Are you a tea enthusiast? If so, you need something to keep your teapot warm. A tea cosy is a perfect answer. These tea cosy knit patterns will keep your pot insulated while adding decoration.
Below are 30 tea cosy knit patterns. We have included everything from cute and whimsical to elegant and stylish. And there are both free tea cosy knitting patterns and paid patterns.
1. Bee Knitted Tea Cosy with Bee from CraftishCornishMaids
Without bees, the world could not survive. Show your support of one of our favourite pollinators with this awesome bee and beehive tea cosy knitting pattern.
This pattern includes a knitting pattern for a tea cosy that will fit a standard 4-6 cup teapot. And a pattern for a small 2 cup teapot. You can either knit or crochet the bee. Both methods are included.
2. Strawberry Fields Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by BuzyBeeKnits
Use this tea cosy knitting pattern to make this beautiful Strawberry Fields cosy. It is a terrific cosy to use during the spring and summer.
The pattern contains instructions for knitting the cosy and the strawberries. These flowers are made using crochet. It will fit a 4-6 cup teapot.
3. Pineapple Vintage Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by knittedcouture
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality. You can make this tea cosy knitting pattern for yourself or as a housewarming gift.
The pattern suggests using DK yarn and size 4.00 mm and 4.5 mm knitting needles. Finished, it measured 15 cm tall.
4. Strawberry Free Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by Katya Frankel
This bright red strawberry will surely be the focal point of your next tea party. And to make it even better, this tea cosy knitting pattern is free.
To make the cosy you will need small amounts of worsted or DK weight yarn in red, yellow, and green.
5. Blackberry Tea Cosy Knit Pattern by MadeInCiderBarn
Blackberries are a staple of summer. And this cosy will add a lot of fun and colour to your kitchen table or counter.
With this download, you get two patterns. One for a size small that will fit a 1-2 cup teapot. And a large one that will fit a 4-6 cup teapot. The pattern requires knowledge of knitting an i-cord and knitting in the round for the stalk and leaves.
6. Knitting Pattern for Daisies Tea Cosy by Buzybeeknits
Here is a tea cosy for those chilly spring days. The flowers will get you in the mood for summer. The pattern is bright and cheery and would look delightful on your tea table or dresser.
The tea cosy knitting pattern is knit in 2 pieces and then seamed together. The daisy petals, centres and leaves are made separately and added to the top. It will fit a 4-6 cup teapot.
7. Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by HandyLittleMe
Knit this tea cosy to match and colour scheme. It has a striking design and is easy to make. The tea cosy would be perfect for afternoon tea or to give as a gift.
This beginner level tea cosy knitting pattern uses knit and purl stitches. The cosy will fit over a teapot that measures 18″ circumference.
8. Flower Knitted Tea Cosy Pattern by HandyLittleMe
Do you enjoy decorating your home with flowers? If so, this may be the pattern you are looking for.
This beautiful cosy was designed with beginners in mind. It only uses knit and purl stitches. You will also need to know increases and decreases. The cosy will fit a teapot that is 18” in circumference.
9. Premier Free Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern from Premier Yarns
Here is a beautiful tea cosy pattern from Premier yarn. You can easily change up the yarn colours to match your decor.
We would recommend this free tea cosy knitting pattern for an intermediate level knitter. The finished measurements are 7½ inches x 7½ inches (19 cm x 19 cm). It will fit a teapot that is 4″ in circumference
10. Knitting Pattern for a Cupcake Tea Cosy by Buzybeeknits
This knitted tea cosy would be a great choice for a tea party. The pattern was inspired but a pretty cupcake. It even has sprinkles and a cherry on top.
The pattern is knit using DK yarn and 4 mm needles. The cherry is crocheted. It is sized to fit a 4-6 cup teapot.
11. Fair Isle Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by OldWorkBox
What a fantastic idea for a tea cosy knitting pattern. Make this sweater to keep your tea hot.
