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Crochet a Christmas Tea Cosy

Updated: Dec 15, 2020



As we spend more time closeup and personal with our immediate family and friends , via

zoom, 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 there is a mini yarn kit available in the shop.

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



Crochet The Star Crocodile Stitch | Part 1 V's Crocodile Stitch | Part 2 Scales



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 ​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 Darkest green, on row 9 switch to medium green and on row 17 change to pale green. Light gold 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. ​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. ​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. ​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. ​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. ​2 Scales