Warmer weather may be on the horizon, but rainy days mean tea pots are still a common tabletop accessory in the spring. If you’d like to jazz up your tea pot with a pretty spring cozy, here are some pattern ideas to get you started.
Craftown and Yarnspirations both have really easy garter stitch patterns that will get your pot covered in a hurry. Knit them in a solid color as shown or try stripes, whether consistent or random stash busting color changes. For a different take on the garter stitch cozy, check out the sideways knit Wake Me Up Tea Cozy from Close Knit, which is great worked in self-striping yarn or stashy stripes of any sort.
The Traditional Tea Cozy from Rosa Hoban has those vertical stripes you so commonly see on tea cozies, and could be made in pretty bright colors for spring.
It may not be Easter any more, but chicks are still cute when they’re on a tea cozy like the Little Chicks Tea Cozy from Yarnspirations. And if you’d rather have fruit than fowl on your table, try an apple or strawberry design.
If flowers are more your style, there’s the Flower Garden Tea Cozy from JustJen Knits (love the details on this one!) and the less literal Daffodil Stitch cozy from a 1937 pattern found on knitting-and.
And if your tastes run to the more whimsical, check out the Hobbit Cottage Tea Cozy from Have a Yarn or the Nemo pattern from Stratgem Addict. That might just be the thing to get my daughter to want to have a real tea party!
Do you use knit tea cozies? I’d love to hear about it!
By Sarah White