Large and Small Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosies

Tea cosies to brighten any afternoon tea party.

I found the Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosy pattern on Ravelry amongst a myriad of designs. It was hard to decide which one to make there were so many, there were flowery ones, plain ones, tea cosies with just about every kind of animal either crawling out of or sitting on top.

Crochet Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosy Large

This one shows the smaller of the two a little better but it is before the flower was attached to the top.

Crochet Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosy Small

This is such a clever pattern, the braiding effect is so simple to do yet so effective. The tea cosy is made in two halves as many of them are, you work along the stripey rows adding chain stitches periodically between the single crochet.

Braiding the Tea CosyThen you thread them through each other from the bottom to the top and secure them whilst doing the decrease rows. You can see above I have looped the vertical braids on the far left and the far right hand sides leaving the two centre rows so you can see the chains.

How simple is that?

Once both sides are completed and sewn together you can make and attach the flower for the top. It really finishes it off nicely.

Crochet Flower Atop the Tea Cosy

I made the larger of the two in a couple of evenings then a friend asked if I could make a cosy for her little one cup tea pot, the only stipulation was could it include yellow to match her little tea pot. I picked out thses colours and got straight onto making a second one.

Small Crochet Tea Cosy Colours

The pattern kindly incldes instructions for both the large and small sizes. So here they are side by side until the little one goes to it’s new home.

Crochet Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosies

 

16 thoughts on “Large and Small Hot Hibiscus Tea Cosies

    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 29, 2015 / 09:32

      Thanks, the large one is made from some of the bits and pieces that have been donated for the yarn bombing but the smaller one is from my stash in colours of my choice. It’s fun to turn a bundle of scraps into something of use. I am making a blanket with some of the scraps too inbetween dinosaurs and things, I can whip up a square or two when I don’t have much time or my concentration is not there for pattern following.

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  1. lovelucie1 March 17, 2015 / 12:24

    One of these days I shall get around to making one!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 18, 2015 / 06:33

      It’s always the same, the list of to do’s is longer than the time we have. When you find the right time it is a nice simple project that doesn’t take too long.

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  2. sewchet March 17, 2015 / 07:53

    What a good friend you are! The braided effect is really unusual and the hibiscus on top tops it off a treat:)

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  3. mollieandclaire March 16, 2015 / 23:43

    They’re gorgeous. Fab pattern. I don’t drink tea but I wish I did so I could make a cosy like that! In fact, I think I need to make one anyway!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 18, 2015 / 06:41

      Thank you. A tea cosy could certainly grace your tea pot even if you don’t drink tea, the most trouble you would have is choosing a pattern, the choice is endless.

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  4. sunmoonstars134 March 16, 2015 / 21:07

    Gorgeous! I think you might need to buy a smaller teapot and make yourself a dinky cosy – they look so cute together 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com March 18, 2015 / 06:44

      You could be right there, I shall have to get my lovely Hubby shopping, he loves trawling the internet with a mission.

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