Friday, October 8, 2010

Search for Tea Cozy Knitting Patterns

Re-reading Harry Potter I got to thinking about Dobby in his Tea Cozy hat. I know that I've come across some free patterns for tea cozies in the past, but I decided to do a search to see how many I could come up with. (I try to keep my searches limited to free patterns.)

I imagine that I will have many categories in this search, as with the transformative baby hat search that I did a few months ago.

Inanimate Objects
  • Witch Hat Tea Cozy - Just like it sounds, it is a witch hat that you plop over you tea pot. This might also work as a Halloween costume for a pet...
  • Car Tea Cozy - I would call this red car a sedan, complete with registration plate!
  • Police Car Tea Cozy - This was made from the same designer as above (although they are published on different sites.) Blue lights on top. Maybe you could modify one of these two patterns to be a taxi cab.
  • Cottage Tea Cozy - Not fitted, rectangular and looks like a cottage!
  • Cottage Tea Cozy 2 - pattern from 1937.
  • Country House Tea Cozy - see title. :)
  • Snowman Tea Cozy - Not super fitted. The snowman has a hat, edging at the bottom to look like a scarf, Eyes nose and mouth (carrot nose!) The pattern has directions for a spout opening, but I cannot see it in the pictures.
  • Traditional Tea Cozy - Gathered, fitted, flowers on top, two colors. Handle and spout exposed.
  • Christmas Tree Cozy - The shape is reminiscent to the Witch hat above, but it is textured and there are embellishments that make this more appropriate for winter holidays. Available for free Ravelry download, you must create an account to view this pattern.
  • Jack-o-Lantern - Fitted, spout and handle exposed.
  • Chocolate Cake Tea Cozy - Loose, handle and spout exposed. There is icing, layers, and even a cherry on top!
  • Washing Machine Tea Cozy - This is boxy, so not super fitted, but the handle and spout are still exposed.

Animals/Other Life Forms
  • Elephant Tea Cozy - The spout makes the trunk, button eyes and tusks in a contrasting color. Certainly brought a smile to my face!
  • Elephant Tea Cozy 2 - Differing from the previous pattern, the ears have different color on the front and back, and there is more knitting up the trunk. Spout and Handle are exposed on this fitted cozy.
  • Lizzie the Cow Tea Cozy - DETAIL. Wow. This looks like a regular stuffed animal that you may find in a store, not something to keep your tea warm! The author has a number of other beautiful animal related cozies for sale.
  • Barrel Cactus Tea Cozy - This is SO COOL (No I don't have a cactus obsession....) The spines are small ties of lace-weight yarn along the length of the body. Fitted cozy, spout and handle are exposed.
  • Felted Tea Cozy - Has some appliqued teapot and mugs design. NOT fitted, nothing exposed.
  • Autumn Tea Cozy - Using the Noro colorway shown, there is a beautiful fall color scheme with leaves at the top. I could see you adapting this pattern to be a piece of fruit, which is why I put this under "Other Life Forms". Fitted Cozy, Spout and handle come out, and there is a hook at the top so you can hang it up when not in use.
  • Koala Tea Cozy - You could easily turn this into a stuffed animal. The head of the Koala is stuffed and on top of the lid. See the Ravelry page for a more realistic picture of this fun cozy. The handle and spout ARE exposed.
  • I am a mole (and I live in a hole) tea cozy - On the body, garden flowers and seed stitch dirt. Popping out the top over the lid is a mole! Fidded, spout and handle exposed. Available for free Ravelry download, you must create an account to view this pattern.
  • Strawberry Tea Cozy - Green on top, red speckled on bottom. Fitted, handle and spout exposed.
  • Felted Eggplant Tea Cozy - Not fitted, also will fit over a french press.
  • Skull Tea Cozy - Fitted, handle and spout exposed.
  • Algormortis - Skull and crossbones pattern. Fitted, handle and spout exposed. (So a pirate flag was never living... but since there was also a skull cozy, I decided to put it in this section.)
  • Pug Tea Cozy - Pompom legs, a tiny curl of a pug tail. Not super fitted, but handle and spout are still exposed. Available for free Ravelry download, you must create an account to view this pattern.
  • Christmas Robin Tea Cozy - There is a large robin face on the side of this tea cozy. Fitted, handle and spout exposed.
  • Frosty the Snowman Tea Cozy - The head of the snowman is above the cozy. He has a cane, scarf and other fun embellishments. Fitted, spout and handle exposed.
  • Pumpkin Tea Cozy - I cannot tell how fitted it is, but there are holes for the spout and handle. Ribbing.
  • Santa Claus Tea Cozy - His head is on top of the lid. The rest of the body is fitted over the tea pot. Handle and spout come out as the arms. There is even a pattern for the hat!
  • Poodle Tea Cozy - Pompom appendages, fun head, and textured body. (this is good for a tall tea pot.) Spout and handle exposed.
  • Three French Hens Novelty Tea Cozy - So the hens are really at the top, but the texture of the cozy itself goes along with the mini's. Fitted, handle and spout exposed.

