Knit Tea Cozy

Knit Tea Cozy
Knit Tea Cozy

Step 1: Getting Started

Free Knitting Patterns - Knit Tea Cozy

If you are a tea drinker and lover of teapots why not use our free knitting pattern to create a sweet little tea cozy for your tea experience? A felt tea blossom and leaves decorate this easy-to-knit cozy. Put a cozy on your tea pot to keep the last cup of tea as piping hot as the first. One of our site visitors, Ravelry member Charlene Quevillon, kindly contributed photos of her completed knit tea cozy. Thank you Charlene!

Special Note: Charlene used number 7 knitting needles, cast on 34 sts, but worked to 5 inches before decreasing as her tea pot is approximately 6 3/4 inches tall from base to top of knob, taller than what the pattern calls for. Also, she added more flowers and used 2 colors of green for the leaves.

 

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:  Suggested yarn: Coats & Clarks' Red Heart Knitting Worsted, 4 ply. One 2-ounce skein in any desired color is sufficient to make a cozy.

number 6 knitting needles

white and dark green felt for trim

Abbreviations: sts (stitches) k (knit) dec (decrease)

Gauge: 9 sts make 2 inches; 8 rows make 1 inch

 

 

tea cozy

Images: courtesy of Charlene Quevillon

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Step 2: Pattern Instructions

 

Pattern:

Side Piece (Make 2)-Starting at edge, cast on 34 sts. Work in garter st (k each row) until piece measures 4 inches. Dec 1 st at the beginning of next 10 rows. Dec 1 st at both ends of every row until 16 sts remain. Bind off 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Bind off.

Press pieces through a damp cloth. Sew top edges neatly together to the first decreased row. Leaving a 3-inch opening at both sides, sew lower edge of side seams together.

 

Tea Flower and Leaves-Following patterns below, cut

5 white felt petals, 1 white calyx and 6 green leaves. Gather lower edge of each petal, having the side edge of one petal slightly overlap the adjacent side edge of next petal and the 5th petal joined to the first petal. Sew gathered edges of petals on top of the calyx.

Stamens: Make several 1" loops of yarn and sew to center of calyx. Sew flower at top of tea cozy as shown in photo. Sew tip of each leaf around the flower under the petals.

 

tea cozy

Images: courtesy of Charlene Quevillon

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