Crocheted Pocket Tissue Holder

This is a crochet holder for the pocket size packages of tissues. Handy for purse, pocket, or to keep in the car. Make great stocking stuffer gifts or secret pal gifts.


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  • sport yarn - small amounts of contrasting colors
  • button (recycled shirt button works well)
  • crochet hook, size F


Starting with main color, Chain 27.

Row 1: SC in each Ch across. (26 stitches) Ch 3, turn (Ch 3 counts as 1st DC in next row.)

Row 2: Skip 1st st. Working in back of st. 1DC in each st. across. (26 stitches) Ch 3

Row 3: Repeat row 2. Ch 3, turn. (26 stitcheslast stitch will be in top of Ch 3 from previous row.

Rows 4 to 14: Repeat row 3.

Row 15: Skip 1st st. Working in back of stitch, 1 DC in next st and the following 11 sts. Skip 1 st, DC in next 12 sts.

Row 16: Skip 1st stitch. 1 SC in each st across. End off and weave tail into your work. Attach contrasting color in 1st sc, ch 1. 1 HDC in next st. 2DC in next st. (shell made) *Skip 1 st (this makes the buttonhole) and make a 2DC shell in next st. Repeat from *until you have 8 more shells. 1 HDC in next st, sc in top of turning st. Fasten off. Cut and weave ends into your work.


Using the tissue packet as a guide, and with the shell edge at the top , fold the bottom up to just below the top of the packet. This should be row 13. Sew seam at each side to form a pouch for the packet. Sew button to middle of first row of DC on the pouch. (See photo for placement.) Fold top down over pocket and button. Folding back the opening of the tissue package will allow you to remove tissues from the packet.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

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Click Here to download the Pocket Tissue Case Instructions in PDF format.

About The Author: Harlean Greathouse is a mother of three who has been married for 45 years. Long time readers of ThriftyFun will probably recognize her as Harlean from Arkansas, the name she has posted under as a valuable member of the ThriftyFun community. She specializes in wood crafts and enjoys designing crafts using recyclable materials, knitting, crochet and has been an arts and crafts vendor for over 35 years. Harlean has a CD available with 11 unique crafts designs for only $5.00 (including shipping). For more information visit:


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By siris (Guest Post)
April 25, 20080 found this helpful

When I flipped to your picture it flashed as a set of false teeth until I looked at it properly. Thought you might get a kick out of that.

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By sweetgrass (Guest Post)
April 26, 20080 found this helpful

Does any one know how to make a knitted pocket tissue holder? I cannot crochet although I tried years ago, but with no luck. Regards, Sweetgrass

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April 27, 20080 found this helpful

To Siris, I thought the same thing when I first pulled up the post-I saw the pictures from the corner of my eye and thought 'false teeth'! Amazing what the mind's eye sees...

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January 28, 20130 found this helpful

Thanks Harlean -You always give us such nice crafts to make in your posts. A person doesn't even have to buy those little tissue packets to use this - just fold a stack of kleenex.


The case will keep them neat; in my purse, the kleenex always rubs things and deteriorates, and when I need one, it's just about useless!

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