Benson Bubbler Teapot Cozy by Tinaka Schwendiman
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Benson Bubbler Teapot Cozy

Crochet
February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in US G (4.0mm) hook in the Astral yarn is 4 sc/1"
4.0 mm (G)
3.75 mm (F)
3.5 mm (E)
631 yards (577 m)
One Size
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This pattern was originally published as Northwest Wools’ contribution to the 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 5 – 8, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

After the Crawl, all patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2015 eBook: Postcards from Portland: 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

The Benson Bubblers are Portland’s iconic drinking fountains. Simon Benson, one of Portland’s civic leaders, paid to have these beautiful bronze fountains built & installed in downtown Portland in the early 1900’s. A.E. Doyle, a noted architect, designed the four-bowl Benson Bubbler. Thanks to these two gentlemen, we have these “very Portland” drinking fountains. So “cozy on up” to a pot of tea in honor of the Benson Bubblers!

Yarn:
“Astral” by The Alpaca Yarn Company. 1 skein each of 2 colors (each skein is 197 yards). Color A: 8477 for the Base of the Fountain, Color B: 8168 for the Bowls & Spouts of the Fountain. A full skein of Colors A & B are needed.
“Sunseeker” by Cascade Yarns for the Water, which is 237 yards and Yarn C. Yarn C only requires part of the skein.

Finished Size:
The Teapot Cozy on the model is 20” in circumference at it’s widest point and 5” tall. Your cozy will need to be modified to fit your teapot.

Hooks:
US Size G (4.0mm) for the Fountain Body and Bowls
US Size F (3.75mm) for the Water
US Size E (3.5mm) for the Spouts

Notions:
Teapot with lid. Model shown is 20” in circumference at it’s widest point and 5” tall.
Sewing Needle & Thread
Stuffing for Spouts
Buttons for closure around body of fountain

Skill Level:
Intermediate