Mother's Day Teacup by Marjorie Jones

Mother's Day Teacup

Crochet
April 2013
Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Thread ?
1.9 mm
Teacup measures approx. 1.5 inches tall, by 2 inches wide, not including handle. Sauscer measures approx.4 inches wide.
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A dainty little teacup and saucer made in size 10 crochet thread, perfect to make as a Mother’s Day gift, or any time you want to delight someone.

Pattern was written to use size 10 crochet thread and a size 5 (1.9mm) hook, but I also tested it with Peaches & Creme worsted weight yarn and a H (5mm) hook, Properly stiffened, the yarn teacup and saucer would make a lovely display bowl or holder for a potted plant!

Gauge is not important for this pattern.

Materials needed:

Size 10 crochet thread in three colors;
MC = main color, I choose white.
C2 = second color of choice, I chose a rosy pink
C3 = third color of choice, I chose a soft green.

Size 5 (1.90mm) crochet hook

Needle to weave ends in and to sew the handle onto the cup.

Something to stiffen your cup and saucer, either a commercial fabric stiffener (I used Plaid’s Stiffy), or a sugar solution. I have never used sugar to stiffen any of my crochet projects, so I’m afraid I can’t share any recipes with you for this process.

Something to form your teacup and saucer on while it dries. I used an expresso cup saucer for my saucer, and a plastic easter egg with a medicine bottle cap taped to the bottom to form my teacup. Plastic wrap to cover your forms and protect them from the stiffening agent.