Friday, 14 November 2014

Little Flower Pot Tea Cosy - revisited

Wow, it's been so long since I've written a post, I've almost forgotten how to :-).
I think it's time to refresh and move on from the last post, don't you, so here is a different flowery version of an old tea cosy pattern of mine.
Here's the original 1 cup Tea Cosy, with some large daisies on it.

A friend of mine on Ravelry made the pattern a long time ago, but only being a beginner crocheter back then, made the flowers smaller by accident (you know who you are xx). It looked so cute I always said I'd make another version with smaller flowers from her inspiration. So here is a different version.

It is made to fit a 1 to 1 1/2 cup teapot.

But then another friend told me it needed butterflies, so never one to disappoint, I found some pretty butterflies to attach. These aren't washable and are sticking on quite well actually, but of course if you can find some cute butterfly buttons they will look even better!

The pattern -

Make the cosy body from the same pattern, the link is HERE.
If you have a slightly taller pot, do a few more rows of  green, before decreasing.  Remember the pattern is for a teeny tiny 1+ Teapot. :-)

The smaller Flowers -
Use a 4mm hook and 8ply / DK yarn. I use English Crochet terminology, there is a "Conversion to US terms" link, at the right hand side of my blog, if you need to convert to US terms.
With Lemon yarn,
make a magic loop and work 10 dc into the loop, join with a sl st, pull tight and fasten off.
Next attach your chosen petal colour onto any dc with a sl st
*In the  next dc, work 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr.
Sl st into the next dc.
Repeat from * around and join with a sl st into first slst. 5 petals.

I made 13 small flowers to comfortably fill the "flower pot".
I hope you like this version as well - Jen.

Sunflower Cup and Saucer from
Butterflies from Spotlight or from Scrapbooking supply stores.

© Jennifer Stacey 2014
For personal use, not to be sold for profit.


  1. Nice to see you blogging again, Jen :o) LOVELY little tea cosy, as always.xx

    1. You know where the inspiration came from :-). Sorry for such bad form, life has been interesting of late. Hope you and your loved ones are all doing ok xx.

    2. Hi Jen. Lovely to see you blogging again!
      I love the added butterflies to this cosy! Looks gorgeous!

      Lots of interest in your tea cosies that you had donated for us to sell last Friday night. Have a request, do you or can you make a "cow" tea cosie??

      Keep up the blogging, keep making al the wonderful items that you make!!

      Most of all, take care of YOU!

      Love Karen

    3. Karen I will contact you on fb and show you a pic, thanks, not really back just refreshing :-).


I love reading your comments, and I'm very happy to help you with any questions about my patterns. The comments are moderated only to stop spam mail coming through, so your comment will be published as soon as I get a chance to check them - thanks Jen.