Need a last minute gift for someone? This quick and easy pocket tissue cosy is just the thing. Makes a perfect stocking filler or just a little something extra for that special someone. You can make this with any yarn weight and the pattern will also work to cosy up your mobile phone or tablet. The cover is easily adaptable for any size...
This pattern is written in American terminology.
You will need
Yarn, small amounts of any weight
Crochet hook corresponding to your yarn weight (4 mm hook for DK, 5 mm for Aran etc.)
Stitch marker (I just use a scrap of yarn for this...)
Optional, crochet flowers or other embellishments
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
ldc linked double crochet (if you have never used this stitch before you can find a great tutorial here)
Round 1 Make a chain that is the same width as your packet of tissues (or phone / tablet) chain 1 more and make 3 sc into the 2nd chain from the hook place your marker in the first of these sc, sc into every chain untill the last chain, sc 3 into last chain, now turn your work and continue working sc's into the under side of your chain.
Do not join we will be working in a spiral
Round 2 1 hdc into the first sc of previous round (remember to move your marker at the start of each round), dc into the next stitch, ldc into the next stitch and each stitch around.
Continue in rounds working ldc into every stitch until your crochet is the same length as your pocket tissues (it is a good idea to try your cosy on after the first couple of rounds to check the fit). Try your cosy on again, it should fit fairly tightly add extra rounds if you need to...
Once your cosy is the right length finish 2 stitches before the marker, hdc in the next stitch, sc in the following stitch and in every stitch around, join with a slip stitch. Optional - work 1 round of crab stitch (reverse sc), bind off.
Make Button Loop
Sew your button onto the front of your cosy near the top. Chain enough stitches to make a loop that will go from the back of the cosy, around your button and back again. I use a size smaller hook for this. Thread your tails onto a wool needle and sew in place at the back of the cosy. You can leave your cosy just as it is or add crochet flowers, ribbons, appliques etc...
Now give your cute gift to your loved one, or make loads and keep one for yourself...
Have a very merry Christmas
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