Talicia Crochet Couch – Tissue Box Cover

Talicia Crochet Couch – Tissue Box Cover

PREMISE

I’ve always loved adding a personal touch to my home with handmade creations. Years ago, I started sewing adorable tissue box covers in all sorts of colours because, let’s be honest, those plain cardboard boxes aren’t exactly the height of décor!

This time, I decided to crochet a cosy solution: the Talicia Couch pattern! It’s a fun and functional way to disguise your tissue box and add a touch of whimsy to your space.

Talicia Couch: A Beginner Friendly Crochet Project

In this blog post, I’m thrilled to share the free crochet pattern for this adorable couch, along with step-by-step instructions and customization tips. So grab your hook, your favourite yarn and let’s get crocheting!

Decorations
  • Crafting different borders: Play with contrasting colours or textured stitches to add a personal touch.
  • Adding trimmings: Think pom poms, tassels, ruffles, or buttons – the options are endless!
  • Mixing colours and textures: Experiment with vibrant solids, playful patterns, or a combination of cosy yarn.
SIZES

This pattern is designed to fit a standard tissue box (dimensions listed in materials section).

However, it’s easily adaptable to any size box! Simply adjust the number of stitches and rows you crochet to perfectly match your tissue box’s dimensions.

 

PATTERN INFORMATION

The pattern in this page is totally free, but it’s intellectual property of Elendipity.
You can use it and, of course, you can sell the final products you create, but you cannot sell the pattern or any alteration of the pattern.

It would be nice also if you could credit Elendipity (as pattern creator) whenever you create it, share it and/or sell it.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!!

There is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover
Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover
Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover

HOW TO

The Talicia Couch is built by crocheting individual pieces that are then sewn together with an invisible join.

To create the couch, you’ll need to crochet separate pieces to cover the box. The centre panel will feature a cut-out that allows for easy access to tissues.

You will create some ruffle at the bottom as decoration.

Finally you will then create separate back and side cushions, stuff them with filling, then sew them onto the main structure (the box cover) you made before.

Next, for an optional touch, you can create a set of throw pillows – included in the paid pattern at this link.

To keep the covers snug and prevent them from slipping, you can hand-sew elastic around the bottom edge.

This pattern is designed for a typical tissue box. If your tissue box has different measurements, you may need to adjust the number of stitches and rows to fit your specific box size.

MATERIAL

I used:

  • Crochet Hook: 6 mm
  • Hobbii Cascata, colour n. A22 (Nachi) – about 120 gr (Yarn Weight: Aran / Material: Cotton and Acrylic)
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn scissors or thread snips
  • Darning needle
  • Tissue Box: I used a standard one with this measurements (cm) 23 x 11.3 x 4.5
  • Stuffing (for back pillow, side pillows and throw pillows)
  • 2 pieces of 1 cm wide elastic of 12 cm (optional)
  • sewing thread and sewing needle for the elastic (optional)

You can find the Cascata at this link.

TERMS

Here below the list of the stitches (US terms) that you are going to use for this project.

  • CH = Chain
  • SS = Slip Stich
  • SC = Single Crochet
  • DC = Double Crochet
Optional (the stitches below are used only the round pillow, so if you don’t do the round pillow, you won’t need these stitches):

  • MC = Magic Circle or Magic Ring
  • INC = Increase (2 Single Crochet in the same stitch)
  • HDC = Half Double Crochet
  • Number in brackets, at the end of each round, indicates the total stitches for the round.
  • Instruction between * … * means you have to repeat what is between the asterisks by the times indicated after the second asterisk.
  • Instruction between ( … ) means you have to do all the stitches in the brackets in the same stitch.
  • You will always find the acronym of the stitch and a number close to it; if the number is before the name of the stitch, it means that you will have to repeat those stitches in the same space. For example: 5 SC = 5 Single Crochet in the same stitch / SC 5 = 5 Single Crochet in the next 5 stitches
 
GAUGE

The Gauge to reach 10 cm x 10 cm (or 4″ x 4″) is:

14 st x 16 rows

The Gauge is done with Single Crochet (US terms).

MEASUREMENTS

The final measurements are the one of the tissue box cover: 23 x 11.3 x 4.5

Shall we start? 

Let’s go!!

box cover

In this picture you will see how the pieces are called for future reference in the pattern.

There is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

Here below you can see a summary of the stitches and rows you will need for each piece to cover the box.

In the next page you will see the detailed pattern for the Top Panel because you will have to create the opening for the tissues.

 

For the other pieces you can follow the instruction in the chart below:

For example, for the short side you will start with 16 Chains, then starting from the second chain from the hook you will do 15 SC, then CH 1 and turn and repeat this other 4 times so you will have 5 rows in total.

Then fasten off and weave in ends.

PIECEn. PIECESInitial CHNumber of StitchesNumber of Rows
TOP PANEL1313018
LONG SIDE231305
SHORT SIDE216155

Top Panel

Remember that there is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

START

CH 31, then:

  • R1

Starting from 2nd CH from the hook, do SC 30, CH 1 and turn (30)

  • R2 – R8 (7 rows)

SC 30, CH 1, turn (30)

  • R9

SC 10, CH 10, skip 10 st, SC 10, CH 1, turn (30, counting the 10 chain in the middle)

  • R10

SC 10, SC 10 in the previous 10 Chains Space (don’t work on the chains, but in the space), SC 10, CH 1, turn (30)

  • R11-18 (8 rows)

SC 30, CH 1, turn (30)

In the last Row, don’t CH 1 and turn, but fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Now proceed to do the other pieces as indicated in the previous page and I’ll show you what to do next.

