Knitting for home African Flower Tea Cozy Free

African Flower Tea Cozy Free

African Flower Tea Cozy Free


11 inches wide at bottom x 8 inches tall, excluding Top Lp


• Plymouth Yarn DK Merino Superwash light (DK) weight superwash merino wool yarn (1 3/4 oz/130 yds/ 50g per hank):

1 hank each #1125 brown bear, #1108 sunshine, #1123 peapod, #1114 wine, #1104 firecracker, #1131 turquoise and #1132 green lake

• Size F/5/3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle


Hexagon: 3 1/2 inches wide x 3 1/2 inches tall


Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.


Beginning shell (beg shell): (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.

Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.


Note: Tea Cozy requires 11 Hexagons as follows. Numbers indicate Placement of Hexagon. Center indicates rnd 1 of Hexagon and Petals indicate rnds 2 and 3 of Hexagon. On all Hexagons rnds 4 and 5 are worked with brown.

Center & Petals

1. Firecracker and turquoise

2. Firecracker and peapod

3. Green lake and sunshine

4. Turquoise and firecracker

5. Turquoise and green lake

6. Peapod and green lake

7. Peapod and wine

8. Wine and peapod

9. Wine and sunshine

10. Sunshine and turquoise

11. Sunshine and wine



Rnd 1 (RS): With Center color, form slip ring, ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in ring, ch 2, [2 dc in ring, ch 2] 5 times in ring, join (see Pattern Notes) in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (12 dc, 6 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 2: Join Petal color in any ch-2 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches) in same ch-2 sp, [shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-2 sp] 5 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, do not fasten off. (6 shells)

Rnd 3: SI st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, 6 dc in same ch-1 sp, 7 dc in each rem ch-1 sp around, join in beg ch-3. Fasten off. (6 petals)

Rnd 4: Join brown in back lp (see Stitch Guide) of 4th dc of any petal, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in back lp of each of next 3 sc, *yo, insert hook in sp between shells, yo, draw up a lp level with working rnd, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] twice**, sc in back lp of each of next 7 sc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in back lp of each of next 3 sc, join in beg sc. (42 sc, 6 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 3 sc, *sc in next dc, sc in each of next 3 sc**, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off.


Note: Sections in red on Placement and Assembly Diagrams are not crocheted tog, 1 opening is for the spout and the other for the handle.

Following placement of Hexagons across bottom edge of Placement Diagram, holding WS of 2 Hexagons tog, join brown in center of 3-sc group, sc in first st, sc in each st to next center of 3-sc group. Fasten off. Continue this assembly until a total of 6 Hexagons are joined in a strip for bottom edge.

For center of Cozy, using same joining process as for bottom, join 2 and 7 tog as indicated on Placement Diagram. Following same process join Hexagons 3 and 1. Follow placement of these 2 pairs and crochet pairs to bottom edge of Cozy.

Fold Cozy in half between Hexagons 4 and 6, crochet Hexagons 9 and 11 tog on the straight edge as indicated.


Turn Cozy upside down and join brown in any sc on Bottom Edge, ch 1, reverse sc (see Stitch Guide) in each sc around outer edge of bottom, join in beg st. Fasten off. Reverse sc all around bottom edge of Cozy. Fasten off.


Fold rem number 5 Hexagon in half and crochet bottom to Hexagons 2 and 7 and the opposite edge of 5 between Hexagons 3 and 1. Do not crochet edges of Hexagon 5 tog.

Crochet rem top edge of Hexagons 2 to 1 tog. Work reverse sc around opening left on side of cozy. Crochet top edge of Hexagons 7 and 3 tog. Work reverse sc around opening left on side of Cozy.


Rnd 1: Leaving 4-inch length of brown at beg, ch 20, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st across, working 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, ending with 2 sc in last sc, join in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Reverse sc in each st around piece, join in beg st, leaving a 4-inch length, fasten off. Fold piece in half Weave beg and ending lengths from 1 end through opposite end and do the same with the other length. With crochet hook, draw beg lengths through Hexagon number 5 at center top and secure tightly. Tie ends in a knot for stability. Fasten off.