Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shell Stitch Teapot Cozy Pattern


Shell Stitch Teapot Cozy

Worsted Weight Yarn
Scraps of Yarn for Flowers & Leaves
Size G Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle

Measure the base of your teapot on one side of the spout and handle. That will be the length of your starting chain. Chain however many you need to reach that length. You want your cozy to be tight and have to stretch slightly to fit. Err on the side of making the chain too short rather than too long. It will bunch up and look messy if you make the cozy too large. The below instructions are for a teapot that measures 8 inches on each side.

For Base (Make 2)

Ch 26
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch across to end, Ch 1; turn.
Row 2: Sc in same st, *sk 2 st, 5 dc in next st (shell made), sk 2 st, sc in next* repeat from * to * to end of row. Ch 3; turn.
Row 3: 2 dc in same space as ch 3, skip 2 dc and sc in top of next dc, *skip 2 st, 5 dc in sc of previous row, sk 2 st, sc in top of next dc * Repeat between *’s to end, 3 dc in last stitch, ch 1; turn.
Row 4: Sc in same stitch, skip 2 st, *5 dc in sc of previous row, sk 2 st, sc in top of next dc, sk 2 st* Repeat between *’s to end, sc in last stitch (top of ch 3 from previous row); ch 3; turn.

Repeat Rows 3 & 4 until piece is desired height, ending with Row 3. Fasten off and weave-in ends.

With wrong sides together, whip-stitch both pieces together on the sides to form a tube, leaving a small gap on one side for the spout and a larger gap on the other side for the handle.

Sc around the top opening of the cozy and also around the opening for the spout and the handle.  This gives it a more finished and neat appearance.

Teapot Lid Cover
I wasn’t sure how to attach the flowers & leaves, so I just crocheted a circle slightly larger than the teapot lid and attached it to the top edge of the cozy on one side with ten firm stitches to create a flap. I used the crochet circle instructions HERE, but you can make it however you wish. (Note: It would be much easier to crochet the flowers & leaves onto the circle first and then attach it to the top edge of the cozy. I wasn’t that smart when I made mine and it was kind of awkward and fumbly. Live and learn!)
Make flowers and leaves and sew onto the lid and/or body as desired.

A Few Flowers & Leaves Links:
Allcraft Flowers
Crochet Pattern Central Flowers
Crochet Mania Flowers
Summersnook Flowers & Leaves
3d Digest Leaves


If anyone would like to make a tutorial using this pattern, please feel free.  Use the pattern however you wish.  A link back to me would be appreciated if you post it on your blog.
Please let me know if you find any errors.  This pattern was not tested prior to posting.  (I didn’t want to ask anyone to test it during the holidays.)
I hope you enjoy using this pattern as much as I did when creating it.  It took many hours, but I enjoyed every minute!


  1. Thanks again Pammy Sue for sharing with us. I hope you are finding some "you" time to relax and enjoy the holidays.

  2. Your cozy looks great, thanks for the pattern. xx

  3. So very cute. Thank you for the pattern. :)

    Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year. :)

  4. Awesome to see you posted this and Good & Plenty on Ravelry. Both are so pretty.

  5. Thanks Pam! You are going to have us gals going tea cozy crazy!!!!

  6. Thank you so much, Pammy Sue! That's very kind of you sharing the pattern to us. Hope you enjoy the Holiday!

  7. Dear Pammy Sue,

    i thank you so much for sharing your Pattern with us!!!

    Enjoy your Week and send you many Greetings,


  8. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing a pattern!

  9. Thank You for the pattern!!!! So pretty. just lovin it.

    Have a great day


  10. they are lovely, aren't they !
    Maybe i make one too one day.
    I saw them before at alices blog too ( chrocheting with raymond ) and especially the flowers on top makes then so adorable !

  11. Oh, this is an adorable teapot cozy...just lovely!

  12. Simply amazing!!! Nothing more to say . . .

  13. Cool! One of my sisters gave me three teapots when I was in FL. I still have them packed up because I haven't had time to get them out and mess with making cozy's for them. I love this pattern though, very pretty!!

  14. I am going to try and make this it's adorable and I love tea and my tea pots thanks.

  15. What a lovely design, love the hinged lid! How did u get it to curve in rather than just go straight up tho? Going to make this for my mum:)

  16. Just found you through a Ravelry link. Love this tea cozy - putting it on my to do list :) Thanks so much!


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