I Talk With The Moon Tea Cosy by K.M. Bedigan

I Talk With The Moon Tea Cosy

April 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.0 mm
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
S, M, L, XL (see notes below)
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I talk with the moon, says the Owl,
As it lingers over my tree.
I talk with the moon, says the Owl,
And the night belongs to me.
From the Poem ‘I talk with the Moon’ by Beverly McLoughland

Twit twoo! Twit toasty! Keep your tea warm with this cute owl cosy. Available in a range of sizes and with a number of custom sizing options, this tea cosy will be an adorable addition to any tea pot.

This tea cosy is the companion piece to the wren-based I talk with the Sun Tea Cosy. Both patterns can be purchased together as a mini-collection (with a discount!).

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needles or DPNs
3 mm / US 2.5 crochet hook

150 – 250 yds / 137 – 229 m DK weight yarn
Additional yarn (non-superwash fingering weight recommended) for reinforcing steeks

Stitch markers (4)
Tapestry needle

Small (2 Cup), Medium (4 Cup), Large (6 Cup), Extra Large (8 Cup). As written, pattern fits up to 12 (15, 18, 20) “ / 30 (38, 46, 54) cm circumference, and 6.5 (7.5, 7.5, 8.5) “ / 16 (19, 19, 22) cm height.

28 sts x 32 rows = 4 “ / 10 cm in stocking st in the rnd

Sample shown on a Large / 6 Cup tea pot (approx. 1 L).

The sample shown uses a DK weight, non-superwash pure wool. It is recommended that you choose a woollen-spun yarn which has a halo, allow the fibres to grip or stick to one another. Smooth, shiny yarns (i.e. worsted spun, superwash treated, or those with slippery fibres – alpaca, silk, cotton, etc.) are not recommended for use with this pattern due to its use of crocheted steel.

The pattern can be modified in a few different ways so that your finished tea cosy fits your pot. Suggestions for customising the pattern are included next to the written instructions in the help / Custom boxes.

Remember to adjust your overall st counts if modifying the pattern. Extra yarn will be need if the size is increased beyond the XL given in the pattern.

Please note: There are two versions of this pattern included in the download, with differences in the presentation of the charts and the steek set up/finishing.

  • The 2014 file is the older version of the pattern, with the original steek system (sts not bound off before/after steek chart) plus 4 charts for the pattern (A-D).

  • The 2016 file is the newer version of the pattern, with the new steek system (sts bound off before/after steek chart) plus 3 charts for the pattern (the original charts B-C are now combined into one).