Free Pattern: Toilet Paper

This is a free and easy pattern for everyone to enjoy. Please check out the Mochimochi Land Shop for more patterns that you’ll love!


Who doesn’t need a roll of knitted toilet paper? Great as a bathroom gag, an unconventional scarf, or the perfect Halloween costume: a toilet-papered tree!

This pattern is super-simple and can be made with a variety of yarn and gauges. I used a 4-ply wool yarn for the paper so that it would be relatively thin and paper-like, and I used a light worsted yarn for the cardboard core so that it would have a little structure.

You’ll need:
4 ply wool yarn in white (I used Pear Tree Australia 100% merino, one skein of which made 7 toilet paper squares)
Light worsted weight yarn in brown (I used Peruvian Highland Wool)
Small amount of black yarn for embroidered features
Size 4 straight needles and size 5 double-pointed needles, or sized to your yarn
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge: Doesn’t matter!

k= knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yo = yarn over


Pattern starts here!

With white yarn, cast on 33 stitches onto straight needles
Work 34 rows stockinette stitch (knit on right side, purl on wrong side)
Next row: [k2tog, yo] to last stitch, k1
Purl one row

You have just knitted one toilet paper square.

To continue to make squares, work 32 rows stockinette stitch (instead of 34), then work the row of [k2tog, yo] and the purl row, then repeat, beginning with 32 rows. For the last square, work 34 rows again, and cast off.

Make as many squares as you like!

To embroider on faces with your black yarn, make two small horizontal stitches for each eye, and embroider on a mouth with backstitch.

Cardboard Core

With brown yarn, cast on 22 stitches onto 3 double-pointed needles, place marker, and join in a round.
Knit 36 rounds, or as many rounds as you need to match the width of your toilet paper, and cast off.

Sew the end of your toilet paper to the “cardboard” with backstitch.


Enjoy your newfound friend!

© 2007 Anna Hrachovec / Mochimochi Land

Please do not copy or distribute any part of this pattern without permission.
Please do not sell items made from this pattern without permission.

Update 10/8/07: Thank you, Natalie, for mentioning Mr. Toilet Paper on the Craft blog!

23 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Toilet Paper

  1. Adorable! But my cat would swipe it to play with, or someone would think it was to use! Yikes!

  2. beautiful! I want to leave it as a substitute once I take the last square of the real T.P….but I am afraid that my boy might seriously use it!

  3. Another hilarious knit! Since my friends make fun of me for having “toilet knitting” [hey, I don’t mock them for reading in there..] this is another must-knit for me. No Wool House is complete without it!

  4. Glad to hear so many of you are thinking of making (and maybe using?) this pattern. As my dad said when he saw it, he’s been waiting for re-usable tp for a long time, so who knows?!

  5. That is soo cute!
    I wonder how i can wear it as a scarf.. probably have to make it longer.
    I would totally love to wear toilet paper around my neck >w

  6. Love the pattern…its the most weirdest thing i have seen knitted for a while. I’m soooooo going to knit it, and scare some people.

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