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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!

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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!

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!

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 🙂

Cup_Cake_Tea_Cosy

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.

Elisabeth’s Tea Mitten Pattern

This week’s free tea cosy knitting pattern is the snug fitting “Tea_Mitten” designed by Elisabeth Kleven from Canada.

Knitted_Tea_Cosy_Mitten_by_Elisabeth_Kleven

Elisabeth designed this teapot cosy so it wouldn’t have to be completely removed, making it more difficult to lose! The lid is uncovered so the tea can be topped up, and cleverly, she has created a “thumb gusset” for the spout, ensuring the tea stays toasty warm and cosy until the very second it is poured into the teacup. The rib in the pattern ensures the cosy is snug against the pot – Elisabeth says it was designed not to obscure her teapot ‘s “lovely curves”, and the flap around the handle keeps everything secure.

Knitted Tea Cosy Mitten by Elisabeth Kleven

Elisabeth learned to knit as a teenager because she wanted to make a Harry Potter scarf.  (I made one of them too!!)  She kindly let us use her free pattern this week so make sure you pay her ravelry page a visit to check out her other knitting patterns!

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.