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Monday, June 28, 2010

Patriotic Holiday Tissue Topper - Crochet

Good morning,

Here's a unique Fourth of July or any other patriotic holiday hostess gift that NO ONE ELSE will bring to the party. Well, unless that someone else has read this article. :)  Of course, it's fun to have one of these for yourself, too.  You have time to make several of these between now and the Fourth of July.

This is another one of those easy projects that is great for new crocheters so is a good project to do with a young person learning to crochet in the round.

Have fun with this one!

Tissue Topper aka Spare Toilet Tissue Roll Cover


Size J crochet hook

Flag Blue kww #4 yarn - about 2 ounces. I used a novelty yarn with a silver thread twist.

30 " each of red and white narrow ribbon

1 roll Charmin Toilet Tissue

Size: to fit one roll of toilet tissue

Ch 2, join with ss. 6 ss in first ch. Do not join rounds. Mark beginning of round.

*Work 2 sc in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from * until there are 48 st in round - top made. Piece will not necessarily be flat, but, not to worry, that will work itself out.

Now work even in sc. Slide your work over the toilet roll to check for fit. Continue to work even in sc until the sides of the toilet roll is covered.

Bottom flair:

Round 1: ss in next st. ch 3, dc in same st, ch 1. Work dc, ch 1, dc, in each st around. Join in top of chain to at beg of round with ss.

Break off.

Holding the red and white ribbon together, twist five or six times, then tie around base of tissue holder with a bow.



Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The hat looks festive and colorful...but would be hot in our current weather conditions. You have such a talent, Lois, for creating lovely (and fun) items!

Diana said...

Very cute Lois, I thought it was a cute hat when I first saw the picture!
Love Di ♥

Anonymous said...

That's cute! or you could turn it upside down and put something in it! lol...debbie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That hat is ADORABLE!! Love love that shade of blue. xx

River Glorious said...

it's a tp? i think it would make a great bear hat!! :) thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I have purchased a book to teach myself how to crochet. I can knit and have for years but can't seem to master crocheting!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Thanks, everyone, this little item is fun. I've got another one that's a little different that I'll publish one of these days, too.

Cheryl, I hope you do well teaching yourself how to crochet. That's how I learned. I discovered my mistake at the beginning was pulling everything too tight. As soon as I relaxed and let the yarn slide over the hook, I did pretty well.

Yes, Debbie, I've made crocheted bowls, too. That's another thing I should demo here as a technique, not a pattern. They're pretty cool.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

Very best,