Designs
  • Super Simple Tea Cozy Pattern Generator - This pattern should help you make sure your cozy fits your tea pot. Drawstring top, fitted, handle and spout exposed.
  • Floral Knitted Tea Cozy from 1937 - Fitted, handle and spout exposed. Flowers on top.
  • Jane Austin Tea Cozy - (The website has the links to download the PDF and colorwork chart.) This floral patterned cozy appears to be a looser fit, although the pattern is available in two sizes.
  • Sheryl's Tea Cozy - Cabled, not fitted. There is a flower at the top. (see the top pattern on the list to download the PDF or word document)
  • Lace Tea Cozy - This fitted cozy has buttons up the back by the handle to dress the tea pot. Lid, handle and spout are exposed. (There is not a photo on the pattern page, but there are some on Ravelry)
  • Lumpy Bumpy Tea Cozy - Two sizes are shown (8" or 10" tea pot). This is a fitted cozy with the spout coming out the front.
  • Winter in Washington Tea Cozy (with Flap) - Fitted, handle and spout exposed, buttoned flap covers the lid.
  • Traditional Fluted Tea Cozy - Two colored, fitted, handle and spout exposed.
  • Vine Lace Tea Cozy - Standard shape, handle and spout exposed.
  • Lidded Tea Cozy - I cannot tell if the lid is attached or not, but it is an exaggerated sized lid. There is a buttoned flap that goes through the exposed handle (spout is also exposed)
  • Avalanche Tea Cozy - Cabled, Fitted, Spout, Handle exposed. Drawstring top.
  • Snug Tea Cozy - There is a loop on top. Simple, There is a buttoned flap that goes through the exposed handle (spout is also exposed)
  • Prime Rib (Brioche) Tea Cozy - Ribbed, Tip of lid, spout and handle are exposed. There is discussion about getting a really good fit.
  • Cotton Tea Cozy and Egg Cozy - Simple silhouette, fitted, with some striping near the bottom. Seed stitch, the spout comes out the front. You will need to create a free account with Sugar'n Cream to view this pattern.
  • Felted Tea Cozy - Simple design with stripes and tiny roses around the edge. Not fitted.
  • Knitted Tea Cozy from 1937 - A trinity stitch tea cozy, knit in wedges. The silhouette is unique.
  • Simple Tea Cozy - One color, but the stitches spiral towards the top giving it a quiet elegance. (You see this closer to the bottom where a non-novelty yarn is used.) Handle and spout are exposed.
  • French Country Tea Cozy - Colorwork is used over the whole body, and there are fun 3D spirals at the lid. Spout and handles are exposed on this fitted cozy.
  • Knit Tea Cozy - Fitted, handle, lid and spout are all exposed.
  • Checkered Tea Cozy - As described. The top is a lid flap which can be attached to the body by clasps or buttons. Handle and spout are exposed on this fitted cozy.
  • The Odeon Bicolour brioche (Prime Rib) tea cozy - Handle, spout and very tip of the lid are exposed. Vertical stripes.
  • Knitted Pleated Tea Cozy - Alternating colors with exaggerated vertical pleats. Pompoms on top, fitted with handle and spout exposed. you need a free Bernat account to view this pattern.
  • Rosy Tea Cosy - Slit for the spout, gathered at the top.
  • Evil Genius Tea Cozy - Houndstooth on one side, a quote from Umbridge on the other. For photos, see the Ravelry page.
  • Loop Stitch Tea Cozy - Vintage Pattern, fitted, handle and spout are exposed.
  • No. 10 Knitted Cozy - Fitted, Drawstring closure which leaves lid exposed. Handle and spout area also exposed.
  • Domino Knitted Tea Cozy - Not fitted, diamond shaped with that pattern carried out in different colors. You need to create a free spin-off account to view and download the PDF of this pattern.
  • Daffodil Stitch Tea Cozy - Fun texture, in appropriate colors you could make this look like a pine tree. Fitted, exposed spout and handle.
  • Cuddly Tea Cozy - not super fitted, no exposed tea pot parts.
  • Custom Tea Cozy - Knit Flat, there's a hole for the spout in the center, and ties at the back to tie it around the handle. The end result can be fitted, depending on how tall you make the cozy.
