Cupcake Tea Cosy

Follow these easy instructions on how to make my knitted cupcake tea cosy.

Cupcake tea cosies can be made using left-over scraps of wool and are very quick to make. They look so cute when used at afternoon or morning tea. A cupcake tea cosy is also practical as it really does help to keep your pot of tea nice and warm.

knitted cupcake tea cosy Abbreviations:
St(s) = stitches
K = knit
P = purl
Inc = increase knit (or purl) twice into stitch
K2tog (or p2tog) = work next two sts together

You will need:

4mm knitting needles
8 ply wool in two colours (base and icing) and scraps of red if you wish to add a cherry on top!
Beads (if desired)

Cast on 53 stitches with 4mm needles in base colour.
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.
Row 2: * K2, P1, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2.
Row 3?20: Repeat rows 1 and 2 alternately.

Change to cake colour.
Row 21: Knit, inc 3 sts evenly along row (56 sts).
Row 22-24: Knit
Continue in stocking stitch until 16 rows in base colour have been knitted, or until desired length has been reached. Begin shaping as follows:
Row 37: (K6,K2tog) to end.
Row 39: (K5, K2tog) to end.
Row 40: Purl
Row 41: (K4, K2tog) to end.
Row 42: Purl
Row 43: (K3, K2tog) to end.
Row 44: Purl
Row 45: (K2, K2tog) to end.
Row 46: Purl
Row 47: (K1, K2tog) to end.
Row 48: Purl
Row 49: (K2tog) to end
Row 50: Purl (7 sts remaining)
Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches pulling tightly.

Work another piece exactly the same.

Sew two pieces together, leaving openings for the spout and handle. Attach cherry to top. Sew beads randomly to represent sprinkles on the cupcake.

Cast on 8 stitches. Knit eight rows stocking stitch.
Cast off.
Sew running stitch around outside edges and gather tightly.

Fill and boil the kettle. Make a pot of tea and enjoy with a cupcake!

If your love of cupcakes has inspired you to make crafty cupcake creations, I would love to hear from you.

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