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Flower Stripe Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Flower Stripe Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Susie Johns

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, Garter , Slip Stitch

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What you need to know

Make Susie John's simple vintage tea cosy pattern, suitable for medium sized teapots. Knitters will master how to slip stitch, as well as how to knit a flower.

We love bright and vibrant homewares here at Let's Knit Together! This design has a retro vibe, with the bold blooms really setting this design apart from the rest. The flower petals are worked in a unique way that we've not come across before, so we've included a detailed tutorial to help make this process as easy as possible. The texture on the main body of the tea cosy is created using a slip stitch pattern and you can learn the principles of this technique using our video tutorial, too.

What do I need?

Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend DK, shade 9 Scarlet, shade 46 Aran, shade 55 Gold, shade 797 Sugar Pink, shade 771 Kingfisher, one 50g ball of each; oddments of 4-ply yarn in violet, white and raspberry pink
Needles: 4mm
Buttons: 14mm, two
Tapestry needle


20cm x 22cm, designed to fit a medium sized teapot

Top knit tips

You can use this stitch pattern to make a set of matching mug cosies.

Pure wool is a great natural insulator so it is ideal for keeping your teapot nice and hot.

Meet the designer

Susie Johns is an experienced crafter, specialising in knitting, papercrafts and embroidery. She contributes regularly to a number of craft magazines and is the author of a range of books on practical subjects, such as collage, painting, papier-mâché and more. If you like this tea cosy, we think you'll love Susie's knitted basket and vase cover. You can find more of Susie'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, Garter , Slip Stitch, Stocking Stitch

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