PATTERN STITCH – Multiple of 2 sts
Row 1 Skip 3 ch, 2 sc in next ch, *skip 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch; repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2 *Skip 1 st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
TISSUE BOX HOLDER
Ch 22. Beg with pattern Row 1, work even in pattern on 20 sts for 22 rows.
Using a separate strand of yarn, ch 24 and join with a slip st to top of last row at opposite end of working strand. At working end, ch 26. Continue in pattern working Row 1 over chs and Row 2 over center 20 sts – 68 sts. Continue in pattern for a total of 4 rows.
Shape Top Opening
Working each side separately, work 32 sts, turn. Dec 1 sc at beg of next row, then at same edge every row 2 more times. Work 4 rows even. Inc 1 st at same edge as decs every row 3 times. Fasten off. Work other side (remaining 32 sts) to correspond.
Work across 32 sts, ch 4, work across remaining 32 sts. Work in pattern over 68 sts for a total of 20 rows. Cut yarn. Join yarn with a slip st 24 sts in from side edge, ch 2, then work in pattern over center 20 sts. Work for 22 rows on these 20 sts. Fasten off.
Overcast the 4 seams invisibly on WS. Work 1 round reverse sc (working from left to right), around bottom of Tissue Box Holder. Work 1 round sc around top opening.
Ch 30. Work in pattern st, inc 1 st each end every row 2 times. Work even in pattern until 7½" from beg. Dec 1 st each end every row 2 times. Fasten off.
Ch 1, then work 1 round sc, easing around corners, and at last corner, ch 12 and slip st in beg ch for hanging loop. Fasten off.