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Rosebud Tea Cosy

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Abbreviations

WS.        Wrong Side
RS.         Right Side
ch.          Chain
sc.          Single Crochet
hdc.       Half Double Crochet
dc.         Double Crochet
rpt.        Repeat
sl st.      Slip Stitch

fpdc.    Front Post Double Crochet
Work dc around front post of the dc on row below

bpdc.    Back Post Double Crochet
Work dc around back post of the dc on row below

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

2ch counts as first dc

Size to fit approx:- 2 Pint or 1.2 litre teapot

Materials
35 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Color 1
15 grams of Stylecraft Special DK in Color 2

OR
1.25oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 1
0.60oz of Worsted Weight #3 in Color 2
5.00mm crochet hook

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Front & Back (same) - Using color 1 ch28 loosely, 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end. Turn. (26dc + ch2)

Pattern Row 1 - ch2, * bpdc around next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch2 to turn, bpdc around next dc, 1dc in top of ch2. Turn.

Pattern Row 2 - ch2, * fpdc around next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc and ch2 to turn, fpdc around next dc, 1dc in top of ch2. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 twice. Fasten off. Turn. (7 rows worked in all)

Join color 2 to top of ch2 with a sl st, rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 three times. Fasten off. Turn. (13 rows worked in all)

Join color 1 to top of ch2 with a sl st, rpt Pattern Rows 1 & 2 three more times followed by Pattern Row 1 once. Fasten off. (20 rows worked in all)

Chain Tie - With color 2 ch81, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each ch to end. Fasten off.

Rosebud - (Make more than 1 if you wish). With color 1 ch15, work 2hdc in 3rd ch from hook, skip ch1, 3hdc in next ch, (twice), skip ch1, 3dc in next ch, (three times), skip ch1, sl st in last ch. Fasten off.

Roll from hdc to dc's to make rosebud shape, secure at the back with loose ends of yarn. (do not trim loose ends of yarn, use to sew bud to cosy)

Finishing - Placing RS’s together and leaving openings for the spout and handle, join front and back together by either over sewing or slip stitching. Weave in and trim off all loose ends of yarn. Turn through to RS. Attach rosebud(s) to centre.

Starting from the front centre on the fourth row from top, thread chain tie through alternative dc's around top of cosy and tie in a bow.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a tea cosy.
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