26 stitches with 4 x 3.25mm DPN's and start from the bottom mid point... am I then knitting with the circular needle or the 4mm DPN's??

    Thanks
    Becca

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi,
    How could I use the same basic pattern to knit some of the other angry bird characters for the golf clubs? Can your plush toy pattern be used?

    Thanks,
    Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  18. I looked and looked for 8 ply weight yarn. No one had ever heard of it! Please explain ....

    ReplyDelete
  19. I decided to just knit it flat after the fiasco with the circular needles. Now my question is: why does the pattern call for changing from 4mm needles to 3.25mm needles? The difference is not even noticeable. Am I missing something?

    ReplyDelete