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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 ūüôā¬† 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!

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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¬†ūüôā ¬†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! ūüôā

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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 ūüôā

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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‚Äôs 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.

Loani’s Wild Tea Cosy!

Happy Friday folks! This week our featured free tea cosy pattern is the awesome Garden Party Tea Cosy, designed by Loani Prior, author of Wild Tea Cosies  and REALLY Wild Tea Cosies .

Loani has kindly let us use her fancy tea cosy pattern this week for Tea Cosy Corner.  

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¬†I am LOVING this cosy! It’s so dull and grey here in Bristol this week, this would look great in our office to cheer things up a bit.

The cosy is knitted on 4mm (US 6) knitting needles and uses Noro Kureyon or Noro Silk Garden yarn. If you’ve never used Noro wool¬†before then you’re missing out!

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We’re looking forward to getting out teeth into this pretty teacosy pattern as it looks like so much fun –¬†After making the body of the cosy in a basket weave stitch, which uses a mixture of knit and purl¬†in rounds and rows, you make a little tray to put your knitted garden in, and then use a combination of knitting and crochet to make all¬†the leaves and flowers.¬†

We think it looks fab, and can’t wait to get hold of Loani Prior’s books to see all the other patterns!

You can download the PDF version of Garden Party for free on Loani’s website¬†– take a look around, check out her other tea cosies and buy her books!

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