S'mores Toilet Paper Roll Cover

Knit version

s'mores, crochet: assembled

A touch of summer evening. Without the mosquitos.

Dimensions: To fit your roll of toilet paper. The sample measures 4.75" in diameter by 4.75" high (12cm by 12cm)


Hook: To give a fabric you like with the yarn you're using. The sample was made with a US H8/5mm hook.
Yarn needle: To weave in ends
Stitch markers: safety pins, bobby pins, scraps of yarn - at least one, possibly more as needed (If you buy official stitch markers, be sure to get split rings or safety pin types. Unbroken ring markers are good for knitting, but not for crochet.)
Toilet paper roll: Yep. This is more couture toilet roll fashion. Custom made to fit that particular roll.

Yarn: White, beige, and brown.
Sample was made with:
Red Heart Soft, Color 4600, White: 52g/95yds
Red Heart Soft, Color 9388, Wheat: 17g/32yds
Red Heart Soft, Color 4344, Chocolate: 16g/30yds

If your roll of toilet paper is larger, you may need more yarn.


ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch: used for joining rounds, also for getting to the next chain space when working in rounds
sc: Single crochet - US terms. Double crochet - UK, Australia, and probably a bunch of other places.
dc: double crochet - US terms. Treble crochet - UK, Australia, and probably a bunch of other places.
Please note: This pattern uses US crochet terms. If it says sc, it's a USsc/UKdc. If it says dc, it's a USdc/UKtr

s'mores, crochet: pieces

Marshmallow toilet paper roll cover

The basic idea of making a circle is that you increase the number of stitches in each round by the number of stitches that you had in the first round. So if you have 7 USsc in the first round, the second round will have 14, and the third round will have 21, and the fourth round will have 28 and so on. You do this by working 1 stitch into a certain number of sc from the previous round, then working 2 sc into the next stitch. So if you have finished the 5th round, you have 35 stitches, and you want to increase to 42. You would work four sc in a row, then work 2 sc into the next sc, then four more sc, then another increase.

Use common sense, though. Put the circle down occasionally. If it is cupping, you need to work more increases. If it is ruffling, you need to work fewer.

And do NOT be afraid to frog. It's just yarn.

With white, chain 4 stitches, join in a ring.
Round 1: Chain 1 (counts as first sc), work 7 sc into ring. Mark last sc made with a stitch marker (=7sc)
Round 2: 2 sc into first sc of previous round, 2 sc into each sc around, move stitch marker to new last sc (=14 sc)
Round 3: *2 sc into next sc, sc into next sc, repeat from * around, move stitch marker to new last sc (=21 sc)
Round 4: *2 sc into next sc, sc into each of next 2 sc, repeat from * around, move stitch marker to new last sc (=28 sc)
Round 5: *2 sc into next sc, sc into each of next 3 sc, repeat from * around, move stitch marker to new last sc (=35 sc)
Rounds 6-?: repeat round 5, increasing the number of plain sc ("sc into each of next __ sc") by one stitch each round, until the circle is just slightly larger than the roll.

Work even (one sc into each stitch) until piece is long enough to cover the roll.

Break yarn. Weave in ends.

Make mats.

Graham cracker mat

This is a simple mat, alternating front-loop-only and back-loop-only stitches to create a slightly bumpy texture. The mat will be largely hidden, so feel free to substitute rows of straight sc if you prefer.

With beige, chain an even number of stitches, about as wide as you want the graham cracker mat to be. The sample was 26 chains, for a mat that's 6" wide.
Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, and in each ch across (=24 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, *sc in front loop only, sc in back loop only, rep from * to last st, sc in front loop only.
Repeat row 2 until piece is long enough. (The sample was about 22 rows for a mat about 6" long.)

Break yarn. Weave in ends.

Chocolate mat

This is worked as a simple solid granny square until it's slightly larger than the roll of toilet paper, but smaller than the graham cracker mat. (If you want, you can use back post dc for the last round to give some texture.)

With brown, chain 4, join with a sl st in the first chain to form ring.
Round 1: ch 3, dc in ring, *ch1, 3dc in ring, rep from * twice more, ch1, dc in ring, join with a sl st at top of ch3. (=4 3dc shells)
Round 2: sl st to ch1 space, ch 3, dc, ch1, 2dc in same ch1 space, *1 dc in each dc, 2dc-ch1-2dc in ch1 sp, rep from * twice more, 1 dc in each dc, join with a sl st at top of ch3
(7 dc per side)
Repeat round 2 until square is large enough. For last round, omit the ch1 sp in the corners, working an extra dc instead. (The sample used 5 rounds in all for a square that's 5" on a side.)

Break yarn. Weave in ends.

Block pieces as desired. Assemble s'more: graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow. Admire.

So there you have it. A toilet paper cover that's just a bit of summer, even on the coldest day.