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Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

When I recently was on Facebook LIVE I asked my followers what kinds of patterns they would like me to design and create. Well, one of the requested patterns was a Crayon Tissue Box Cover. It turned out better than I thought and is really cool looking.

It is a fairly large tissue box cover, about two times as long as a normal rectangular (American) tissue box. In order to make the crayon no look like a little fat over-used crayon, I needed to extent the cover and add polyfill.

You basically just need 3 different colors. One of the colors is black which is used for the lines of the crayon and the other two colors need to be the same type of color, but one is lighter than the other. In my example, I used a light blue and a dark blue. You will need a lighter and darker type of the same color because the wrapper of the crayon is always lighter than the actual crayon itself.

Have you seen my other Tissue Box Covers?

Elephant Tissue Box Cover

Owl Tissue Box Cover

Piggy Bank Tissue Box


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You will need:

  • Caron simply soft in black, royal blue and soft blue (1 skein each) -> royal blue will be called color A (for the darker color) and soft blue will be color B (for the lighter color)
  • 5.0mm hook
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • polyfill
  • Tissue box with the dimensions: 9 x 4.75 x 3.5 inches

Final size of the Crayon Tissue Box Cover:

21 x 5.5 x 3.75 inches

Gauge:

4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used (US terms):

Instructions:

Start with color A

Row 1: ch 19, 1 sc in each st starting from the 2nd ch from the hook (18 sts), ch 1, turn

Row 2 – 16: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Now you will work on 3 sides of this created square as shown on the picture below. Basically, you will build a 3 sided “wall” that will be elongated to create the top and the sides of the tissue box cover.

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Row 17: 14 sc’s equally along the first side, 1 sc in the corner, 18 sc’s across what used to be row 1, 1 sc in the corner, 14 sc’s equally along the parallel side to the first side, ch 1, turn (48 sts)

Row 18 – 19: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color B (leave tail of about 10 inches for both beginning and end of a yarn color, as you will use it later for sewing, DO THAT FOR ALL COLOR CHANGES UNLESS MENTIONED OTHERWISE)

Row 20 – 21: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color black

Row 22 – 23: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Row 24 – 27: repeat rows 20-23

Change yarn to color B

Row 28 – 34: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Now you will create the opening for the tissues, so you will work on one side first, and then the other side, before connecting both sides again to keep on going. See the picture for a better understanding.

 

Row 35: 1 sc in the next 24 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 36 – 57: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, on the last sts of the last row, fasten off

Now re-attach the yarn to the 25th stitch that was not crocheted into in row 35.

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Repeat rows 35 – 57 for that side also, but do not fasten off after row 58.

Row 58: 1 sc in each st (just keep going with single crochets as of the first and second side where attached, see picture), ch 1, turn (48 sts)

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Row 59 – 65: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color black

Row 66 – 67: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color B

Row 68 – 69: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color black

Row 70 – 71: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color B

Row 72 – 73: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color A

Row 74 – 77: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, after the last st in row 77 DO NOT CH 1 or TURN, as you now work in continues rounds (for the tip), use a stitch marker!

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Round 1: ch 18 (that will connect to the other side), 1 sc in each st all around

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Round 2: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round (66 sts)

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Round 3: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 9 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 4: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 5: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 8 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 6: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 7: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 7 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 8: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 9: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 10: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 11: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 12: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 13: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 14: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 15: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 16: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 17: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around

Round 18: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round

Round 19: *1 inv sc dec, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * all around

Round 20: 1 inv sc dec all around

Round 21: 1 sc in each ch and then in each st all round, fasten off, sew together the hole and weave in the end

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Now you will create 2 flat pieces that will be sewn on after making them to the underside of the front and back of the tissue box cover so that it can be filled with polyfill and then allows the tissue box to be placed in the middle pocket.

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Start with color black (leave a long starting tail of about 30 – 40 inches for sewing later)

Row 1: ch 19, 1 sc in each st starting from the 2nd ch from the hook (18 sts), ch 1, turn

Row 2 – 16: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color B

Row 17 – 18: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color black

Row 19 – 20: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color B

Row 21 – 22: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Change yarn to color A

Row 23 – 26: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, fasten off after the last st, leave a tail of about 20 inches or more for sewing.

Sewing it all together

Now it is time to sew the two flat pieces onto the outer color A on both ends of the crayon, then you sew the sides on using the corresponding color yarn that is hanging down after it was fasten off during crocheting. In the end, sew the piece to the inner black line (that is closest to the tissue opening). Be sure to not stretch any of the pieces while sewing, so that the crayon does not look twisted later. Also once you have about 3 inches left of sewing, fill the empty cavity with polyfill and finish sewing together the pieces.

Picture Tutorial for the Non-pointy side

Picture Tutorial for the Pointy Side

You are now done and you can add the tissue box underneath.

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

However, you can now also add the word “crayon” plus the oval around the name using the surface crochet stitch. HERE is a video if you have never done this stitch before (video is for a different pattern, BUT it is the same stitch/technique). It is just like a slip stitch or a chain but over an already created crochet piece (just like embroidery, but with a crochet hook).

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

Crayon Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

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