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!

5 comments:

Linda J. said...

A beautiful tea cozy for a beautiful teapot!

Gerri said...

Lovely work! I am curious, how did you learn to crochet? I am very interested in learning, yet I am not sure I could learn from a book. Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tea cozy. I am wondering: would you share the instructions? I see the magazine is no longer being published. Judy

Angela McRae said...

Thanks for the nice comments, y'all! Gerri, I actually learned to crochet from my maternal grandmother when I was 8, so I've been doing this ... a while (36 years). Although I can knit a little, I feel crochet is much easier, and it was definitely easier to learn, but maybe it's because I was young at the time I learned to crochet and in my thirties before I learned to knit! Our local Michaels store offers classes, I've noticed, but I think the best thing is to find someone who crochets and ask them to teach you, one-on-one!

And Judy, as far as the pattern ... I have just e-mailed the publisher to find out how I might (legally!) share this pattern with you, so stay tuned for more info ...

parTea lady said...

Your tea cozy is very pretty. Like you, I would definately want to display it at my tea party. How gratifying to finish a six year old crochet project.