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Wonderland Tea Cosy part 4

Crochet-Along Part 4

Welcome to the fourth 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 Part 4

In this part, we are going to tackle the tail, cups and saucers and the teapot! This will involve working with the wire (I used garden wire but craft wire will do also), as before, it can be a bit fiddly so patience is required!

 

The Tail
You will need Pink 992 and Juniper 701.
After Rnd 11, begin stuffing as you go with the toy stuffing.
Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
With 3.5mm hook and Juniper, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 6 dc in same ch. 6 dc
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around. 12 dc
Rnd 3: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc
Rnd 4: Dc around.
Rnd 5: Dc around, change to Pink on last st.
Rnds 6-8: With Pink, dc around, change to Juniper on last st of Rnd 8.
Rnds 9-11: With Juniper, dc around, change to Pink on last st of Rnd 11.
Start stuffing with toy stuffing and continue as you go.
Rnd 12: With Pink, dc around.
Rnd 13: *1 dc2tog, 2 dc; rep from * to last 2 sts, 2 dc. 14 dc
Rnd 14: Dc around, change to Juniper on last st.
Rnds 15-17: With Juniper, dc around, change to Pink on last st of Rnd 17.
Rnds 18-20: With Pink, dc around, change to Juniper on last st of Rnd 20.
Rnd 21: With Juniper, dc around.
Rnd 22: [1 dc2tog, 5 dc] twice. 12 dc
Rnd 23: Dc around, change to Pink on last st.
Rnds 24-26: With Pink, dc around, change to Juniper on last st of Rnd 26.
Rnd 27-29: With Juniper, dc around, change to Pink on last st of Rnd 29.

Repeat Rnds 24-29 another 12 times, sl st to join after Rnd 29. Fasten off, leaving
a 20cm tail for sewing.
You should have 16 Juniper stripes and 15 Pink stripes in total. Tail should measure
approximately 55cm.
Cut a 1m length of wire and thread it through the tail, curl the end of the wire at the
open end of the tail to stop it from going all the way through (see photo).

 

The Saucers
You will need Sunflower 978, Juniper 701, Pink 992 and Ice Blue 730.
Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
Saucer 1
With 3mm hook and Sunflower, chain 2.

Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 6 dc in same ch. 6 dc
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around. 12 dc
Rnd 3: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around, change to Juniper on last st. 18 dc
Rnd 4: With Juniper, *2 dc in next st, 2 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc
Rnd 5: *2 dc in next st, 3 dc; rep from * around, change to Sunflower on last st. 30
dc
Rnd 6: With Sunflower, *2 dc in next st, 4 dc; rep from * around. 36 dc
Rnd 7: *2 dc in next st, 5 dc; rep from * around, change to Juniper on last st. 42 dc
Rnd 8: With Juniper, *2 dc in next st, 6 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to next
st. 48 dc
Fasten off.
Rep for Saucer 2 with Ice Blue for Rnds 1-7 and Pink for Rnd 8.

The Cups
You will need Sunflower 978, Juniper 701, Pink 992 and Ice Blue 730.
Cup 1 starts with Juniper and is edged with Sunflower.
Cup 2 starts with Pink and is edged Ice Blue.
Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
With 3mm hook and first colour, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 6 dc in same ch. 6 dc
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around. 12 dc
Rnd 3: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc
Rnd 4: Dc in BLO around.
For the next 6 rnds you will be increasing the rnds by 2 dc, the increases should be
randomly placed on each rnd. Make an increase by working 2 dc in the same st to
give one additional dc.
Rnd 5: Dc around, adding 2 sts. 20 dc
Rnd 6: Dc around, adding 2 sts. 22 dc
Rnd 7: Dc around, adding 2 sts. 24 dc
Rnd 8: Dc around, adding 2 sts. 26 dc
Rnd 9: Dc around, adding 2 sts, change to 2 nd colour on last st. 28 dc
Rnd 10: With 2 nd colour, dc around, adding 2 sts, join with sl st to next st. 30 dc
Fasten off.
Handles
You will need Ice Blue and Sunflower.

With 3mm hook, chain 14.
Starting in 2 nd ch from hook, sl st across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Sew each
handle onto its matching cup.
Tea
You will need Walnut 927.
Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
With 3.5mm hook, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 6 dc in same ch. 6 dc
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around. 12 dc
Rnd 3: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc
Rnd 4: *2 dc in next st, 2 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc
Rnd 5: *2 dc in next st, 3 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to next st. 30 dc
Fasten off.
Tea will eventually be sewn into Cup 1.

