Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Filet Crochet Tea Cozy
Suppose you were in the middle of a tea party and decided that the rose-scattered teapot you had, for unexplained reasons, perched on top of a pink hat box needed a tea cozy. What would you reach for?
And suppose that after making precisely half of a filet crochet tea cozy about six years ago, you suddenly got a burst of energy and decided to make the other half and whip that baby right up. Wouldn't you want to put that tea cozy on the teapot? Especially if you had, say, finished it around midnight? Yes, I'm sure you would.
I said all that to say this: Last night I finished this pattern called the Blue Bow Tea Cozy by Dot Drake (only mine is, of course, a Pink Bow Tea Cozy). The pattern is in the Spring 2002 issue of Fast & Fun Crochet magazine. I used pink felt to line it, and I wanted a more floppy bow up top and used a pinky/mauvy velvet. I'm actually very happy with how this turned out. And soon, I'll let you know why I'm so happy with what's in this new pink hat box as well!