Bunny Tea Cosy Pattern


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.

bunny tea cosy

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

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

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Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

More Tea Cosy Patterns

You may also like these free patterns for tea cosies:

bunny tea cosy pattern

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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Bunny Tea Cosy Pattern

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Skill Level – Easy


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

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Size – To fit the circumference of teapot 18 inches.

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rows = 4in/10cm

The Supplies You Need


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


  • Knitting needles: 9 mm (US – 13)


  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure

Other Materials

  • Pom pom maker Clover 2 – 1/2 inch large.
  • Felt sctaps 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


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 piece measures 1 inch ending on 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 mouth from felt and stitch into place on the front side of your tea cosy.
  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 either side of the head at the top of the cosy.

I love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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