Friday, 28 February 2014

Flower Tea Cosy

 

FLOWER TEA COSY

Materials:



DK yarn in colours of your choice
Small amount of a darker green for embroidery

6 yellow buttons

1 pr 5.5mm knitting needles

4.00 mm crochet hook

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.


FRONT/BACK


Using 5.5mm needles & 2 strands of grass green cast on 34 sts.

Garter st 5 rows.

Starting with a knit row & continuing in colour A, st st 12 rows (approx. measures 6.5cm from cast on edge).

Change to colour B & st st 12 rows

Next row – (k2, k2tog) to last 2 sts, k2 – 26sts.

St st 5 rows

Eyelet Row – K2, (yf k2tog, k1) to end

St st 5 rows.

Cast off.
Make back to match.

FLOWERS

Using 4.00mm hook & 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). I sew the flowers on around the yellow centre then I also put a couple of holding stitches into each petal from the back to keep them looking tidy.

Sew a button on each flower centre.

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 & spout.

Crochet a chain drawstring and thread through eyelets, tying in a bow.

 
 

 

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! It makes me want to sit down with a pot of my favorite tea and crochet the night away. What beautiful work! Thank you for sharing. :)

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