Joining Pieces

In the picture you see the result of your pieces ready without the back pillow and the side pillows that you’ll see later.

Sometimes, it depends on the type of yarn you are using, the pieces can curve a little bit. If that’s the case for you, you can decide to block them before joining them together – now follow the next steps.

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover blocking

Remember that there is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

You will join the pieces with an invisible join, using what it’s called a mattress stitch.

At this link, you can find a video-tutorial I recorded using Granny Squares, but this method can be used also for other crochet pieces, like the ones in this pillow cover.

Here below I will show you this method step-by-step with pictures.

STEP 1 – Matching the pieces

Take two pieces and position them close.

Join the pieces with stitch markers, placing one stitch marker in the first stitch and one stitch marker in the last stitch.

Position the two pieces one on top of each other.

STEP 2 – Sewing the pieces

Now you will sew the pieces together – you can watch the video below to see how the invisible join works – the video has Granny Square but the method can be used for any crochet piece.

Here the written instructions:

Cut a piece of yarn: the yarn piece should be approximately 3 times the length of the pieces you are going to join.

Now insert the yarn in a darning needle and start to sew the parts together: you will insert the needle only in the external loops of each piece going back and forth.

Now position the two pieces back open and pull the ends of the yarn you used to join the pieces together.

 

Don’t weave in the end just yet and go to the next step.

STEP 3 – Corners

Now you will match the sides together (using stitch markers if it helps) and then you use the same method as before.

If they are long enough, you can use the ends of the yarn you used before, otherwise cut a new piece of yarn.

Either way, be careful to fold the side right side facing together so your seam won’t be visible.

Sew also the other 3 corners, weave in all the ends and then you can put it on the tissue box!

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover no pillows

RUFFLE BORDER

You will notice that the sides pieces are shorter than the box, that’s because you will be adding a ruffle border.

Remember that there is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

STEP 1

Join the yarn in one of the corners at the bottom, on the right side.

Do 2 CH and then 3 DC in each stitch of the bottom.

Then join with a SS on top on the initial CH 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

ELASTIC (optional)

Now you have the option to add two little pieces of elastic. It can help to keep the cover from moving too much every time you take a tissue.

STEP 1

Cut two pieces of elastic of about 12 cm.

If your box has different measurements, be sure that the elastic is little bit shorter than the width of the box and add a couple of CM to sew it in place into the long sides.

Position the elastic where you want it to be, trying to position them more on the sides that in the centre (use pins if you need to).

Then sew them in place with sewing thread and a sewing needle (Try to use a matching thread so it won’t be visible).

Final result n the picture.

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover elastic

BACK and SIDE PILLOWS

BACK PILLOW

This the pattern for the back pillow:

PIECEn. PIECESInitial CHNumber of StitchesNumber of Rows
BACK PILLOW1313020

Remember that there is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

When you finish this rectangle, DON’T FASTEN OFF because you will use the yarn to create the shape of the pillow, follow the next steps to see how.

Weave in the initial tail.

STEP 1

Match the short sides of the rectangle piece and join them together with a SS taking both sides.

Fasten off and weave in the end.

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover pillows

STEP 2

Join the yarn into the other corner (folded side, not the open side).

Join the two short sides with a SS until you reach the open corner.

STEP 3

Now you will start to join the long sides, always with SS and you will stuff the piece as you go – try not to overstuff!

Fasten off and weave in the end inside the piece.

SIDE PILLOWS

This the pattern for the side pillow – you’ll make 2 of them:

PIECEn. PIECESInitial CHNumber of StitchesNumber of Rows
SIDE PILLOW2161515

As per the Back Pillow, when you finish this rectangle, DON’T FASTEN OFF, but you should weave in the initial tail.

Then repeat the steps 1 to 3 of the back pillow to create the pillows shape and stuff them.

Then follow the next steps to see how to assemble them on the tissue box cover.

ASSEMBLING

Remember that there is also an ads-free pdf version of this pattern with 24 pages and over 30 photos to help you make the couch step-by-step, you can buy it here.

STEP 1

Take the Back Pillow and position it on the seam between the top of the cover and one of the long sides, use some stitch markers to keep them in place.

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover

STEP 2

Sew them together with some yarn: you can go in and out the box cover, but be careful not to catch the elastic (if any) into the seam.

Repeat the same with the side pillows.

STEP 3

Now you will need to sew the pillows’ sides together so that the “couch” can keep its shape.

Congratulations!

Now your Talicia Couch is finished and you can decorate it with some trimming or adding some throw pillows!

In the ads-free pdf pattern at this link, you can see the pattern also for the throw pillows, both the square and the round ones.

Crochet Couch Tissue Box Cover

I hope you enjoyed this Free Pattern 🥰

I have other many patterns available that you can find at this link.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any explanation for the pattern – you can comment below or write me at info@elendipity.com.

I also offer crochet lessons (both in person or online) if you need some help with crochet creations and reading patterns. You find all the info for the classes at this link.

Feel free to tag me on my Instagram if you create it, I would love to see your works!6

Happy Crocheting! 

 

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