Crochet Whale Tissue Cozy

Being sick is often a miserable experience, for me, I always need a few tissues on hand. Whether you’re the kind of person who has travel packs of tissues or you grab a handful from a box at home, this adorable crochet whale tissue cozy will keep the tissues in one place. Would make a great stocking stuffer or last minute gift!

Whale Tissue Cozy - Pops de Milk

The inspiration for the tissue cozy came after seeing this tissue box cover on Moogly. I thought it was cutest thing ever and really wanted to make one for myself. Except I don’t usually have boxes of tissues and instead opt for travel packs. After a bit of pattern testing (how would the tissues come out and where would the tail go?) I came up with this quick and easy design.

Whale Tissue Cozy 3- Pops de Milk

The tissues come out of, wait for it, the whale’s blowhole! This whale tissue cozy is made for standard tissue travel packs (typically 10 tissues per pack). I like bringing my whale tissue cozy to work, my colleagues at the office think it’s a super cute and I think they’re cheered up whenever they need to blow their nose.

Looking for more tissue box ideas? Check out this tutorial on how to make a tissue box cover on The Melrose Family!

Whale Tissue Cozy 4- Pops de Milk

Crochet Whale Tissue Cozy

To make this whale tissue cozy, I made the two pectoral fins and rear tail fin separately and sewed them on later. The back of the whale is open so you can put your tissue pack in. A button at the whale’s butt keeps the tissue pack secure.

You can purchase a PDF version of the pattern in the Pops de Milk shop and on my Etsy store.


-worsted weight yarn such as, Bernat Super Value – Sky and small amount in Black

-size 3.75mm crochet hook

-yarn needle

-button for closure

-needle and thread to sew button


Notes: Body is worked in rounds, do not turn at the end. Use stitch markers to keep track of rounds. Starting ch 1 does not count as stitch, make first stitch in the same space as joining sl st. Tail is worked in rows, turn at the end of each row.


Round 1: ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, make 3 sc in last ch, continuing along the bottom of the foundation ch, sc in the next 6 spaces, make 2 sc in last space, join with sl st to first st (18 sts)

Round 2: ch 1, make 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 6sts, 2 sc in next 3sts, sc in next 6sts, 2 sc in last 2sts, join with sl st to first st (24 sts)

Rounds 3-6: ch 1, work even (24 sts)

Round 7: ch 1, sc in next 3sts, ch 5, skip 5sts, sc in remaining sts, join with sl st to first st (19 sts, 5 ch)

Round 8: ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, join with sl st to first st (24 sts)

Rounds 9-20: ch 1, work even (24 sts)

Fasten off and weave ends.


Row 1: Pick up a st in the 5th or 6th st of Round 20 of the body, sc in next 7sts, turn (7 sts)

Row 2: ch 1, dec, sc in next 3 sts, dec in last 2 sts, turn (5 sts)

Rows 3: ch 1, dec, sc in next st, dec in last 2 sts, turn (3 sts)

Row 4: ch 1, dec, sc in last st, turn (2 sts)

Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st, ch 8, sl st to 2nd st

Fasten off and weave ends.

Flukes, make 2

Leave long starting yarn tail, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, in last ch make [hdc, sc, hdc], dc in next 3 spaces, hdc in next space, sl st in next space.

Fasten off and weave ends. With starting yarn tail sew flukes to Round 20 of Body.

Fins, make 2

ch 5, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, continue on bottom of foundation ch and sc in the next 3 spaces, sl st to first st. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing (10 sts)

Sew button to body making sure that loop fits securely around. Stitch a face with black yarn and a yarn needle. Add a pack of tissues and you’re ready to combat the sniffles!

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