I'm not THAT much of a yarn hoarder, but I've been meaning to go through my rubbermaid bin of yarn and use up some stuff that I've had for years. When my dad first requested making a golf club cover out of my dog's head (I just realized how morbid that sounds), I knew I had the yarn for it (same yarn used for my turkey tissue cozy), but I didn't have any freaking clue on how I would start such a pattern. Luckily I found a free pattern from Lion Brand for golf club covers, and just made one in a Mochi-colored shade. Because the yarn was sport weight, I decided to double the yarn to make the project more sturdy. I created a snout by crocheting a cylinder-like piece, adding some polyfill inside to make it fuller. Black satin ribbon was used for the nose and mouth, and I cut out some black stiff felt for the eyes, using hot glue to stick it onto the face, and then stitching around the eyes with thread for added security and to make it look more finished. For the ears, I kinda played the shape by ear (pun!). I crocheted small triangles and then single-crocheted all around to make the triangles rounded in shape. I felt like the overall face wasn't shaggy enough, so I added some yarn whiskers on the top of his nose. For the final touch, I added a pom pom on the back because Mochi's tail is fluffy like that. He's so cutie.
I can't stop laughing at this thing.
God, I hope my dad doesn't lose this on the golf course. He loses everything.