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Every afternoon while Indigo takes his nap, I sit down with a cup of tea and work on my latest craft/DIY project. It's so relaxing to take some time out of the day and to do something enjoyable for myself. It's also re-charges me for the rest of the day. Today I teamed up with Bigelow to show you how I "Tea Proudly" and to share this Owl Teapot Cosy knitting pattern.
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Bigelow is encouraging everyone to "Tea Proudly". Tea Proudly is about celebrating the little moments in life that connect us and bring us joy. One of the ways I Tea Proudly is to dress up my teapot with a cute cosy. This little owl makes me smile every time I see him!
Most teapot cosy knitting patterns aren't beginner friendly. There's usually double point needles and lots of increasing/decreasing involved. This knitting pattern is knit on straight needles and there's no increasing or decreasing! The cozy is a rectangular shape, that gets folded over and sewn together at the bottom ribbing.
Owl Teapot Cosy Knitting Pattern
(a basic, rounded teapot is best for this pattern. Mine measures 7 inches high and it holds 40oz)
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials in Charcoal
Red Heart Soft Essentials in Biscuit
Red Heart Soft Yarn in White
Red Heart Soft Yarn in Tangeriene
Needles: Size US 8 single point
Also needed: buttons for the eyes
Cast on 22 sts with the charcoal yarn. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 3 rows. Work in Stockinette Stitch for 2 rows. Knit 4 sts, then switch to the biscuit yarn and knit across 14 sts. Attach another ball of yarn and knit 4 sts. Work in stockinette stitch using the 3 balls of yarn for 3 ½ inches. Knit across with the charcoal yarn and break the biscuit yarn and the 2nd charcoal. Keep working in stockinette stitch until piece measures 15 ½ inches from the cast on edge. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 3 rows. Bind off.
For the eyes (make 2): Crochet a circle that measures 2 inches wide.
For the beak:
With the orange yarn, cast on 2 sts. Working in garter stitch, increase 1 stitch at each end until there are 8 sts. Bind off.
Next time you're in Walmart, be sure to pick up a box of Constant Comment from the Coffee & Tea aisle. They also sell all the yarn for this project- horray for one-stop shopping!