I had a quiet weekend and so the crocodile stitch teapot cozy got finished. Teapot has her sweater now. She has a few accessories too.
The teapot cozy is made in two flat pieces. Those pieces are stitched together at the bottom (below the spout and handle) and held together at the top with a drawstring…
which is why my two sides don’t match, lol. But I don’t mind that at all. And the top is super cute.
How I made it:
Hook: Size G (4.25 mm)
After trying the pattern as it is written, I pulled out and started over making one modification. On Row 1, and all the other odd-numbered rows, I used double crochets in place of the single crochets. My original piece was too tight and started to curl on itself. So I switched to double crochets and it opened those scales right up.
After finishing the teapot cozy I had yarn left over. I never throw away my leftover yarn (that’s crazy-pants behavior right there) so I made a matching wrap-around for a mug. Its just one piece with 7 scales. Its slipped in under the handle and bow-tied together using the cast-on & bind-off yarn tails.
I also got a hot pad and and matching coaster done. They are made from the handspun flax yarn that I finished off and have been playing around with.
I think I’d like to make more of these in two colors of cotton. Hmm… Do I really need another cast-on in my life?
After I set out all the pieces (and took pictures for ya’ll) it was tea time! I brewed up some tea jut to test everything out. I needed to see how it all performed under rigorous real-life conditions. You understand. So I put the kettle on the stove, measured out some tea leaves, and made a pot of tea.
The teapot cozy works great! Keeps the tea nice and, err, cozy. The hot pad and coaster do their thing. They lay there and project my very precious laminate table surface exactly they way they are supposed to. The wrap-around mug thingy is, well, its useless. It doesn’t seem to keep the mug any warmer. But its very pretty.
Pretty but useless. Hmm. I guess its kind of like Cowardly Boy Cat then. I keep him around so I guess I’ll keep the mug thingy too.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.