This is an easy pattern and would be a great project for a beginner who is ready to make the leap from crocheting rectangles to working in rounds.
Simple Toilet Paper Roll Cover
- 2 coordinating colors of worsted weight yarn (you will use less than one 50g skein of your primary color and only a few yards of the contrast color). I like a high percentage of acrylic fiber for this project since you will want to wash it occasionally and don't want the shrinkage that can happen with cotton and wool.
- size H crochet hook (5.00 mm)
- tapestry needle (if you like to use one for weaving in ends, I just use my hook most of the time)
- I use American crochet terms
- Keep a roll of the toilet paper you use most often handy to ensure a proper fit, I have designed this with a double roll of 2-ply tissue. If you use single rolls you will need to omit a row and if you use the mega rolls then you will need to add a row on the top of the cover.
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
sc - single crochet
rd - round
st - stitch
Foundation- with your main color ch 10 and join to 1st chain with a sl st to make a ring. You want a finger sized hole in the middle of your ring, this makes it easier to slide the cover off when you're ready to use this roll.
Rd 1 - ch 3 (always counts as first dc in this pattern), dc in next ch, dc each ch around and join to last ch in ch 3 with a sl st.
Rd 2 - ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, 2 dc in each dc of prior row, join to ch 3 with sl st.
Rd 3 - ch 3, dc in same st as ch3, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat * to * to the end of the rd, join with a sl st to ch 3.
Rd 4 - ch 3, dc in same st as ch3, * dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat * to * to the end of the rd, join with a sl st to ch 3.
Omit Rd 5 for a single roll sized cover.
Rd 5 - ch 3, dc in same st as ch 3, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat * to * to the end of the rd, join with a sl st to ch 3.
For a mega roll cover add a round following the same pattern putting 4 single dc between each increase stitch that has 2 dc in the stitch.
Rd 6 - ch 1, sc in the front loop only of each stitch around, join to ch 1 with a sl st. This round will fall where the side and top meet and going through the front loop only gives it a clean edge. (If you're not sure what is meant by front loop only you can go to the previous post which explains this technique)
Rd 7-12 - ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join to ch 3 with a sl stitch.
Now is a good time to check your fit, your cover should end about 1/4 to 1/2" above the end of the roll.
Rd 13 - switch to your contrast color. ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join to ch 1 with a sl st.
Rd 14 - ch 1, sc in each stich around, join to ch 1 with a sl st. Fasten off.
Check fit and add an additional round of sc if needed. Weave in all ends.