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Rubik's cube Tissue Box Cover with rearranging colored square tiles - Free Crochet Pattern

I am so excited about my new pattern creation.

This Rubik’s Cube pattern is unique because you can rearrange the colored square titles any way you like as most other patterns make you pick the color combination before making the cube having a permanent color combination. But not this pattern.

This pattern is designed that you make the colored square tiles separately from the black background. Once the squares are made they are attached using Velcro and hot glue.

 

This pattern is for beginners and it is crocheted.

Crochet Colorwork Techniques

This pattern fits a tissue box with the size: 4 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 5 inches

I got the idea for this crocheted tissue box cover from The Big Bang Theory, as Sheldon has a ceramic Rubik’s Cube on the end table next to “his spot”.

What you will need:

  • 3.5mm hook
  • (light) Worsted weighted yarn in these colors (I used Knitpicks Dishie yarn):
    • Black
    • Red
    • Yellow
    • White
    • Blue
    • Green
    • Orange
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tissue box (4 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 5 inches)

Gauge:

4 sc in 1 inch

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Sides (make 4)

Using Black, Ch 20

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd Ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch till the end of the row (19 st)

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in each st till the end of the row (19 st)

Row 3-24: Repeat row 2, 22 times (24 rows in total with 19 st in each row), tie off, and weave in the ends

Top

Using Black, Ch 20

Row

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd Ch from the hook, 1 sc in each ch till the end of the row (19 st)

Row 2: Ch1, 1 sc in each st till the end of the row (19 st)

Row 3-7: Repeat row 2, 5 times (7 rows in total with 19 st in each row)

Row 8: Ch 1, 1 sc in the next 7 st, leaving the rest of the stitches untouched as of right now

Row 9-12: Ch 1, 1 sc in the next 7 st

By the end of row 12, tie and weave in the end, and move to the other side, we left untouched earlier

Row 8: skip 5 stitches in the middle (next to the side you just did) and attach the yarn and Ch 1, 1 sc in the next 7 st

Row 9-12: Ch 1, 1 sc in the next 7 st

Row13: Ch1, 1 sc in the next 7 st, Ch5, (now going to the first side again), 1 sc in the next 7 st

Row 14-20: Ch1, 1 sc in each st till the end of the row (19 st)

Fasten off, and weave in the ends

 

Connecting all the sides and top using single crochet

Start by crocheting the top to all 4 sides by single crocheting them together on the right side (let the side with the foundation chain be on the bottom (where the opening for the tissue box will be) using 20 sc.

Once you created a cross by having the top attached to all the sides of the rubisc cube, it is time to crochet the sides together, again right side facing outwards (you want to see where the sides are connected). See the picture below how it will look like. It should be 24 sc to connect the sides together.

Once all sides are connected, go one more round on the bottom of the tissue box opening with single crochet to get rid of the view of the foundation chain and making it look better.

Cubes

Make 9 Cubes per color (54 cubes in total)

Ch 6

Row 1: 5 sc in each stitch (5 st)

Row 2-5: Ch 1, 5 sc in each st (5 st)

Ch 1, work 5 sc on the adjacent side (we are going around the square to make the side look better), Ch 1 (in the corner), 5 sc on the next side, Ch 1 (in the corner), 5 sc on the last side, sl st to the first stitch of the last row, tie off and weave in the ends

Attach Velcro using hot glue to all the cubes on the right side (leaving the opposite side of the Velcro still attached), place the cubes on the black side or top the way you want them and hot glue the other part of the Velcro to the black side/top as seen on the picture below:

 

Check out my video below on what it actually looks like (please note I said in the video I used “superglue”, but that is not correct, I used hot glue!!)

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Rubik’s Cube tissue box with rearranging colored square tiles inspired by The Big Bang Theory was last modified: June 6th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

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