I've had quite a few emails asking if I have a pattern for these and until now I'd just made them up as I went along. But after making several more, I've finally written out a pattern complete with a gazillion photos! So if you fancy making one of these sweet cosies, you can. These instructions can be worked to suit any teapot no matter what size. As mentioned previously, I always have my teapot beside me as I'm making a cosy, that way I can keep trying it on for size, so you get a perfect snug fit for this particular pattern.
Here are the things you'll need to get started. I use my favourite 4mm hook and double knit wool/yarn. You will also need a stitch marker, a needle for sewing in ends and your teapot of course. You will also need a small button for fastening the cosy.
Work enough rows of HDC (always adding a Ch2 before turning) so that your cosy sits just below the base of your spout. Don't worry about it fitting the handle as this is joined at the very end.
You can now fasten off this section.
So now you've reached the top you can fasten off and leave a nice long thread to sew in your ends.
Ch10, DC into 3rd chain from hook, HTR in next chain, DC in next chain, HDC in next chain, SC in remaining 3 chains.
Now working the opposite side, SC in first 2 chains, HDC in next 2 chain, DC in next chain, HTR in next chain, DC in next chain, SC in last chain and fasten off. Sew in ends.
Large Crochet Rose Pattern (updated 18 September 2021)
(US) 4mm hook
Leave a 10” tail. Chain 57.
Row 1: (wrong side) (DC, Ch2, DC) in 6th chain from hook. (5 skipped chains count as first DC+Ch2). *Ch2, skip next 2 chains, (DC, Ch2, DC) in next chain. Repeat from * across to end. 36 spaces.
Row 2: Ch3, turn. 5DC in next ch-2 space, SC next ch-2 space. (6DC in next ch-2 space, SC in next ch-2 space) 5 times. (9DC in next ch-2 space, SC next ch-2 space) 5 times. (12 DC in next ch-2 space, SC in next ch-2 space) 7 times.
Finish off and sew in loose ends. With the 10” tail, thread a needle from beginning chain. With right side facing and beginning with first petal made, roll rose, sew to secure as you roll with stitches on the back of the rose. Make sure you're rolling it evenly, layering the petals to give a nice full rose when you're finished.
Hope you all have a fabulous week.