Make a fluffy tea cosy with flowers for a gift or for your own teapot. The size of the cosy will depend on the size of the teapot.
This cosy has been knitted for a 4-cup pot, but you can easily adapt the pattern to make it smaller or much larger. This pretty cosy is made with a fluffy white yarn in two pieces.
The peach flowers and green leaves are made as separate pieces and then stitched into place. A lovely easy knitting project, for a beginner or seasoned knitter.
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Flower Tea Cozy Pattern
100G Chunky Yarn – I used Sirdar Snuggle Snowflake Chunky (White)
50g double knit yarn (I used peach) for the flowers
50g double knit yarn (green) for the leaves
9mm (US 13) Knitting needles
4mm (US 6) Knitting needles
Tea Cosy Pattern
Tea Cosy - make 2 pieces >
With your chunky yarn and 9mm knitting needles cast on 20
Knit every row until piece measures 6 inches.
Next row – K2TOG knit to last 2 stitches K2TOG
Repeat this on ever row until you have 10 stitches left.
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 by stitching loose cast off end through the bottom. Leave a tail, long enough to sew onto the top of the tea cosy.
Using 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and double knit yarn (in green) cast on 3sts
1. K1, M1, K1, M1, K1
3. K2, M1, K1, M1, K2
5. K3, M1, K1, M1, K3
7. K4, M1, K1, M1, K4
9. K5, M1, K1, M1, K5
11. K6, M1, K1, M1, K6
13. K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K8, K2TOG
15. K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K5, K2TOG
17. K2TOG, K1, K2TOG, K2, K2TOG
19. K2TOG, K2, K2TOG
21. K2TOG, K2TOG
23. Fasten off.
Making Up >
Stitch the tea cosy pieces together leaving holes for the handle and spout. When you have secured your knitted flowers into shape, stitch into place on top of the tea cosy. Arrange the leaves where you want them around the flowers and stitch into place.
Weave in all loose ends.
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)
For any help with the knitting stitches please visit the video tutorials page here >