Koala Tea Cosy by Rian Anderson

Koala Tea Cosy

DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
to fit a medium to large size teapot
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This pattern is available for AU$5.00 AUD buy it now

This is now a fundraising pattern, see below

I made this one twice in different poses – I designed him so that he could be made to sit in a variety of ways to look like a real koala. 
(I really dislike that “cruciform koala” look!)
He’s very cute and would make a great gift!

He takes about 135 gms of 8 ply yarn (used double), plus 10 gms of something fluffy/furry for the ears.

This pattern makes a tea cosy to fit a teapot approx 15 cms high and 46 cm around the widest part.

Fundraiser; 2020 update:
This pattern (as well as my Koala and Panda Beanies) is now a fundraiser for koalas affected by the Australian bushfires. For every pattern sold till the end of June 2020, AU$5 will be donated to a charity caring for koalas. Initially the charity will be “Queensland Koala Crusaders” who are aiming to provide a koala sanctuary near Noosa.
Concurrently Marianne Alcock (rav username malcock) from Brisbane is organising knitted items to be donated, from this and other patterns, to be used as fundraisers. Message her with your email address for more info.

Other patterns of mine now designated fundraisers for “AnimalsAustralia” who support charities caring for injured and displaced animals.:
Toy kangaroo and joey
Toy wombat
Toy bat
Spider and bat hats

1st February 2020 update
This and the Koala beanie pattern have now made AU$215 for the koala charity.
Thank you to everyone who has bought the patterns!
Here’s a message from the Queensland Koala Crusaders:

“Thanks so much for your very generous gift to Queensland Koala Crusaders and supporting the efforts to protect this iconic Australian species.
We are enormously grateful for your support. It is only with your help that we can succeed in our objectives to help stem the rapid decline of wild koala populations across the state, and to help find sustainable solutions to ensure a promising future for koalas.
Your gift makes the world of difference for the koala population under threat across Queensland.”