Peacock Tea Cozy

Oct 16, 2012
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Author

Birgit Tüchsen

Materials List

 

Materials Yarn

2 skeins Plötulopi from Istex in white, 100g/300m – 3,53 ounces – 328 yards, 100 % wool.

Hook   8mm     US:  11/L

1 big button

Fabric for lining

Sewing thread

Sewing needle

Scissors Baking paper

DMC 25 embroidery thread in yellow #444, blue #995, dark blue #939, offwhite # 712, light green #989 and turquoise #958.

 

Finished Size

Size  height:  14cm – 5½ inches       diameter:  20cm – 8inches

Gauge

Gauge     10cm x 10cm    2½ inches x 2½ inches  =  8,5 stitches x 5 rows

Notes

 

A tea cozy for a small teapot. Pattern can be adjusted for a larger teapot.

Yarn 
2 skeins Plötulopi from Istex.

Skill Level 
Beginner

Stitches 
Double crochets, chains and slip stitches.

Size 
height: 14cm – 5½ inches diameter: 20cm – 8 inches

Embroidered detail is optional. This can be altered for a personal expression.

You can download the pattern as a PDF on my blog.

 

The Pattern

 

Pattern

Work the yarn double stranded throughout the whole work.

Make a magical ring. Here I have a tutorial for the magical/adjustable crochet ring.

Round 1

Chain 3, 13 double crochets in ring, 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (13 double crochets).

Round 2

Chain 3, [ 2 double crochets in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (26 double crochets).

Round 3

Chain 3, [ 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (39 double crochets).

Round 4

Chain 3, [ 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (52 double crochets).

 

Round 5

Chain 3, [1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (65 double crochets).

Round 6

Chain 3, [1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (78 double crochets).

Round 7

Chain 3, [1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 1 double crochet in next stitch, 2 double crochets in next stitch]. Repeat 13 times between [ ]. 1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain. (91 double crochets).

Round 8

Chain 3, 91 double crochets across,  1 slip stitch in this row’s 3rd beginning chain.

Round 9 – 16

Crochet as row 8.

 

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Put the cozy into the washing machine at  60 Celcius/140 Fahrenheit. The crocheted fabric will felt quite a bit. After felting and while the cozy is still damp use your hands and to bring the cozy into the right shape. I did this by pushing my fists into the cozy, so it gets a nice rounded shape. Leave it for a night and  it will be dry. With the scissors cut off all extra fluffy wool.

 

Embroidery

I found a peacock motif in a book and drew it on a piece of baking paper. Florals or other designs on gift paper will also work. (You can copy a motif, because the baking paper is slightly translucent.) Equipped with the little drawing, I embroidered the peacock with chain stitches.

Button

Sew the button on top of the tea cozy.

Lining

Cut a circle in diameter  22cm – 8½inches.

Measure the circumference of your tea cozy. (For my cozy this gives 63½cm – 25 inches).

Cut a rectangle, that is the circumference of your tea coxy, plus 2½cm – 1 inch = 66cm x 14cm  =  26inches x 5½ inches.

Sew the long strip together at the sides. Iron the seams.

Pin the right sides of circle and rectangle together and sew together.

Put the lining into the teacozy and sew to the bottom by hand. Voila! A nice tea cozy to go with the pretty teapot.

 

 

 

 


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