Gnome or Elf Tea Cozy 3 Sizes, knitting pattern
The Gnome/Elf Tea Cozy pattern has options for three sizes which can be adapted to fit most teapots. Each cozy is worked flat and seamed, however the arms/mittens for the cozies are worked in the round using Judy’s Magic Cast On to start.
Each cozy has a pointy hat with either a pompom, bell or tassel, I opted for the tassel and went big on those, you can make smaller or slimmer tassels if you prefer. It’s really up to you.
I’ve included different embellishments and options for each pattern, so you can make every cozy with extras to suit the recipient.
Sizes of Teapots Used:
Measurement A - horizontally across the front of the pot, from inside the handle to the start of the spout around the belly of the pot only (excludes handle and spout).
Measurement B – Vertically from the centre front base of the pot to the rim at the top of the pot and not including the height of the lid as this will vary from one style to another.
Small 2 cup teapot – A = 5in/22.5cm, B = 3.75in/9.5cm
Standard 4 cup teapot – A = 9in/23cm, B = 5.5in/13.5 cm
Large 2 ½ pint teapot – A = 11.5in/29cm, B = 5.5in/13.5 cm
Note on sizes for the Large Cozy, you could sew the side seams closed and use this on a standard 4 cup pot to lift on and off without spout/handle holes.
I used a Denby Wheatsheaf 2 cup pot for the small, a Brown Betty 4-6 cup pot for the medium and a Portmeirion 2 pint pot for the large.
I used a mix of chunky/bulky yarns. Stylecraft Special Chunky in Lipstick or any chunky yarn would be fine. I used Schoeller Filzi in Cream instead of white, Rav says it’s super bulky - it knits as bulky/chunky weight year on 6mm or 6.5mm needles. Again you could sub for Special Chunky or use two strands of Stylecraft Special Double Knit as long as you get the same tension/gauge.
I easily made a cozy over a couple of evenings so they are a quick knit for Christmas gifting. The small cozies took me around 6-8 hours to knit including embellishments, so they’re a quick gift knit.