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Twinkie Chan's Crocheted Abode a la Mode
The first time I crocheted a cheeseburger tissue box cozy was for the 2012 Plush You! art show which is founded and annually curated by my friend Kristen. Ever since then, people have been writing to me for the pattern, and now I’m excited to serve it up with a juicy patty, frilly lettuce, tomato slices, onion strings, cheesey goodness, and even cute little sesame seeds on the top bun. Your tissues will become a talking point, and you will be the first person you know with a cube-shaped burger to impress all the gourmet-burger fanatics! If anybody happens to shed happy tears over the savory amazingness of this cozy, you’ll already have something handy to wipe them away.

Gauge
17 sts x 21 rows in sc = 4" (10 cm). Take time to check gauge.
Finished Size
4.75" (12 cm) wide x 4.75" (12 cm) long x 5.25" (13.5 cm) high

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  • Step 1

    Special Stitches Used
    DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHET (DTR)
    Yo 3 times, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.

    Note: The top of the cozy is worked first in rows. Then, work is continued in rnds for the sides.
    Bun and Burger
    With A, ch 19.
    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn—18 sc.
    Rows 2–10: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
    Row 11: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, ch 10 (for opening), sk 10 sts, and sc in next 4 sc, turn—18 sts.
    Rows 12–20: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Do not turn at end of row 20. Do not fasten off.

  • Step 2

    BEGIN SIDES
    Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc 19 evenly along side of square, sc 18 across foundation ch, sc 19 evenly along 2nd side of square, sc in next 18 sc, join with sl st to 1st sc, turn—74 sc. Place marker for beg of rnd.
    Rnds 2–8: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to
    1st sc, turn. Fasten off A. Join B.
    Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to 1st sc, turn. Fasten off B. Join C.
    Rnds 10–18: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st to
    1st sc, turn. Fasten off C. Join B. Rnd 19: Rep rnd 9. Fasten off B. Join A
    Rnds 20–27: Rep rnds 10–17. Fasten off and weave in ends.

  • Step 3

    Lettuce
    With RS facing and cozy facing right side up, join D to beg of rnd in the first B rnd up from the bottom of the cozy. (Photo 1)
    Rnd 1: *[Ch 4, sk 1 st, sl st in B st] 3 times, [ch 6, sk 1 st, sl st in B st] once. rep from * around, ch 4 sk 1 st, sl st in 1st st to join. Fasten off and weave in ends.

  • Step 4

    Cheese (make 3)
    With E, ch 2.
    Row 1: (3 sc) in 2nd ch from hook, turn—3 sc.
    Row 2: Ch 2, (hdc, sc) in first sc, sc in next, (sc, hdc) in next sc, turn—5 sts.
    Row 3: Ch 2, (hdc, sc) in next st, sc in next 3 sts, (sc, hdc) in next st, turn—7 sts.
    Row 4: Ch 3, sc in next 6 sts, (sc, dc) in next st—8 sts. Do not turn.
    Border row: Ch 1, work 6 sl st along the side of the piece, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in point, work 6 sl st along opposite side. Fasten off, leaving a tail 24" (61 cm) long for sewing, and weave in short end.

  • Step 5

    Assembly
    Place cozy on tissue box. Arrange cheese slices as desired along the upper B row. Whipstitch top of cheese slice to B row, then using straight sts, sew down cheese edges.

  • Step 6

    TOMATOES
    Join F in st to the left of a cheese slice.
    Row 1: Ch 3, sk 3 sts on cozy, work 1 dtr in the 4th st, (ch 3, dtr into same st as previous dtr) twice, ch 3, sk 3 sts on cozy, sl st in the 4th st. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rep for 2 more tomatoes.

  • Step 7

    ONIONS
    Cut a 2 yd (2 m) strand of G and join to cozy 2 spaces to the right of the left side of tomato (between the center and left of tomato).
    Row 1: Ch 18, sk 8 sts, sl st to the 9th st on cozy, sl st in next st on cozy, ch 18, sl st in st to the left of joining. Rep for 2 more onions, being sure that they reach the cheese slices.

  • Step 8

    SESAME SEEDS
    Cut sesame seeds out of wool felt and attach to top of cozy with fabric glue as desired. OR embroider sesame seeds to top of cozy with B.

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