The Fair Isle Tea Cosy knitting pattern is an easy colour strand work pattern with no more than two colours in any row. All pieces are knitted flat. The cosy will fit a 6 cup standard size teapot.
12. Patons Cushy Smocked Tea Cosy Knit Pattern from Yarnspirations
Add some whimsy to tea time with this knitted hat tea cosy. This is a fun pattern for tea lovers that enjoy knitting hats. The knitted tea cosy has plenty of lush texture that will keep your tea warm.
13. Festive Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by HenryBaxterCrafts
If you like knitting winter pom pom hats, try this imaginative tea cosy knitting pattern. Hats are not only for your head. This festive cosy will be a great addition to your winter decor.
This is a great pattern for those that enjoy colour work charts. There are no complicated stitches. Finished, the winter hat cosy measures 21 cm in diameter and 18 cm high (not including the pom pom).
14. Cat Nap Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by Cosypots
This teapot cosy would be fun to make. And the final design is gorgeous.
The PDF download is a 3-page written pattern with full instructions. It uses two strands of DK yarn worked together, 4.5 mm needles and 3 mm needles. The cosy will fit a 2.5 pint teapot.
15. Owl Teapot Cosy Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele
Enjoy your afternoon tea with this wise little owl. You can count on this bird to make you smile every time you see it.
This free tea cosy knitting pattern is knitted on straight needles, and there is no increasing or decreasing. It is knitted in a rectangle shape, then folded over and sewn. This is a fantastic pattern for a beginner.
16. Oliver the Owl Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by MillLaneMarvels
Keep your tea nice and hot with this Oliver the Owl tea cosy. It is always wide-eyed and ready to go.
Oliver is a 3 page written pattern. The tea cosy knitting pattern is knitted flat and seamed. You will need the basic knowledge of knit, purl, yarn over, slip stitch, increasing and decreasing. He will fit a 6 cup teapot.
17. Teddington Bear Knitted Tea Cosy Pattern by Cosypots
Everyone likes teddy bears. This cookie eating plush bear would love to keep your tea hot. Just make sure you have some snacks for him.
This 4-page download includes a written pattern with full instructions. You will need yarn, a pair of 4.5 mm needles, 4 mm needles and 3 mm needles. The tea cosy is knitted flat and seamed. It will fit a 6 cup teapot.
Looking for more Teddy bear patterns? Check these adorable teddy bear knitting patterns.
18. Asra the Hedgehog Knitted Tea Cosy Pattern by MillLaneMarvels
Here is a plush hedgehog tea cosy that looks like it could easily be part of the Peter Rabbit stories. This charming cosy will hug your teapot and keep your tea warm.
The pattern is 4 pages long. The body of the hedgehog is knitted using 2 strands of DK. It is knitted flat and seamed. You will need 4.5 mm and 3 mm circular needles for the body. 3.5 mm straight needles are recommended for the head.
19. Foxy Tea Cosy Pattern by Beverly Laundry
Bring your teapot to life with this fun fox pattern. It has a rectangle shape with gaps for the spout and handle.
The Foxy free tea cosy knitting pattern is worked from the bottom up. It is started flat and joined to knit in the round. The top section is attached using the Kitchener stitch. The nose section is added last.
20. Frog Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by TeaCosyFolk
Do you have a lot of frogs decorating your home? If so, you need a frog tea cosy too. This little critter is sitting with his head held high. And the webbed feet add that special touch.
The knitting pattern uses Stylecraft Special DK yarn. It is knitted with double thickness yarn to keep the tea hot. Cat eyes are set horizontal to create the froggy eyes. The cosy will fit a medium-sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
21. Sheep Tea Cosy Knit Pattern by RianAnderson
You can knit this cute sheep in any colour you want. Then add a cute or whimsical expression.
