I thought I'd post the instructions on how to make the crocheted tissue holders from yesterday's post. They are very simple and only take about half an hour to make. These tissues from Lidl have spurred me on to make enough for our music team.
Crochet Travel Tissue Holder
I used a 4mm hook and DK yarn and the crochet terms are UK so one UK dc is the same as US sc.
2 dc in 2nd chain from the hook.
1 dc in every stitch until the last stitch.
4 dc in the last stitch.
1 dc in every stitch on the other side of the foundation chain until the last stitch is reached.
2 dc in the last stitch. (This stitch contains the first 2 dc.)
The holder can now be worked in rounds - if so slip stitch to the first dc, or in a spiral by just continuing in dc. I continued in a spiral putting 1 dc in every stitch and going round and round.
Gradually the work will curl itself upwards.
Keep going ...
and going until the holder is as high as the tissues. Stop at one side.
Ch 1 and turn.
Dc to the other side. Ch 1 and turn.
Dc to the other side and ch 1.
From here decrease one stitch at the beginning of every row until you can decrease no more.
Chain 10 for the button loop ...
and slip stitch to attach it back to the flap.
Dc all the way round the top opening and slip stitch to the beginning of the button loop.
Sew on a button from the button box, insert a pocket tissue and you're done.
Bless you all.
PS The stitch can be varied to suit your fancy from the beginning of the spiral - half trebles or trebles or combinations. Experimentation will produce individual holders. More than one colour can be used to create a spiral or striped effect. Just make it up as you go along. I'd love to see any ones that are made from this idea.