Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover – Free Crochet Pattern


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This Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover – Free Crochet Pattern is a super cute Easter decoration. The free crochet pattern includes step by step instructions on how to crochet the tissue/Kleenex box cover, the bunny ears, face and pom pom tail. You can use all worsted weight yarn or use fluffy white fleece yarn for the inside of the years and tail (the pattern includes instructions for both). It’s a fun Easter crochet project!


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Easter Crochet Tissue Box

This Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover crochet pattern is designed to fit a standard rectangle tissue/Kleenex box (exact sizing below). It creates a wonderful Easter decoration and is quick and easy to make…perfect for beginners.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

This Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US crochet terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terminology, check out my US to UK Conversion Chart.


Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

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SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

SIZE

This Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover is designed to fit a rectangular Kleenex/tissue box with the following measurements:

  • Height: 3.5″
  • Length: 9″
  • Width: 4.75″
  • Tissue opening length: 4.25″

Finished Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover (using the yarn listed below and a H/8 (5.00mm) hook) is: 9.25″ long, 3.5″ high and 5″ wide.

Tissue Box Sizing

Gauge

4″ x 4″ = 14 sc and 16 rows

Gauge is very important for this pattern to ensure that your finished item fits the tissue box. Need help understanding gauge? Check out my Step by Step Guide to Crochet Gauge.

As I suffer from oh-no-it-doesn’t-fit-a-phobia, I’ve provided measurements throughout the pattern. Please measure along the way!

MATERIALS

Yarn: Any worsted weight (4) yarn for the tissue box cover, bunny face and outer bunny ears. For the inside of the bunny ears and the tail, I used Bernat Pipsqueak, which is a bulky (5) weight fleece yarn. This is optional. You can also use worsted weight (4) for the inside of the bunny ears and tail. There are instructions for both weights in the pattern.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Yarn I Used:

  • For the main color (the tissue box cover, bunny face and outer bunny ears), I used Bernat Super Value in “Baby Pink.” This yarn is medium (4) weight and 100% acrylic. The size is 7 oz / 197 g. A skein is 426 yds./ 389 m. You need approximately half a skein in total.
  • For the inner bunny ears and pom pom tail:
    • I used Bernat Pipsqueak. This yarn is bulky (5) weight. The size is 3.50 oz. / 100 g. A skein is 101 yds / 92 m. You only need a few yards. The exact color is called “Whitey White.”
    • OR you can use any white worsted (4) weight yarn. For testing purposes, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid in “White.”
  • For the bunny eyes and nose, I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid in “Black.”

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Cardboard for Pom Pom Tail: A piece of thick cardboard that is 5″ x 3″.

Other Materials: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Stitch Marker, Measuring Tape and a Rectangle Kleenex/Tissue Box (l: 9″ x h: 3.5″ x w: 4.75″).

My Materials

ABBREVIATIONS

st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

PATTERN NOTES:

  • The top of the Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover is worked flat – turn your work after each row.
  • The sides are worked in a continuous round – do not turn your work after each row.
  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  • Always start in the same stitch as the chain.

Please note: This pattern and all images associated with this pattern cannot be copied, shared, altered or sold on your own. You are welcome to sell the finished product but please include a link (if online) and reference jototheworld.com.


Written Instructions

Before you begin: to save you from having to fasten off and attach the yarn twice while creating the tissue opening, cut a 6 ft long strand of pink yarn (or whatever your main color is) from your skein and place it aside for later.

Top

With your main color and a H/8 (5.00 mm) hook, ch 31.

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, sc into back ridge loop (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). sc into back ridge loops of each ch across. (30 sts)

Row 2: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (30 sts)

After row 2, measure work. Length should be 8.75″. The length will grow to be 9.25″ after a few more rows.

Row 3 – 7: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (30 sts)

After row 7, measure work. It should be 9.25″ long and 2″ wide. If it is much smaller or larger, I recommend starting again with a smaller or larger hook.

Row 8a): ch 1 and turn. sc in next 8 sts. (8 sts)

Row 9a): ch 1 and turn. sc in next 8 sts. (8 sts).

If you set aside a 6ft strand of yarn, you can leave your yarn attached to your skein hanging and pick it back up again on row 10. If you didn’t set aside a strand of yarn, fasten off.

Row 8b): Turn. Your hanging yarn (or where you just fastened-off) should be on the far right. Attach new yarn with a sl st on the 23rd st (leaving a gap of 14 sts). In the same st, sc and sc in next 7 sts. (8 sts).

Row 9b): ch 1 and turn. sc in next 8 sts. (8sts). Fasten off.

Row 10: Turn. Pick up yarn you left hanging (or attach yarn with a sl st where you fastened off after row 9a). ch 1 and sc in current st and in next 7 sts (8 sc in total). ch 14. skip over gap and sc in each of the 8 sts made in row 9b). (8 sc, 14 chains, 8 sc)

Row 11: ch 1 and turn. sc in next 8 sts. sc into back ridge loops of next 14 chain sts. sc in next 8 sts. (30 sts)

Row 12 – 17: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (30 sts)

Measure work: it should measure 9.25″ long and 4.5″ wide.

