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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!

Christmas_Cup_Cosy_Vicki_Blizzard

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.

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!

Pumpkin Tea Cosy Pattern!

Ok, we promised some free patterns so here is the first one!  We’re well into October now, it’s feeling pretty autumnal and halloween is approaching fast!  So what better way to embrace it than knit yourself a lovely pumpkin tea cosy?

knitted pumpkin tea cosy pattern

This tea cosy knits up in an evening or two, depending on your speed, and will look great as a seasonal halloween kitchen table feature! Now its finished, we’re celebrating with a lovely warming pot of Rooibos 🙂

This cosy was designed by Faye at buttonsandbeeswax for a 6 cup tea pot, and the pattern can be found for free on her website, along with many other patterns for cute hats, mitts, cowls and accessories.