Introducing Santa Tea Cozy, Elf Tea Cozy or Gnome Tea Cozy, Snowman Tea Cozy and Gingerbread Man Tea Cozy, all made with chunky/bulky weight yarn using 6mm and 6.5mm needles (US 10 and 10.5).
Each cozy only took a few hours to knit and would easily be completed over a couple of evenings with the embellishments.
Santa has two options for the small size pot, one Santa cozy with a hood and one Santa cozy with a pointy hat with a HUGE tassel or pompom on it.
The Elf tea cozy has striped arms and contrast mittens to match his Aladdin style shoes with bells on his toes. Add a beard and you’ll get
The Gnome tea cozy is adapted from the Elf cozy and has an added faux fur beard and can also have the pointy ears, it’s up to you.
This cute Snowman Tea cozy has adorable stick arms, a knitted beanie hat and a warm scarf with optional fringe edging. He can carry a tree, gifts or a gift sack and will look lovely on your Christmas table.
Gingie is a adorable, but he didn’t start out looking quite so cute. Let’s say my embroidery skills needed some work and my first four attempts made him look more like a serial killer than a cute addition to Christmas. With a bit of unpicking and then using some pins to mark out where I wanted to sew, he was suddenly adorable!
About the Christmas Tea Cozies ebook
The Christmas Tea Cozies collection will add some festive fun to your table or dresser this Christmas. There are patterns for Santa, Gingerbread Man, Snowman and an Elf.
Each Christmas Tea Cozy pattern has options for three sizes which can be adapted to fit most teapots. Each cozy is worked flat and seamed, however the arms/mittens for the cozies (except the Snowman who has optional ‘stick’ arms) are worked in the round using Judy’s Magic Cast On to start.
Each cozy has a pointy hat with either a pompom or tassel, I opted for the tassel and went big on those, you can make smaller or slimmer tassels if you prefer. It’s really up to you.
I’ve included different embellishments and options for each pattern, so you can make every cozy with extras to suit the recipient.
Sizes of Teapots Used:
Measurement A – horizontally across the front of the pot, from inside the handle to the start of the spout around the belly of the pot only (excludes handle and spout).
Measurement B – Vertically from the centre front base of the pot to the rim at the top of the pot and not including the height of the lid as this will vary from one style to another.
Small 2 cup teapot – A = 5in/22.5cm, B = 3.75in/9.5cm
Standard 4 cup teapot – A = 9in/23cm, B = 5.5in/13.5 cm
Large 2 ½ pint teapot – A = 11.5in/29cm, B = 5.5in/13.5 cm
Note on sizes for the Large Cozy, you could sew the side seams closed and use this on a standard 4 cup pot to lift on and off without spout/handle holes.
I used a Denby Wheatsheaf 2 cup pot for the small, a Brown Betty 4-6 cup pot for the medium and a Portmeirion 2 pint pot for the large.
I used a mix of chunky/bulky yarns. Lion Brand Alpine Wool for the cozies in the Chili colourway, Stylecraft Special Chunky or any chunky yarn would be fine. I used Schoeller Filzi in Cream instead of white, Rav says it’s super bulky – it knits as bulky/chunky weight year on 6mm or 6.5mm needles. Again you could sub for Special Chunky or use two strands of Special DK as long as you get the same tension/gauge.
I easily made each of the Christmas Tea Cozy over a couple of evenings so they are a quick knit for Christmas gifting. The small cozies took me around 4-6 hours to knit, so they’re a quick gift knit.
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