Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crochet Snowman Tissue Box Cover...

Tissue Covers are quick seasonal projects to complete and affordably use around the house throughout the year.  It doesn't take a lot of yarn and you can make some really cute covers.

The Snowman Cover took less than 2 hours to complete - start to finish.  Now, there's a lot of different ways to decorate the Snowman's face:
1.  Crochet the eyes, nose and mouth;
2.  Use buttons;
3.  Use felt;
4.  Use foam;
5.  Use the small pompoms;
5.  Or a mixture of the above.

In the pics below you will see 2 different versions.
1.  Button eyes with pompoms for the nose and mouth;
2.  Crochet eyes and nose with embroidered mouth, holly and berries.

Snowman Tissue Box Cover



Snowman Tissue Box Cover Pattern

Materials:
--#4 worsted weight yarn in black and white
--5mm hook
--Tissue Box, size 4.5"x 5"
--facial features (optional:  crochet eyes, nose and mouth; or use buttons, felt, foam, pompoms)
--tapestry needle
U.S. Stitch Abbreviations:
Ch: chain
Sl st:  slip stitch
St:  stitch(es)
SC:  single crochet
SC3tog:  single crochet 3 stitches together
HDC:  half double crochet
HHDC:  Herringbone half double crochet
Rep:  repeat
Sk:  skip 
MR:  magic ring
FO:  fasten off

Special Note:
You can use either the HHDC or the HDC stitch.   I like the texture that the HHDC creates but you can opt to just use the HDC stitch. 

Directions:
Side:
(This makes all 4 sides in one piece...)

1.  Starting with white yarn, ch 56.  HHDC or HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (55)
2.  HHDC or HDC in each st across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (55)
3-10.  Rep # 2.  At the end of Row 10, FO white yarn and leave a long enough tail to whipstitch the 10 rows of white together later on.  Join the black yarn.  (55)
11-13.  Rep # 2.  At the end of Row 13, FO.  Leave a long enough tail to whipstitch the 3 rows of black together later on.  Set aside.   

Top:
1.  With black yarn, ch 15.  HHDC or HDC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch 1. Turn.  (14)
2-5.  HHDC or HDC in each st across.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (14)
6.  HHDC or HDC in first 4 st, ch 6, sk 6 st, HHDC or HDC in last 4 st.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (8 st & 6 ch)
7.  HHDC or HDC in first 4 st, 6 HHDC or HDC st in ch st, HHDC or HDC in last 4 st.  Ch 1.  Turn.  (14)
8-12.  HHDC or HDC in each st across.  FO and leave a long enough tail for attaching the top. (14)
Assembly:
1.  Whipstitch the ends together of the side piece.  Use black yarn to join the black rows together; use white yarn to join the white rows together.
2.  Place the side piece on the tissue box cover.  Now, place the top piece and whipstitch to the sides.  Weave ends.  
3.  Now, you are ready to add your facial features.  You can make crocheted pieces or you can use pompoms, buttons, felt, foam or anything else you can think of...


For crocheted eyes:
1.  With black yarn 6 SC into a MR.  Pull tail to tighten center.  Sl st join to first st and FO.  (6)

For crocheted nose:
1.  Ch4.  SC in 2nd ch from hook and across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
2.  SC across.  Ch1 and turn.  (3)
3.  SC3tog.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
4.  SC.  Ch1 and turn.  (1)
5.  Sl st around nose.  Sl st to first sl st and FO.  Leave a long enough tail for attaching.

Here's a picture of purchased items you can use for your Snowman:

Check out my LINK for Santa's Tissue Box Cover...

Happy Crocheting...

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