Tea Cozy Tuesday – April – Week #2

I had trouble choosing a color for our tea cozy this month, so I’ve decided to make 2! See what I chose, plus some April pattern tips.

Tea Cozy Tuesday Make Along

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This month’s cozy is the Daylily Tea Cosy for Mother’s Day by Jenny Stacey. I am making one cozy in shades of red for me, and one in shades of yellow for a friend.

Lisa Uni yarn in 6 different colors for the April Tea Cozy

I will be using 2 different shades of green for the leaves. The dark green looks a little blue in the picture, but it’s not really that blue.

Both flowers will have a white edging as well, using the Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in cream, left over from previous cozies.

April Pattern Tips

Most of the cozies we’ve made so far are designed for a 4-5 cup teapot. This one fits a very small, 1-2 cup teapot. You can adjust the sizing in a few different ways.

Bigger gauge

Working to a larger gauge will give you a larger finished piece. This is the simplest option and is the one I am choosing. The pattern calls for DK weight yarn and a size G (4.25 mm) hook. I am using worsted weight yarn and a size I (5.5 mm) hook instead.

Adding a repeat

If your teapot is much bigger or very wide, you can add pattern repeats, instead of changing the gauge.

Each half of the cozy has 2 repeats of the ripple pattern. Each repeat is 24 stitches. If you add 24 stitches to each half of the cozy, you will end up with 2 additional repeats. This means 2 more petals on the top, and 2 more leaves on the bottom.

Adding a few stitches

For a less drastic change, you could add a few stitches to each repeat instead. This would make each petal and leave a little bit wider. Add the same number of stitches to the straight section of each repeat. This is a good option for people who are already familiar with chevron stitch patterns.

More rows

Repeating rows make this an easy pattern to adjust. If you need it taller, simply add more rows in whichever section you want!

Join in the Tea Cozy Tuesday Fun!

  • Share your progress with the hashtag #Tea_Cozy_Tuesday
  • Check out all the other finished cozies on the Pinterest page.
  • Visit the Ravelry group for tips and suggestions, to follow everyone’s progress, or just for some tea talk.
  • Visit the main Tea Cozy Tuesday post for the full schedule and all the links.

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