  • Irish Knit Tea Cozy - Cables, drawstring top. Fitted with Exposed handle and spout. See the Ravelry page for photos.
  • Knit Tea Cozy - Exposed handle and spout, loop at the top. There is texture, vertical scalloped effect. You need to create a free Sugar'n Cream account to view this pattern.
  • Tea Cozy - Very fitted, flowers at the lid, simple, exposed spout and handle.
  • Kureyon Tea Cozy - Knit flat, pulled up over the tea pot, and gathered at the top. Not super fitted, but leaves handle and spout exposed.
  • 1946 Cabled Tea Cozy - Floral embellishments on top. Exposed handle and spout, fitted.
  • Rosie Posy Tea Cozy - Fitted, ribbed, exposed handle and spout. 3D roses make up the top of this otherwise simple cozy.
  • Tea India Cozy - This cozy has 2 layers to keep the tea hot. Fitted, exposed handle and spout.
  • Jayne Cobb Hat Tea Cozy - Two colored, pompom on top. The pattern page shows a flap that can be tied across the bottom to keep the cozy on. Fitted, exposed handle and spout.
  • Party Girl Tea Cozy - Now this one is very different. It knit to incorporate 25 pompoms, so the poof is all you see! Spout is exposed.
  • Broken Rib Tea Cozy - Fairly standard, fitted, handle and spout exposed.
  • Felted Tea Cozy - Fun design, not fitted, no parts exposed, just slips on over the tea pot.
  • Shamrock Tea Cozy - A slight variation on a ribbed cozy. Fitted, handle and spout exposed. Pompom on top.
  • 1940's style Tea Cozy - Gathered, checkered. Not super fitted, but handle and spout are still exposed.
  • Tea Cosy - Seed stitch, some colored bobbles and other simple colorwork. Exposed handle and spout.
  • Mother's Day Tea Cozy - Loose, handle and spout exposed.
  • Bobble-less Tea Cozy - There is buttoned down square on top, that has a tiny hole in the center for the top of the lid. Handle and spout are exposed on this fitted cozy.
  • Grannie's Traditional Tea Cozy - Fitted with Traditional puckers, handle and spout are exposed. I like the fact that this pattern shows the family heirloom that it was modeled after.
  • Kitch - Not fitted.
  • Easy Pleated Tea Cozy - Checkered, fitted, handle and spout exposed. Drawstring top.http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=641435769028603452&postID=8270130603735951203
  • Aromatherapy Tea Cozy - not fitted, nothing exposed. Small floral embellishments.
  • Ascott Tea Cozy - Fitted, Cabled, Spout and handle exposed, draw string top.
  • Hearts Tea Cozy - Fitted, spout and handle exposed. Intarsia hearts on the sides.
  • Ballband-ish Teapot Cozy - Knit flat, with buttons to put it around the tea pot. So it's not super fitted, but it covers the bottom of the pot, too.
  • Stylish Beaded Cozy - This is a twist on a traditional cozy with some beading embellishments.
  • A Happy Thought - Ribbed with an Icord Explosion of frills on top. Fitted, Spout and handle exposed. A vintage pattern from the 1940's.
  • Tall Tea Cozy - Not fitted, covers the entire tea pot.
  • Good Morning Tea Cozy - Appliqued flowers, not fitted, and it doesn't look like anything would be exposed.
  • Tea Bag - Shown in fisherman's colored yarn, there are cables and other fun embellishments. Fitted, handle and spout exposed.

Miscellaneous


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I am sure that there are others out there... but I feel like I gave you dozens as a starting point. Happy Knitting!

6 comments:

  1. Boy, that's a lot of tea cozies!

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  2. Yeah, this search turned up more than some of the other ones. I have enough where it's hard to find many patterns it feels good to hit a jackpot :)

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  3. No patterns, but beautiful tea cozies in the slide show at http://sites.google.com/site/regionalartsgroup/home/world-tea-cosy-competition

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  4. THANK YOU ! THANK YOU ! THANK YOU !!!

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  5. I am in Tea Cosy heaven! Thank you so much!

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