Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Make a super fluffy pom tea cosy with this easy free pattern.

This cosy may look like a little fluffy lap dog, but it’s not!

Made with chunky yarn, the cosy is covered in pom poms around both openings.

This is a really simple knitting pattern that is perfect for any beginners.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

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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.

Tea Cozy

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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Yield: Pom Tea Cosy

Pom Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Pom Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern
Make a super fluffy tea cosy with this easy free pattern.
Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner


  • 1 x 50g ball of Sirdar softie super bulky (any colour choice)
  • 2 50g x Double knit yarn in your colour choice.


  • Pair of 10mm needles (US 15)
  • Pom maker or 2 cut cardboard circles
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle


  1. Cast on 20sts (this is knit in one piece)
  2. Knit all rows until piece measures 12 inches
  3. Cast off

Making up >

  1. Sew together at the top and bottom of the sides leaving holes for the spout and the handle.
  2. Pom decoration – I used a clover pom maker to make the decoration and stitched around the openings.


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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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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