Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Small Tissue Box cover to crochet free pattern!

Small tissue box cover
Finished project fits a 4 3/8 x 5 inch tissue box.

1 Ball / Skein yarn (mine only took ½ a skein of Red Heart Super Saver 100% Acrylic; 5oz 244 yd Earth and Sky)
Gauge= 8, 3-dc clusters across and 11 rnd(s) or rows equal approx 5x4.5

beg  …. begin(ning)
bet …. between
ch(s) …. chain(s)
dc  …. double crochet
lp(s) ….loop(s)
rep …. repeat
rnd(s) …. round(s)
sc …. single crochet
sk …. skip
sl …. slip
 …. space(s)
st …. stitch(es)
yo …. yarn over
* or ** … repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
[ ] …. work directions in brackets the number of times indicated

Beg: ch-16, sl st to join.
Rnd 1: ch-2 (counts as 1st dc), 2-dc in bottom of ch-2. (this is the sl st used to join last rnd) Ch-2, 3-dc in NEXT chain  (not the same chain as most patterns have you do. This makes the 1st corner). *skip 2 ch(s), 3-dc in next ch, ch-2, 3-dc in next ch **. Repeat from * to ** 2 more times.  Sk last 2 ch(s), sl st to join in top of beg ch-2. ~23-dc 8-sps~
Rnd 2: Turn, ch-2, 2-dc in sp, *3-dc in corner sp, ch-2, 3-dc in SAME sp** (to make 1st corner) 3-dc in next sp, repeat from * to ** 2 more times, 3-dc in last corner sp, ch-2, 3-dc in same sp,  sl st to join in top of ch-2. ~35-dc 12-sp(s)~
Rnd 3: Turn, ch-2, 2-dc in sp bottom of ch-2, *3-dc in corner sp, ch-2, 3-dc in same sp, 3-dc in next sp, 3-dc in 2nd sp**,  repeat from* to ** 2 more times to make 2 more corners. 3-dc in last corner sp, ch-2, 3-dc, 3-dc in next sp, sl st to join in top of 1st ch-2.
(this is the top, and should measure at least 4 ½  inches squared. Check your gauge here so it fits the tissue box)
Rnd(s) 4-11: Turn ch-2, 2-dc in sp in bottom of ch-2, 3-dc in next 15-sp(s) including corners. Project will start to roll. Sl st to join in top of 1st ch-2. Continue remaining rnd(s) to end. ~47dc~
(Sides should measure 5 inches high)

Rnd 12: Turn, ch-1 sc in tops of ch(s) all the way around to end sl-st to finish.  (shown in photo above)
Weave in both beginning and end pieces. 

This is a great way to brighten up your desk, just in time for spring allergies!
If you hook this up, come back and add a comment or shoot me an email to: beckihrh @ gmail dot com. Letting me know how it came out! :( 
Happy Spring!

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