Criss-Cross Motif Tea Cosy Digital Download

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This knitting pattern PDF is for the Criss-Cross Motif Tea Cosy - a quirky accessory for your teapot and kitchen.

This textured tea cosy will dress your teapot up and keep your tea toasty warm. It can be made in two or three colours, or even more, and comes in two sizes. It is a great stash buster and makes a perfect gift.

The main section is made up of four square motifs worked in rounds from the centre out. The instructions include detailed photos of the steps to begin the motif.

The moss stitch sections are worked in rounds along the top and bottom edges of the motifs.
The top section is finished with a band of K1, P1 rib through which an i-cord tie is threaded.

The i-cord tie may be knotted at the ends or small pompoms added.

The Criss-Cross Tea Cosy requires intermediate knitting skills.

To fit teapot circumference (excluding spout and handle)
approx 48-52 (50-54) cm/19-20½ (19¾-21¼) ins

Tea cosy measures
width approx 22 (24) cm/8¾ (9½) ins
height approx 20 (22) cm/8 (8¾) ins

Yarn Used: 8 ply/DK weight yarn

approx 30-70 metres/33-77 yards each of 2 or 3 colours (C1, C2 and C3)

Needles and notions

  • set of five 4mm/US 6 double-pointed needles
  • 4mm/US 6 circular needle 40cm/16ins long
  • two 3.25mm/US 3 double-pointed needles
  • 1-3 lockable stitch markers
  • yarn needle and 1 small safety pin
  • small pompom maker (optional)



After wet blocking, the square motif should measure 11 (12) cm/4¼ (4¾) ins square.

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