Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tea Cozy Pattern

Here's the pattern for the quick little tea cozy I whipped up for Rob's mom's birthday. It took me about an hour and a half to finish and it's great for using left over cotton yarn.
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Materials needed
Sugar'n Cream (Your color of choice I used Cream and Light Blue) 2 balls about 240 yards of main color and 50 yards of contrasting color
H Hook (5mm)

Notes - The entire body of the pieces is worked through the back loop only (this is my first pattern be kind)
Pattern
Chain 30 sts
1st row: DC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain to end of row. Chain 2 Turn
2nd Row: DC into each DC to end, Chain 2 Turn
3-15: Repeat 2nd row
16th Row: DC into first 15 DC, Chain 10, Skip 10 DC, DC into last 5 DC
17th Row: DC into 5 DC and DC into each chain stitch, DC into last 15 DC, chain 2 turn
18-31: DC into each DC, Chain 2 turn

Take piece and whip stitch first 6 stitches together skip the next 18 stitches and whip stitch the last 6 stitches together. You should now have a tube with openings on either end.

Contrasting border is worked through both loops
With contrasting color chain 35 sts, cut yarn and place chain to the side
With contrasting color sc into each SC 2 times to form a contrasting border cut yarn.
With contrasting color SC into each DC on one side in the opening that was not sewn together (10 DC) SC in where both sides of the opening meet. SC into each DC on the other side (10 DC) SC into opposite end where the sides of the opening meet. Cut yarn

Weave in loose ends

Take the Chain 35 and weave it into the 5th row from the top and pull to gather top as needed

I know this isn't the clearest pattern but if you have any questions leave a comment and I will gladly walk you through any issues.

3 comments:

sukigirl said...

Thanks so much for the pattern!
I'm crazy about tea cozies and I'm always on the hunt for new crochet patterns (there are so few of them
around!)
Congratulations on writing your first pattern!

demolitionflower said...

Great! I've been looking for crochet-tea-cosy inspiration and this is exactly what I've been looking for!

I'll post the result on my blog when I've done it (am hoping to incorporate the person I'm making it for's taste/quirks so it won't be identical to yours! )

Thanks again,
Demolition Flower

demolitionflower.wordpress.com

Tina Gross said...

Are you available to help me where I'm stuck on the tea cozy. I am at the part where I whip stitched 6 times on each side…now it says something about 2 loops…I'm confused…

Tinamarie.gross@gmail.com