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The Pencil Tissue Box Cover is a free crochet pattern featuring a pencil as the cover of a tissue box. The pattern includes a video tutorial as well. This cover makes the perfect teacher or school gift.
Back to School can be stressful. Same is true for Teacher Appreciation week. Finding a gift to celebrate these occasions can challenging to make sure you don’t gift the same as everyone else.
How about a useful and functional gift that can make any teachers desk or student desk more interesting? This Pencil Tissue Box Cover for sure has that. It’s cool, interesting and super useful any time of the day and will always get attention.
And to make it even more amazing, it comes with a video tutorial to show you how this pattern is made in case you are more of a visual learner.
The pencil tissue box cover was made with just worsted weighted yarn. Not all the yarn colors are from the same yarn company, but that really doesn’t matter. I focused more on the colors and weight of the yarn, then where the yarn was made.
More Crochet Tissue Box Pattern Inspiration for free:
I also create an actual crochet Pencil shaped Pencil Holder Box where you can store your pencils and pens in. Check out it, as it might make the perfect set.
So let me now give you the list of information you need in order to do this wonderful Pencil Tissue Box Cover.
This pattern is also available as an ad-free printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below at a small fee.
How to crochet the Pencil Tissue Box Cover
You will need:
- Yarn in the following colors, less than 1 skein each:
- Premier Anti-Pilling yarn, Cappucino (color A)
- Loops & Thread Impeccable yarn, Gray (color B)
- Premier Anti-Pilling yarn, Lemon (color C)
- Premier Anti-Pilling yarn, Black (color D)
- Red Heart Super Saver yarn, Petal Pink (color E)
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
- tissue box that has these dimensions: 5 x 4.5 x4.5 inches
4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
7 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- sc – single crochet
- inc – increase
- inv sc dec – invisible decrease (insert loop into front loops of 2 stitches, finish like normal sc
- ch – chain(s)
- st – stitch
- hidden slip stitch
Instructions for Pencil Tissue Box Cover:
The pattern was designed from the bottom up where the opening of the tissue box cover is towards the top where the tissues are pulled out of the box/the pencil lead hole as an opening.
The pink yarn is a bit thicker than the rest of the yarn so crochet this one a bit tighter so it balances it out.
Always change colors during the last stitch of the previous row when mentioned to change colors.
With color E:
Chain 56, sl st the last ch through the first ch to create a loop. To make sure your loop is straight and not twisted, check out this crochet tip here (video).
R1 – R2: 1 sc in each stitch, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (slip stitch from behind) (56 sts)
With color B:
R2 – R3: 1 sc inc, 1 sc in each stitch until the last stitch where you place 1 sc inc, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (58 sts)
With color C:
R4 – R25: 1 sc in each stitch, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (58 sts)
Using color A crochet the following:
R26: * 1 sc in the next 8 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 3 more times, then 1 sc into each st until the end, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (53 sts)
R27: * 1 sc in the next 7 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 3 more times, then 1 sc in each st until the end, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (48 sts)
R28: * 1 sc in the next 6 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 4 more times, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (43 sts)
R29: * 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 4 more times, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (38 sts)
R30: * 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 4 more times, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (28 sts)
R31: * 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 4 more times, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (23 sts)
R32: * 1 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 inv sc dec, repeat from * 4 more times, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (18 sts)
With color D crochet the following for the next 3 rounds:
1 sc in each stitch, sl st to the first st using the hidden slip stitch (18 sts)
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Now you can insert the tissue box from the bottom up into the cover. Then pull out some of the tissues so they are shown off and ready to be used coming out of the “tip” of the Pencil Tissue Box Cover.
Video Tutorial of the Pencil Tissue Box Cover
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