Sushi Toilet Roll Cover

A standby in houses where I grew up was the toilet paper roll cozy, often made to look like a doll wearing a ruffled dress and matching hat. I wanted to do a next-generation version, and although I know I could make something fabulous involving a thrift store Barbie, eyelash yarn and sequins, I did a sushi roll instead, using leftover yarns in my stash box.

Sushi Toilet Roll Cover

What you need

Size G (4.25 mm) hook
Size 4 (3.5mm) double-pointed knitting needles (set of 5, 7"/18cm long)
Tapestry needle
Worsted weight yarn in white and black (approx. 3 oz of each) Scrap yarns in different colors Roll of toilet paper (for use as a fitting size)



Instructions

The decorative domestic arts: the desire to cover everything in the house. Cozies for the toaster, tea pot, coffee pot, vacuum cleaner; doilies on all flat surfaces, antimacassars on the backs of chairs and couches (even though grandpa stopped using pomade 30 years ago when there was no hair left to oil up).

The top is crocheted and then embroidered, the sides knitted. If you prefer to do the entire cozy in crochet, instructions are included.

Using white yarn, chain 3, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Row 1: sc 8 sts in ring.

Row 2: ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in each st around. Join.

Row 3: ch 1, sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around, join.

Row 4: ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join.

Row 5: ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join.

Row 6: ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join.

Row 7: ch 1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join.

Row 8: ch1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join.

Pause and check the size with the fitting model (put the circle you have made on top of the toilet paper roll). If it comes to the edges of the roll, proceed to row 9. If it’s not big enough yet, repeat row 8 (replacing “sc in next 6 sts” with “sc in next 7 sts”).

Row 9: Change to black yarn. Remove crochet hook and insert a dpn into the loop. Pick up all sts along the edge using the black yarn, switching to a new dpn as needed. Mark beginning of round and knit all stitches until work measures 4.5″/11.5cm. Work k1p1 rib for 3 rounds, bind off. OR : to work entirely in crochet, change to black yarn and sc in each st around until work measures 5″/125cm.

Using scrap yarns, stitch in “fillings.”

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
dpn = double pointed knitting needle
k1p1 rib = knit 1, purl 1 around; in the following round, knit into the purled sts and purl into the knit sts

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Comments

  1. hahaha cute… but.. a toilet roll cover?? :/

  2. cute!!

  3. IzzieListening says:

    Emmm….so good to eat! i just had an idea of making a sushi external hard disk cosy!(the prawn sushi one, not this calif. roll!)

  4. Anybody finds it hard to work with black yarns? Or is it just my eyes’ problem?? @_@ VERY CUTE cozie though!

  5. One of the cutest cozies I’ve EVER SEEN! I’m also considering adapting the basic principle to put matching sushi cozies on other things!

  6. cool

  7. How about making chopsticks to go with it. Tooooo Cute!!!

  8. Wow. It’s such a different take on the traditional toilet roll cover that it’s practically postmodern.

  9. super adorable!

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