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Secret Pumpkin Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern - by Nicki's Homemade Crafts #crochet #tissuebox #pumpkin #freecrochetpattern #halloween #thanksgivingAfter making many tissue box covers, it really is starting to be my thing to make more tissue box covers. They are so fun and easy to make. Well, I have been thinking about a Pumpkin Tissue Box Cover for awhile now. But I had trouble getting it to work, until it finally made click in my head and it came to life.

Besides looking like an awesome tissue box cover, this pumpkin can also serve a decoration purpose only as it has a lid that can be added to the top to hid the tissue box component. The lid looks like a piece of the pumpkin with the stem that was carved out.

When I made this pumpkin tissue box cover and left it in the family room and my kids came into check out my newest creation, they were all kinds of surprised about this neat looking pumpkin. At this point they did not know what it was yet. And as kids, they always need to explore further. You should have seen their faces once they realized it had a secret compartment! I love that reaction!

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The yarn I used is Premier Home Cotton Grande which was sponsored by Premier Yarns. Please go to Premier Yarns’ Facebook page and THANK them for sponsoring Nicki’s Homemade Crafts!

This yarn is super soft with a cotton-acrylic blend and is very easy to work with. It was perfect for this kind of project.

As always, my pattern is available for free, but if you prefer, I always created a pdf of this pattern which you can easily purchase in my Ravelry or Etsy store at the links below.

Have you seen my other Tissue Box Covers? 

-> Elephant

-> Pig

-> Rubik’s Cube

-> Crayon

So, let’s get right into what you will need and how to make this awesome looking Secret Pumpkin Tissue Box Cover for this fall season. If you need help with this pattern, I also have a guided video tutorial below that shows certain parts of the pattern to some may find difficult, although everything is very easy.

Materials (click the names below to see which ones I used!):

Gauge:

3 dc x 2 rows = 1 square inch

Stitches used (US terms):

  • dc = double crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • inc = increase
  • dec = decrease
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch

Final Size:

6.5 w/o the stem (with the stem 11) in height x 11 inches in diameter

Instructions:

Notes: All starting or turning chains are not counted as stitches.

Cover of actual tissue box

Start with orange.

Make a chain of 60 and connect the ends with a sl st to make a loop (make sure not to twist, click HERE for a trick on how to prevent twisting), ch 1

Use a stitch marker, as you will make continues rounds.

Round 1 – 23: 1 sc in each st all around (60 sts per round)

Sl st and fasten off.

Inside lid of the actual tissue box

Start with orange.

Row 1: Ch 16, 1 sc in each ch starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 1, turn (15 sts)

Row 2 – 6: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Now you will work on one side at the time to create a hole in the middle.

Row 7: 1 sc in the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn (5 sts)

Row 8 – 11: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn (fasten off at the end of row 11)

Now start on the other side.

Row 7: when looking at the 5 sc’ you made on the other side, sk 5 sts, then connect the yarn to the next st (there are 5 sts leftover in that row), 1 sc in the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn (5 sts)

Row 8 – 11: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

Row 12: 1 sc in the next 5 sts, ch 5 (to connect to the other side again), 1 sc in the next 5 sts, ch 1, turn (15 sts)

Row 13: 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 sc in each of the 5 chs, 1 sc in the next 5 sts (15 sts)

Row 14 – 16: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn

After row 16, you will connect the lid to the cover of the tissue box by using either sc’s, sl sts, or sewing. I used single crochets. As this part will not be shown once the pattern is done, it does not matter how you connect these 2 pieces. Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Extension of the tissue box opening

Starting with orange.

Connect the yarn to one corner of the opening and ch 1.

Round 1: 1 sc all around such that the side have 5 sc’s and the corner has 1 sc (24 sts)

Use a stitch marker now, as these are continues rounds.

Round 2 – 4: 1 sc all around (24 sts), by the end of round 3, sl st to the first st of that round

Do not cut the yarn now, as you will now start making the actual pumpkin part (no continues rounds anymore).

Pumpkin Part of the Tissue Box Cover

Round 1: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (30 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (35 sts)

Round 3: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (40 sts)

Round 4: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (45 sts)

Round 5: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (50 sts)

Round 6: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (55 sts)

Round 7: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)

Round 8: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (65 sts)

Round 9: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (70 sts)

Round 10: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (75 sts)

Round 11: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (80 sts)

Round 12: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 7 sts, 2 dc in the same st, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (85 sts)

Round 13 – 15: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 15 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (85 sts)

Round 16: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 7 sts, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (80 sts)

Round 17: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (75 sts)

Round 18: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 6 sts, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (70 sts)

Round 19: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (65 sts)

Round 20: ch 1, *1sc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the next 5 sts, 1 dc dec, 1 dc in the next 4 sts, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)

Flip the pumpkin around the inside tissue box cover.

At this point, you need to add the polyfill. But before you do so, insert an actual tissue box into the cavity of the inside tissue box cover in order to prevent overfilling the pumpkin with polyfill. Now at polyfill, but do not over stuff it.

Next, you will use single crochets to close up the pumpkin. Meaning, you will connect the inside cover to the outside pumpkin. Both part of 60 sts in the round. So connect them such that all stitches aline.

Add some strings to the dents of the pumpkin using some orange yarn and a tapestry needle. You will insert the needle from the inside right where the inside lid and the inside tissue box cover are connected. Push the needle thru so it comes out on the outside of the pumpkin. Now tie the ends of the string together, but do NOT pull too tide as the tissue box will be shown on the bottom otherwise. Do that for all 5 dents of the pumpkin.

Lid with Stem

Start with christmas green.

These are continues rounds, so be sure to use a stitch marker.

Round 1: Make a magic ring, ch 1, and add 8 sc into it. Pull tide to close the ring.

Round 2 – 13: 1 sc all around

During the last stitch (the last loop), change the color to orange

Round 14: 2 sc in each st (16 sts)

Round 15: *1 sc , 2 sc in the same st, repeat all around from * (24 sts)

Round 16 – 17: 1 sc in each st all around

Round 18: *1 sc , 1 sc dec, repeat all around from * (16 sts)

Add some polyfill into the stem and the cavity of the orange circle

Round 19: 1 sc dec all around (8 sts)

Round 20: 1 sc dec all around (8 sts)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Leaf

Start with Christmas Green

Ch 10

Now working in the next 8 chs, crochet one of each of these stitches into 1 ch each in that order starting from the 2nd ch from the hook: sc, hdc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc.

Now lay the stem of the leaf (the leftover chains) above the hook, and crochet this sequence (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc) on the other side of the chain.

Fasten off and weave in the ends. Optionally add a wire to the leaf before sewing it onto the stem of the pumpkin.

 

 

You are now done and can enjoy and trick your family, friends and guest to your home with this Secret Pumpkin Tissue Box Cover.

Check out my partial voice over video of this Pumpkin Tissue Box Cover:

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2 thoughts on “Secret Pumpkin Tissue Box Cover – Free Crochet Pattern”

    1. I understand you might be having trouble. But I am actually very busy right now. It really is super easy. Please check the photos to understand it better. I might have some time in the future to make a video, just sadly not right now. Thanks for understanding. If you have a specific question I can answer, please let me know.

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