Christmas Crochet Tissue Box
Our stockings are hung
By the chimney with care.
But oh how our Kleenex boxes
Were looking so bare!
So I whipped up this pattern,
It’s as easy as the breeze.
Now we’re ready for Christmas
And if Santa needs to sneeze!
A Unique Crochet Christmas Decoration Pattern
This Christmas Tissue Box Cover crochet pattern is designed to fit a standard rectangle tissue/Klennex box (exact sizing below). It’s a great Christmas crochet project (or gift idea) for beginners and it makes a very unique crochet Christmas decoration. The pattern only uses simple stitches…if you know how to single crochet, chain and slip stitch you can make this holly jolly crochet Christmas decoration.
This Christmas/Santa 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.
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Christmas Tissue Box Cover Pattern Details
This Christmas 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 Christmas 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.
If you’re looking for a similar pattern for a square tissue box holder, Nikki’s Homemade Crafts has a great one here.
4″ x 4″ = 13 sc and 15 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!
Yarn: Any worsted weight (4) yarn for everything but the fluffy white “Santa fur” bottom and bulky fleece (5) yarn for the fluffy white “Santa fur” bottom.
What I used:
- I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, Solid (for everything but the fluffy white bottom). This yarn is medium (4) weight and 100% acrylic. The size is 4.5 oz / 127.5 g. A skein is 285 yd./260m.
- I used the color “Cherry” for the main red part of the Santa Tissue Box Holder (approximately half a skein); the color “Black” for the belt (approximately 12 yards); and the color “Sunny Day” for the belt buckle (approximately a few yards).
- For the fluffy bottom, I used Bernat Pipsqueak (approximately 12 yards). This yarn is bulky (5) weight. The size is 3.50 oz. / 100 g. A skein is 101 yd / 92 m. The exact color is called “Whitey White.”
Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00mm) for everything but the belt buckle. For the belt buckle: F/5 (3.75mm).
Other Materials: Yarn Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape and a Rectangle Kleenex/Tissue Box (l: 9″ x h: 3.5″ x w: 4.75″).
st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Christmas Crochet Kleenex Box Pattern NOTES:
- The top of the Christmas 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.
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Christmas Crochet Tissue Box Cover 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 red yarn from your skein and place it aside for later.
With red colored yarn 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.
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.
Round 19: ch 1. (reminder: always skip over ch 1 st made in previous row) 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)
Round 21 – 22: ch 1. sc in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)
Round 23 (Belt): Change colors: attach black yarn with a sl st. You can leave red yarn hanging as long as it’s in the inside of your work (along the wrong side) and pick it back up again after the belt. Do not ch. With black yarn, sc in same st and in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)
Round 24 – 25 (Belt Continued): Still with black yarn, ch 1 and sc in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)
Round 26: Change colors: fasten off black yarn. Attach red yarn with a sl st. Do not chain. With red yarn, sc in same st and in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)
Round 27 – 29: ch 1 and sc in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)
Measure work: side should measure 3″ high.
Round 30 (Santa’s “fur”): Change colors: fasten off red yarn and attach fluffy white yarn with a sl st. do not ch. sc in each st around. sl st into 1st sc to join. (92 sts)
Round 31 (Santa’s “fur” cont): still with fluffy white yarn, ch 1 and sc in each st around. (92 sts)
Fasten off and weave in all loose ends.
With F/5 (3.75mm) hook and golden yellow colored yarn, ch 24.
The rest of the belt buckle is worked in a continuous row.
1st Rectangle Side (short): In 2nd ch from hook, sl st into back ridge loop. (Interweave has a great diagram of where the back ridge loop is here). In next 3 chains, sl st into back ridge loop. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.
2nd Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 6 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.
3rd Rectangle Side (short): sl st into next 4 back ridge loops. In next ch, sl st x 3 into same back ridge loop.
4th Rectangle Side (long): sl st into next 6 back ridge loops. sl st into 1st sl st to join.
Fasten off leaving a 12″ tail. Weave in the first end to belt buckle. Using a yarn needle, attach belt buckle in the center of the Santa Tissue Box Cover with the rows of black in the middle.
And there you go-ho-ho! I hope you enjoyed making this pattern. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
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