How to Crochet a Toilet Paper Cozy

How to Crochet a Toilet Paper Cozy

I absolutely love crafting and crocheting. There’s something so satisfying about taking some yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful, useful creation. One of my favorite things to crochet is toilet paper cozies. A toilet paper cozy is a little crocheted sleeve that slips over a toilet paper roll to add a decorative, whimsical touch to your bathroom.

Why Crochet a Toilet Paper Cozy?

There are a few reasons why crocheting toilet paper cozies is such a fun craft:

  • Decoration – A crocheted cozy adds a pop of color, texture, and personality to an otherwise boring toilet paper roll. It’s an easy way to accessorize your bathroom.

  • Creativity – With yarn and a hook, you can create any design you want. Make cozies with different colors, stitches, shapes, pom poms, tassels, etc. The options are endless!

  • Usefulness – Cozies keep toilet paper rolls from unfurling and make the roll easier to grab onto. Form and function!

  • Quick project – TP cozies are small, so they crochet up fast. It’s gratifying to finish a little project in an evening or two.

  • Gifting – Cozies make great small gifts, party favors, and stocking stuffers. Everyone needs toilet paper!

What You Need to Crochet a Toilet Paper Cozy

Crocheting a TP cozy is simple. You just need a few basic supplies:

  • Yarn – Cotton yarn works best, but acrylic is fine too. Pick a yarn weight between sport and worsted weight. You want the cozy to fit snugly over the roll.

  • Crochet hook – Size H or I hook.

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle

  • Toilet paper roll – Measure the width of your TP roll before starting. Rolls are typically 5-6 inches long.

  • Stitches/techniques to know – Chaining, single crochet, decreasing, changing color (optional). Nothing complicated!

Step-By-Step Instructions

Follow these simple steps to crochet your own toilet paper cozy:

1. Create the Base Chain

  • Chain stitches until the chain is slightly longer than your TP roll width. (For a standard 6″ roll, chain about 28-30 stitches.)

  • Join the chain into a loop with a slip stitch in the first chain.

2. Work the Body

  • Rnd 1: Single crochet in each stitch around. Place a stitch marker in the loop to mark the start of the round.

  • Rnd 2: Sc2tog (single crochet 2 stitches together to decrease). Repeat around.

  • Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.

  • Repeat Rnd 2 and 3 until cozy fits snugly on roll. Finish with a round of single crochet.

3. Add Design Details (Optional)

  • Change color – Switch yarn color and add a few rounds in a contrasting color.

  • Add tassels – Make mini tassels and attach them to the bottom edge.

  • Sew on pom poms – Sew pom poms onto the sides.

  • Embellish – Sew on buttons, beads, ribbons, lace, etc. Get creative!

4. Weave in Ends and Enjoy!

  • Weave in all yarn ends with a tapestry needle to finish it off.

  • Slip your crocheted cozy onto a toilet paper roll and admire your handiwork!

Adding a handcrafted toilet paper cozy is such an easy, fun way to decorate your bathroom. With just basic stitches and some creativity, you can design patterns and styles that match your decor. I hope these instructions were helpful. Let me know if you have any other crochet tutorial requests!