Mat-Tissue Box Cover

Mat-Tissue Box Cover – Does your tissue box look tired and boring and need cheering up, well hey! it’s time to get your hook and yarn and dress it up with my free crochet pattern.

An adorable two piece set, that will look great in the bathroom or any room in your home.

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This lovely design comes with a matching mat, that can be used under your tissues or separately on a table, use it as a gift or keep it for yourself.

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I have crochet it with a light worsted (DK) yarn in blue with a variegate bobble stitch detail (see pattern for materials) and finished with a crab stitch edge.

Hook used was a 4.00mm, but for a softer or bigger set you can use larger hook sizes.

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Mat-Tissue Box Cover UK

Pattern Number CNC380

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations UK
WS.     Wrong Side
RS.      Right Side
dc.       Double Crochet
tr.        Treble Crochet
rpt.      Repeat

ss.        Slip Stitch
tch.      Turning Chain

DNT.    Do Not Turn
yrh.     Yarn Round Hook

tr5tog.  Leaving last loop of each tr on hook, work 5tr into next tr, yrh and pull through all loops.

Crab Stitch.  Working left to right work dc backwards.

3ch counts as first tr

Base of ch.  Work into first stitch

Approx size:
Mat    4.5 x 4.5 Inches
Tissue box cover 5 Inch square cube

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

50 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in colour 1
Small amount of King Cole Comfort DK in colour 2

4.00mm Clover crochet hook

TENSION – 5tr and 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Mat – With colour 1, make 32ch loosely, 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (29tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (30dc)

Pattern Row 1 – 3ch, work 1tr into each dc to end. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 20 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Turn.

Work Pattern Row 1 once. Turn.

Edging – Make 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each dc along to 3tch, 3dc into top of 3ch, work 30dc evenly along into row ends down first side of mat, 3dc into corner, 1dc into each ch along starting chain edge, 3dc into corner, work 30dc evenly along into row ends up second side of mat, 1dc into corner, ss to first dc. Turn.

2nd Row – 3ch, 1tr into stitch at base of 3ch, 1tr into each dc around all four sides of mat, working 3tr into corners, 1tr into base of 3ch on beginning of row, ss to top of 3ch. Fasten off.

3rd Row – With WS facing, join in colour 2, 1ch, 1dc into stitch at base of 1ch, * make 1ch, miss 1tr, tr5tog (see abbrev) into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * around four sides to end, ss to first dc. Turn. Fasten off.

4th Row – Join in colour 1, 3ch, 1tr stitch at into base of 3ch, 1tr into each stitch, including all 1ch spaces to end, working 3tr into corners, 1tr into base of 3ch on beginning of row, ss to top of 3ch. DNT.

Working into each tr and starting with 1ch, work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) all around. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

Tissue Box Cover
Main Part – With colour 1 make 80ch loosely, ss to first ch to make a ring, make 3ch, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. Fasten off. (79tr + 3ch)

Second Row – With WS facing, join in contrast colour yarn, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 1ch, miss 1tr, tr5tog into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to first dc. Turn. Fasten off.

Third Row – Join in colour 1, 3ch, 1tr into each stitch, including all 1ch spaces to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. Turn. (79tr + 3ch)

Work Pattern Row 2 from mat once, ss to first dc at the end of the row. Turn. (80dc)

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from mat three more times, (you can add or reduce rows here, depending on the height of your tissue box) ss and turn at the end of each row.

Work Pattern Row 1 from mat once. Fasten off.

Next Row – With WS facing, join in colour 2, 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * make 1ch, miss 1tr, tr5tog into next tr, 1ch, miss 1tr, 1dc into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to first dc. Turn. Fasten off.

With colour 1 and working into each stitch and 1ch space, rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from mat once, slip stitching and turning at the end of rows. Fasten off.

With WS facing return to starting chain edge at the bottom of the tissue box cover, join colour 1 into first stitch after seam with a ss, work 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each stitch along to end, ss to first dc. Turn. (80dc)

Work one row of crab stitch, ss to first dc. Fasten off.

Top – With colour 1, make 22ch loosely, work 1tr into 4th ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end. Turn. (19tr + 3ch)

Next Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn. (20dc)

Rpt Pattern Row 1 & 2 from mat twice. Turn.

Row 7 – 3ch, 1tr into each of next 3dc, 12ch, miss 12dc, 1tr into each of last 4dc. Turn.

Row 8 – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, 1dc into next 3dc, work 12dc evenly into 12ch space, 1dc into each of next 3dc, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from mat twice. Turn.

