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Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

OMG, this Piggy Bank Tissue Box was so fun and fast to create. I came up with the idea when I had my last allergy attack and ran out of tissues. Why throw the empty tissue box away? Why not reuse it?

So, I did. I reused it and made it into a Piggy Bank. How fun?!

Did you see my funny and entertaining video on how I came up with the idea and how I made this Piggy Bank Tissue Box? It is hilarious. This is my first video that I actually appear on. I thought you might like that:-)

 

 


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You will need:

Gauge:

3 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used:

Instructions:

Here you can see all the pieces of this Piggy Bank Tissue Box (the only thing you don’t see are the eyes and the polyfill):

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Box cover (without the top):

Chain 62, sl st to first st (makes a loop or large ring), ch 1

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

Row 1-17: 1 sc in each st, fasten off at the end of row 17

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Top panel:

Row 1: Chain 17, 1 sc in each st, starting from the 2nd chain from the hook, ch 1, turn

Row 2-8: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Row 9: 1 sc in the next 4 sts, ch 8, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 10: 1 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the next 8 chs, 1 sc in the next 4 sts, ch 1, turn

Row 11-17: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn, fasten off at the end of row 17

 

Legs (make 4):

Round1: make a magic ring, ch 1, place 8 sc into the ring

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

Round 2 – 9: 1 sc in each st, fasten off at the end of round 9

 

Tail:

Ch 16

Row 1: place 2 hdc in each st, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook

Fasten off at the end

 

Ears (make 2):

Round1: make a magic ring, ch 1, place 12 sc into the ring, sl st to the first st, ch 1

Round 2: 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc in each st until the end of the round, sl st to the first st, ch 1

Round 3: (2 sc, 1 sc) 3 times, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 dc, 2 hdc, 1 hdc, (2 sc, 1 sc) 3 times (this will not finish the round, but that exactly right), fasten off

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Nose:

Round1: make a magic ring, ch 1, place 12 sc into the ring, sl st to the first st, ch 1

Round 2: *(2 sc in BLO in the same st) 3 times, (2 hdc in BLO in the same st) 3 times, repeat from * one more time (makes an oval), sl st to the first st, ch 1

Round 3: 1 sc in BLO in each st all around (now do continues rounds, no sl st till the end)

Round 4-5: 1 sc in each st, fasten off after round 5

 

Sewing it all together:

Flip the big box cover inside out and put it over the tissue box. Now lay the top panel on top and sew them together by using 3 sts from the “loop” to 1 st of the panel on the corners. Having the tissue box inside makes the sewing together easier.

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Now add the tail by sewing or tying and weaving in the ends.

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

First attach the nostrils by attaching the 10mm “safety eyes”, then add the nose by sewing it to the front and stuffing it with polyfill right before it is all sewn on. Next attach the eyes using the 12mm “safety eyes”.

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

After that, sew on the ears onto the corners of the box close to the face.

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Finally, sew the legs (stuff with polyfill) onto the side of the box and weave in all the ends.

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

Now you just have to cut a hole into the tissue box (sideways) and close up the opening where usually the tissues come out. Be sure to watch my video for that.

You are done now and ready to use your Piggy Bank Tissue Box. I hope you like it. Be sure to share the pattern link with the world.

Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern Piggy Bank Tissue Box - Free Crochet Pattern

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