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Beginner Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern

Even if you're a beginner, this easy tea cozy pattern is a breeze to knit!

Beginner Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern
Beginner Tea Cozy Knitting Pattern

Tea drinkers, rejoice! This Beginner Tea Cozy is just what you need for your kitchen. Made entirely in the garter stitch, you'll be able to use this tea cozy pattern to make a practical item for your kitchen in no time.

The beauty of this easy knitting pattern is that you'll be able to gain confidence and accuracy with a basic knitting stitch while creating a charming and unique accessory for your kitchen! Just follow the diagrams for complete seaming instructions for one of the best beginner knitting patterns in existence.

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Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm

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

Gauge19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches [10 centimeters] in garter stitch.

Finished SizeTo fit 4 cup tea pot.

Materials List

  • Lily Sugar’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) 01215 (Robin's Egg) 2 balls
  • Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  •  Large eye blunt-ended needle.
  • 4 safety pins.


Make 2 Squares.


  1. Cast on 38 stitches.

  2. 1st row: (Wrong side). Knit.
    2nd row: (Right side). Knit.

  3. Repeat these 2 rows for garter stitch pattern. Continue in pattern as established until work from beginning measures 8 inches [20.5 centimeters], ending with a Right side (2nd) row.
    Cast off knitwise (Wrong side).

  4. Weave in ends.


  1. Place squares on top of one another with wrong sides facing each other. 

  2. Mark side edges with safety pins 1 inch [2.5 centimeters] up from bottom edge, and 3 inches [7.5 centimeters] down from top edge. 
    Sew edges together with a Flat Seam leaving area between safety pins open for spout and handle.

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Ok, you got my attention with the word beginner. I read thru the directions and it really is easy. I know that I can do it. And I have ways of decorating it bouncing around in my head all ready. It won't take much and it will make a very pretty gift.

This is so cute. It would be easy to embellish it with flowers, leaves or bees. I don't currently have a tea cozy and this would be just the thing for my teapot. The recommended yarn is available in the stores where I usually spend my yarn money, so I will add it to my do to knitting list.

knitted this up in 2 days between soccer and curling matches. using Caron Cakes medium weight. Added an I-cord, and eyelets 1" down from the top edge. (k2, k2tog). knitted leaves pulled from another pattern, and crocheted flowers. Bright colors for a cold winter's evening!

What a cute, practical project for the kitchen! This tea cozy reminds me of one that my grandmother had in her kitchen when I was a little girl. She had embroidered flowers and added some beads to her tea cozy - great memories of afternoon tea parties with her! Have to make this

Does anyone know where I could find that tea set? It's adorable!

This was a quick, easy, and very cute pattern! I made one for my mother-in-law in Caron Simply Soft's Pistachio (cheapest at WalMart). Very nice!

This the tea cozy that was on the TV show Elementary with Lucy Lu as Watson and The English guy as Holmes. Love the show ..........have been looking for a pattern for a tea cozy.....just have to find an interesting yarn

That englsih guy's name is Johnny Lee Miller.

fyi Mr. Miller spells his name "Jonny"

I like this pattern. It would make quick gifts.

This is perfect for what I need. Thank you for sharing.

just copy and paste the directions and go to your notepad or word documents and print out directions....hope that helps so you have a copy in your hand...

I like cold tea.

I need a hard copy of pattern. I spent two months with computer turning off every half hour, had to wait almost that long to resume. Hard copy allows me to continue working.

This was just what I was looking for....Has anyone knit the pattern looks like it might be simple to do.


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