Red Heart Soft Holiday Teapot Cozy

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by Edie Eckman, Red Heart

Red Heart Soft Holiday Teapot Cozy

Perhaps you’d like to have your friends over for holiday tea….or you need a nice gift for a tea lover. If so, the colorfully striped Red Heart Soft Holiday Teapot Cozy is the perfect project to knit next! Pattern is written so that you can customize this cozy to the size of the pot.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 16 sts and 23 rows (4 inch) in Stockinette Stitch to knit a teapot cozy. Be sure to check your gauge. If the needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Pattern and supplies are written for smaller size teapot cozy (18 inch at its widest point) with changes for larger size (20 inch at its widest point) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. Special Stitch Pattern: Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 4: Knit. Repeat rows 1-4, changing colors every 4 rows. Special Abbreviation: mm = millimeter Note: Teapot cozy can be customized to fit any teapot. Try cozy on your teapot as you work and adjust the placement of the handle and spout openings.
  • 2
    Teapot Cozy: (Make 2) Rows 1-28: With Off White, cast on 36 (40) sts. Work in Stitch Pattern, working 4-row stripes of Off White, Turquoise, Off White, Guacamole, Cherry Red, Off White and Guacamole. Row 29: (Wrong Side): With Turquoise, Knit. Row 30: Knit. Row 31: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 32: K2, *K2tog, K4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2-30 (34) sts. Rows 33-34: With Off White, Knit. Row 35: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 36: K2, *K2tog, K3; repeat from * to last 3 (2) sts, K3 (2)—25 (28) sts. Row 37: With Cherry Red, knit. Row 38: K2, *K1, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2—18 (20) sts. Row 39: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 40: Knit. Rows 41-42: With Off White, Knit. Row 43: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 44: Knit. Rows 45-46: With Guacamole, Knit. Row 47: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 48: K2, [K2tog] to last 2 sts, K2 —11 (12) sts. Row 49: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2. Row 50: K3 (2), [K2tog] 3 times, K2—8 sts. Cut yarn leaving a 12 inch tail. Draw tail through all 8 sts, pull tightly to close and knot to secure.
  • 3
    Try Cozy on teapot and pin seams together leaving openings for spout and handle. With yarn needle, sew seams together above and below spout and handle openings. With Off White, make a pom-pom measuring approximately 2-1/2 inch diameter. Sew to top of Cozy. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Off White 104212369
  •  Red Heart Soft Yarn Turquoise 104212360
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Guacamole 104212366
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn Cherry Red 104212373
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles Silvalume 5.0 mm 8 US 104236226
  • Yarn Needle
  • Pom Pom Maker
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