Tea Cozy Pattern | Monet’s Garden


This tea cozy pattern was inspired by Monet’s garden and it is quick and easy to knit, this includes making knitted flowers and leaves for decoration.

This tea cosy can be made in any colour combinations you can think of, the louder the better!

Knit flat in two pieces and then seamed, this cosy is simple in its design and when the flowers and leaves are added it becomes something else.

tea cozy with knitted flowers and leaves

Inspired By Monet’s Garden In Giverny

The purple and blue tea cosies in the photographs were largely inspired by a visit to MoMA in New York and the National Gallery in London where I viewed in person the magnificent paintings from Monet’s garden in Giverny.

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The colours were amazing and I wanted to use them (or some of them) to design a tea cosy pattern.

I also made one of these tea cosies in hot pink with bright flowers, as I had some leftover yarn in my stash.

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.

More Tea Cosy Patterns

You may also like these free patterns for tea cosies:

Tea Cozy 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 flowers

Tea Cozy 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 Malabrigo Worsted Yarn – 100g (Medium weight yarn 04)
  • 2 x DK yarn in your colour choice for flowers
  • 1 x DK yarn in green for the leaves
  • (The DK yarn is light weight 03)


Knitting Needles: 5.5 mm (US 9) and 4mm (US 6)


  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure

birds eye view of knitted tea cosy

Abbreviations >

  • K – knit
  • P – purl
  • P2tog – purl 2 stitches together
  • Sts – stitches
  • Garter stitch – every row knit
  • K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
  • SKPO – slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over the knit stitch.
  • M1 – make one stitch


Using 5.5mm (US 9) needles and your yarn choice cast on 31sts.

Work in st st for 12 rows.

Work the two fronts following the same pattern.

Make 2 pieces

  1. Row 1: k1, *k2tog, k8; rep from * to end (28sts)
  2. Rows 2-4: st st
  3. Row 5: k1, *k2tog, k7; rep from * to end (25sts)
  4. Rows 6-8: st st
  5. Row 9: k1, *k2tog, k6; rep from * to end (22sts)
  6. Row 10: purl
  7. Row 11:k1, *k2tog, k5; rep from * to end (19sts)
  8. Row 12: purl
  9. Row 13: k1, *k2tog, k4; rep from * to end (16sts)
  10. Row 14: purl
  11. Row 15:k1, *k2tog, k3; rep from *to end (13sts)
  12. Row 16: purl
  13. Row 17:k1, *k2tog, k2; rep from * to end (10sts)
  14. Row 18: *p1, k2tog; rep from * to last st, p1 (7sts)
  15. Row 19:k1, k2tog 3 times (4sts)
  16. Row 20: p1, (purl into the front and back of the next st) twice, p1 (6sts)
  17. Row 21: knit into the front and back of every stitch (12sts)
  18. Row 22: purl
  19. Cast off.

Making Up >

Sew each front together at the top and bottom of the sides leaving holes for the spout and the handle.

Knitted Flowers >

With your 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and double knit yarn cast on 20 sts (Leave a tail of 8 inches)

  1. Row 1 and each alternate row – Purl
  2. Row 2: Increase knit wise into each stitch.
  3. Row 4: *K1, increase into next stitch*, repeat * to * to end.
  4. Row 6: *K2, increase into next stitch*, repeat *to* to end.
  5. Row 8: *K3, increase into next stitch*, repeat *to* to end.
  6. Row 9: Purl
  7. Row 10: Cast off Knit wise

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.

knitted flower close up

Leaf >

Using 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and double knit yarn (in green) cast on 3 sts

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.

Make 6 or however many you want to decorate.

Making Up >

Stitch the flowers and the leaves into place around the top funnel of the tea cosy.

Arrange the flowers how you want them to look and secure into place.

Alternative Colours

You can also make this tea cosy in a variety of other colours  – whatever you have in your yarn stash!

I have made this cosy below in a variety of colours, from hot pink to yellow.

The yarn used was a combination of colours that I used to knit together, all left from other projects.

Hot pink knitted tea cosy with flowers

Turquoise knitted flowers close up

I love seeing your finished projects!

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

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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