Tea Cozy Pattern {With Knitted Flowers}


This tea cozy pattern is super fluffy and great for spring!

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

The size of the cozy will fit a teapot with an 18-inch circumference.

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

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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.

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

Flower Tea Cozy Pattern
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Tea Cozy Pattern {With Knitted Flowers}

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

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Gauge – It’s hard to see with the type of yarn it is, so this is a guestimate – 4 sts/3 rows in 1 inch

Size – To fit the circumference of the teapot 18 inches.

Skill Level – Easy

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The Supplies You Need


  • 100G Super Bulky Yarn – I used Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky (White)
  • 50g double knit yarn (I used peach) for the flowers
  • 50g double knit yarn (green) for the leaves
  • Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)


  • 9mm (US 13) Knitting needles
  • 4mm (US 6) Knitting needles


  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Tape measure

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations And Terms (US And UK) List

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit the next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
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Pattern Instructions

Tea Cosy – make 2 pieces >

  1. With your chunky yarn and 9mm knitting needles cast on 20
  2. Knit every row until the piece measures 6 inches.
  3. Next row – K2TOG knit to last 2 stitches K2TOG
  4. Repeat this on every 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 knitwise 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 knitwise.

Curl your flower inwards and secure it by stitching the loose cast-off end through the bottom.

Leave a tail, long enough to sew onto the top of the tea cozy.

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

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Happy Knitting!

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