I’m glad to have had a bonus week this month, as it gave me time to frog this cozy and try again. My 2nd try turned out much better than my first try! That only makes sense though, since this time I followed the pattern more closely. It’s the Broken Rib Tea Cozy by Pamela Hendersen. I did shrink it down a b it to fit my pot, but otherwise I did it as written…with much better results!
For the stem, I picked up stitches around the top (8, I think). Just like last time, I decreased down to 4 stitches over a couple of rows, continued straight for 2 rows, then increased up to 8 stitches over a couple rows. The difference, this time, is that I put more increases on one side than on the other, to create an asymmetrical top. Then I grafted the stitches together at the top to finish off.
I used the leaf pattern from this “Apple of my Eye” newborn hat on Cre8tion Crochet. They came out too small, so I added one more row around each leaf, following the general pattern from the previous row.
I think overall I ended up a bit closer to a cherry than an apple, but it’s cute, and it’s a lot closer to what I wanted than the first try!
How did yours turn out?
Don’t forget to:
- Post your finished cozy on the Ravelry group, which is also a great place for tips and suggestions, to follow everyone’s progress, or just for some tea talk.
- Check out all the other finished cozies on the Pinterest page. If you made one and I haven’t posted it there yet, please let me know.
- Go to the main Tea Cozy Tuesday page for the official button, rules, and other useful links.
- Link your tea cozy posts back to this site, or leave a comment here or on the main page so we can all find your post!