There’s something comforting about cozies (or cosies, as our friends across the pond say). I’m so excited to introduce Cat from Crochet Cloudberry today and share this lovely free tea cozy crochet pattern that she has designed just for you. It has a beautiful flower and plenty of color to add a handmade touch to your next tea time event!
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About Crochet Cloudberry
Cat Venner blogs about crochet and offers free patterns at Crochet Cloudberry. In 2019, she made a new year’s resolution to start her own crochet blog to share the patterns that she had devised along with the ideas behind them. She wanted the majority of her patterns to be free projects because she benefitted so much from the wealth of free patterns available when she was learning to crochet. A lot of her projects are also small stash-busters because Cat loves using left-over yarn for something pretty.
When she’s not crocheting, you can find Cat squeezing even more plants into her small garden, reading Scandi crime novels, or fussing her little cat.
Free Tea Cozy Crochet Pattern by Crochet Cloudberry
This tea cosy is made to fit a tea for one tea pot and cut set. For a normal tea pot the spout maybe placed lower down.
- This pattern uses UK crochet terms. Get a printable conversion table of UK to US crochet terms here.
- Oombawka Design has a helpful magic ring (mc/magic circle in this pattern) tutorial here.
- [Stitches written in brackets like this are worked into the same stitch]
- Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in 135 Duck Egg Blue, 136 Dolphin Blue, 102 Champagne White, 153 Blush Pink, 113 Rose Red, and 126 Slate Green.
- 4 mm hook and 3.5mm hook
Body of Tea Cosy
The start of this pattern is worked in rounds, with the latter parts worked back and forth in rounds. Each round is joined with a slip stitch, then 1 chain to move to the next round. At the end of each row chain 2 to turn. These chains are not counted as stitches.
- Use Duck Egg Blue and 4mm hook.
- Foundation round: Ch 8 and join with a slip stitch to make a circle.
- Round 1: 10 dc into the circle. (10)
- Round 2: [2tr]. 10 times. (20)
- Round 3: 1tr, [2tr]. 10 times. (30)
- Round 4: 2tr, [2tr]. 10 times. (40)
- Row 5: 16tr, chain 7, miss 4, 16 tr. Turn. (32, plus 7 chain). This forms the hole for the spout and the opening back flaps.
- Row 6: 7tr, [2tr], 7tr, [2tr], 5dc in ch-7-sp, [2tr], 7tr, [2tr], 7tr. Turn. (41)
- Row 7: 4tr [2tr]. 8 times. 1 tr. Turn. (49)
- Row 8: 5tr [2tr]. 8 times. 1tr. (57)
- Row 9: 6tr, [2tr]. 3 times. 5tr, 2trtog, 1 tr, 2trtog, 5tr. 6tr [2tr] 3times. Turn. (61)
- Row 10: 13tr, 2trtog. 4 times. 1 tr. Turn. (57)
- Row 11 – 13: 57 tr. Turn. (57). At the end of Row 13, fasten off.
- Join Champagne White, where you fastened off Duck Egg Blue.
- Row 1: Dc into each stitch. At this point also work up and around the flap opening with dcs at regular intervals. You will start the next row in the same position as you started this row.
- Row 2: 2 htr, *ch 1, miss 1, htr. From * 28 times. 1htr. Turn. (28 ch-1-sp and 31 htr)
- Row 3: 1dc, *1dc, miss ch-1-sp and htr, [4tr, ch 2, 4tr] into the ch-1-sp, miss htr and ch-1-sp. From * 9 times. 2 dc. Fasten off. (9 shells and 12 dc).
- Using Champagne White and 4mm hook.
- Join yarn centrally on one side. Chain 31, then dc into second chain from hook. Dc along. (30). Fasten off. Repeat for the tie on the other side.
Leaves – Make 4
- The leaves are worked in the round.
- Using Dolphin Blue and 3.5 mm hook
- Foundation: Chain 11.
- Round 1: dc into second chain from hook, then dc across. (10). Fasten off.
- Change to Slate Green
- Round 2: dc, 2htr, 2tr, [2dtr], [2dtr], tr, htr, dc, [dc, dc with ch-3-picot, dc], (you are now working down the other side of the leaf into the chains), dc, htr, tr, [2dtr], [2dtr], 2tr, 2htr, 1 dc. Fasten off. (27)
Flowers – Make 2
- The flowers are worked in the round.
- Using Dolphin Blue and 3.5 mm hook
- Foundation: Make an mc (see Pattern Notes) with 5 dc. (5)
- Round 1: [2dc]. Fasten off (10).
- Change to Rose Red.
- Round 2: Dc, ch 3, [3dtr cluster with 3-ch-picot on top], chain 3. 5 times. Slip stitch final chain into the starting dc. (10)
- Round 3: Ch 4, dc into second ch from hook, 2dc (making a total of 3dc), slip stitch into dc from round 2, ch 4 and place these ch behind the petal, slip stitch into dc from round 2. 5 times. Fasten off.
- Change to Blush Pink.
- Round 4: In this round you are working into the stitches from round 3. Slip stitch in ch-4- space, then work from the bottom of the “legs”, [2tr], [2tr], [3tr], ch-3-picot, (you are now working down the other side of the petal into the chains), [3tr], [2tr], [2tr]. Fasten off.
- Pin the leaves and flowers to the cosy and then sew into place.