Toilet Paper Cover- Free Pattern

Who didn’t have one of these in their bathroom while growing up? My mother still has one that my Nan made over 40 years ago.

Saturday was a rainy and cool day, a good day to stay indoors and get things done. While working on my “spring cleaning” I decided I wanted to make something easy and fast. I thought about a few things (which I’ve saved in my mental to-do list for future rainy days, lol), but after doing a Google search for quick crochet projects I came across images for crocheted toilet paper covers. It brought me back to my childhood and memories of my grandmothers (amazing, the things that can bring back memories), and decided I’d try to whip up one of these on my own.  And, truth be told, I was a bit surprised that people are still making these things!

My version of the TP Cover is just basic. No bells and whistles. But you could easily add embellishments to it yourself, such as crocheted flowers or appliques that match your bathroom décor (or the décor of whoever you might gift it to). You could even add some animal ears and stitch on a face! It’s up to you! The one that my mom has, which my Nan made, has a drawstring around the base of it, with pom-poms attached to the drawstring. While doing my Google search, I also came across images of TP covers with fashion dolls (Barbie type) on the top, and the cover being the skirt of her dress. I remember my grandma making these ones too.

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Toilet Paper Cover

Free Crochet Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2018

Materials Used:

Red Heart Super Saver- 100% acrylic medium weight yarn, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yards/333 meters-  color Pale Yellow- less than ½ a skein

Size I/9 5.5 mm hook

Stitch marker to note end/beg of each round

Yarn needle for weaving in yarn tales

Measuring tape

A roll of toilet paper

Scissors

Gauge: 4 sc and 4 rounds= 1 inch

Measurements: to fit a roll of toilet paper 4 ½” diameter, 14 ½ “ circumference, 4” in height

Abbreviations Used (US Terminology):

Sl st- slip stitch

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

Sk-  skip

St- stitch

Instructions:

Before beginning, you must measure your roll of toilet paper, since they come in different sizes.

First, measure the diameter

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Second, measure the height

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Third, measure the circumference

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Now, you will work the increase rounds (rounds 1-7 below) to match your diameter. If your TP roll is smaller than what i used, simply omit an increase round. By the end of Round 7 I had a diameter equal to the diameter of my TP, so that is when I stopped increasing. If your roll of TP is larger than the one I used for this pattern, simply increase by 8 more stitches, which adds an extra round.

Next, you should work a few rounds even (I started working even on Round 8), and then using a tape measure, measure the circumference of your work. It should be pretty close, if not spot-on, to the circumference of your TP.

And last of all, as soon as you’ve got the diameter and circumference down, continue to work even (rounds 8-27 of this written pattern). If your roll of TP is longer or shorter than mine, adjust the number of working-even rounds accordingly.  Once the length is done, you can add the final round (which in this pattern is Round 28).

Ok, so with all these notes out of the way, let’s begin!

Ch 2,

Round 1- make 8 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join with a sl st to the first sc (8 sc)

Round 2- ch 1, make 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (16 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, *(make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (24 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, *(make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (32 sc)

Round 5- ch 1, make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, *(make 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (40 sc)

Round 6- ch 1, make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, *(make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (48 sc)

Round 7- ch 1, make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, *(make 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc), repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the first sc (56 sc)

Round 8-27-  ch 1, make 1 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the first sc (56 sc)

Round 28 (Final Round)- Ch 1, make (sc, hdc, sc) in first sc, sk next sc, *make (sc, hdc, sc) in next sc, sk next sc, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to the beginning sc

Fasten off. Weave in yarn tails. Add any emblishments that you wish to.

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