Beehive Tea Cozy
About The Design:
This revised pattern has spout and handle openings for a cozy which can remain on the teapot, whilst pouring. Adding openings also allowed for the addition of a 3-cup teapot size. The original unspouted pattern is also included – your choice!
This is a good advanced beginner project, as, although the fabric has knit and purl sections, the entire piece is worked in Stockinette, made possible by wrapping the first stitch of the new section, then turning the work, to continue in Stockinette.
Honey bee buttons embellish the cozies.
Spouted: 2-cup / 3-cup / 4-cup Unspouted: 2-cup / 4-cup
Circumference: 18 / 19 / 20”
Height: 6.25 / 6.25 / 7.5”
2-cup cozy: Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky, 60% New Zealand wool / 40% Domestic wool, approx
120 yd / 100 gram skein: 1 skein #Y1044 Butterscotch
(I used 1 skein with just inches remaining.)
3-cup cozy: 2 skeins #Y1044 Butterscotch (it uses just a few yards from the 2nd skein)
(2 skeins yarn will make both the 2 and 3 cup cozies.)
4-cup cozy: 2 skeins #Y1019 Sweet Corn
16” and 24-32” US size 10 (6 mm) ckns
US size 10 dpns
Tapestry ndl, stitch marker, stitch holders
Size J (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Approx 4 yds fingering to DK wt yarn OR thread and sewing ndl
JHB honey bee buttons, 3/4”, style #92974 (previous style #1202) – as few or as many as you desire