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Flowered Tea Cozy

Bring a bit of the garden inside with this whimsical piece.

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Fanciful flowers bloom all over this cheerful tea cozy to keep your tea warm in style. The body of the cozy is worked in two pieces, then joined together with single crochet. The multitude of blooms, along with the leaves that top the cozy, are crocheted separately and sewn on randomly. Whoever said that functional had to be serious?
Finished Size: 24" (61 cm) in circumference around bottom edge and 9" (23 cm) tall, excluding leaves.
Yarn: Knit Picks Andean Silk (55% superfine alpaca, 23% silk, 22% merino; 96 yd [88 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #23515 olive (MC), 5 skeins. Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (100% baby alpaca; 440 yd [403 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #23497 horizon (A), #23498 mist (B), #23499 peppermint (C), #23500 sunlight (D), #23501 moss (E), #23502 tide pool (F), #23503 stream (G), and #23504 autumn (H), 1 skein each.
Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine, #4 - Medium
Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows sc = 4" (10 cm) with larger hook and MC. Note: Gauge swatch is not necessary for flowers as size can vary.
Needles: Hooks: Sizes F/5 (3.75 mm) and B/2 (2.25 mm). Adjust hook size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; safety pins or T-pins for holding pieces together.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2005

SKU: EP0817

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judith Swartz

Format: eProject