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:
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)
with black yarn
Monster Mouth Pattern:
Chain 13, SC in second chain from hook and in next 2, chain 6, skip 6 chains, SC in last 3
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 🙂