Felted Teapot Cozy


Felted Teapot Cozy

This beginner knitting pattern from Patons creates a cute little cozy for your teapot, embellished with a red heart. Felting helps smooth away any imperfections and creates a sturdy material for embroidery or other embellishments. Hand knit and machine knit versions of the pattern are included. Find this low-cost knitting pattern with 38 other kitchen crafts in our free eBook, Low-Cost Kitchen Crafts eBook.

Felted Knit Tea Cozy


  • Yarn: Patons® Classic Wool (100 g/3.5 oz), Main Color (MC) (green) 2 balls
  • Knitting Needles: Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension for hand-knit version
  • Bulky gauge knitting machine for machine-knit version
  • Red and gold yarn for embroidery
  • Red felt square for Heart

Size: 13 x 7 ins [33 x18 cm].

Hand-knit version: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st. Machine-knit version: 20 sts and
26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with approx dial 2• machine knitting tension.


With MC, cast on 94 sts.

Hand-Knit Version
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 27 ins [68.5 cm]. Cast off.

Machine-Knit Version
Work 176 rows even. Cast off.

Machine wash seperately using hot water and long cycle (approx 10 to 15 mins). Add a towel for agitation to get best results. Rinse and spin in warm water. Lay flat to dry.

Cut out front and back following Diagram 1. Embroider lower edges of front and back with gold in cross st as illustrated. Cut out red heart following Diagram 2.

Diagrams for Tea Cozy


Embroider outer edges with gold in blanket st as illustrated. Sew heart to front as illustrated. Sew front and back tog with red yarn and blanket st. Work blanket st with red yarn around lower edges. Attach twisted cord to top.

Cross Stitch and Blanket Stitch

To make twisted cord: Cut 4 strands of yarn 10 ins [25 cm] long. With all strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl. Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog. Adjust length if desired.


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The final pattern for shaping the tea cozy is too short. I added an inch to the bottom (8") and it's still too short. It took more than 2 balls of yarn in the main color, almost 3 balls. Liked the idea, didn't like the inaccurate pattern.


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