Flower Garden Tea Pot Cosy
You Will Need:
50g 8ply/DK yarn - Grass Green
50g 8ply/DK yarn – Light Blue or Aqua
50g 8ply/DK yarn – Hot Pink
25g approx. 8ply/DK yarn – Yellow
Small amount of a dark green for embroidery
6 yellow buttons
1 pr 5.5mm knitting needles
4.00 mm crochet hook
Note: Crochet instructions use English Terminology.
Tension – 16 sts & 23 rows over 10 x 10cm in st st using 5.5mm needles & 8ply yarn doubled.
Cosy is knitted in 2 pieces with yarn doubled.
Using 5.5mm needles and 2 strands of grass green cast on 25 sts.
Garter st 3 rows.
Starting with a knit row and continuing in green, st st 12 rows (approx. measures 6.5cm from cast on edge).
Change to Aqua and st st 12 rows.
Next row (K2, K2tog) to last st, K1 - 19sts.
St st 5 rows.
Eyelet Row - K1, (Yf, K2tog, K1) to end.
St st 3 rows.
Make back to match.
Using 4.00mm hook and 1 strand of yellow, make 4ch, sl st into 1st ch to form ring.
1st round - 8dc into ring, join with a sl st to first dc. Fasten off.
2nd round - join pink with a sl st to any dc, (4ch, leaving the last loop of each dtr on hook, work 2 dtr into same dc, yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook, 4ch, sl st into same dc (petal), sl st into next dc) repeat 7 more times working last sl st of the last repeat into the first dc of round. 8 petals made.
Fasten off. Make 6 flowers, 3 for front, 3 for back.
Using photo as a guide, sew flowers on (2 outer flowers are centred on the colour change & the centre flower a little higher). You can sew the flowers on around the yellow centre then also put a couple of holding stitches into each petal from the back to keep them looking tidy.
With a backstitch and dark green yarn, stitch in the stems and work a lazy daisy stitch for each leaf.
Sew a button on each flower centre. You can add a bee, ladybug or flower buttons to jazz up the garden if you wish.
With a flat seam, sew up from the bottom as far as the garter stitch, & down from the top to fit your pot’s handle and spout.
Crochet a chain drawstring with yellow yarn, thread through eyelets, tying in a bow. Note: Being so small, this is quite a snug cosy. Instead of sewing the seam under the handle you can instead add 2 crochet ties, or a button and crochet loop to make it easier to get on and off, if you prefer.
To make a cosy to fit a Teapot 39cm circumference, 12 - 13cm high
Follow the previous instructions but
Cast on 32 sts.
Garter St 5 rows before changing to st st.
St st 14 rows green,
Change to aqua & st st 14 rows.
Next row – (k2, k2tog) to end – 24sts.
St st 5 rows
Eyelet Row – K2, (yf k2tog, k1), to last st, k1.
St st 5 rows.