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Rose Tea Cosy

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rose shaped tea cosy

Very attractive is this design worked in graduated petals to form a large rose. The petals are edged with double crochet and chain of contrasting colour. The original was worked in orange and the rows of petals were edged alternately with vivid green and black.

Materials

  • 2 ozs. Patons Sports, orange.
  • ½ oz. 2-ply vivid green.
  • ½ oz. 2-ply black.
  • Use a UK No.9/3.5mm/US F-5 hook.

Abbreviations

dc = double crochet

ch = chain

t = treble

Pattern

Note: This pattern is written entirely in UK crochet terms. UK double crochet = us single crochet; UK treble = US double crochet and so on.

Commencing at centre top make a ring of 6 ch using orange sports.

1st round: 19 dc into ring, slipstitch last to first

2nd round: * 5 ch, miss 2 dc, 1 dc into next dc of previous round * repeat 5 times more. There should now be 6 loops of chain.

3rd round: 1 dc, 7 t, 1 dc under each of the six loops of chain in previous round.

4th round: * 8 ch, 1 dc between 1st and 2nd petal * Repeat all round.

5th round: * 1 dc, 11 t, 1 dc under each of the six loops of chain in previous round.

6th round: * 11 ch, 1 dc between 1st and 2nd petal *. Repeat all round.

7th round: 1 dc, 14 t, 1 dc under each of the six loops of chain in previous round.

8th round: 13 ch, 1 dc between 1st and 2nd petal of previous round. Repeat all round.

9th round: 1 dc, 16 t, 1 dc under each of the six loops of chain in previous round.

Continue working in this manner i.e. Increasing each row of chain by 2 in each of six loops and increasing the treble by 2 in each of six petals until there are eleven rows.

If the cosy is desired deeper, continue increasing as before until required depth.

Using 2-ply wool edge the petals in alternate rows of green and black, working 1 dc, 1 ch into every stitch, taking up back of stitch only. It will be noticed that the petals are inclined to open, therefore connect them invisibly with chain in the following manner: Turn cosy inside out Join in the wool at top in the centre of one of the sections and work 3 ch, 1 dc into centre of next round, 3 ch, 1 dc into centre of next round, continuing in this manner to lower edge.

Repeat this chain until cosy is quite firm. Connect each of the other five sections in the same manner, allowing an opening for spout and handle.


Copyright Sarah Bradberry, May 17th 2012. All rights reserved.

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