Rosy Cosy by Megan Mills
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Rosy Cosy

Crochet
July 2006
DK / Sport ?
5.0 mm (H)
544 yards (497 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Pattern requires four colours, but based on the sample, rather small amounts of two colours.

Additional materials required:</br>

  • Hat elastic

From the pattern:</br>

Size
This cosy fits a pot approximately 40cm in circumference and 13cm tall. It has a little stretch so will fit other pots about this size. If your pot is taller you can work more rows at the bottom (delaying the joins if you need bigger handle or spout holes). You could also vary the size by using thicker or thinner yarns.

Other Uses
This pattern would also make a rather cute child’s hat if you don’t ‘skip leaves’ where I’ve made holes for the handle and spout and, instead, work in continuous rounds.

From the designer:</br>

I’ve been busy making a tea cosy based on the A Blanket of Roses Afghan design. I was part way through making a motif for the afghan at a cafe and I popped it on top of my teapot while I gathered my thoughts. Someone said to me ‘Oh, are you making a tea cosy?’ When I looked I thought, you know, it would make a pretty one. So I fiddled and twiddled and whaddyaknow? Here she is.

There are some unique crochet manoeuvres which I will describe in detail when I get to them in the pattern. You don’t have to do these things the way I have but I found I got a tidier finish this way.

The Pie Crust edging I’ve designed to finish the cosy off would be just as handsome around the edge of an afghan or hat (and I’m sure you can think of other uses too). It can be worked over any even number of stitches if working circularly or an odd number of stitches if working back and forth.