How to Make a Tea Cozy

Decorate this colorful tea cozy with coordinating buttons.

| June 27, 2013

Tea Cozy

Keep your drink warm with this fun tea cozy.

Photo By Keller & Keller Photography Inc.

Finally, a One-Skein Wonders book just for crocheters! In Crochet One-Skein Wonders (Storey Publishing, 2013), Judith Durant and Edie Eckman offer 101 great crochet projects, from jewelry and cowl scarves to bags, hats, dresses, and home décor items. Each project uses just one skein of yarn. Whatever your experience level, you'll find something here to delight you! The following excerpt is from the section “Bulky Weight.”

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Crochet One-Skein-Wonders.

Fuzzy Tea Cozy

Designed by Melinda A. Sheehan

This fuzzy and thick cozy will keep your tea warm through several book chapters or a long conversation with a friend. The circles are dyed with food colors and attached to the cozy with coordinating buttons.

Abbreviation Key
BLdc back loop double crochet
ch chain
dc double crochet
dc2tog double crochet 2 together
hdc half double crochet
sc single crochet
sc2tog single crochet 2 together
st stitch
* marker

 Finished Measurements

11"/28 cm wide and 10"/25.5 cm tall after felting

Bartlettyarn Maine Wool, 100% wool, 200 yd (183 m)/4 oz (113 g), Color 209 Oatmeal

Crochet Hook

US K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm) or size you need to obtain correct gauge


18 stitches and 8 rows = 5"/12.5 cm in double crochet before felting

Other Supplies

Yarn needle, assorted food colors, seven 5/8"/16 mm buttons, sewing needle, coordinating sewing thread

Crocheting the Cozy (make 2)

Chain 43.

Row 1:
Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. You now have 41 dc.

Row 2:
Ch 3 (counts as dc), BLdc in each st across, turn.

Rows 3–9:
Repeat Row 2.

Row 10: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog, BLdc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog, turn. You now have 39 dc.

Rows 11–17:
Repeat Row 10. You now have 25 dc.

Row 18:
Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog. You now have 23 dc. Fasten off.


Felt the cozy to desired size. While still wet, gently stretch to block it, then dry flat. Once dry, single crochet the edges of the two pieces together. Cut one length of yarn 36"/91 cm long and set aside for sewing the cuff in place. Use the remaining yarn to crochet decorative circles.

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