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Wonderland Tea Cosy Crochet Along Part 1

wonderland tea cosy part 1

Welcome to the very first part of our new Crochet Along Wonderland Tea Cosy designed by Lyndsay McFarlane of Wooly like to Hook.  Please share your progress using the tag #wonderlandteacosyCAL so we can all see who’s joining in!

See more pics on our introduction post! Wonderland tea cosy

Yarn

Hayfield Bonus DK
1 ball each in

888 Peaches 992 Pink 886 Bright Green
819 Bright Lemon
701 Juniper 981 Bright Orange 730 Ice Blue
960 Powder Blue
965 Black 766 Pumpkin 961 White 927 Walnut
814 Light Grey Mix 814 Light Grey Mix 958 Iced Pink 964 Oatmeal
812 Cream 812 Cream 824 Azure
977 Signal Red
978 Sunflower 978 Sunflower

Find your local stockist at www.sirdar.co.uk

Materials required    

Small teapot (tea for one!)

Plastic canvas

Wire (such as garden wire)

Hooks, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm

Scissors

Darning needles

Toy stuffing

Small safety eyes

Small beads for the doughnut

 

Stitches and abbreviations

Ch– Chain

Dc– double crochet

Htr– half treble

Tr– treble

Dc2tog– double crochet 2 together (decrease)

Dtr– double treble

Sl st– slip stitch

St– Stitch

Yrh– yarn round hook

Standing stitches– a standing stitch can only be used when beginning with a new yarn, for example if your next row will begin with a htr, instead of sl st to the first st and working 2 ch you can begin directly with a htr as follows: place a slip knot on your hook, yrh, then insert the hook into the first st, yrh, bring the working yarn through, yrh, draw through all 3 loops, you have now started your row with a htr stitch rather than chains, this can be applied to all stitches, but remember you can only use it when attaching a new yarn to your work.


wonderland tea cosy crochet along part 1

Head, colour Peaches 888, hook 4mm

Begin each rnd with 2 ch (does not count as a st), end each rnd with a sl st in the first htr to join.

Chain 3.

Rnd 1: Working into 3rd ch from hook, 9 htr. 9 htr

Rnd 2: 2 htr in each st around. 18 htr

Rnd 3: [2 htr in next st, 1 htr] around. 27 htr

Rnd 4: [2 htr in next st, 2 htr] around. 36 htr

Rnd 5: [2 htr in next st, 3 htr] around. 45 htr

Rnd 6: [2 htr in next st, 4 htr] around. 54 htr

Rnd 7: [2 htr in next st, 5 htr] around. 63 htr

Rnd 8: [2 htr in next st, 6 htr] around, sl st in next st. 72 htr

Do not fasten off.

Place your circle over the top of the teapot for size.

You are now going to work in rows, the idea is to leave 6 stitches free at one side of the circle for the spout and 4 stitches free at the other side of the circle for the handle.

Row 1a: 2 ch (does not count as a st), 31 htr. Turn.

Rep Row 1 another 11 times or until it’s the length of the teapot, make a note of how many rows you make as you will need to repeat this on the other side. Fasten off.

Row 1b: Now you are going to reattach the yarn on the reverse with a standing htr in the 7th st from the beginning of Row 1 (see picture), 30 htr. 31htr

Now rep Row 1a as before. 31htr

As you can see from the picture, there is a 6-st space on one side and 4-st space on the other.

Place the tea cosy over the teapot, remembering to put the bigger space at the spout, sew up the back of the tea cosy first so you can gauge how much you need to fold over the front under the spout (see pictures). Watch out you don’t fold over the front too much as you still need to be able to take it on and off the teapot!

Eyes, colour Peaches 888, hook 3.5mm. (make 2)

Join each rnd with a sl st in first dc.

Chain 2.

Rnd 1: Working into 2nd chain from hook, 6 dc. 6 dc

Rnd 2: 1 ch, 2 dc in each st around. 12 dc

Rnd 3: 1 ch, [2 dc in next st, 1 dc] around. 18 dc

Rnd 4: 1 ch, [2 dc in next st, 2 dc] around. 24 dc

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach the eyes to the head.

Fold the circle in half. With black and working through both thicknesses, dc around half the circle to make eyelashes.

Sew eyes onto the head.

Ears, colour Peaches 888, hook 3.5mm. (make 4; sew 2 together for 2 ears total)

Chain 2.

Row 1: Working into 2nd ch from hook, 3 dc. Turn. 3 dc

Row 2: 1 ch, 2 dc in each st. Turn. 6 dc

Row 3: 1 ch, [2 dc in next st, 1 dc] 3 times. Turn. 9 dc

Row 4: 3 ch, 2 tr in first st, 3 tr in next st, sl st into next 2 sts, 1 htr, [3 dtr in next st] twice, 2 dtr in next st, 1 htr. Fasten off.

Sew ears onto head.

 

Let us know how you get on!

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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