Monday, October 22, 2012

Crochet Monster Kleenex Box Cover


Cold and flu season is here and the first of many drippy noses have made their way into our home. I had two sniffly boys over the weekend. You know how it goes, constant nose wiping and blowing during the day and stuffed up noses at night :( At this point we have Kleenex boxes in every corner of the house! But I thought they needed some sprucing up. I needed something that would make my boys want to grab a tissue instead of their sleeve to wipe their nose! So I started googling and found THIS super cute crochet Angry Birds Kleenex box cover. You would think that with our recent love of Angry Birds (see our Angry Birds Pumpkins post) that this would do the trick. No, I have Halloween on the brain, and so I decided on a Monster Kleenex Box Cover!

Here is how I made it:

I followed THIS pattern for the Angry Birds Kleenex Box Cover found on Favecrafts.com. Obviously I left off the Angry Birds eyes, beak and hair. Also, I want to note that I was a little confused on how to make the opening for the kleenex to come out of, so when I got to that part I chained 6, skipped 6 stitches, connected with a SC and kept going. When I came back around to that part I made 6 SC's in the chain 6 loop and continued to SC around.

Monster Eye Pattern:
Larger Eye:
with black yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1, make 6 SC in magic ring
change color to orange
2 SC in each around (12 SC)
change color to white
2 HDC in each around (24 HDC)

Smaller Eye:
with black yarn
Magic Ring, chain 1, make 4 SC in magic ring
change color to orange
2 SC in each around (8 SC)
change color to white
2 SC in each around (16 SC)


Monster Mouth Pattern:
Chain 13, SC in second chain from hook and in next 2, chain 6, skip 6 chains, SC in last 3
Continue to SC around on opposite side of chain.
Now SC around the entire piece 3 times. When you get to the Chain 6 loop, make 6 SC in the chain 6 loop and continue SC around. It helps to make 2 SC in the corner stitches of the mouth to help it lay down.

Monster Teeth Pattern:
Large Tooth:
Chain 4, Slip Stitch in second chain from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, fasten off, leaving long tail to sew on.

Small Tooth:
Chain 3, Slip Stitch in second chain from hook, SC in next, fasten off, leaving long tail to sew on.

Monster Horns:
Magic Ring, chain 1
Round 1: 3 SC in magic ring, do not join and continue to work in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in next 3 (6 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in next, 1 SC in next, repeat around (9 SC)
Round 4-5: SC in next 9 (9 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto head
Tip: If you leave a long tail when starting your Magic ring, you can use it to stuff the horn.


Sew all of your bits and pieces on, turn tissue box on its side and put the cover over it. Pull the tissues through the mouth :)

And guess what, this was a success! About 5 minutes after finishing this project Big Brother yells from the couch: "Mommy, I need a Monster Kweeeenex!" LOL! Sounds good to me :)


48 comments:

  1. Love it! I am going to make one for my snot monster!

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  2. This is too cute!! Wouldn't this be adorable on a hat, too??

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  3. Hilarious! I have two very sweet, but often very snotty nephews. I expect they will appreciate this!

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  4. How fun and funky is he! I bet the kids get a kick out of him....


    LOL!
    hugs, Crystelle

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  5. OMG I love this!
    I've just signed up for email updates :D

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  6. This is so cute! I love the tissue coming out of the mouth! So clever! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-3-features.html

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  7. Thanks so much for a great and funny pattern! The grandkids will love it!

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  8. This is very nice. Thanks for sharing:)

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  9. This, is the CUTEST thing I have seen in a long while! and that is saying something because I try to fit some cute in every day!

    I'm thrilled to have found your blog (via Sew Can Do's Craftastic Monday party. I'm your newest follower

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  10. I love this so much! As soon as my hand heals I am making one for my daughter, thanks!!
    Love Di ♥

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  11. This is the most adorable little monster ever!!

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  12. How fun! I am going to have to make one of those for my boys. They would love it.

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  13. Sarah, you are SO creative! I just LOVE this! It is so adorable I've got to make one for my boys' room. And it looks good year round, too! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  14. I want one!!!! Soooooo cool!! Very Very Very fun!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at TheDIYDreamer.com - From Dream To Reality!

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  15. I am definitely doing this for my son and his wife. In red and black! Love it.

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  16. Love love love this. I never really considered making a tissue cozy til I saw this one! I found it on Pinterest and shared a link to it on my blog this morning: http://www.mooglyblog.com/unpinning-pinterest-103012/

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  17. Sarah, you just keep doing a great job! Wow! This one was featured at Hookin On Hump Day this week! http://mymerrymessylife.com/2012/10/hookin-on-hump-day-19-link-party-for-the-fiber-arts.html

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  18. I hope you realize that your little snot monster has gone viral! I LOVE it so much..and IT'S EVERYWHERE! LOL

    Great Job!


    TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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  19. Which yarn did you use? It isn't mentioned in the original pattern!

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