This CD Tissue cover came about one day when I was about to throw out some old CD’s. As I started thinking about how to recycle them into something useful I realized they were about the same size as a double roll of toilet paper. So I fiddled around a bit and this is what I came up with. It does the trick quite nicely and looks great in my bathroom.
The tissue cover is started by crocheting around the CD. Since it’s not everyday that I crochet around CD’s I found it to be a bit tricky at first. I found it to be a nuisance to bring the yarn through the hole, but after the first CD it got significantly easier. I created a separate page showing step by step on how to do the CD: Crochet Around a CD.
Once the CD is done, you continue to work in an even pattern until done. The flower is made separate and attached to the strands of yarn wrapped around the CD. If you plan on staking them you’d only need to make a flower for the top cover.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter or any similar cotton yarn.
Hook Sizes: H/8-5.00mm & G/6-4.25mm
Other: Old CD
Gauge: 2″ over 3 ch-2 sps and 6 rows.
Finished Size: 2″ over 3 ch-2 sps and 6 rows.
Puff St = Puff Stitch
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Fpsc = Front Post Single Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Puff St: Ch 2, (Yo, insert hk in sp indicated, yo and pull through) 2 times, 5 lps on hook, yo and pull through all 5 lps, ch 1.
Crocheting Around CD: Start off with a slip knot on your 5 mm hook. Hold the ball end of the yarn at the back of the CD with the shiny side facing you. Bring the yarn through the center hole, from back to front, and place it on the hook. Pull the yarn through the slip knot.
[Ch 2, bring the ball end of the yarn through the hole and place on hook, pull the yarn through the loop on hook] 23 times; ch 2; join with sl st to slip knot. (24 ch-2 sps)
See tutorial on how to crochet around a CD.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sk first ch, sc into bl of next ch, *ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sc in bl of next ch; rep from * around; hdc into first sc to form joining ch-2 sp. (24 ch-2 sps)
Rnds 2-13: Ch 1, sc in first ch-2 sp (same sp as where the join was made), *ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around; hdc into first sc to form joining ch-2 sp. (24 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 14: Work puff st into first sp, *sl st into next sp, work puff st into same sp; rep from * around; join with sl st to first ch that was made in first puff st. FO. (24 puff sts)
The puff stitches will flare at the bottom and should sit nicely on the counter.
With 5 mm hook, ch 3; join with sl st in first ch to form circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2] 6 times into circle; join with sl st to first sc. (6 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 2: [Sl st, work puff st] into first ch-2 sp and into each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in first sl st. Turn.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, fpsc around sc made in rnd 1, *ch 3, fpsc around next sc of rnd 1; rep from * around; ch 3; join with sl st to first fpsc. (6 lps) Turn.
Rnd 4: *Sl st into ch-3 lp, (work puff st, sl st, puff st) into same lp; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sl st. (12 puff sts) Turn.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, fpsc around first fpsc of rnd 3, *ch 4, fpsc around next fpsc of rnd 3; rep from * around; ch 4; join with sl st to first fpsc. (6 lps) Turn.
Rnd 6: (Sl st, puff st) 3 times into first ch-4 lp and into each lp around; join with sl st to first sl st. (18 puff sts) FO.
Rnd 1: With G/6-4.25mm hk, Ch 2, work 4 sc into 2nd ch from hk.
Rnd 2: Encasing the first 4 sts, work another 4 sc into the 2nd ch from hk making sure to mark first st. Sl st into first st of rnd 2. FO leaving a long tail for sewing.
Weave the tail end through the sts made in last round. Pull the tail tight and sew button into the center of the flower.
Attach flower to top of toilet roll cover. String the tail end onto a yarn needle and slide the needle under all the lps on the shiny side of the CD. Pull the string around the center and secure the flower.