Sunday, February 8, 2015

Crocheted Tea Cozy

Hello, Dear Ones! Today I'm continuing to show you more crocheted things I've made in the past few weeks. Don't we all love to have a nice cup of tea? I know I do. I have so many tea pots but I've never had a tea cozy so I thought I would remedy that.
 Yarn plus a crochet hook equals a tea cozy! Ain't she purdy?
 I have a book called Cute and Easy Crochet by Nicki Trench and had been eyeballing this tea cozy for years so I thought I'd just get to it and make me one.
 I just used the yarn I had on hand and the yarn I used for the cozy part was a different weight than called for in the pattern so I had to embellish a little. I added some extra double crochets to the spout and handle side and I made it fit my little fat tea pot with some tweaking. I know you wanted to know all of that. :)
 One thing that makes this little tea cozy so cute is all of the roses on top! Now if I can do something quicker, easier, I've been known to do this, I will. There was a pattern for the roses but I chose to make my easy peasy way of making a crocheted rose. If you crochet and want to make a quick rose - just  crochet a chain as long as you'd like, usually around 30 - 35 chains for these little ones, then double crochet in each chain. The piece will begin to curl as you double crochet. I leave a long yarn tail when I end off and take a large eyed tapestry needle and work the long tail through the ends of the rolled up rose to hold it together. That's it and so easy.
 I crocheted two million gazillion little roses and started to sew them down. Then I thought it needed a few more...on and on I go! :)
 So there you have it - my cutesy little rosy crocheted tea cozy.
Thanks for popping in to see me today and hope you've enjoyed seeing my little cozy.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Days of Wine and Roses

The days of wine and roses laugh and run away like a child at play
Through a meadow land toward a closing door
A door marked "nevermore" that wasn't there before

The lonely night discloses just a passing breeze filled with memories
Of the golden smile that introduced me to
The days of wine and roses and you

~sung by Andy Williams