Knitting for home Hand knitted tea cosy pattern free

Hand knitted tea cosy pattern free

Hand knitted tea cosy pattern free


Approximately 22 x 18cm/8 1/2 x 7in.


1 x 50g (90m) ball of Rowan All Seasons Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic) in Navy (Storm 251) and Pink (Cosmos 261).

Pair of 4 1/2mm (No. 7) knitting needles.


20 stitches and 29 rows, to 10 x 10cm, over pattern using 4 1/2mm needles.


K, knit; p, purl; st, stitch; tog, together.


Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are therefore approximate. Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.


(make 2 pieces)

With 4 1/2mm needles and Navy, cast on 45 sts.

Pattern row: [K2, p2] to last st, k1.

Work pattern row, 7 times more.

Break off Navy.

Join in Pink and pattern 4 rows.

Break off Pink.

Join in Navy and pattern 8 rows.

Break off Navy.

Continue in Pink, pattern 16 rows.

Shape top: 1st row: [K2, p2tog] to last st, k1 — 34 sts.

2nd to 6th rows: [K2, p1] to last st, k1.

7th row: [K2tog, p1] to last st, k1 - 23 sts.

8th row: P1, [k1, p1] to end.

9th row: K1, [p1, k1] to end.

10th row: As 8th row.

11th row: K1, [k2tog] to end - 12 sts.

12th row: P to end.

13th row: [K2tog] to end.

Repeat last 2 rows, once more - 3 sts.

Break off yarn and thread end through remaining sts, pull up tightly and secure.

To make up

With wrong sides together, using mattress stitch and Navy, join first 3 row-ends from each piece together, miss next 30 row-ends for handle and spout openings then join remaining row-ends with Pink. Neaten all ends.

To make pompom: Cut a length of card about 15 x 9cm. Wind Navy yarn around centre of card to desired thickness. With sharp scissors, cut yarn through all thicknesses on one side of card. Lay strands flat and tie them together securely around middle.Taking care not to cut ties, trim neatly to make a pompom of desired size. Use ends of tie to sew pompom to top of tea cosy.