I opened up my inbox recently to find a message from Jenny Stacy, asking if we would like to feature her Reindeer cup cosy knitting pattern.
Seriously, how cute is this guy?
Here at Cosy Tea we thought that you would agree what a great Christmas cup cosy this is, so I thought I would share the pattern. It’s free, as usual, and you can find it here on Jenny’s blog. The cup cosy is designed to use on a cup or a mug with a handle.
I would recommend this knitting pattern to advanced beginners or intermediate knitters. The pattern is well explained; however, and reads well.
Jenny lives in Brisbane, Australia and likes to knit tea cosies. More of her designs can be found on her Ravelry page on on her website. Make sure you take a look at her Christmas decoration patterns!
This week I have been mostly drinking Organic Chamomile Infusion to calm my Christmas nerves! The tea has a lovely floral taste and is great in the evenings or when you are feeling a little stressed.
Gosh, how did it become September already? We’ve got that odd sort of weather here at the moment that feels summery (at last) in the day and then freezing at night! And it’s starting to get dark earlier too, which makes me start thinking about knitting Christmas presents and getting all cosy.
Speaking of which, today’s free cosy knitting pattern comes courtesy of Twisted Fibers Designs. It’s a gorgeous little mug cosy that you should be able to knit up in a couple of hours, perfect for a last minute gift idea or tv project!
The pattern for this cup cosy is really simple and would suit beginners as a first project using knit and purl stitches. You can find the pattern for free on Twisted Fibers Designs blog. The blog also makes very good reading for those crafty types among you (yes, you) so make sure you pop along and have a peek.
This week on the tea front I have been mostly dipping into the old Rooibos and Vanilla. It’s an old favourite that I’ve previously had addiction problems with, it’s so delicious! Sweet and warming, this one goes very well with a slice of banana cake. And we always have banana cake as we seem to let our ‘nanas get a little toooo ripe..
Edit: Please note the link for this free pattern is not longer working. You could try messaging the designer through Ravelry for more information.
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!
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!
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.
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