Ripple Teapot Cozy for Two- or Three-cup Teapot|
Sizes H & I aluminum hooks
Acrylic worsted weight yarn in three colors
Note: Pattern as written applies to the 3-cup teapot. You may omit Row 12 for a shorter height cozy, use an H hook for your initial chain, and change to a G hook to make a cozy for a two-cup teapot.)
Make two as follows:
Ch 33 with I hook; change to H hook
Row 1: With color 1, DC in 2nd CH from hook, DC in next 4, 3 DC in next CH; *DC in next 4, decrease over next 3, DC in next 4, 3 DC in next CH; repeat from * around.
Row 2: CH 2, turn; *DC in next 4, 3 DC in next CH (center stitch of 3 DC group,) DC in next 4, decrease over next 3, DC in next 4. Repeat from * around. Change to color 2 at last stitch.
Row 3: With color 2, CH 2, turn. Repeat pattern in Row 2 from * around. Change to color 3 at last stitch.
Row 4: With color 3, CH 2, turn. Repeat pattern in Row 2 from * around.
Row 5 thru Row 9: CH 2.Repeat pattern in Row 2 from * around. Change back to color 2 in last stitch of Row 9.
Row 10: With color 2, CH 2, turn. Repeat pattern in Row 2 from * around. Change back to color 1 in last stitch.
Row 11: With color 1, CH 2, turn. Repeat pattern in Row 2 from * around.
Row 12: CH 2, turn. Repeat pattern in Row 2 from * around.
Continuing with color one after completing final row, SC in each stitch around. Use 3SC in top of center stitch of each 3 DC group (the point). Use 1 SC and one long SC in the long side of each side stitch at the end of rows, working through the post with the long SC. Use 1 SC in the short space between the rows at the end of the rows, and use 3 SC in each corner around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Use a size G aluminum hook and Worsted Weight acrylic yarn in color 3.
CH 6; join in first CH with SL ST
Rnd 1: CH 3, 11 DC through ring; join with SL ST in top of first CH.
Rnd 2: CH 3; DC in same CH 3 space; 2 DC in each stitch around; join with SL ST in top of first CH 3.
Rnd 3: *CH 9; SC in 2nd CH from hook, and in each CH back to and including the two threads at the base of the chain.; SC in next stitch; CH 9 in next stitch and repeat from * around. (It’s ok if the length of each petal varies slightly.) SC into last space, but do not fasten off.
Rnd 4: Hook under the nearest DC going toward the center of the flower. This will probably be your first CH 3 of row 2. (You’ll be hooking around the DC posts of the previous round.) SC through this post, then CH 8; *SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH back to and including the two threads at the base of the chain. SC through each of the next 2 DC posts. On the 2nd DC post, CH 8 and repeat from * . Repeat pattern through all the DC posts to the beginning.
You may fasten off at this point, but you may continue to create petals in the first (center) round of DC posts, using 7 chain petals. The pattern will be SC, Petal, SC, Petal, etc. Attach final petal to final post with SC. If you choose to continue, Round 5 is as follows:
Rnd 5: Insert hook under 1st CH 3 of Rnd 2, *CH 7, sc in 2nd CH from hook and in each CH back to and including the two threads at the base of the chain. SC in next post, SC in next post and repeat from * around.
SC in the last post and pull up the loop. Remove hook from loop and insert it from under the back of the flower. Grab loop with hook and pull the loop through to the back of the flower. Do the same thing with the leading yarn strand. Cut leading yarn and pull remaining end through the loop. Securely tie this leading yarn into a square knot with the starting yarn tail. Trim both tails.
Be sure the 3 points point upward. Measuring your fabric against your teapot and using matching yarn, sew the 2 halves together, from the bottom of the spout and from the bottom of the handle down; then from the top of the spout and the top of the handle upward. Be sure your openings are adequate for the spout and handle to fit through. Using long straight pins, pin folds in top of fabric from ripple point to ripple point. Again using matching yarn, sew and gather top together. It need not be completely closed in the center as you will cover this center with the crocheted chrysanthemum.
Attach the flower to the top of the cozy using tapestry needle and matching yarn, or you could use yellow yarn to attach it, and create a yellow flower center by sewing over the stitches of the first ring.
This completes your teapot cozy.