 

 

The Teapot
You will need Ice Blue 730 and Cream 812.
Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
With 3mm hook and Cream, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 6 dc in same ch. 6 dc
Rnd 2: 2 dc in each st around. 12 dc
Rnd 3: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc
Rnd 4: *2 dc in next st, 2 dc; rep from * around. 24 dc
Rnd 5: Dc in BLO around, change to Ice Blue on last st.
Rnd 6: With Ice Blue, *2 dc in next st, 3 dc; rep from * around. 30 dc
Rnd 7: Dc around, change to Cream on last st.
Rnd 8: With Cream, *2 dc in next st, 4 dc; rep from * around. 36 dc
Rnd 9: Dc around, change to Ice Blue on last st.
Rnd 10: With Ice Blue, *2 dc in next st, 5 dc; rep from * around. 42 dc
Rnd 11: Dc around, change to Cream on last st.
Rnd 12: With cream, dc around.
Rnd 13: Dc around, change to Ice Blue on last st.
Rnd 14: With Ice Blue, dc around.
Rnd 15: *1 dc2tog, 5 dc; rep from * around, change to Cream on last st. 36 dc
Rnd 16: With Cream, *1 dc2tog, 4 dc; rep from * around. 30 dc
Rnd 17: *1 dc2tog, 3 dc; rep from * around, change to Ice Blue on last st. 24 dc
Rnd 18: With Ice Blue, *1 dc2tog, 2 dc; rep from * around. 18 dc
Rnd 19: Dc around, join with sl st in next st.
Fasten off.

Teapot Lid

Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
With 3mm hook and Cream, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch, 4 dc in same ch. 4 dc
Rnd 2: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around. 6 dc
Rnd 3: *2 dc in next st, 2 dc; rep from * around. 8 dc
Rnd 4: *2 dc in next st, 3 dc; rep from * around. 10 dc
Rnd 5: *2 dc in next st, 4 dc; rep from * around. 12 dc
Rnd 6: *2 dc in next st, 1 dc; rep from * around, change to Ice Blue on last st. 18 dc
Rnd 7: With Ice Blue, *2 dc in next st, 2 dc; rep from * around, join with sl st to next
st. 24 dc
Fasten off.
Join Ice Blue with sl st to top of Teapot Lid (see photo), work 5 open trebles like so:
*Yrh, insert hook into st, yrh, pul (3 loops on hook), yrh, draw through 2 loops; rep
from * 4 times, yrh, draw through all 6 loops on hook, sl st into top of Lid. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
The Teapot Handle is made the same way as the cup handles except increase chain
length to 17.
Teapot Spout
With 3mm hook and Ice Blue, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 7 dc in same ch. 7 dc
Rnds 2-10: Dc around in a spiral as before.
Rnd 11: [2 dc in next st] 3 times, 4 dc, join with a sl st to next st. 10 dc
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Pouring tea
Work in the amigurumi style, in a spiral without slip stitching or turning chs. Keep
track of the first st of each rnd with a st marker or a long piece of waste yarn.
With 3mm hook and Walnut 927, chain 2.
Rnd 1: Working into 2 nd ch from hook, 6 dc in same ch. 6 dc
Rnd 2: Dc around.
Rnd 3: 2 dc in next st, 5 dc. 7 dc
Rnd 4: 2 dc in next st, 6 dc. 8 dc
Rnd 3: 2 dc in next st, 7 dc. 9 dc
Rnds 4-13: Dc around, join with a sl st in next st. Fasten off.
Now sew the handle and spout onto the teapot. Stuff the teapot, sew the lid on and
then sew the tea into the spout.
Now that all the “bits” are completed, its time to put everything together!

Sew the bottom of the tail on to the hat, you want the tail to come up the back of the
hat, this is where the wire comes in handy as it allows you to bend it into shape, you
can see from the photo where I have attached the tail to the hat.

Sew the juniper cup onto the saucer then sew this cup and saucer onto the top of the
hat, sew the tail onto the side of the cup (it will help secure the tail, see photo).
Then sew the round tea into this cup, I used some toy stuffing to give it some
structure.

 

Leaving a 7cm wire tail, thread the wire back through the teapot. If you pinch the end
of the wire through the side of the teapot once it’s in place, this will be enough for the
wire to stay in inside the teapot and not come out.
Part 4 is now complete!

 

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  1. When is next part out?? Should have been last week shouldn’t it??

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