Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My newest teacosy

Here is a bit of a lop-sided picture
of my latest tea cosy
 
my latest cosy

I made three flowers to go on the top

top view of tea cosy

There is a bit of a story on how this cosy came about.
Back in 2009 I found this brown, green and orange cosy
at a garage sale.
 
thrifted tea cosy
 
At that time I had never seen a cosy like
this and wondered it I could make one like it.
I could figure out most of the pattern but
I really couldn't figure out how the ridges were made.
Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when
I decided to look again on Ravlery
and there I found a bunch of cosies that
were made from an Australian booklet.
 
A sweet Ravelry member explained how
the stitch was made.
Turns out it is a puff stitch which
is made around the back post
of another puff stitch.
It causes this lovely edge that 
stands out nicely from the flat dc.

Here is a shot of my cosy from the
other side which shows the ridges better.
 
tea cosy with ridges

I have to say this was a fun project from start to finish.

9 comments:

coltpixy said...

It is beautiful!

Esther said...

I really love them!!!
I think I wanna make one too in my kitchen colours.

martha brown said...

I love your new tea cozy! I've finally learned how to crochet (so fun!)

sukigirl said...

Thanks Star, I'm trying out different colour combos than the ones I usually use.

Thanks Esther, I friended you on Ravelry. I'm also headed to your part of the world in June. We're checking out Amsterdam....I can't wait!

Thanks Martha, I see you're taking classes at the knit cafe. I may have to check out their knitting classes. I love your little hedgehog!

Linda said...

Very, very cute! I love it. The roses are perfect.

Sus said...

I love it! Isn't it fun to reverse-engineer things from old handmade items you find? I think it's a blast. Great job!

sukigirl said...

Thanks Linda....I love making flowers because they are so fast to make.

Thanks Sus...blast is the perfect word for it. I had a goofy grin on my face the whole time I was making it.

Rose said...

This is gorgeous! Is there a pattern for this one somewhere!? :)

sukigirl said...

Thanks Rose,
Not really a pattern as I made it up from looking at an old cosy. It's basically double crochets in the flat parts and the puff stitch forms the ridges.
I think that there were 10 ridges in total.
Apparently there is a pattern out there somewhere but I haven't ever found it.
cheers

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