So, you all might have noticed that the nightstands beside our bed were rather, um, empty? As you can imagine, there's usually a bit more going on. In fact, there's always an obnoxiously-colored tissue box on my nightstand. At the time of that photograph said tissue box was being transformed.
Mostly I felt silly doing this. As much as it sounded good in my head, actually crocheting a tissue box cover... Who does that?
In fact, I think a good many people do that. But, they may not use rainbows or share a room with a husband with such modern sensibilities. To his credit, Brandon said nothing.
Well, that's not entirely true. At the end he said, "Is it removable?" Which I think gives me about zero credit. But, well, I think it is. Let's cross that bridge later.
I built the base as a true granny square. My first. When it was big enough, I crocheted a few single crochet rows with decreases to force the square to turn inwards to make a cube. And then I built the granny stripe rainbow rows. Fun!
To turn the edge at the top, lots more decreases and single crochet.
And there you have it - a little spruced up tissue box, inspired by jenn of all trades' spruce-up challenge. Very matchy, matchy, eh? I'm still not 100% certain that I can carry off this granny-70's-rainbow-child cross, but here's for trying. I buoy my confidence with images of dottie angel fabulousness. I shall never be the vintage-granny-chic that is her, but I shall be reminded that granny can indeed be chic.
Question: Is crochet always "granny"? I mean, quilting isn't. Knitting isn't. But, crochet? You know, crochet actually is famous for its "granny squares", so that might have something to do with it. And, I do love grannies. I so aspire to be one someday. Lot's of granny love here.