Birthday Cake Toilet Paper Cozy by Twinkie Chan

Birthday Cake Toilet Paper Cozy

Crochet
April 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
5.0 mm (H)
Jumbo roll: 6" (15 cm) diameter x 4.25" (11 cm) high, excluding candles; Regular roll: 5.25" (13.5 cm) diameter x 4.25" (11 cm) high, excluding candles
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Grandma Wendleton—my best friend’s grandma who taught me to crochet when I was ten years old—made classic toilet paper cozies that looked like dolls in dresses, complete with plastic doll torsos on top and crocheted skirts hiding the toilet paper roll inside. Let’s give Grandma’s TP cozies a fun update by turning them into playful birthday cakes! I’ve included both a jumbo cozy and a smaller cozy to accommodate your various TP needs. Between birthdays, housewarmings, Mother’s Day, and the holiday season, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to cover everyone’s powder room in sprinkles and cheer! Add some vanilla or strawberry-scented room spray for a multi-sensory experience!

INGREDIENTS
worsted weight
Red Heart Classic, 100% Acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g)/190 yds (174 m) per skein: 1 skein #E267-681 Mist Green (A)
Red Heart Super Saver Economy, 100% Acrylic, 7 oz (198 g)/364 yds (333 m) per skein: 37 yds (34 m) #E300-37
Petal Pink (B)
Worsted weight acrylic yarn for each candle: 6 yds (6 m) White (C), 3 yds (3 m) Teal (D), and 2 yds (2 m) Yellow (E)
5-mm mini pompoms

TOOLS
G/6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
H/8 (5.00 mm) crochet hook
tapestry needle
stitch markers
straight pins
fabric glue (for sprinkles)

Gauge
15 sts x 18 rows in sc with A and larger hook = 4” (10 cm).
Take time to check gauge.
Finished Size
Jumbo roll: 6” (15 cm) diameter x 4.25” (11 cm) high, excluding candles; Regular roll: 5.25” (13.5 cm) diameter x 4.25” (11 cm) high, excluding candles

Note: Instructions for cake portion of small cozy are given first, cake portion of jumbo cozy follow. Borders, candles and assembly are the same for both sizes.