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Matt’s Exuberance Tea Cosy

Hello everyone!  This week I couldn’t wait to share this fantastic woolly tea cosy with you all! It’s like a little colourful sheep – I love it!

Matt's Exuberance Tea Cosy

This tea cosy knitting patten was designed by Matt Babcock from Seattle, and is available as a free Ravelry download.  If you are reading this and you’re not on Ravelry, then you are missing out! I insist you get yourself over there at once and join in the free knitting fun.

The pattern is knit on 5.5mm(US 9) and 6mm(US10) needles in garter stitch and loop stitch, and Matt includes some really great, clear instructions with photos on the loop stitch. 

Matt is an architect who also makes amazing scuptures! He taught himself to knit so he could design patterns.  I suggest you take a look at some of his photos and videos on his website and visit his Ravelry page for more knitting patterns!


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!

An Apple a Day….

Happy New Year everyone!  We trust that you all had a truly knit-tastic Christmas, consumed plenty of cake and chocolate, and generally enjoyed a bit of feet-up time.

We’re on day six now of the new year, and there is never a better time to have a good detox.  Providing (unlike me) you’ve finished eating your way through a fridge full of cheese and tempting treats, an apple a day should be easy!


We found this delicious apple cosy knitting pattern online at I think I’m gonna purl (gooood name!) and couldn’t resist a little protector for one of our precious 5-a-day.  This pattern is a great project for newish knitters that have already grasped the basics and are looking to try something with increases and decreases, however it does require some experience of knitting in the round on double pointed needles, or using the magic loop method.

You can find a knitted leaf pattern for the top of the cosy on Loani’s Garden Party Tea Cosy.

According to Good Housekeeping Magazine, apples are slow foods and give your body time to register it’s full before you end up overeating.  And the sweetners enter the body gradually, regulating your insulin levels and preventing that energy crash you get after eating sugary snacks.  They also make you breathe more easily, zap cholesterol, fight cancer and make you smarter, so you really have no excuse.

This Apple cosy was designed by Casey who blogs at Sesame Seed Designs.

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.

Christmas Pudding Knitted Tea_Cosy

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!

Cute Christmas Cosies to Knit!

We said we would feature some free Christmas tea cosies for you to get your teeth into, so here is the first one 🙂  This festive ribbed tea cosy was designed by Frankie Brown (thanks Frankie for the submission!). 

Christmas Tree Snowman Tea Cosy

Double Sided Christmas Tree and Snowman Tea Cosy

The tea cosy is made in rib stitch and the snowman and christmas tree designs are knitted and sewn on afterwards.  Instructions are clearly written out to knit each part, the snowman himself, his hat and scarf, the snowballs and the christmas tree, which is then decorated.

Snowman Tea Cosy





We featured Frankie recently when we found one of her free knitting patterns online.  She asks that if you do make one of her patterns that you leave a donation on her Just Giving Page.  For more festive Christmas knits, garlands, blankets and toys, see her Ravelry.

Click to download the Christmas Tea Cosy pdf!

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! 🙂


Fairy Cupcake Teapot Cosy

While trawling the web for delicious cup cakes recently, I stumbled upon this gorgeous fairy cake novelty tea cosy pattern by Frankie Brown. It seemed perfect for our blog – tea and cake? Yes please! A teacosy cake? Even better 🙂


There are instructions in this weeks free pattern for a three or a six cup tea pot, and this cute cosy is knit in DK yarn before being decorated with buttons or beads. The majority of it is ribbed, therefore making it a good beginners knitting pattern, or a fun project for more experienced knitters as it knits up fairly quickly. (And then you get to decorate the cake!)  

If you’re anything like me and looking for fun gift ideas to knit for Christmas, we reckon this will be a good one.  You can download the knitting pattern pdf for free, though Frankie has asked people to consider making a donation to her chosen charity, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, at her Just Giving Page

Frankie has loads more super cute free patterns on her Ravelry, for some really cool bags, blankets, knitted pots, toy knitting patterns and really useful stuff you wouldn’t necessarily think of making!  She has also been featured in the knitting books Tea Cozies, Tea Cozies 2 and Coffee Cozies, published by Guild of Master Craftsman.