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This cosy was inspired by my love of tea cosies and roses.
This project puts them both together for a wonderful addition to the tea table.

Posted by Louise G. from Healesville, Victoria, Australia • Published See Louise G.'s 7 projects »
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You Will Need

Zauberball "Floral Garden' Yarn
12 ply (Bulky or Chunky) yarn
6mm Knitting Needles (size 10 US)
Size 4 crochet hook
A number of buttons in the same colours as the roses
  • Step 1

    BASIC KNITTED PATTERN TEMPLATE
    Floral Cosy - medium sized tea pot
    Cast on 84 stitches and knit 4 rows in K1, P1 rib.
    5th row - K40, cast off next 4 stitches and K to end
    6th row - P40, turn
    Continue for 38 more rows.

    Join wool to remaining 40 stitches and K40 rows in stocking stitch.
    Change to DPN needles (20 stitches per needle)
    1st row - K to end (join up)
    2nd row - decrease (K2tog) at each end of each needle.
    Continue row 1 & 2 until 2 stitches remain on each needle.
    Thread a yarn needle with the yarn and pull through the remaining stitches Pull firmly and secure with a stitch or two to hold in place.
    Sew the bottom ribbing together and you are all done.

  • How to make a tea cozy. Button Rose Tea Cosy - Step 2
    Step 2

    CROCHET ROSE PATTERN
    Once the cosy is finished, the fun begins.
    Leaving a 10-12 inch tail, chain 41.

    Row 1 - Dc in 4th chain from hook. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. *Ch 1, skip 2 chains. In next chain 2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc. Repeat from * to the end. Ch 1, turn.

    Row 2 - Slip stitch into first ch 2 space. Chain 3, 6 dc in same space. *Sc in ch 1 space. 7 dc in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * to the end. Fasten off.
    Thread the tail end of the yarn onto a yarn sewing needle. Roll the crocheted piece to form a rose. Carefully stitch along the bottom and secure tightly so that it doesn't come 'unrolled'.

  • How to make a tea cozy. Button Rose Tea Cosy - Step 3
    Step 3

    To join the roses to the cosy, choose a complimentary button and sew the button to the rose and cosy at the same time. Make sure it is secure.

    And there you have it. A wonderful cosy ready for lots of cups of tea and great novels.

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