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Dressing Up Your Toilet Paper: A Crochet Tutorial by Quill And Fox

Introduction

2020 was the year of the toilet paper roll, wasn’t it? So why not add a touch of style to it? In this article, we will show you how to crochet a cozy cover for your toilet paper roll. Just like the crochet tissue box cover we previously shared, this pattern can be customized and embellished to suit your personal taste.

toilet paper roll cozy

Adding a Personal Touch

While some may not mind the plain look of a toilet paper roll, we can’t help but think that it could use a little dressing up. Whether you have a big double roll or a smaller one, this pattern is designed to fit your needs.

How to Crochet a Toilet Paper Roll Cozy

To begin, gather category weight 4 yarn from your stash. We recommend using a 6mm crochet hook.

Creating the Top Circle

Start with a magic ring and crochet 10 half-double crochet (HDC) stitches. Slip stitch to the first stitch to complete the round.

Next, chain 1 and work 2 HDC stitches in each stitch, resulting in a total of 20 stitches. Slip stitch to the first stitch to complete the round.

For the third round, chain 1 and repeat the pattern of 1 HDC stitch followed by 2 HDC stitches. Repeat this pattern 10 times, resulting in a total of 30 stitches. Slip stitch to the first stitch to complete the round.

Check the diameter of the circle against your toilet paper roll. For smaller rolls, this may be sufficient. If you’re using larger rolls, continue to the next round.

Chain 1 and repeat the pattern of 1 HDC stitch, followed by 1 HDC stitch, and then 2 HDC stitches. Repeat this pattern 10 times, resulting in a total of 40 stitches. Slip stitch to the first stitch to complete the round.

top circle

Creating a Clean Edge

To create a clean edge for turning and working up the sides, chain 1 and HDC in the back loop only for the entire round. Slip stitch to the first stitch to complete the round.

clean edge

Working Up the Sides

Starting from round 6, chain 1 and HDC in both the top loop and the back loop for the entire round. This will create a single stripe all the way around the cozy.

three loops

For my toilet roll cozy, I crocheted up to round 12. Make sure to check the fit of the cozy against your actual roll as you go along.

As an optional final round, chain 1 and single crochet in each stitch. Slip stitch to the first stitch to complete the round. Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

toilet paper roll cozy

Customizations and Embellishments

Now that you have the basic cozy, the possibilities for customization are endless. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Try using variegated or self-striping yarn for a unique look.
  • Create your own stripes by changing colors every few rounds. This is a great way to use up scrap yarn!
  • Alternate rounds of stitches, such as adding a round of single crochet every third round. Remember to check the height against your roll to ensure a perfect fit.
  • Experiment with decorative yarn, such as eyelash yarn, for added texture and visual interest.

You can also use this base pattern as a starting point for other creative projects. Attach pom-poms or flowers to the top, add crocheted or felt appliques, or even decorate with surface crochet.

Conclusion

And there you have it! Your very own crocheted toilet paper roll cozy. Whether you leave it as is or customize it to your heart’s content, this cozy will add a touch of charm to your bathroom decor.

Quill And Fox is your go-to source for all things creative and crafty. Check out our website for more inspiring ideas and tutorials.

So why not have fun with your crochet skills and give your toilet paper roll the makeover it deserves? Happy crocheting!