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Whale tissue box cover

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I wanted to make a tissue box cover to have at work. I found this really cute pattern at moogly.

The tissue boxes we get in the office are those not-very-tall ones. I wasn’t sure if the whale shape would work but decided to give it a go anyway.

Turns out I had just the right shade of blue in my stash. It’s a synthetic yarn so it has good grip and was pretty easy to work with.

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I strayed from the pattern a little bit because I didn’t want the blow hole to be the length of his body. So I made just a smallish blow hole – big enough for the tissues to come out and positioned more toward the front of his head.

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I also made a mistake with the tail which I couldn’t be bothered fixing and I think it turned out to be a happy accident—I was very happy with the way the shape and angle of the tail turned out.

I embroidered the mouth and used some buttons from my stash for the eyes.

Can’t wait to take him to work on Monday!

3 comments on “Whale tissue box cover

  1. Kier
    11/01/2015

    This is so beautiful!

  2. Shaula
    04/02/2017

    Could you explain please what did you change to make it with the short hole and not-so-tall whale? Thanks

    • Felicity
      09/02/2017

      Hi Shaula,
      Thanks for getting in touch!
      In Row 9, instead of re-joining the yarn 7 stitches before the end of the row, I joined 18 stitches before the row. Then in Row 12, I chained 8 stitches so this left a much smaller gap for the blowhole.
      As for the height, the pattern says to do Rounds 22-39 and I just stopped when the whale fit the height of the tissue box. I had the tissue box handy and just kept fitting the whale on until it looked right.
      I hope this helps. Good luck with your whale!

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