Work Pattern Row 1 from mat once. Fasten off.

With WS facing, work through front loop of stitch only on main part of tissue box cover, ss to top of cover to join together, starting with seam of main part onto a corner of the top part, make sure you ss 20dc to each of the four sides of the top piece.

With RS facing, starting on a corner and working around top, work one row of crab stitch into loose loops created when joining main part to top. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

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USA format below:-

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Mat-Tissue Box Cover USA

Pattern Number CNC380

Skill Level: Intermediate

Abbreviations USA
WS.       Wrong Side
RS.        Right Side
sc.         Single Crochet
dc.         Double Crochet
rpt.        Repeat

sl st.      Slip Stitch
tch.       Turning Chain
DNT.     Do Not Turn
yo.        Yarn Over

dc5tog.  Leaving last loop of each dc on hook, work 5dc in next dc, yo and pull through all loops.

Crab Stitch.  Working left to right work sc backwards.

ch3 counts as first dc

Base of ch.  Work in first stitch

Approx size:
Mat     4.5 x 4.5 Inches
Tissue box cover 5 Inch square cube

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

50 grams of King Cole Comfort DK in color 1
Small amount of King Cole Comfort DK in color 2

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3

4.00mm Clover crochet hook

GAUGE – 5dc and 2 rows measures approx 1 inch

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Mat – With color 1, ch32 loosely, 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (29dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (30sc)

Pattern Row 1 – ch3, work 1dc in each sc to end. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 until 20 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Turn.

Work Pattern Row 1 once. Turn.

Edging – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc along to 3tch, 3sc in top of ch3, work 30sc evenly along in row ends down first side of mat, 3sc in corner, 1sc in each ch along starting chain edge, 3sc in corner, work 30sc evenly along in row ends up second side of mat, 1sc in corner, sl st to first sc. Turn.

2nd Row – ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 1dc in each sc around all four sides of mat, working 3dc in corners, 1dc in base of ch3 on beginning of row, sl st to top of ch3. Fasten off.

3rd Row – With WS facing, join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in stitch at base of ch1, * ch1, skip 1dc, dc5tog (see abbrev) in next dc, ch1, skip 1dc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * around four sides to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Fasten off.

4th Row – Join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 1dc in each stitch, including all ch1 spaces to end, working 3dc in corners, 1dc in base of ch3 on beginning of row, sl st to top of ch3. DNT.

Working in each dc and starting with ch1, work one row of crab stitch (see abbrev) all around. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

Tissue Box Cover
Main Part – With color 1 ch80 loosely, sl st to first ch to make a ring, ch3, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. Fasten off. (79dc + ch3)

Second Row – With WS facing, join in contrast color yarn, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip 1dc, dc5tog in next dc, ch1, skip 1dc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Fasten off.

Third Row – Join in color 1, ch3, 1dc in each stitch, including all ch1 spaces to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Turn. (79dc + ch3)

Work Pattern Row 2 from mat once, sl st to first sc at the end of the row. Turn. (80sc)

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from mat three more times, (you can add or reduce rows here, depending on the height of your tissue box) sl st and turn at the end of each row.

Work Pattern Row 1 from mat once. Fasten off.

Next Row – With WS facing, join in color 2, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip 1dc, dc5tog in next dc, ch1, skip 1dc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. Fasten off.

With color 1 and working in each stitch and ch1 space, rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from mat once, slip stitching and turning at the end of rows. Fasten off.

With WS facing return to starting chain edge at the bottom of the tissue box cover, join color 1 in first stitch after seam with a sl st, ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each stitch along to end, sl st to first sc. Turn. (80sc)

Work one row of crab stitch, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Top – With color 1, ch22 loosely, work 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (19dc + ch3)

Next Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn. (20sc)

Rpt Pattern Row 1 & 2 from mat twice. Turn.

Row 7 – ch3, 1dc in each of next 3sc, ch12, skip 12sc, 1dc in each of last 4sc. Turn.

Row 8 – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in next 3sc, work 12sc evenly in ch12 space, 1sc in each of next 3sc, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 from mat twice. Turn.

Work Pattern Row 1 from mat once. Fasten off.

With WS facing, work through front loop of stitch only on main part of tissue box cover, sl st to top of cover to join together, starting with seam of main part onto a corner of the top part, make sure you sl st 20sc to each of the four sides of the top piece.

With RS facing, starting on a corner and working around top, work one row of crab stitch in loose loops created when joining main part to top. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn.

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