Cat Tea Cozy

Cat Tea Cozy
Cat Tea Cozy

Free Crochet Patterns - Cat Tea Cozy

This adorable, cat tea cozy, crochet pattern was kindly contributed by designer Pat Sciancalepore. Please email Pat with any questions regarding this pattern.

Copyright 2008 Pat Sciancalepore. All Rights Reserved

Materials:

3 – ounces worsted weight yarn.

Fiber fill for stuffing head

Small piece of pink felt for ears, nose, and tongue

Two google eyes

Two –-inch puff balls for cheeks

Sewing thread

Small amount of bedspread yarn or embroidery yarn for whiskers

Craft glue (hot glue)

Size H crochet hook – gauge 1 inch = 6 stitches, 6 rows. Finished size: approximately 8 x 10 inches (without head)

Body:

Sides: (Make 2) Ch 16.

Row 1: sc in 2nd crochet from hook and in each chain across. Ch 1, turn. 15 st.

Row 2: sc in each sc across. Inc in 2nd sc from end. Ch 1, turn. Sc in last sc. 16 st.

Row 3: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 16 stitches.

Row 4: sc in each sc across. Inc in 2nd sc from end. Ch 1, turn. Sc in last sc. 17 st.

Row 5: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 17 stitches.

Row 6: sc in each sc across. Inc in 2nd sc from end. Ch 1, turn. Sc in last sc. 18 st.

Row 7: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 18 stitches.

Row 8: sc in each sc across. Inc in 2nd sc from end. Ch 1, turn. Sc in last sc. 19 st.

Row 9: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 19 stitches.

Row 10: sc in each sc across. Inc in 2nd sc from end. Ch 1, turn. Sc in last sc. 20 st.

Row 11: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 20 stitches.

Row 12: sc in each sc across. Inc in 2nd sc from end. Ch 1, turn. Sc in last sc. 21 st.

Rows: 13-26: sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. 21 st.

Row: 27: Dec across first 2 sc. Sc in each remaining sc across. Ch 1, turn. 20 st.

Row 28: Sc in each sc across: Ch 1, turn. 20 st.

Row: 28: Dec across first 2 sc. Sc in each remaining sc across. Ch 1, turn. 19 st.

Row 29: Sc in each sc across: Ch 1, turn. 19 st.

Row: 30: Dec across first 2 sc. Sc in each remaining sc across. Ch 1, turn. 18 st.

Row 31: Sc in each sc across: Ch 1, turn. 18 st.

Row: 32: Dec across first 2 sc. Sc in each remaining sc across. Ch 1, turn. 17 st.

Row 33: Sc in each sc across: Ch 1, turn. 17 st.

Row: 34: Dec across first 2 sc. Sc in each remaining sc across. Ch 1, turn. 16 st.

Row 35: Sc in each sc across: Ch 1, turn. 16 st.

Row: 36: Dec across first 2 sc. Sc in each remaining sc across. Ch 1, turn. 15 st. Fasten off.

Crochet two sides together leaving bottom open, and leaving about a 2 inch slit at the top of one side for the spout. Slip stitch across one side of the opening. Turn inside out. Sc around bottom edge. Fasten off.

Head: (Make 1) Chain 4.

Row 1: 8 sc in loop. Do not turn. Mark beginning of row.

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 16 st.

Row 3: Sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around. 24 st.

Row 4: 2 sc in next sc. Sc in each of next 2 sc around. 32 st.

Row 5: 3 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around. End with 2 sc. 40 st.

Row 6: 4 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around. End with 1 sc. 48 st.

Row 7: 5 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc. Repeat around. End with 3 sc. 54 st.

Row 8 and 9: Sc in each sc around. 54 st.

Row 10: 5 sc in each of next 5 sc. Decrease over next 2 sc. Repeat around. 48 st.

Row 11: 4 sc in each of next 4 sc. Decrease over next 2 sc. Repeat around. 38 st.

Row 12: 3 sc in each of next 3 sc. Decrease over next 2 sc. Repeat around. 30 st.

Row 13: 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. Decrease over next 2 sc. Repeat around. 24 st.

Row: 14: 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. Decrease over next 2 sc. Repeat around. 20 st.

Stuff loosely with fiberfill.

Row 15: Dec around till closed. Fasten off.

Ears: (Make 2) Ch 6:

Row 1: Skip 1st sc. Sc in each chain across. 5 st.

Row 2: Skip 1st sc. Sc in each chain across. 4 st.

Row 3: Skip 1st sc. Sc in each chain across. 3 st.

Row 4: Skip 1st sc. Sc in each chain across. 2 st.

Row 5: Skip 1st sc. Sc in each chain across. 1 st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Paws: (Make 2) Ch 6. Join to form ring.

Row 1-8: Sc in each sc around. 6 st.

Row 9: 2 sc in each sc around. 12 st.

Row 10. 2 sc in each sc around. 24 st.

Row 11: Decrease around till closed. Finish off.

Use sewing thread to shape –toes–.

Assembly:

Cut two small pieces of pink felt the shape of the ears, but a little smaller. Glue to one side of the ear. Sew ears in place, bending slightly.

Glue eyes to face. Cut a small triangle for the nose and a small tongue shape out of the pink felt. Glue tongue and nose as shown in picture. Sew 2 puff balls in place for cheeks, using picture as placement.

For whiskers. Using embroidery thread, and starting at center of cheeks, make four of five straight stitches radiating out and anchoring at the center. Cut outside ends free.

Sew legs onto body, using picture as placement.

Trim and tuck all loose ends.

Place over teapot so that the spout sticks the slit left in body and makes the –tail.–

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