Knit: Sushi Toilet Paper Roll Cozy
original crochet and crochet + knit versions available for free in the first issue of CrochetMe magazine.
US #4/3.5mm double pointed needles
worsted weight yarn, white and black (this pattern doesn't use much; you could get several cozies from a single skein of each color)
scrap yarns in assorted colors, as desired for filling
blunt yarn needle
stitch marker (or coilless safety pin)
CO = cast on
BO = bind off
k = knit
p = purl
yf = yarn forward - like a yarn over, but done from the back to the front. Use a different increase if you prefer, like m1 (make one) or knit 1 into the row below. You could also do a yo (yarn over) and knit into the yarn over through the back loop on the following round (twists the stitch so there is no hole).
CO 6, divide among 3 needles. Mark beginning of round.
1) k all
2) *yf, k1* = 12 sts
3) k all
4) *yf, k2* = 18 sts
5) k all
6) *yf, k1* = 36 sts
7) k all
8) *yf, k9* = 40 sts
9,10) k all
11) *yf, k5* = 48 sts
12, 13) k all
14) *yf, k6* = 56 sts
15, 16) k all
check for fit – if it almost fits the top of the tp roll, continue with nori. If it’s not quite there, continue, checking for fit and moving on to nori when you’ve reached the desired diameter:
17) *yf, k7* = 64 sts
18, 19) k all
20) *yf, k8* = 72 sts
21, 22) k all
23) *yf, k9* = 80 sts
24, 25) k all
26) *yf, k10* = 88 sts
27, 28) k all
switch to black yarn. Knit one round, purl one round, then knit all following rounds until sides measure 4.5”/11.5cm or 1/2” shorter than desired length. Work k1, p1 ribbing for 3 rounds and bind off.
Return to the beginning - using yarn needle, thread tail through first 6 sts and draw together to close the center.
Weave in all ends.
using scrap yarns and blunt yarn needle, stitch in fillings as desired. I marked off the inner 5 rounds and kept the fillings within that perimeter. Recommended: acquire maki sushi for study purposes and then eat.
More knitting + sushi: super tasty sushi stitch markers from Amyville.com (other stitch marker charms include donuts and cupcakes!)
-use a bouclé yarn for the rice
-glue or sew on pieces of felt or other fabric instead of embroidering the fillings
- larger needles, like US 5 or 7, will save you some time and the results will still look good.
-if working on double pointed needles is not your idea of a good time, you can work the pattern back and forth in stockinette and then seam it up at the end.
- Nigiri Sushi Baby Wipe Cozy pattern, $3.50 for a .pdf download
Pattern by MK Carroll. Creative Commons license, some rights reserved.
[originally posted on mizuna.blogspot.com, April 2005]