Whether you’re a complete professional in the world of crochet or a novice who’s just starting to play around with the construction of pieces that are a little more complicated than a scarf, tea cozies make awesome crochet projects all year round. It might not be super common practice anymore to actually brew and serve tea from a tea pot, but those tea enthusiasts who still do it love having all the right stuff to make tea time the best part of their day. That means novelty teapots, beautiful vintage tea cups, and tea cozies ranging from classic looking to totally hilarious always make popular gifts! As yarn crafting enthusiasts, we obviously choose the thing we can crochet to give to the tea lovers we care about most.
Check out these 15 adorable crocheted tea cozy patterns that will either make fantastic gifts or look great sitting on your table when you host afternoon teas of your own!
1. Pretty roses tea cozy
Are you skilled enough at crochet that you’ll have no problems making yourself the basic tea cozy shape but you’d like to use that as an opportunity to learn some new embellishment skills? Then check out this pretty crocheted rose pattern from Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me! Their instructions are an amazing learning base for advancing to other types of leaves and flowers after this and the roses you create will look adorable perched on top of your teapot this spring.
2. Granny tea cozy
Perhaps you clicked on this list hoping to find a simple pattern that looks similar to the old fashioned one you remember your grandma serving tea in when you were a kid? Then we think we might have found the pattern for you! Crochet with Raymond shows you how to make a simply patterned cozy with just enough texture to keep things cute and interesting, especially if you use self striping yarn like in the photo.
3. Shell stitch tea cozy
One of the best parts of crocheting is that there are so many pretty stitching patterns you can create without much hassle. One of the classics is the shell stitch, which creates a little fan of yarn that reaches all the way up to the next row. We especially love the way shell stitch looks when it’s done with a variegated yarn the way LisaJedi Gwinner has made it here because you’ll get a colour change almost every shell!
4. Shell stitch tea cozy with flowers
Do you love making projects using shell stitch but rather than using coloured yarn and relying on the shades and stitches alone for some visual interest, you’d like to do the stitching more subtly and actually add embellishment to make it fun? Then check out how Scotty’s Place did a monochrome shell pattern in a light neutral and saved all the colour for some adorable flower petals across the top of the cozy.