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Crochet bobble tea cosy

crochet Nicki Trench yarn

We absolutely love this tea cosy pattern from Nicki Trench’s book, Cute & Easy Crocheted Cosies. With bold coloured stripes and pretty yarn pom poms, this tea cosy is both funky and vintage in style, and we think it will brighten up any kitchen! Scroll down for your free crochet pattern from the book...

Crocheted tea cosy in the kitchen by Nicki Trench

How to crochet a bobble tea cosy 

This is a really cute tea cosy – the pattern is a Bobble stitch worked in stripes, with an added touch of bright pink from the pompoms.

 

Yarns and Materials

Louisa Harding Cassia, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon DK weight yarn

50g (1¾ oz) balls – approx. 132m (144yd) per ball:

2 balls of A: 112 Prince (blue)

3 balls of B: 102 Ecru (off white)

1 ball of C: 108 Lime (green)

1 ball of D: 115 Lipstick (pink)

 

Needles and Equipment 

4mm (US size G/6) crochet hook

6mm (US size J/10) crochet hook

 

Tension

Approx. 4 bobbles across (12 sts) x 3 bobble rows (11 rows) over 10cm (4in) square, using 4mm (US size G/6) hook and Louisa

Harding Cassia yarn held double.

 

Finished measurement

To fit standard sized 5-cup tea pot

 

Note

The multiple is 3 sts + 1 st (+ 1 for the base ch).

Crochet tea cosy with pom poms

Abbreviations

approx. approximate(ly)

cont continue

dc double crochet

htr half treble

rep repeat

RS right side

ss slip stitch

sts stitch(es)

tch turning chain

tr treble

WS wrong side

yrh yarn round hook

 

Special abbreviation

3trCL 3 treble cluster – yrh, insert hook in st, yrh, pull yarn through work (3 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in same st, yrh, pull yarn through work (4 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook). Yrh, insert hook in same st, yrh, pull yarn through work (5 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook). Yrh, pull yarn through all 4 loops on hook

(1 loop on hook). Make 1ch to complete 3trCL.

 

Tip

To work with double strands of yarn when only one ball is required for the whole project, wind the ball of yarn into two balls and work with a strand from each small ball placed together. 

Crocheted tea cosy pattern by Nicki Trench

Main piece

(make 2, Front and Back)

Working with double strands of yarn throughout.

Row 1 (RS): Using A and 6mm (US size J/10) hook, make 29ch, 1dc in second ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. (28 sts)

Row 2: 1dc in each st to end.

Cut yarn, but do not fasten off.

Rows 3–6 are main pattern rows.

Row 3: Join B, 1dc in first st, *3trCL in next st, 1dc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * to end.

Row 4: 1dc in each st to end.

Cut yarn, but do not fasten off.

Rows 5–6: Join A, 1dc in each st to end.

Cut yarn, do not fasten off.

Change to 4mm (US size G/6) hook.

Rows 7–8: Join B, rep Rows 3 and 4.

Cut yarn, do not fasten off.

Rows 9–10: Join A, rep Rows 5 and 6.

Cut yarn, do not fasten off.

Rep Rows 7–10 until work measures approx. 15cm (6in) – or to top of lid – ending on a Row 10.

Do not cut yarn or fasten off.

Use one strand of yarn from this point, changing colours as instructed.

 

Top:

Row 1 (eyelets): Cont using 4mm (US size G/6) hook and A,

*1dc in each of next 3 sts, 2ch, miss next 2 sts; rep from * to last

3 sts, 1dc in each of last 3 sts.

Row 2: *1dc in each of next 3 sts, 1dc in top loop of each of next

2 ch; rep from * to last 3 sts, 1dc in each of last 3 sts.

Cut yarn, do not fasten off.

Rows 3–10: Work as main pattern Rows 3–10 above.

Cut yarn, do not fasten off.

 

Top edging:

Join C, 1ch, *1dc in each of next 3 sts, [3ch, 1dc in base of 3-ch]

(picot); rep from * ending 1dc in last st.

Fasten off.

 

Drawstring

Using double strands of C, make a chain measuring approx. 45cm (18in).

Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Sew in ends. With RS of Front and Back together sew side seams using back stitch, leaving gaps for handle and spout. Turn cosy RS out.

Thread Drawstring through eyelets and gather together at top.

 

Using D, make 2 small pompoms and attach one at each end of Drawstring.

 

Tip

Pin before sewing and try the cosy on your teapot to check you have left a large enough gap for the handle and the spout.

 

This project is taken from Cute & Easy Crocheted Cosies by Nicki Trench.



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