Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tea Cosy!

The ritual of tea-making is such an important part of everyday life. It is a balm for all problems, from exhaustion to bad news. Offering a cup of tea is a gesture of friendship, and the best way to welcome a visitor.

Increasingly, however, making tea only entails dunking a teabag into a mug of hot water. We believe it's high time the teapot was dusted off and returned it to its former iconic status- dressed up in proper ceremonial robes, in the form of a lovely handmade cosy.

This was my first foray into crocheting, and it turned out to be much easier than I had expected. I would definitely recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a simple beginners project. It is made entirely using double crochet stitch. The pink and yellow colours make it look a bit like a Battenburg cake- ideal for afternoon tea...

Here's a link to the pattern- you may need to alter it slightly to fit your own teapot!

I'll leave you with some words of wisdom from Billy Connolly:

“Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. ”

Clare x

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