Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREE Crochet Pattern for a Tea Cozy

Just a little update!  This pattern is way off so don't try it till I rewrite it.  Which I am doing right now.  I will take this down when I'm done.

As promised, here's my pattern for my wonderful beautiful purple cotton crocheted tea cozy.  Can you tell I love it?  It works beautifully!  My tea stays hot for a long time, at least till I drink it all.  I love the deep purple color of the cotton yarn, too.

I have not tested this pattern so if you find anything wrong, or you question anything, let me know.  This is not rocket science so if you miss a stitch or don't have the exact number I came up with, it's no big deal.  Just make sure it fits your tea pot!

The yarn I used was a huge skein of cotton I bought at JoAnns Craft Store.  Might have been their brand but I cannot say for sure as the label was gone.  It is 100% cotton and I'm sure Sugar and Cream or any of the cottons would work.  I suppose a worsted weight yarn like Red Heart SuperSaver would work, too.  I did make two, as you can see in the photo, making one longer than the other and then added a crocheted loop at the top.  I felt if one layer would work, two would be better. 

If you know how to do tapestry crochet, using two colors, that would be fun, too.  I just didn't want to take the time to work out a pattern.  I'm always in a hurry.  I'm retired you know!  LOL

Have fun and hope you enjoy it.


sc in 2nd chain from hook

sc in next 3, 3 sc in last stitch, and sc in other side of chain in each chain, then 3 sc in end sc.

Continue the increase one row around to eliminate cupping too soon.

1.   2 sc in each side stitch and 3 sc on each end stitch, end with 3 sc in end stitch so you have about 36 stitches

2.   3 sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc to end and then 3 sc in the end stitch. Increasing only on the ends.

3.  3 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next stittch and then 1 sc in each stitch until you reach the stitch before the end stitch then 2 sc, 3 sc in end stitch, and then 2 sc in next stitch and 1 sc in ea stitch till the other end and join in the top of the first sc of round.

4.  3 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in ea st to end, 3 sc in end st  there is no joining.

5. Repeat last row

6.  2 sc in first 3 sts, 1 sc in ea st to last 3 sts, then 2 sc in the 3 end sts

7.  repeat last row

8.  1 sc in ea st around increasing 2 sts ea side evenly (4 increases)

9.  Increase this round 4 times on each side and 1 increase on each end

10.  Repeat round 9

11.  1 sc each st around

12.  Repeat round 9 EXCEPT make the 4 increases each side towards the ends.  So that means round the end, increase 2 times within a few stitches, stitch around the end and within a few stitches again increase 2 times and then 1 sc to the other end.

13.  Repeat round 11~ 10 rounds or 10 times.  Make sure you have marked the beginning of your rounds

14.  DC around making sure you have an even number of stitches.  no need to join

15.  DC around from front to back of post the dc made in the last row.  DC around from back to front of the post the dc made in the last row.  Repeat around the front, around the back, around the front, etc. around.

If when you get to the end and you've got two posts, just use them both.

I did round 15, 6 times and the finished with a sc round and dec 10 stitches evenly around one more sc row.

I made two, one a little longer than the first or you can make them both the same.  Make sure you measure your teapot or at least try it on to measure the length several times before you end with the two sc rows.


I had fun making this pattern but not writing it down.  I'm not good at that but I give it my all and hope for the best.

I've got another blog called Creative Assist and I might combine that one with this one.  I have lots of knitting and crocheting helps, techniques and ideas posted there and have lots more to add.  

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