Cupcake Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern


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

This easy level pattern requires basic knitting knowledge of knit and purl stitches, as well as some shaping.

Why not knit this lovely cupcake cosy, that will look like a centrepiece when you use it and people will definitely ask you about it.

knitted cupcake 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:

Cupcake tea cosy knitting pattern

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

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

tea cosy with knitted bobbles

Cupcake Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Easy


This simple 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 the teapot 18 inches.

Gauge –  12 sts in 16 rows in 10 x 10cm/4 x 4 inches measured in stocking stitch.

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 x ball of Pink DK Yarn
  • Brown DK Yarn
  • Cream DK Yarn
  • Red DK Yarn
  • Pink / Lemon DK Yarn
  • Scraps can be used as not a full ball/skein is needed for all of the colours.
  • Any lightweight medium 03 yarn / DK yarn.


  • 5.5 mm (US 9) Knitting Needles
  • 4 mm (US 6) Knitting Needles


  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

knitted tea cosy spout view

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)


Make 2 pieces

  1. With 5.5 mm (US 9) knitting needles and the pink yarn cast on 24 sts.
  2. K1, P1 – Until piece measures 4.5 inches.
  3. Change colour to brown (use double strands – and continue with 5.5 mm needles) and knit.
  4. Purl.
  5. Work Knit, Purl (Stocking stitch) until piece measures 1 inch in the brown yarn.
  6. Change yarn to cream (double strands and use 5.5 mm needles) and knit 4 rows.
  7. Skpo, K1, Knit to last 2 sts K2tog.
  8. Knit.
  9. Repeat last 2 rows until you have 10 sts left.
  10. Cast off knitwise.

Large Bobble >

  1. With Red DK yarn and 4 mm (US 6), knitting needles cast on 14 sts.
  2. Start with a Purl row and work in stocking stitch until piece measures 3 inches.
  3. Cast off Purlwise.
  4. Stitch around the square and pull together. Stitch bottom together to form the bobble shape.

Small Bobble >

  1. Using pastel DK pink or lemon yarn with 4 mm (US 6) knitting needles cast on 4 sts.
  2. Start with a Purl row and work in stocking stitch until piece measures 1 inch.
  3. Cast off Purlwise.
  4. Stitch around the square and pull together.
  5. Stitch bottom together to form the bobble shape.

knitted bobbles close up

Making up >

  1. Place right sides of tea cosy body together and stitch leaving holes on both sides for the teapot handle and spout.
  2. Measure or pin on your tea cosy to make sure you have the right size openings.
  3. Stitch the large red bobble to the top of the cupcake tea cosy.
  4. Stitch the smaller bobbles in various places around the cream knitted part of the tea cosy.

cupcake tea cosyI love seeing your finished projects!

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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