Crochet a Christmas Tea Cosy

As we spend more time closeup and personal with friends and family there is ever more opportunity to spill the tea 😉

Now you can ensure you are ready with a winter fir tea cozy topped off with a gold star. Its great for using left over yarn, or if you prefer to match the sample I made the box below gives links to buy through Amazon (affiliate links).

With a short series of video tutorials for beginners linked below this is a quick and festive make for your teapot to enjoy.

Abbreviations

UK Terms

​ch       chain

chsp   chain space

slst     slip stitch

dc       double crochet

tr        treble crochet

htr     half treble crochet

st(s)   stitch(es)

rep     repeat

US Equivalent Terms

​ch       chain

chsp   chain space

slst     slip stitch

​sc       ​ single crochet

​dc        â€‹double crochet

hdc     half ​double crochet

st(s)   stitch(es)

rep     repeat

Onto the Pattern

​You can create a single colour teacosy if that is your preference, or if you wish to mirror the tea cozy in our sample photos begin casting on with Overly Olive, on row 9 switch to Sugar Snap and on row 17 change to Cypres.  Buttermilk is used for the star.

​UK Terms

Chain 22 sts, turn.

Making V's

Row 1: Tr in 4th st from hook, *skip 1, (tr1, ch1, tr1) in next st ; rep from * to end, turn.  10 V

Making Scales

Row 2: Ch3, 4 tr around 1st leg of V, ch1, 5tr around 2nd leg of V, *dc in next ch sp, tr5 around V leg, ch1 tr5 around V leg; rep from * to last V, dc in nex ch sp, turn.  5 Scales

Making V's

Row 3: Ch4 (as first tr and ch1), tr1 in first stitch, *(tr1, ch1, tr1) in centre of V, (tr1, ch1, tr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * to end.  10 V

Making Alternating Scales

Row 4: Slst 4 times (to reach first leg of second V stitch), ch3 (as first tr), tr4 around V leg, ch1, tr5 around V leg, *dc in chsp of scale in previous row, tr5 around V leg, ch1, tr5 around V leg; rep from * to last V, turn.  5 Scales

​​Row 5: ​Slst 3 (along final tr of previous scale to centre of scale ch sp),  Ch4 (as first tr and ch1), tr1 in first stitch, *(tr1, ch1, tr1) in centre of V, (tr1, ch1, tr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * to end.  10 V

Row 6: ​​​As Row 2.

​Rows 7 - Row 18: Repeat Rows 3 - 6.

Row 19: ​Slst 3 (along final tr of previous scale to centre of scale ch sp),  Ch3 (as first htr and ch1), htr1 in first stitch, *(htr1, ch1, htr1) in centre of V, (htr1, ch1, htr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * to end.  10 V

Row 20: Ch2, 4 htr around 1st leg of V, ch1, 5 htr around 2nd leg of V, *dc in next ch sp, htr 5 around V leg, ch1 htr 5 around V leg; rep from * to last V, dc in nex ch sp, turn.  5 Scales

Shaping the Top of the Tea Cozy

Row 21: ​Slst 3 (along final tr of previous scale to centre of scale ch sp),  Ch3 (as first htr and ch1), htr1 in first stitch, *(htr1, ch1, htr1) in centre of V, (htr1, ch1, htr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * ending before final scale of previous row.  â€‹8 V

​Row 22: Slst 4 times (to reach first leg of second V stitch), ch2 (as first htr), htr 4 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg, *dc in chsp of scale in previous row, htr 5 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg; rep from * to last V, turn.  ​4 Scales

Row 23: ​Slst 3 (along final tr of previous scale to centre of scale ch sp),  Ch3 (as first htr and ch1), htr1 in first stitch, *(htr1, ch1, htr1) in centre of V, (htr1, ch1, htr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * ending before final scale of previous row.  â€‹6 V

​Row 24: Slst 4 times (to reach first leg of second V stitch), ch2 (as first htr), htr 4 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg, *dc in chsp of scale in previous row, htr 5 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg; rep from * to last V, turn.  â€‹3 Scales

Row 25: ​Slst 3 (along final tr of previous scale to centre of scale ch sp),  Ch3 (as first htr and ch1), htr1 in first stitch, *(htr1, ch1, htr1) in centre of V, (htr1, ch1, htr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * ending before final scale of previous row.  â€‹4 V

​Row 26: Slst 4 times (to reach first leg of second V stitch), ch2 (as first htr), htr 4 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg, *dc in chsp of scale in previous row, htr 5 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg; rep from * to last V, turn.  â€‹2 Scales

Row 27: ​Slst 3 (along final tr of previous scale to centre of scale ch sp),  Ch3 (as first htr and ch1), htr1 in first stitch, *(htr1, ch1, htr1) in centre of V, (htr1, ch1, htr1) in dc from previous row; repeat from * ending before final scale of previous row.  â€‹2 V

​Row 28: Slst 4 times (to reach first leg of second V stitch), ch2 (as first htr), htr 4 around V leg, ch1, htr 5 around V leg​, break yarn and fasten off.  â€‹1 Scale

​The first half of the tea cosy is complete, now create a second and join together​​​​ on the lower dark green scales.  Leaving a gap through the mid tone green and rejoining across the top for all of the light green section.  To secure on the teapot your can either add a button which fits into the centre space of the scales, or use ribbon or yarn to tie the dark scales closed beneath the handle.

​Onto the Star

​Once completed the star will curl up at all 5 points, to counter this we make two and join them together using a crochet slip stitch.

Chain 4 sts, join with a slst  to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 3, tr 14, slst to join in top of turning chain. ​15 sts​

Round 2: *Slst, Ch4, dc in 2nd ch from hook, htr1, tr1, slst​​​; rep from * to end.  

​5 points have now been completed and the second star can be made.  Join both together with wrong sides facing with a slst around the edge of all points.

Now sew the double star to the top of your tea cosy.

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