The Simply Sweet Teapot Cozy is here and the pattern comes with three different ways to complete it! That means that you can customize this pattern to your favourite colours, adjust it to use up yarn in your stash or even add some cute flower motifs. Which version will you make?
Find all the pattern details and the free pattern below…
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As of May 18, 2022 this pattern has received an update to be consistent with the layout and formats of my recent designs. If you’ve saved it to Ravelry, it has been updated there as well!
– This pattern is written in US terms
– This cozy will fit a teapot that is approximately 7 inches tall and 21 inches in diameter around the fullest part (not including spout and handles)
– Gauge is not important for this pattern
– Turning CH 1 or 2 does not count as a stitch
– This pattern is worked in two sections: one that works up in rows (panels) and the other that works up in rounds. A note will indicate when you will be working with each segment
– At the end of the pattern, there are two other alternate ways to create the teapot cozy. One with stripes and one with small flower motifs. The yardage mentioned in the “materials needed” only reflects the pattern written below, made in one solid colour without flowers. Other options could alter the yardage required
– Working round 1 of SC stitches into the chain can be a little tricky. If you find this to be difficult, you can work your 15 SC stitches around the CH loop
– Helpful photos can be found within the pattern
– Approximately 85 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn. I used Bernat Handicrafter
– 5 mm hook (I love using my Furls Streamline Ebony: Click here to learn more)
– Yarn needle
– 4 stitch markers
CH – Chain
SS – Slip Stitch
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
Special Stitch Tutorial:
There are no special stitches required for this pattern.
Beginning with segment 1 and working in rounds to make the top of the cozy:
CH 16 and SS into the beginning CH to make a loop. CH 1.
Into each CH stitch around, place 1 SC. SS into the top of beginning SC and CH 2.
(15 SC stitches)
Into each stitch around, place 2 DC. SS into the top of the beginning DC and CH 2.
(30 DC stitches)
Into the first stitch, place 1 DC. In the next stitch, place 2 DC. *Into the next stitch, place 1 DC followed by 2 DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * to * all way around. SS into the top of the beginning DC and CH 2.
(45 DC stitches)
Into the first stitch, place 1 DC. Into the second stitch, place 1 DC. Into the third stitch, place 2 DC. *In each of the next two stitches, place 1 DC. Into the next stitch, place 2 DC*. Repeat from * to * all the way around. SS into the top of the beginning DC and fasten off.
(60 DC stitches)
Preparing For Panels:
It is helpful at this point to weave in your ends. Take one of your stitch markers and place into the top of any stitch (marker 1). Starting at that stitch, count around until stitch 26. Place 1 marker at stitch 26 (marker 2). Skip the next 4 stitches. Place 1 marker into the top of the next stitch (marker 3). Starting at that stitch, count around until stitch 26. Place 1 marker at stitch 26 (marker 4). There should be 4 remaining stitches.
The circle section has now been divided up and you will now be working in rows on each side to make two attached panels.
Section 2 [panels]:
Attach your yarn with a SS into the stitch containing marker 1 and CH 2. Into the same stitch, place 1 DC. Place 1 DC into each stitch across, making the last DC into stitch 26 (marker 2). CH 2 and turn. (Remove stitch markers 1 and 2)
(26 DC stitches)
Place 1 DC into each stitch across. CH 2 and turn. After row 6, do not CH 2 and turn. Instead fasten off and weave in ends. Panel 1 complete.
(26 DC stitches)
Attach your yarn with a SS into the stitch containing marker 3 and CH 2. Into the same stitch, place 1 DC. Place 1 DC into each stitch across, making the last DC into stitch 26 (marker 4). CH 2 and turn. (Remove stitch markers 3 and 4)
(26 DC stitches)
Place 1 DC into each stitch across. CH 2 and turn. Do not fasten off as you did for panel 1.
(26 DC stitches)
You will now be joining the two panels together on one side. Rows 7 and 8 will encompass both panels.
Place 1 DC into the first stitch and each stitch across until you reach the end of the panel and then CH 4. Continue this row into the second panel by placing 1 DC into each stitch across that row. CH 2 and turn.
(26 DC on panel 1. CH 4. 26 DC on panel 2 = 56 stitches)
Place 1 DC into each of the next 26 stitches. Place 1 DC into each of the next 4 CH stitches. Place 1 DC into each of the next 26 stitches.
(56 SC stitches)
If you do not want to add edging, you may fasten off now and skip down to creating the ties. Otherwise, please continue with the next step.
If you prefer, you may choose to add edging around the bottom and the open spaces where the spout and handle come through. Simply place 1 SC evenly around all edges and SS into the beginning SC (except at the bottom of the handle where the ties will go). This step is not always necessary and if you choose to work with 1 solid colour, row transitions generally look quite straight. An edging might be preferred if you change the yarn colour each row to provide a smooth and finished appearance.
Working into the ends of the panels that are not connected (what will be the back, underneath where the handle will come through):
Without Edging: Into the first panel, attach your yarn with a SS into the side of the DC from row 7. Ch 25. Fasten off, weave and trim ends. Repeat for the second panel.
With Edging: Into the first panel, attach your yarn with a SS into the top of the SC stitch of the edging of row 7. Ch 25. Fasten off, weave and trim ends. Repeat for the second panel.
[To make a studier tie, after chaining 25, SS all the way back down the CH. Fasten off, weave and trim ends.]
Using Your Teapot Cozy:
Place your cozy overtop of your teapot so that the spout comes through the opening between the connected panels. The ties go at the back, underneath the handle.
Striped Version: Each row, change the colour of your yarn. This would make for a great stash busting option as you would need less yarn in one particular colour. You could line the colours up to match each row in the panels or keep it random. This option would take more time due to the colour changing and weaving in of ends but would create a fun and colourful end result.
Flower Motif Version: Add a pop of spring time with simple and small flower motifs. Crochet a few flowers and stitch them on wherever you like. You can find the tiny flower motif pattern (seen in photo) below:
Flower Motif Pattern
– A small bit of worsted yarn (cotton is best for the purpose of this pattern)
– Crochet hook in a complimenting size
– A needle for weaving yarn
– A needle for thread
– A small button or bead (optional)
– A bit of thread to attach the button
Begin with a magic circle. Slip stitch into your circle and chain 1.
*Place 1 SC into your circle followed by CH 4* Repeat from * to * four more times. SS into the top of the beginning SC. Fasten off leaving long ends for sewing onto projects. Don’t forget to tighten up your centre loop! Sew a button or bead into the centre for a decorative finish. Attach to your project wherever you like!
Great job! Your Simply Sweet Teapot Cozy is complete! For more fun and creative designs, be sure to check out the Free Pattern section of my blog. Ad free, printer friendly versions can be found in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Happy Crocheting!