I’m proud to bring you my pattern for a knitted toilet lid cover! This pattern is based on the Knit Picks ‘Glub Glub Goldfish Toilet Lid Cover’ pattern designed by Knit Picks Design Team. This pattern uses worsted weight yarn instead of DK weight, because a knitted toilet lid cover should be a quick and easy weekend project.
The Sweatshop of Love Toilet Lid Cover Pattern
One size fits most lids
Length: approximately 15 in
Width: approximately 12 ½ in
Any worsted weight yarn, about 100 grams.
Various scraps of worsted weight yarn for your duplicate stitch pattern.
Size 5 needles.
About 2 feet of ¼ inch elastic.
W&T (Wrap and Turn) Directions:
On the knit side, when you get to a W&T direction, you sl the next st purl wise from your left needle to your right needle. Bring your yarn to the front, then sl the st back to your left needle. Turn your work to the purl side and bring your yarn to the front to purl next sts.
On the purl side, when you get to a W&T direction, you sl the next st purl wise from your left needle to your right needle. Bring your yarn to the back, then sl the st back to your left needle. Turn work to the knit side and bring your yarn to the back to knit next sts.
CO 43 sts
Row 1 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 2 and all WS rows: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5.
Inc Row: K5, KFB, K to last 5 sts, KFB, K4
Rep this Inc Row every 4 rows 10 times total (63 sts), then every 10th row 4 times (71 sts), ending with a WS row.
Short Row Sequence:
K5, K57, W&T
K to end, picking up wraps and working them with their st as you come to them.
K5, P to last 5 sts, picking up wraps and working them with their sts as you come to them, K5.
These 8 rows make up the Short Row Sequence. Repeat this sequence 4 more times. BO all sts.
Duplicate Stitching is like cross stitch! You just follow the stitches of your knitted project with a tapestry needle and the color of your choice. For a really great Duplicate Stitch tutorial, check out this Purl Bee Duplicate Stitch Tutorial.
Find a duplicate stitch pattern or make your own using graph paper! The original Knit Picks Toilet Lid Cover used a fish pattern you can find on their pattern, but I had trouble making it actually look like a fish. When I knit this again I’m going to make my own pattern. Try to find the center of your Toilet Lid Cover and the center of your design, and have at it! Make sure your Toilet Lid Cover’s BO edge is facing down, as that is the bottom of your Cover, so your pattern will be facing the correct way.
To attach the elastic, eyeball a circle with the elastic that is about 30% smaller than the outside edge of your Toilet Lid Cover, cut elastic to that size, and pin both ends together and to the top of your Toilet Lid Cover. Stretch the center of the elastic opposite of where you already pinned to the bottom of your Cover. Pin each center side of elastic to each center side of your Cover.
Using a sewing machine, start sewing around, attaching the elastic to the Cover by stretching the elastic to the size of the Cover, and not stretching the Cover. This will make the elastic pull the Cover in so it sits snuggly over the toilet lid.
Throw it over your toilet! Repeat pattern for everyone you know.