Row 18: ch 1. Do not turn.

Sc evenly around:

  • working down the side, sc into each row (into the gaps) for a total of 16 sc (16 sts)
  • working across bottom, sc in each ch across (30 sts)
  • working up the opposite side, sc into each row (into the gaps) for a total of 16 sc (16 sts)
  • working across the top, sc in each st across (30 sts)

Do not fasten off.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Sides

Notes About the Sides:

  • The sides of the tissue box cover are worked in continuous rounds.
  • Do not turn your work after each round.
  • Each round has 92 sts.
  • Place stitch marker on your first sc of each round.
  • Always skip over the ch 1 made in the previous round (do not sc into ch).

Round 19: ch 1. sc in back loops only (the loops furthest away from you) of each st around. Sl st into both loops of 1st sc to join. (92 sts)

Round 20: ch 1. Working in both loops from now on, sc in each st around. Sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)

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Round 21 – 32: ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts).

Measure work: side should measure 3.25″ – 3.5″ high.

Depending on the weight of your yarn, you may need to do an additional row. I find there can be a such a difference in worsted weight yarns. If your side measures above 3.25 (closer to 3.5″), proceed to the next round. If your side measures less than 3.25″ or equal to 3.25″, complete one more round of:

ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join (92 sts).

Round 33: ch 1. Do not turn. Instead of crocheting from right to left, start working from left to right. Working in the stitch to your right, reverse single crochet/crab stitch*. Reverse single crochet/crab stitch in each stitch around.

To complete the round, stop when you’ve reach the stitch were you started the round. Sl st into the starting stitch – do not reserve single crochet/crab stitch into that starting stitch (you’ll close the gap when weaving in your ends).

Fasten off and weave in your tail through the stitches to the right, closing the gap between the first reverse single crochet and the the sl st. Continue to weave in the end.

*How to Reverse Single Crochet/Crab Stitch

Crab stitch is single crochet in reverse meaning you insert hook to the st to the right of your active st (instead of the st to your left). With your hook inserted into the st on your right (from front to back as you normally single crochet), yarn over, pull through yarn (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through the 2 loops.

Stitching Together has a wonderful photo tutorial on how to do this stitch here and Heart Hook Home has a great video tutorial (starting at 0:55) here.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Bunny Face

The bunny face is worked in the round. Do not turn your work after each round.

With an H/8 (5.00 mm) hook and pink yarn (or your main color), create a magic circle/ring.

Round 1: hdc 10 times into magic ring/circle. Pull tight. Sl st into top of 1st hdc to join. (10 sts)

Round 2: ch 1. 2 hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (20 sts)

Round 3: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st and 1 hdc in next st. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (30 sts)

Round 4: ch 1. 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 2 sts. Repeat *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts* around. Join with a sl st into 1st hdc. (40 sts)

Fasten off. Leave one long tail (approx 24″) to use to attach to tissue box (but don’t attach yet) and weave in the other loose end.

Bunny Eyes:

If you think of the Bunny Face like a clock, start on the upper left side at 11 o’clock in the middle of Round 3 from the Bunny Face. With black yarn threaded on your yarn needle, insert needle from back to front. Make a horizontal line (the first eye) that skips over two stitches. Insert needle through Bunny Face from front to back.

Ensuring that you continue making a line in the same direction, skip over two stitches along the back and insert needle through Bunny Face from back to front. Make another horizontal line (the second eye) that skips over two stitches. Insert needle through Bunny Face from front to back. Weave in loose ends.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Bunny Nose

With an H/8 (5.00 mm) hook and black yarn, create a magic ring/circle.

sc 4 times into magic ring. Pull tight. Do not join. Leave a 12″ tail to sew onto Bunny Face.

With yarn needle, attach Bunny Nose so that the bottom of the nose is right in the center of the Bunny Face. After attaching the Bunny Nose, create a vertical line by inserting hook from back to front directly under the nose and goes over two Rounds of the Bunny Face. Insert hook through Bunny Face from front to back. Weave in loose ends.

Bunny Ears

Inner Ears – with Pipsqueak

No Pipsqueak? No problem, skip this section and follow the instructions for how to make the inner ears with worsted weight below.

Here are the instructions for using Bernat Pipseak or a similar Bulky (5) Weight fleece yarn for the inner ears.

Note: Make two inner ears.

With a H/8 (5.00 mm) hook and white Bulky (5) Weight yarn, ch 4.

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, sc. sc in each st across. (3 sts)

Row 2: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (3 sts)

Row 3: ch 1 and turn. 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next st. 2 sc in last st. (5 sts)

Row 4 & 5: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (5 sts)

Row 6: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc in next st. sc2tog. (3 sts)

Row 7: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across (3 sts)

Row 8: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc in next st. (2 sts)

Row 9: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. (1 st)

Fasten off. Leave a 24″ tail to use to attach to outer ears.

Inner Ears – with Worsted Weight Yarn

If you already made the inner ears with Pipsqueak, skip this section.

