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Pick a Pocket Cup Cosy

Our friend Julie over in Athens has come up with this fab little cup cosy with a pocket! Perfect for a sugar sachet or a spare tea bag, we love this design and wanted to share the knitting pattern with everyone.

The pattern is available for free on Simply Notable – the blog that Julie shares with her daughter.  These mug cosies are a great project to knit up in a free afternoon, or even a couple of hours.  Using just knit and purl stitches to make up the grey one, and a small cable stitch on the other, both patterns would be a good introduction for beginners that want to learn a few new knitting tricks. 

The pockets are created by picking up stitches from the cosy – so if you are new to this it will be good practice if for those planning to knit larger things like jumpers or cardigans.

Julie also has an Etsy site on which she is selling pick a pocket cosies, for anyone wishing to buy one ready made!

Crochet Christmas Cup Cosy

There’s not long to go now, so this week we’re featuring a free small beginners Christmas Cup Cosy crochet project that can be made up super quick!

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This is the first crochet pattern we’ve featured, so we’re starting simple!   This gorgeous little pattern uses only 3 basic crochet stitches – chain stitch, single crochet, and slip stitch.  These are the most essential stitches you need to get started on crochet, so if you’re new to it  and want to learn how to crochet, then this could be the project for you! 

Make just one cup cosy or a whole set – this would be a great home-made christmas gift or stocking filler for someone special.

This pattern was designed by Vicki Blizzard and can be printed or downloaded for free at Coats and Clark.

Anyone for Christmas Pudding?

Are you feeling festive yet? Christmas is getting close, but there’s still time to make a few things! Top of our list is this funky little Christmas Pud Tea Cosy, designed by Hilary Detmers from Suffolk, UK.

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This free pattern is well written and very easy to follow.  The body of the tea cosy is ribbed on two needles, the icing crocheted, and the knitted holly and berries added to finish.  Hilary has included crochet abbreviations for both British and American teminology, and has explained how to sew up the tea cosy, using useful photographs.

Hilary has more free PDF patterns on her Ravelry and on Hilary’s Craft Blog – a nice mixture of crochet, hand knit and machine knitting, all again with clear instructions on how to make them.

I’m pretty new to machine knitting, however I might have to give her Crocodile Scarf or her Underhosen a go!

Christmas Tea Cosy Patterns

Tea Cosy Corner is looking for your submissions for free Christmas tea cosy knitting patterns to share and knit! If you’ve designed anything you think we’d like, please contact us and if we use it, we’ll send you a box of Cosy Tea 🙂  We also believe in giving our designers a bit of extra traffic as a thank you; we’ll link to you in our post and also put your blog or website in our ‘pages we like’ menu in the sidebar.

So get thinking Santa, reindeer, snowmen, christmas trees, baubles… snowflakes… and get festive! Looking forward to seeing all your seasonal tea cosy knitting patterns! 🙂

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Cosy’s in fashion

Cosy Blueberry Tea

The original hand-crafted tea cosy collection that features on our packaging was whisked from its closely-guarded wardrobe here at Cosy Tea HQ and treated to a mini makeover recently. 

The cosies starred in a glamorous photoshoot for the Autumn / Winter season.  Complete with new accessories and styling, they really looked the part! Our models (porcelain-pale English beauties) did a great job of showing off the designs and we think you’ll agree, they’re bang on trend for next season.  

Cosy on display at Caffe Culture

Cosy Decaf (third from left) makes its debut appearance as part of 'Cosy Corner' at the Caffe Culture tradeshow, May 2011

The latest addition to the Cosy wardrobe – the Decaf – was also revealed in full, after a sneak catwalk preview at London’s glittering Caffe Culture exhibition back in May.

The new Decaf design features a flattering ‘wave lattice’ knit, made by Nicola Haisley. 

Rumour has it that fashionista daahlings are already fawning over the new look, and top industry experts are predicting copycat versions appearing on the high street soon….

 Fancy knitting your own tea cosy? Check out our free patterns!