Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Friday, March 11, 2011

Freebie Friday.............

A quick recap on why this pattern was created.............
Okay... so here's the deal.................. The boys sit in the living room and play on their laptops... or do homework... or just hang out... they will toss a box of tissues around as one of them need it. Michael will need a tissue... they are sitting next to Patrick... so he tosses the box to him...etc. Well.. recently ... they started just using a roll of toilet paper instead. Its easier to toss and catch.... As I sit and watch this ..... not really bothered by the tossing of the tissue... because they are just boys being silly..... I'm thinking... "hmmm.... would be nice to have that roll contained so it didnt unravel as it flew threw the air." So............................... I made it a cover. Its like a draw-string bag in design... made with the "granny square" style pattern. I pulled the cardboard center out of the toilet paper roll... and tah dah......................


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Granny Toilet Tissue Cover

Yarn: Any scrap worsted weight yarn you have:

Skill level:


Other items needed: yarn needle, letter opener or butter knife, scissors, roll of toilet paper
Stitches used: chain (ch) – slip stitch (sl st) – double crochet (dc)

With “I” hook - ch 5 – join to form ring with sl st.
Rnd 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 2dc, ch1 – *3dc, ch1* - *repeat 4 more times* sl st in top of ch3 tie off. (6 dc granny clusters 6 ch1 sp)
Rnd 2: join next color with sl st in ch1 sp – ch3, 2dc, ch1, 3dc (all in same sp) *ch1– 3dc, ch1, 3dc in next ch1 sp* - *repeat 4 more times* - sl st in top of ch3. tie off (12 dc granny clusters 12 ch1 sp)
Rnd 3: join next color with sl st in ch1 sp. – ch3, 2dc, ch1 – 3dc in next ch1 sp and in each around – sl st to top of ch3. tie off. (12 dc granny clusters 12 ch1 sp)
Rnd 4 – 12: join next color with sl st in ch1 sp. – ch3, 2dc, ch1 – 3dc in next ch1 sp and in each around – sl st to top of ch3. tie off. (12 dc granny clusters 12 ch1 sp)
Rnd 13: join next color with sl st in ch1 sp – ch3, 2dc, ch1 3dc in same sp – 3dc, ch1, 3dc in next ch1 sp…. and in each around. – join with sl st in top of ch3 – finish off. (24 dc granny clusters 12 ch1 sp)

Tuck in all ends.

Tie (revised): With F hook ch 90 – tie off…weave chain tie in and out around the top of round 13 in the ch1 sp(s) and in between the granny clusters. Place toilet roll tissue in after removing the cardboard center. Draw up ends of yarn ties as in a draw string bag and tie in bow.

To remove cardboard center………. I used a letter opener … you could use a butter knife also. Slip it in between the cardboard and tissue where its attached. Move it gently around the cardboard center until the tissue is released from it. Take scissors and cut a long slit in the cardboard…making it easier to twist and lift out. Remove cardboard and find center of tissue … pull gently out to expose it to be used.

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Created & written by: ©Tammy Carlton - March 2011
Do not sell pattern. Do not post pattern without link back to original.
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3 comments:

Tina said...

Yay!!! I can't wait to make one, I've been "stalking" your blog :D hee hee... Thank you for posting this, Tam! So cute. <3

littleorphanskein said...

I had a lot of fun testing this pattern for you. Now to find someone to toss it to me across the living room... some reason I think the Hubby won't participate in that game!

Ah well... time to make one for the computer room now!

Crochetheaven said...

Is there anything that you can't do? You amaze me. :)