Monday, May 15, 2017

Crochet English Cottage Tea Cozy

When my friend, Sharon, was moving away to another state, I decided that I wanted to make something for her. We had often gotten together for tea and I thought this would be a good opportunity to make a tea cozy! I have always want to make one that looked like a house.

I went to Ravelry and found this pattern. I loved the house and decided to purchase that pattern and the knitted pattern as well.

Also, I decided to use stash yarn.  I still have shelves and shelves of yarn.......
Sharon's was a teal house, with a tan roof. Teal/aqua are her favorite colors. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of her cozy!

BUT, I decided to make a cozy for me too. It isn't as if I don't have the yarn for it. hahaha!

 Here is the first attempt at my cozy. First you crochet two rectangle pieces and then I did the embroidery. After the embroidered embellishments are finished, you then attach the rectangles at the top and crochet the roof.
When I was done with the roof, I didn't really like it. I didn't like the color, actually. So, I ripped out the roof and started over with a silver gray yarn.  Picture below.

I also added some more flowers to the front.  The pattern called for the windows to be worked in intarsia. I did that for Sharon's, but decided to make them separate and then stitch them onto my cozy.
The roof is different too. I decided rather than a round roof, I wanted it to look more authentic, like an actual house roof. What I have is a wonky roof, but I love the character it adds! :D

This is the back of the house. It has to have a back door and flowers too. I used a green yarn to attach the bottom of the two rectangle.

1 comment:

  1. That's a very nice cozy!! I know you will miss Sharon. She was always a lot of fun!