Santa Toilet Paper Cover

After making a couple of snowman TP covers I just knew there had to be a way to turn this adorable pattern I found on Brenda's (aka Loom Lady) blog  into a Santa.  So after much thought I sat down this past week, gave it a whirl and this was the end result.  Now I must say that I'm pretty pleased with the outcome and just absolutely ecstatic that he turned out so stinkin' cute.
So how did I do this you ask?  Well first you need to download the snowman TP cozy pattern here.  Using a red yarn (I used Lion Brand Homespun) follow the directions for the body.  After creating the 'brim' do a color change and follow the directions for the head using a flesh tone yarn.
To create Santa's beard I used a white boa (single strand) and on the front portion of the face I stitched a take on the lazy daisy embroidery stitch.  I did this stitch on every row from the color change to almost half way up the face. 
Santa's eyes are nothing more than 15 mm animal eyes that I found in my stash since I couldn't find matching buttons in the size I wanted.
For Santa's belt and buckle I used a black ribbon from my stash and created the buckle using a scrap piece of plastic canvas and a gold metallic cord to stitch it up.
For Santa's hat I e-wrap cast on the red knifty knitter 31 peg loom using a single strand of boa and a single strand of 4 ply white yarn.  I did an e-wrap knit for 8 rows, made a brim and then did a color change with a single strand of red eyelash and a single strand of 4 ply red yarn.  Continue to e-wrap knit in the round for 10 rows.
At this point I started to do a decrease on each side and knit in a flat panel.  So what you do is create your decrease on each side, e-wrap knit in the flat panel style for two rows, do another decrease on both sides of the row, e-wrap knit for two rows and repeat until you have 11 pegs left with loops remaining.  Continue to e-wrap knit until your hat is the desired length and then do a drawstring cast off.  Now stitch the sides up together, add a pom pom and viola!


Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

You did a fantastic job on this cute little Santa! My good friend Althea Burger developed this design and was kind enough to share it with me. Thank you for sharing your Santa re-design!