Tissue Box Cover (Peakcock Version)
The peacock square is not my own pattern. I made 6 squares from the FREE pattern you can find here:
The only thing different I did was that I used an F (3.75MM) hook for Rnds 1, 2, and 3, and then I used a size K (6.50MM) hook for Rnds 4 and 5. (And Red Heart Super Saver Yarn)
Then I used a yarn needle and sewed the squares together at the sides using the back loops only of the side rows on the squares.
Once the squares were sewed into a closed circle to create the sides of the tissue box, I joined my yarn with a sl st on the bottom of the tissue cover, (using a size F hook again), and working in the back loops only I sc around adding sc decreases between each of the squares to pull them together a little more smoothly. I repeated to line the top of the squares as well.
For the top, I used a K hook:
Rnd 1: With color A, Ch 24, join in the first ch to form a ring. Ch 1, sc in same ch and around. Jn with a sl st in first sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 2: In the same st as join, (ch 3, 2tr, ch 3, 3tr, ch 3, 3tr), *sk next 2 st, 3dc in next st. Repeat from * 2 more times. Sk next 2 st, (3 tr, ch 3, 3tr, ch 3, 3tr) in next st to create the second side. *sk next 2 st, 3dc in next st. Repeat from * 2 more times. Jn with a sl st in the first tr.
Rnd 3: With color B, Jn with a sl st in the corner after where you joined Rnd 2. In this corner, (ch 2, dc, tr, ch 3, tr, 2dc), and in the next corner, (2dc, tr, ch 3, tr, 2dc), 3dc in the space between the fans across to next corner. (2dc, tr, ch 3, tr, 2dc) in each of the two cornerns, then 3dc in the space between the fans across until you’re back to the very first ch-2 where you began the round. Jn with a sl st in the first dc.
Rnd 4: With color A, Jn with a sl st in the corner after where you joined Rnd 3. In the corner space, ch 2, *(2dc, tr, ch 3, tr, 2dc). Work 3dc in the open space between the two corners. (2dc, tr, ch 3, tr, 2dc) in next corner space. 3dc in each space between the fans across to the next corner. Repeat from * and jn with a sl st in first dc.
I then used a yarn needle to sew to top to the top edge of the sides. If you’d like you could make several Peacock feathers from the inside of the square pattern, stopping after round 3, and then place the feathers around wherever you want!