A tea cosy or two…

A tea cosy or two…

CrochetJul 30 20130 Comment

Hello there folks! First blog post, here goes: today’s topic – tea cosies.

After having spotted the cutest tea cosy pattern on Emma Varnam‘s site I had to make one for my friend for her birthday. However, upon embarking on the project I fell a little too in love with it; after reluctantly parting with the finished product, I decided I simply couldn’t live another week without having one of my very own.

…Finally, the finishing touches have been made – et voilĂ ! My teapot shall never be alone again. As I like to experiment a little (and give things a unique ‘Holly’ touch) it may not look quite like Emma’s, but I am proud of the finished piece. As someone who is relatively new to the crochet scene, I found the pattern easy to follow (even if I did find myself counting stitches over and over again, just to be sure!). The only thing I had to learn new was how to make a ‘magic ring’, so for anyone else who would like to learn for the sake of this project – here’s a little tutorial.

Choose your yarn and wrap it around your index and middle finger

Choose your yarn and wrap it around your index and middle finger

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Next, slip your hook through the ring to pull the yarn through.

Next, slip your hook through the ring to pull the yarn through.

Step 2

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Next chain (ch) 1 if your pattern asks for single crochet (sc) into the ring, or ch3 for double crochet (dc).

Next chain (ch) 1 if your pattern asks for single crochet (sc) into the ring, or ch3 for double crochet (dc) – Emma’s pattern you only need sc.

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Do as many stitches into the centre of the ring as required.

Do as many stitches into the centre of the ring as required.

Step 4

Pull tightly on the tail thread to reduce the hole in the centre of the ring! Like magic :)

Pull tightly on the tail thread to reduce the hole in the centre of the ring! Like magic.