Easy Tea Cozy Pattern

Tea cozy

Make a fluffy tea cozy with flowers for a gift or for your own teapot.

The size of the cosy will depend on the size of the teapot.

This cosy has been knitted for a 4-cup pot, but you can easily adapt the pattern to make it smaller or much larger.

This pretty cosy is made with a fluffy white yarn in two pieces.

The peach flowers and green leaves are made as separate pieces and then stitched into place.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

knitted flowers

Flower Tea Cozy Pattern

A lovely easy knitting project, for a beginner or seasoned knitter.

The tea cosy pattern is easy to follow, knitted flat on straight needles.

You can use up leftover yarns in your stash and make lots of tea cosies in different colours.

The tea cozy pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning new stitches.

If you would like to make more knitted items for the home, please take a look at the other patterns in the home knitting pattern library.

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Free Knitting Pattern For A Tea Cozy

Free Knitting Pattern For A Tea Cozy
The tea cosy pattern is easy to follow, knitted flat on straight needles.
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 100G Super Bulky Yarn – I used Sirdar Snuggle Snowflake Chunky (White)
  • 50g double knit yarn (I used peach) for the flowers
  • 50g double knit yarn (green) for the leaves


  • 9mm (US 13) Knitting needles
  • 4mm (US 6) Knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle


Tea Cosy – make 2 pieces >

  1. With your chunky yarn and 9mm knitting needles cast on 20
  2. Knit every row until piece measures 6 inches.
  3. Next row – K2TOG knit to last 2 stitches K2TOG
  4. Repeat this on ever row until you have 10 stitches left.
  5. Cast off.

Flowers >

With your 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and double knit yarn (peach) cast on 20sts (Leave a tail of 8 inches)

Row 1 and each alternate row – Purl

Row 2: Increase knit wise into each stitch.

Row 4: *K1, increase into next stitch*, repeat * to * to end.

Row 6: *K2, increase into next stitch*, repeat *to* to end.

Row 8: *K3, increase into next stitch*, repeat *to* to end.

Row 9: Purl

Row 10: Cast off knit wise

Curl your flower inwards and secure by stitching loose cast off end through the bottom. Leave a tail, long enough to sew onto the top of the tea cosy.

Leaf >

Using 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and double knit yarn (in green) cast on 3sts

1.   K1, M1, K1, M1, K1

2.   Purl

3.   K2, M1, K1, M1, K2

4.   Purl

5.   K3, M1, K1, M1, K3

6.   Purl

7.   K4, M1, K1, M1, K4

8.   Purl

9.   K5, M1, K1, M1, K5

10. Purl

11. K6, M1, K1, M1, K6

12. Purl

13. K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K8, K2TOG

14. Purl

15. K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K5, K2TOG

16. Purl

17. K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K2, K2TOG

18. Purl

19. K2TOG, K2, K2TOG

20. Purl

21. K2TOG, K2TOG

22. P2TOG

23. Fasten off.

Making Up >

  1. Stitch the tea cosy pieces together leaving holes for the handle and spout. 
  2. When you have secured your knitted flowers into shape, stitch into place on top of the tea cosy. 
  3. Arrange the leaves where you want them around the flowers and stitch into place.
  4. Weave in all loose ends.


Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

SKPO – Slip one, knit one

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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