Supernova Sunburst Tea Cosy by Ruth Haydock

Supernova Sunburst Tea Cosy

Crochet
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 4 rows = 2 inches
in Treble Crochet
3.0 mm
One size
US
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My Supernova Sunburst Tea Cosy is a simple design made up of eight sunburst granny squares joined together using a flat join technique that I have carefully explained in my pattern with step by step photos.

The inspiration for my design comes from my love of making sunbursts and watching science fiction TV shows set in space. In nearly every Tv show that I have watched about space, there is an episode about a star going supernova. There is something fascinating about a star exploding, not just because that is what will happen to our sun eventually but because the remnants of that star turn to stardust that then leads to the creation of something new and wonderful. When I use a ball of yarn, I am effectively destroying the ball but by destroying it, I use pieces of it to create something new and beautiful out of it

I like to imagine that in alternate realities supernova would have many colours in it as it explodes into star dust that glitters across space, leaving trails of colour, any colour you can imagine.

Let your imagination go wild and create supernovas of your dreams!

Finished size
Approximately 18cm wide and high

Skill level
Intermediate
The stitches in the Sunburst motif includes Puff and Cluster stitch, which is why this pattern is listed as intermediate. The instructions on how to join up the squares is laid out clearly and is easy to follow. The pattern for the sunbursts is by Nitty Bits

Hook size
3mm

Yarn recommendations and weights
Small amounts of Double Knitting Yarn in colours red, pink and white.
I recommend Women’s Institute Premium Acrylic by HobbyCraft

Gauge
10 stitches and 4 rows to measure 5x5cm (2x2in) over treble crochet using a 3mm hook or size needed to obtain stated tension

Notions
Sewing needle to sew in ends
Scissors

Use of this pattern
Pattern & Images © 2018 Ruth Haydock
All content in this PDF pattern are the copyright and design right of Ruth Haydock. You are not permitted to sell the written instructions or images in any way, amended or as they are. You may only print this pattern out for personal use.

You are allowed to sell completed items that you have made using this pattern but you must credit me as the designer of the pattern (Ruth Haydock) and provide a link to my website, ruthhaydock.com.