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Bunny Tea Cosy Pattern

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In this post, you will see a bunny tea cosy pattern.

The tea cosy is knit flat in two pieces, then stitched together, leaving openings for the spout and handle.

The ears, mouth/nose, eyes, and fluffy pom tail are all stitched on separately.

Please scroll down to view the free knitting pattern or grab your printable PDF in my shop here.

bunny tea cosy

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy, cozy pattern for those of you who are at an advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, and k2tog.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, the basic knitting stitches will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

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bunny tea cosy pattern
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Notes

This bunny tea cosy pattern is knit in two pieces and stitched together to leave openings for the handle and spout.

It will make a special gift for Easter egg hunts or for a lovely birthday party.

It would help to have basic knitting skills and tension to make this easy tea cozy.

The beauty of this easy knitting pattern is that you can use up oddments of yarns from other projects if you have leftover super bulky yarn in your stash.

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Size – To fit the circumference of the teapot 18 inches (a 4-cup tea pot).

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rows = 4in/10cm

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 2 x Sirdar softy 50g (cream or beige) must be super bulky yarn 06.

Needles

  • Knitting needles: 9 mm (US – 13)

Notions

  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure

Other Materials

  • Pom pom maker Clover 2 – 1/2 inch large.
  • Felt scraps for the eyes and nose/mouth
  • Sewing thread
Bunny tea cosy pattern

Abbreviations

  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • Sts – stitches
  • Garter stitch – every row knit
  • K2tog – knit the next 2 stitches together
  • Skpo – slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit st

Pattern Instructions

Bunny body – make 2 pieces

  1. Using 9 mm (US 13) needles and your chunky yarn choice cast on 28sts.
  2. Work in st st until the piece measures 1-inch beg and ending with a purl row.
  3. Next row – K2tog, K4 – repeat across row
  4. Purl
  5. K2tog, K3 – repeat across row
  6. Purl
  7. K2tog, K2 – repeat across row
  8. Purl
  9. K2tog across row
  10. Break off yarn and bind off. Leave a 7-inch tail length.
  11. Work the two fronts following the same pattern.

Ears >

Make 2 pieces >

  1. Using the same chunky yarn – cast on 6 sts (Leave a 7 or 8-inch length tail as you will need this later)
  2. Knit 12 rows
  3. Skpo knit to last 2 stitches K2tog
  4. Knit
  5. Repeat last 2 rows until you have 2 stitches left.
  6. Cast off and secure.

Pom tail decoration >

I used a pom maker to make the tail.

Making Up >

  1. Cut eyes, a nose, and a mouth from felt and stitch them into place on the front side of your tea cozy.
  2. Stitch the pom tail onto the back.
  3. itch the tea cosy body pieces together, leaving gaps in the side seams for the handle and spout of the teapot.
  4. Attach the ears on either side of the head at the top of the cosy.
bunny tea cosy

Could you share your work with us?

I love seeing your finished projects.

If you enjoyed making the bunny tea cosy, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

Happy Knitting!

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