Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)



Show only printer-friendly patterns

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Yarn Weight

Select One (optional)

Knitting Needle Size

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • 1 or 2.25 mm
  • 2 or 2.75 mm
  • 3 or 3.25 mm
  • 4 or 3.5 mm
  • 5 or 3.75 mm
  • 6 or 4 mm
  • 7 or 4.5 mm
  • 8 or 5 mm
  • 9 or 5.5 mm
  • 10 or 6 mm
  • 10.5 or 6.5 mm
  • 11 or 8 mm
  • 13 or 9 mm
  • 15 or 10 mm
  • 17 or 12.75 mm
  • 19 or 15 mm
  • 35 or 19 mm
  • 50 or 25 mm
  • Circular Knitting Needles
  • Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)


Free Offer
9 Christmas Knitting Patterns: Easy Knit Scarves for the Holidays

Create homemade gifts for family and friends with this FREE eBook! This collection will make your holiday season easy and hassle-free.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Warm Memories Tea Cozy

Warm Memories Tea Cozy

Keep your tea and your hearts warm with this knit tea cozy pattern. This Warm Memories Tea Cozy will become an annual holiday decoration that will hold many fond memories and tea pots throughout the years. There's nothing quite like gathering around for tea and desserts after a big Christmas dinner. Some of your favorite holiday memories will be around the dining room table with this tea cozy in the center. Tea always tastes better when its kept warm by a classic tea knit cozy and when its drunk in good company.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge16 stitches, 23 rows, 4 inches. stockinette stitch


  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 4601 Off White A
  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 9870 Deep Sea B
  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 4420 Guacamole C
  • RED HEART® Soft®: 1 ball 5142 Cherry Red D
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 5 mm [US 8]
  • Yarn needle



Gauge: 16 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the specified gauge.




  • Two sizes to fit most teapots.
  • Directions are for small teapot, changes for medium teapot are in parentheses.
  • Circumference at widest point: 18 (20)” [46 cm, 51 cm]




  • A, B, C, D = Colors A, B, C, D
  • k = knit
  • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
  • p = purl
  • mm = millimeters
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times indicated





Stitch Pattern:

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 4: Knit.

Repeat rows 1-4, changing colors every 4 rows.



Note:  Cozy can be customized to fit any teapot. Try on your teapot as you work and adjust the placement of the handle and spout openings.




(Make 2)

Rows 1-28: With A, cast on 36 (40) sts. Work in Stitch Pattern, working 4-row stripes of A, B, A,C, D, A and C.

Row 29: (Wrong Side): With B, Knit.

Row 30: Knit.

Row 31: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 32: K2, *K2tog, K4; repeat from * to last 4 sts, K2tog, K2-30 (34) sts.

Rows 33-34: With A, Knit.

Row 35: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 36: K2, *K2tog, K3; repeat from * to last 3 (2) sts, K3 (2)—25 (28) sts.

Row 37: With D, knit.

Row 38: K2, *K1, K2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts, K2—18 (20) sts.

Row 39: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 40: Knit.

Rows 41-42: With A, Knit.

Row 43: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 44: Knit.

Rows 45-46: With C, Knit.

Row 47: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 48: K2, [K2tog] to last 2 sts, K2—11 (12) sts.

Row 49: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2.

Row 50: K3 (2), [K2tog] 3 times, K2—8 sts.

Cut yarn leaving a 12” [30 cm] tail. Draw tail through all 8 sts, pull tightly to close and knot to secure.



Try Cozy on teapot and pin seams together leaving openings for spout and handle. With yarn needle, sew seams together above and below spout and handle openings. With A, make a pom-pom measuring approximately 2½” [6 cm] in diameter. Sew to top of Cozy. Weave in ends.

Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

LOVE this pattern; however, since I am new to knitting, how many stitches to cast on to begin with? Thank you.

Never mind, I see it now. Sorry. :(


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Magentalicious Cowl

The Magentalicious Cowl is a beautiful deep color that will catch anyone's eye. The simple design is perfect for chilly autumn days… Continue reading: "Magentalicious Cowl"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Keyword Index Do Not Sell My Personal Information Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It