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Knitted Gardeners’ Allotment Teacosy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Knitted Gardeners’ Allotment Teacosy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Nicola Valiji

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 2.5 / 3.0mm, US 4 / 3.5mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Moss, Picot Edge

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What you need to know

Learn how to knit a charming teacosy for your allotment shed with this easy pattern.

This allotment-inspired teacosy would make the perfect gift for a gardener friend. Nicole Valiji's brilliant shed and wheelbarrow designs are so versatile, they could even be attached to a card for a green-thumbed friend to complete the present. Don't be deterred by the large amount of sewing up involved in this pattern, it simply means you can get creative with your yarn veg!

What do I need?

Yarn: Sirdar Wash ‘n’ Wear Double Crepe DK, shade 294 Bottle Green, shade 202 Powder Blue, shade 361 Brown, one 50g ball of each, shade Orange, shade Red, shade Pink, shade Black, shade Lime Green, shade Cream, shade Purple, shade Yellow, small amounts of each
Needles: 3mm, 3.5mm
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing
Stitch holders
Buttons: brown, 1.5cm, one, 3cm, two
Card and envelope
PVA glue


To fit: standard four-cup teapot

Top knit tips

The decorative edging on the teacosy is known as mock picot – that means it looks like a picot edge, but is much less fiddly. To do it, cast on as normal, then work six rows in stocking stitch. The next row is your eyelet row and is the most important part in your mock picot edge. Once this is complete, continue in stocking stitch as instructed. During the making up, fold the work at the eyelet row and slip stitch the cast-on edge to the wrong side of your knitting. The eyelets will give the impression of points and create the picot effect.

The vegetable and shed designs could also be used to make a garden-inspired cushion or a panel on a blanket.

Meet the designer

Nicola Valiji is a regular designer for Let's Knit Together – she first learned how to knit while making a Jean Greenhowe doll with help from her nan. If you enjoyed making this pattern, why not make this floral tea cosy? You can view more of Nicola's designs here.

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Watch to learn

Brush up on the skills needed for this pattern with this tutorial.

Techniques: Basic Shaping, Moss, Picot Edge, Stocking Stitch

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