Friday, 12 March 2010

Generic Tea Cosy

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Here I wanted to come up with a pattern for a tea cosy that hopefully would fit a multitude of tea pots. I have constructed it so that it slips over the top a a variety of tea pots. Please measure your teapot prior to making this cosy and check the measurements.
Measurements: Circumference 20” x 8.5” height.
Materials: 5mm hook, approx 70gms of DK yarn, stitch markers or safety pin, a small amount of contrasting yarn to finish, darning needle.
Pattern:
Ch 4 join with sl st,
Rnd 1: ch 1, work 5 dc into ring, join with sl st.
Rnd 2: ch 1, work 2 dc into each dc, join with sl st,
Rnd 3: ch 1, *work 2 dc into the first dc, work 1 dc into next two dc*,** rep to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 4: ch 1, *work 2 dc into the first dc, work 1 dc into next three dc*,** rep to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 5: ch 1, *work 2 dc into the first dc, work 1 dc into next four dc*,** rep to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 6:  ch 1, *work 2 dc into the first dc, work 1 dc into next five dc*,** rep to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 7: ch 1, *work 2 dc into the first dc, work 1 dc into next six dc*,** rep to end, join with sl st.
Rnd 8: ch 1, work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st, join with sl st
Rnd 9: ch 1, work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st, join with sl st
Now begin working in the round using a stitch marker or safety pin to mark each round. No sl st at the end of a row and no ch 1 at the beginning of a row.
Rnd 10: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Rnd 11: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Rnd 12: work 2 dc into the first dc, work 1 dc into next two dc*,** rep to end
Rnd 13: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Rnd 14: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Rnd 15: Decrease Row – work a straight round and decrease on every 6th st to end.
Rnds 16, 17, 18: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Rnd 19: Decrease Row – work a straight round and decrease on every 7th st to end.
Rnds 20,21,22,23: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Rnd 24: Decrease Row – work a straight round and decrease on every 8th st to end.
Rnds 25, 26,27,28,28,30: work a straight round with no increases, 1 dc into each st
Round 31: Join contrasting colour and work 2 dc into each dc until a complete round has been completed.
To Finish: Lay the cosy flat – you may wish to block at this point. I trimmed by using a single dc into the seam of the cosy from one edge to the other. At the top of the cosy a created a hanging hook by chaining 10 and then continuing to dc down the other side of the cosy.
This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/ Thank you Crochet Conversion Chart US/UK International Yarn Weight Conversion Chart
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2 comments:

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, wow, how wonderful! I've always wanted to try one of those. This one is a nice, basic cozy to start with and you could even embellish with flowers and such. Thanks for the pattern. I will try it.

Kind Regards,
Doris

http://flockofteacosy.blogspot.com/ said...

I love the way the red knitted edge becomes the loop at the top...

Michaelle/FlockOfTeaCosy