I recently had a case of the sniffles and found myself reaching for my tissue box often. Although you can purchase tissues with decorative boxes, I couldn’t help but notice how plain mine looked. It needed to be dressed up a little. Since cold weather makes me grab my yarn and crochet needle more often than not, that’s how I decided to do it. I dressed it up with some colorful yarn and I must admit, it made reaching for a tissue a little more cheerful. I can’t help but smile when I look at this tissue box!!
I bet you want one, too. If so, you’re in luck. Today I’m sharing the free crochet pattern with you so you can make one, too. Or make a few of them. With allergy season just around the corner, this tissue box cover would make a perfect gift for your friends and loved ones. I have a feeling I’ll be making a few more of these in the near future!
This cover fits snugly onto any standard box shaped tissue box. Just stretch it a bit to pull it down over the sides of the box.
Now just look at these two tissue boxes. Which would you rather look at on your bedside table, desk or counter? I know which one I’ll choose!!
Granny Square Tissue Box Cover Free Crochet Pattern:
This pattern fits a standard square tissue box. I tested it out on two different brands of tissues and it fit with no issues.
Materials needed: H Crochet Hook and worsted yarn in various colors of your choice.
With 1st color, chain 16. Sl st in 1st chain to join and create a circle.
Round 1: Ch 3. DC in every ch to the end. Join with a sl st in top of ch 3 space.
Round 2: Ch 3. 2 DC in first stitch. Ch 2. *Skip the next stitch. 3 DC in next stitch. Ch 2.* Repeat * 6 times. Join with sl st in top of beginning chain 3 space. Fasten off.
Round 3: With new color, attach yarn to work with a sl st in any ch 2 space. Chain 3. 2 DC, ch 2, 3 DC in first stitch. Ch 2. *3 DC in next ch 2 space. Ch 2. 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC in next chain space. Ch. 2. * Repeat * 2 times. Then 3 DC in last chain space, ch 2 and join with a sl st in top of beginning chain 3 space. Fasten off.
Rounds 4-13, using alternating colors for each round: Join new color with a sl st to any chain 2 space. Ch 3. 2 DC in ch 2 space. Ch 1. *3 DC in next chain 2 space. Ch 1.* Repeat * until the end and join with a sl st at top of beginning ch 3. Fasten off.