I made 4 of these to cover extra toilet paper to store in the bathroom.  I just put them on the back of the toilet and they look cute.  I chose to make smilie faces because I thought the children would have more fun with that and be encouraged to replace the toilet paper rolls.  Here is a pic of one completed:

You could do different things like using a prettier color and instead of a smilie face you could put a pom-pom on it.  Make them in seasonal colors etc.  Even find cute flowers or leaves to crochet to sew on top.

Here is the pattern that I worked out.  This fits our large rolls of Scott toilet paper.

PDF version of this post here.

Supplies:

Small amount of worsted weight yarn, yellow

Small amount of worsted weight yarn, black

H crochet hook

Abbreviations:

ch = chain

sl. st. = slip stitch

dc = double crochet

dc 2 tog = double crochet 2 together (decrease)

back loops only note

  1. Row 1:  Using an H hook chain 5.  Slip stitch together to form ring.  Make 14 dc in ring.  Join with sl. st. to first dc.  (14 stitches)
  2. Row 2:  Chain 2.  2 dc in each dc around.  Join with sl. st. to first ch 2.  (28 stitches)
  3. Row 3:  Chain 2.   dc in the next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, *dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.  Repeat from * around, ending with 2 dc in stitch.  Join with sl. st. to first ch 2.   (35 stitches)
  4. Row 4:  Chain 2.  dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.  *dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl. st. to first ch2.   (42 stitches)
  5. Row 5:  Chain 2.  dc in back loops only of each stitch around.  Join with sl. st. to first dc. 
  6. Rows 6-13:  Chain 2.  dc in each stitch around.  Join with sl. st. to first ch 2. 
  7. Row 14:   Chain 2.  in back loops only, dc in each of next 2 stitches, dc 2 tog next stitch.  *dc in next 3 stitches, dc 2 tog next stitch.  Repeat from * around, dc 2 tog in last 2 stitches.  Join with sl. st. to first ch 2.   Finish off and weave in ends.

This is the first time that I have written out a crochet pattern that I have written.  So please forgive any mistakes.  I have made 4 and followed these instructions, but writing them is a whole different thing.  I tried to make them understandable.  I placed links of all the stitches required to make this so that even a beginner could make it.

Enjoy!

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