Free Crochet Crafter’s Buddy Pattern as a Tissue Box Cover

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This free pattern is for a Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover for Phone, Notion, and Crochet Hook Storage. This pattern is made using only single crochet stitches as well as worsted yarn.


Tissue Box Covers do not have to look plain or generic. The ones from the grocery store can look much prettier with some crochet around them. Don’t you think? And in case you have been around my website for a while, you likely know I love crocheting tissue box covers. They also make great yarn storage containers as well as “trash cans” for used tissues and yarn scraps.

If you have never tried making a tissue box cover, I sure hope this will be the first one you try. It’s fun and fairly easy to crochet, even for a beginner. And the most important thing: it has pockets!

This Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover to storage your phone, hooks, and notions. And it has a pin cushion – square donut-shaped – to stick your pins or tapestry needle into! No more losing your crochet notions.

But there is MORE! Once you finish your tissues, just use the empty container as a trash can for “yarn scraps”! How cool is that?

So is this a crocheter’s come true? Well, for me it is. Everything is in ONE spot!

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Crafter's Buddy Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern Free

Crocheting Tissue Box Covers

Well, this Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover is not my first pattern for tissue boxes. I have made 19 other crochet patterns for square tissue boxes.

My new ebooks include all 20 square tissue box cover crochet patterns and even explain the idea of how to start your own design. And of course, the ebook also comes with lots of videos.

Get the PDF of the Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover Pattern

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If you like this Tissue Box Cover crochet pattern, you might like these also:

  1. Gift Tissue Box Cover
  2. Santa Belt Tissue Box Cover
  3. Snowman Head Tissue Box Cover
  4. Gingerbread House Tissue Box Cover

So, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to crochet a Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover

Materials you will need

  • WeCrochet’s Brava worsted yarn in these color:
    • plummy speckle (1 full skein – get 2 skeins just in case)
    • egglplant (only a little bit – less than 1 skein)

Gauge

4 sts x 5 rows = 1 square inch

Size

Fits a tissue box cover: 4.25 x 4.25 x 5 inches

Stitches used in the pattern

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover Pattern
Video Reveal

This pattern used to be part of the December 2021 Mystery Crochet Along. The video below shows off all the features of the pattern and shows how to use it.

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Free Written Pattern for the Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover

Quick note: You can make the pattern using only ONE color if you wish. But if you like to be bold, then have the strong color for the tissue box and the neutral color for pockets.

Furthermore, the gauge for the pockets is not extremely important. Just make sure they are not larger than mentioned. A bit smaller is fine too, even with fewer stitches or rows.

Crochet Pockets

Video Tutorial of the Pockets

Foundation Crochet Pocket Pattern

All pieces (using purple) start with the same chain count and have the same stitch number per row. The only difference is the row count.

Foundation pattern (4 inches wide)

Ch 16

R1: start from 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each st, turn

R2: 1 sc in each st, turn

2 tiny strips (0.75 inches tall):

Crochet 2 pieces exactly as mentioned in the foundation pattern with 2 rows. Fasten off

2 small strips (1.5 inches tall):

Crochet 2 pieces using the foundation pattern with 5 rows in total (repeating R2 three times). Fasten off

1 small rectangle (2 inches tall):

Crochet 1 piece using the foundation pattern with 6 rows in total (repeating R2 four times). Fasten off

1 medium-sized rectangle (2.25 inches tall):

Crochet 1 piece using the foundation pattern with 7 rows in total (repeating R2 five times). Fasten off

1 Large rectangle (5 inches tall):

Crochet 1 piece using the foundation pattern with 28 rows in total (repeating R2 26 times). Fasten off

Weave in your ends if you want to use hot glue to attach them (like me) or leave a tail for sewing.

Crochet Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover with Pin Cushion – Donut Shaped

How to Crochet the Pin Cushion of the Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover:

Written Tutorial of the Crochet Pin Cushion

Ch 20 with speckle yarn, connect the first with the last ch to make a large loop (with a slip stitch)

You will now work in continuous rounds, so be sure to use a stitch marker

R1: *1 sc in the next 4 chs, then [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] in the next ch, repeat from * until the end of the round

R2-7: *1 sc in each st until you reach the corner ch space, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] into the corner chain st, repeat from * until the end of the round

You should now have 76 sts in total.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Now reattach your yarn in the very first st you made (in the center hole). You will now be working upwards, in continuous rounds.

Make sure you work from the inside, not outside (so it will look like the picture below) as it will make the next part of the pattern easier.

R1-6: 1 sc in each st (1 sc per corner) (20 sts per round)

You will now expand and increase after creating the “turtle neck” by repeating how you made the first square.

R1: *1 sc in the next 4 chs, then [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc]in the next ch, repeat from * until the end of the round

R2-7: *1 sc in each st until you reach the corner ch space, [1 sc, ch 1, 1 sc] into the corner chain st, repeat from * until the end of the round

You should now have 76 sts in total.

You will now add non-increasing rounds to close the “gap” between the top and bottom square.

R1-6: 1 sc in each st (1 sc per corner) (76 sts per round)

Now you will connect the last round of the first square with the last round you just crocheted:

R1: 1 sc (through all 4 loops of the 2 rounds) per st (76 sts)
Be aware I wrote “single crochet stitches”, not slip stitches, to connect the two rounds.

Like the picture shows below:

Once you reach almost the end, start stuffing the “donut” with polyfill, the finish the round as before.

The stuffed donut is about 5 inches across from side to side. It’s ok if it’s a bit smaller or bigger. Along as it’s about 5 inches.

It will look like this now:

Crocheting the Tissue Box Cover Body

You will crochet non-increasing rounds to add the “body” of the tissue box cover.

R1-26: 1 sc per st (76 sts)

In the last round finish at a point that you would be right behind a “corner” of a tissue box cover (insert the box to see this).

Now you’ll be adding the phone stand.

Crochet Phone Stand

R1: 1 sc in each st, for the next 16 sts, turn

R2-7: 1 sc in each st, turn

R8: 1 sc in the blo (you will use the flo later), turn

R9-17: 1sc in each st, turn

Bottom of the Crafter's Buddy Tissue Box Cover

Fold the area between R9 and R18 over (like the picture below).

R18: 1 sl st going through the st of the last row and the leftover loop (was a flo in R8), so going through 3 loops

crocheting the phone stand of the Crafter's Buddy Tissue Box Cover

Now cut your yarn, stuff the little “tube” you just made with polyfill, and sew around the edge of the rows on each side to close up the holes.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Phone stand of the Crafter's Buddy Tissue Box Cover

Adding the crochet pockets and stripes to the Crafter’s Buddy

Now is time to either sew or hot glue the pockets and stripes to the tissue box cover.

Overview of how to finish the rest of the Crafter’s Buddy Tissue Box Cover in a video tutorial:

  • watch it on Facebook HERE
  • watch it on TikTok HERE
  • watch it on Youtube HERE

You are done and can now use your fun Phone Notion Hook Storage Tissue Box Cover, which can also be used a “trash can” once you run out of tissues. It’s a great place to put your yarn scraps, don’t you think?

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Crafter's Buddy Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern for Free

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