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.
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Small amount of worsted weight yarn, yellow
Small amount of worsted weight yarn, black
H crochet hook
ch = chain
sl. st. = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
dc 2 tog = double crochet 2 together (decrease)
back loops only note
- 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)
- Row 2: Chain 2. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl. st. to first ch 2. (28 stitches)
- 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)
- 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)
- Row 5: Chain 2. dc in back loops only of each stitch around. Join with sl. st. to first dc.
- Rows 6-13: Chain 2. dc in each stitch around. Join with sl. st. to first ch 2.
- 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.