Mom rarely requests yarny creations. So when she requested a toilet paper roll cover for the newly remodeled bathroom, I was thrilled! After some brainstorming with Dad about the colors and look, I came up with this.
The new bathroom has soft green walls with stained wood accents. Dad recommended I compliment the current (tastefully understated) bumble bee theme and incorporate Mom’s favorite flower (carnations). I think what came out is very successful. The most important part, Mom loves it!
The leaves and flowers came out of Nicky Epstein’s Crocheted Flowers and Crochet Bouquet by Suzann Thompson. The bee was a free hand design. All, but the bee, were made out of basic kitchen cotton, both Lily Sugar ‘N Cream and Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. The bee was made from bits of black Cascade Fixation, yellow Knit Picks Kettle Dyed Essential Sock, and what I believe is white Berroco Plush.
What follows is the basic cover pattern that I figured out. This will fit the average Kirkland (Costco) brand roll. If you buy bigger rolls, simply add an extra increase round by adding one more double crochet in between the increases. Enjoy.
Toilet Paper Roll Cozy
Worsted weight yarn
U.S. Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
Round 1: Chain 4, work 11 dc in fourth chain from hook. Join with slip stitch.
Round 2: Chain 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in same dc as joining. Work 2 dc in each dc around, join with slip stitch.
Round 3: Chain 3, dc in same dc as joining, 1 dc in next dc. (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc) around, join with slip stitch.
Round 4: Chain 3, dc in same dc as joining, 1 dc in next 2 dc. (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc) around, join with slip stitch.
Round 5: Chain 3, dc in same dc as joining, 1 dc in next 3 dc. (2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc) around, join with slip stitch in back loop only.
Round 6: Working in back loop only, 1 sc in each dc around.
Round 7: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch), hdc in same stitch as joining. Work 1 hdc in each sc around, join with slip stitch to first hdc.
Rounds 8 – 19: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch), hdc in same stitch as joining. Work 1 hdc in each hdc around, join with slip stitch to first hdc.
Round 20: Work 1 round of reverse sc.
Finish off and weave in ends. Decorate as desired.