Police Car Tea Cosy

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Police car tea cozy

Police car tea cosy

This car knitting pattern was designed by Susan at http://www.teacosyfolk.co.uk/ for http://www.motorparks.co.uk/

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  • 5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles.
  • 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles.
  • 50g White Double knitting wool, (or the main colour of the car)
  • 25g grey or silver double knitting wool,
  • and scraps of black, yellow, white and orange double knitting wool and some stuffing.

Divide the White and some of the Orange balls of wool into two balls so that the yarn can be used as double thickness but knitted up as a single strand.

The Back

Using size 5.5mm knitting needles and double thickness Main car colour yarn cast on 28 stitches and work 2 rows in straight garter stitch (Knit each row).

Work a further 6 rows of Stocking Stitch (one row knit, one row purl) ** in this colour and them work 2 rows of stocking stitch in Orange. Re-join white and continue in white for the rest of the main car.

Leave the stitches on a spare needle until later. The Front
Work as given for the back to **

Shaping the top

Using the main car colour wool as a double yarn proceed to knit across the tea cosy front and then tea cosy back as Follows...

Shaping the top Row 1: *K5, K2 tog* repeat to end

Next and every alternate row Purl.

Row 3: *K4, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 5: *K3, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 7: *K2, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 9: *K1, K2 tog* repeat to end.
Row 11: *K2 tog* repeat to end.

Thread the end of the yarn through the remaining stitches and through the loop of the yarn itself and draw up the knitting tightly and Finnish off.

With the front and back right sides together, sew approximately 9.5cm from the finishing off point, down the side seam towards the cast on edge.

At the bottom of each side seam, sew about 3cm upwards. The holes are left for the teapot handle and spout.

Car Bonnet or Hood

With 5.0 mm, UK size 6 or US size 8 Knitting needles and Double thickness knitting wool in the main car colour cast on 40 stitches.

Work two rows of Stocking stitch and then as follows

Row 1: K9, Inc in next 2 stitches, K18, Inc in next 2 stitches, K9.

Next and every alternate row Purl.

Row 3: K10, Inc in next 2 stitches, K20, Inc in next 2 stitches, K10.
Row 5: K11, Inc in next 2 stitches, K22, Inc in next 2 stitches, K11.
Row 7: K12, Inc in next 2 stitches, K24, Inc in next 2 stitches, K12.
Row 9: K13, Inc in next 2 stitches, K26, Inc in next 2 stitches, K13.
Row 11: K14, Inc in next 2 stitches, K28, Inc in next 2 stitches, K14.
Row 13: K15, Inc in next 2 stitches, K30, Inc in next 2 stitches, K15.

Purl a row and cast off.

Sew the row ends together flat so that the seam lies in the centre at the bottom. Sew the cast on edges to complete the car bonnet or hood shape. Sew into place at the centre front of the main tea cosy and lightly stuff.

Stripes for the Bonnet (make 2 alike)

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and orange (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 4 stitches. And work 26 rows in stocking stitch and cast off.

Sew the stripes to the bonnet along the shaping lines on the sides so that they match up with the orange stripe of the main tea cosy.

Headlights (make 2)

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and white (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 12 stitches.

Knit 1 row
Next row: *P2 tog* to end

Break the wool and thread the wool through the remaining stitches and draw up. Sew the row ends together so that it forms a circle.

Sew the headlights in place on the bonnet with 2 headlights on each side.

Radiator Grill

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and pail grey (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 12 stitches.

Knit 2 rows.

Row 3 and 4: *K1, P1* to end

Knit 2 rows
Cast off.

Sew the radiator grill in place on the front of the bonnet between the headlights.

Car Boot or Trunk

With 5.0 mm, UK size 6 or US size 8 Knitting needles and Double thickness knitting wool in the main car colour cast on 40 stitches.

Row 1: K9, Inc in next 2 stitches, K18, Inc in next 2 stitches, K9.

Next and every alternate row Purl.

Row 3: K10, Inc in next 2 stitches, K20, Inc in next 2 stitches, K10.
Row 5: K11, Inc in next 2 stitches, K22, Inc in next 2 stitches, K11.
Row 7: K12, Inc in next 2 stitches, K24, Inc in next 2 stitches, K12.

Purl a row and cast off.

Sew the row ends together flat so that the seam lies in the centre at the bottom. Sew the cast on edges to complete the car boot shape. Sew into place at the centre back of the main tea cosy and lightly stuff.

Stripes for the Boot (make 2 alike)

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and orange (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 4 stitches. And work 16 rows in stocking stitch and cast off.

Sew the stripes to the boot along the shaping lines on the sides so that they match up with the orange stripe of the main tea cosy.

Car Registration Plate

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and yellow (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 12 stitches and knit 4 rows and cast off. Embroider on the numbers with black wool. 'COP' makes a great registration plate. Sew into place on the middle of the car boot.

Exhaust Pipe

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and black (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 14 stitches

Work 10 rows of stocking stitch and cast off.

Roll up the knitting (short ways) and over sew the row ends on to the roll. Sew into place on the left, underside of the car boot. Allow a little of the exhaust pipe to stick out from the boot.

Windows (make 2)

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and grey (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 30 stitches and stocking stitch 10 rows.

Shape the top of the window

Row 1: K2 tog, K8, K2 tog, K6, K2 tog, K8, K2 tog
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2 tog, Knit to last 2 stitches K2 tog.
Cast off.

Sew the front window to the middle front of the main tea cosy so that the bottom of the window rests on the top of the bonnet. Similarly sew the back window in the middle back of the tea cosy so that the bottom of the window rests on the boot of the car.

Wheels (make 4)

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and black (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 6 stitches.

Row 1: *Inc in next stitch* to end

Next and every following alternate row Purl

Row 3: *K1, Inc in next stitch* to end
Row 5: *K2, Inc in next stitch* to end
Row 7: *K3, Inc in next stitch* to end

Row 8: Knit
Knit 3 more rows
Row 12: Purl

Row 13: *K3, K2 tog* to end
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: *K2, K2 tog* to end

Change to grey wool and continue
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: *K1, K2 tog* to end
Row 18: Purl
Row 19: * K2 tog* to end

Break the wool and tread it through the remaining stitches and draw it up. Sew the row ends together and flatten so that if forms a circle with a black backside and a black front with a grey wheel trim at the centre. Sew the 4 wheels in place on the 'car' where the bonnet or the boot joins the main tea cosy.

The Blue Light for the top of the Police Car

With 3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles and Blue (single strand of double knitting wool) cast on 30 stitches.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows three more times.

Cast off.

With the right side of the work facing you, pick up and knit four stitches on and between two of the ridges on the row ends. Work 3 rows in sticking stitch beginning with a Purl row and cast off.

Work another small square flap at the other end of the strip light, in the same way as you knitted the last flap.

Roll the light over so that the cast on and cast off edges meet (wrong sides together) and over sew the edges together.

Fold one of the light flaps up so that it forms the end and neatly over sew into place. Lightly stuff the light and then fold up the last flap, and over sew. Sew the light to the centre top of the tea cosy so that the ends of the light protrude slightly off the tea cosy.

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