The pattern calls for bobble yarn. If you are in the US, you may have trouble finding it in your local store. You will probably need to order it online, but you will be glad you did. The finished sheep is so cute. The cosy measures 48 cm around the widest part and 15 cm high.
For more cute and fluffy knitted sheep patterns, click here.
22. Oliver Cat Cosy Pattern from Craft a Cure for Cancer
Oliver the Cat is a cutie. Change up the colours of the yarn to make a cosy that looks like your cat.
The cosy is knitted from 2 strands of 8ply yarn, knitted together. The back and front are knitted with 6 mm needles. The ears, tails and paws are knitted with 4 mm needles. You will need to sew on a set of eyes and a nose.
23. Dog Knitted Tea Cosy Pattern by RianAnderson
This little doggie looks like it came right out of the Wallace and Gromit cartoon. He would look adorable wrapped around your teapot.
Included with the easy-to-follow pattern are plenty of reference photos. The cosy will fit a medium to large round teapot standing up to 15 cm tall.
24. Striped Cat Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by PatternsbySpook
The Purrfect Puddy Striped Cat Tea Cosy knitting pattern makes a fin little striped kitten. You can easily change up the colours to create your own unique kitty cat.
We could recommend this pattern for an intermediate level knitter with some knowledge of crochet. The cat is knitted in 2 colours of chunky yarn. The cosy will fit a large 4 to 6 cup teapot.
25. Harvest Pumpkin Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by TeaCosyFolk
The Harvest Pumpkin Tea Cosy is a super cute tea cosy for autumn and Halloween. It will surely get you in the spirit for the upcoming holidays.
The pumpkin in knitted in a wrapped rib stitch. The stalk is knitted independently and sewn on. You can add the rodents or leave them off. The choice is completely up to you. The pattern is 4 pages long and includes helpful photos. The cosy will fit a medium-sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
26. Gingerbread House Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by TeaCosyFolk
How cute is this gingerbread house? The house is decorated with candy and white icing. It is a bright and cheerful cosy that will bring joy into your kitchen.
The 6-page tea cosy knitting pattern contains a lot of photos to help you throughout the process. It is an easy-to-follow pattern that is knitted on two needles. It will fit a medium-sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
27. Christmas Knitted Tea Cosy Pattern by Frankie Brown
This festive Christmas tea cosy has a snowman on one side, a Christmas tree on the other and snowballs all over.
The free tea cosy knitting pattern includes instructions for a small cosy and a large cosy. The small cosy will fit a three cup teapot and the large cosy will fit a six cup pot.
28. Mrs Claus Tea Cosy Knit Pattern by Cosypots
Get ready for the holidays with this Mrs. Claus tea cosy. She would make the perfect addition to any Christmas decor.
This PDF download includes 4 pages of written instructions. The cosy is knitted flat using 2 strands of King Cole Cuddles yarn. The finished cosy will fit a 6 cup teapot.
29. Cleaning Lady Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by TeaCosyFolk
It’s cleaning day for this Cleaning Lady Tea Cosy. She is wearing pink gloves and a knitted blue outfit. She is down on all fours with her derriere sticking up in the air. This fun cosy will get a lot of laughs.
The finished tea cosy will fit a medium-sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints.
30. Henry VIII Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern by Cosypots
If you know a history buff that loves tea, this is the perfect tea cosy. This Henry VIII plush cosy is absolutely adorable. And he is blinged out!
The whimsical tea cosy is made using two strands of DK yarn worked together. It is knitted flat and seamed.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A STYLISH WAY TO KEEP YOUR TEA WARM WHILE IT IS SITTING IN THE TEAPOT? IF SO, TRY A TEA COSY KNITTING PATTERN.
Tea cosies can keep your tea warm while looking fashionable. If you enjoy knitting and love your tea, knit up one of the tea cosy knit patterns we have listed. You can also check these Crochet Tea Cosy Patterns.
Make your tea time more cozier with these tea cosy knit patterns.