Note: Make two inner ears.

With H/8 (5.00 mm) hook and white worsted (4) weight yarn, ch 5.

Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook, sc. sc in each st across. (4 sts)

Row 2: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (4 sts)

Row 3: ch 1 and turn. 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in last st. (6 sts)

Rows 4 – 6: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (6 sts)

Row 7: ch 1 and turn. 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in last st. (8 sts)

Row 8 – 9: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (8 sts)

Row 10: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc in next 4 sts. sc2tog. (6 sts)

Row 11: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (6 sts)

Row 12: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc in next 2 sts. sc2tog. (4 sts)

Row 13: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (4 sts)

Row 14: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc2tog. (2 sts)

Row 15: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (2 sts)

Row 16: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. (1 st).

Fasten off and leave a 24″ tail to attach to outer ears.

Outer Ears

Note: Make two outer ears.

*Start with a tail of 24″ before making a slip knot that you will use to attach the ears to the bunny face.

With your main color and a H/8 (5.00 mm) hook, ch 5.

Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook, sc. sc in each st across. (4 sts)

Row 2: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (4 sts)

Row 3: ch 1 and turn. 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in last st. (6 sts)

Rows 4 – 6: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (6 sts)

Row 7: ch 1 and turn. 2 sc in 1st st. sc in next 4 sts. 2 sc in last st. (8 sts)

Row 8 – 9: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (8 sts)

Row 10: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc in next 4 sts. sc2tog. (6 sts)

Row 11: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (6 sts)

Row 12: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc in next 2 sts. sc2tog. (4 sts)

Row 13: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (4 sts)

Row 14: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. sc2tog. (2 sts)

Row 15: ch 1 and turn. sc in each st across. (2 sts)

Row 16: ch 1 and turn. sc2tog. (1 st). Do not fasten off.

Border: ch 1. Do not turn. sc evenly around the ears. When back at the top, ch 1 and sl st into 1st sc to join.

Fasten off. Weave in the tail that is on the top of your ears (you will use the bottom tail to attach the ears to bunny face).

Attach Inner Ears to Outer Ears

Place the inner ears on top of the outer ears. Using the 24″ tail of white yarn and a yarn needle, sew the inner ears into the outer most part of the outer ears just before the border. Do not go all the way through to the back of the ear with your yarn needle (so the white does not come through the main color in the back).

Attach Ears to Bunny Face

Attach the bunny ears to the top of the Bunny Face. Line up the ears so that the bottom border stitches are next to the outer stitches from the Bunny Face. Weave in and out of the bottom border stitches from ears into the outer stitches of the Bunny Face. Go across from right to left and then back (left to right). Weave in loose ends.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Attach Bunny Face to Tissue Box Cover

Attach the Bunny Face in the center of the front of the tissue box cover. With yarn needle and main colored yarn, sew around the outside of the bunny face attaching the face onto the tissue box.

It is important to attach the bottoms of the ears onto the tissue box cover to help them stand straight up. Weave in and out just below the white inner ears to attach the ears to the cover.

Easter Bunny Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Pom Pom Tail

You can use your favorite method to create a pom pom tail or follow the directions below. You can make the tail with either white worsted (4) weight yarn or Bernat Pipsqueak bulky (5) weight yarn. The instructions below are the same for both yarn weights, the only difference is how many times you should wrap the yarn around the cardboard. I’ve included specific instructions for both weights in that section.

I found that a 3″ x 3″ pom pom looks the best. The instructions below create a 3″ x 3″ (approximate) pom pom.

Pom Pom Making Method

I used the rectangular cardboard method in which I wrap my yarn around a rectangular piece of cardboard that has a slit in. The Craft Train has a full step by step photo tutorial and video on how to make a DIY pom pom using cardboard here.

Pom Pom Making Set Up

Cut a piece of cardboard (the thicker the better) that is 5″ long and 3″ high.

On the side, at approximately 1.5″ high, cut a slit that is 3″ long. The slit should be approximately 0.25″ wide.

Cardboard for Pom Pom

Pom Pom Making Instructions

With the slit of the cardboard on your right side, wrap your yarn vertically around the top and bottom of the cardboard piece, being careful not to wrap past where the slit ends (as you will need that opening after your yarn in wrapped).

With Bernat Pipsqueak – wrap yarn around cardboard approximately 20 times.

With Worsted Weight yarn – wrap yarn around cardboard approximately 60 times.

After wrapping, cut yarn, leaving a 24″ end. Use the tail to wrap around the wrapped yarn horizontally a few times going through the slit opening. Tie tightly.

Slide the pom pom off the cardboard and turn it over. Using the same 24″ end, tie tightly again on the opposite side.

Using scissors, cut the looped ends all the way around. Do not cut the 24″ end.

Trim your pom pom to make it a nice, fluffy round bunny tail.

Using the 24″ end, attached the Bunny Tail to the tissue box cover on the back in the center. Weave in loose ends.

And now you have a Bunny Tissue Box Cover! I hope you enjoyed creating this pattern. Happy Easter!


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