Monday, January 31, 2011

Easy, Basic Tissue Cover

I don't care how pretty the tissue companies try to make them, tissue boxes are ugly. I wanted to make my own but I couldn't find a pattern for a cover I like. I like things with clean lines and not a lot of frills or lace so I decided to make my own pattern.

I made my cover for the taller square box of tissues. I crochet tightly so if you make this you might want to measure your cover against the box you are going to use it with to make sure you are getting the gauge right. I used acrylic worsted weight yarn and a J hook with a gauge of 15 chs in 4 inches and 20 rows in 4 inches.

Ch 20 join with a sl st to form a ring being careful not to twist the chain.
Rnd 1: ch *1 sc in the next 4 chs, 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from * three times, join with a sl st.
Rnd 2: ch 1 sc in the next 4 scs 3 sc in the next sc, *sc in the next 6 scs, 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from* twice join with sl st.
Rnd 3: ch 1 sc in the next 4 sc 3 sc in the next sc, *sc in the next 8 sc 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from* twice join with sl st.
Rnd 4: ch 1 sc in the next 5 sc 3 sc in the next sc, *sc in the next 10 sc 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from * twice join with sl st.
Rnd 5: ch 1 sc in the next 6 sc 3 sc in the next sc, * sc in the next 12 sc 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from * twice join with sl st
Rnd 6: ch 1 sc in the next 7 sc 3 sc in the next sc * sc in the next 14 sc 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from * twice join with sl st
Rnd 7: ch1 sc in the next 8 sc 3 sc in the next sc, * sc in the next 16 sc 3 sc in the next sc* repeat from * twice join with sl st
Rnd 8: ch 1 sc in the back loop only of each each sc around, join with sl st
Rnd 9-32 ch l sc in both loops of each sc around join with sl st. On the last row fasten off and weave in your ends.

2 comments:

  1. Hello...I love your tissue box...I am trying to do this pattern and the stitches are not adding up for me...When I do the first round I am fine..but when I come to the second round and get back to where I sl st. I have 2 extra stitches before I sl st.
    Am I suppose to sl st int the chain one space or into the first SC. and then is the first SC of the round done in the joining space or the next SC. Thanks for your help!

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  2. Sorry I didn't get this comment until now. I'm sure you've frogged and moved on by now but if by chance you still need this info you'll be slip stitching into the sc. The ch 1 at the beginning of the round is just to get height for the stitch so it isn't puckered.

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