11Mar

Crochet - Granny Square Tea Cosy

Where oh where is spring? It's bitterly cold here and that has been reflected in the things I am working on. Lulu's blanket is coming along nicely and this cold weather means I'm still enjoying it. I'm getting increasingly hopeful that this one will be finished soon! I have also been asked to make a couple of tea cosies recently, which gave me the opportunity to try out an idea that had been brewing in my mind...

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...I really wanted to try using some granny squares in my cosy. In my head I saw it in the softest wool in light spring colours. I was so keen to get started that I didn't put too much thought into how I would join the squares or make them into one piece. I worked it up using 8 small granny squares in some of the Rooster Almerino yarn I had. It worked but there were some bits I wasn't completely happy with. I'd used htcs and I found the decreases looked a bit bulky I also felt I wanted to experiment with the way I joined the squares. So I tried another one, this time using some cheap acrylic yarn to practice on. I think between the two I have created a pattern that I can use, but I'm going to try one more just to be sure! ;)

crochet granny square tea cosy

crochet granny square tea cosy

Sweet, soft spring-time tea cosy.

crochet granny square tea cosy

and her not so soft acrylic sister...

crochet granny square tea cosy

crochet granny square tea cosy

In the absence of spring I have also been taking joy in this china tea set that came my way last week. There are actually 6 cups and saucers but these are the colours I love the most. I believe (Google told me) these are actually called elizabethan carnaby coffee cans but they are far too small for the amount of coffee I need and too big for espresso so I think I will keep them for dainty cups of tea.

elizabethan carnaby coffee cans

elizabethan carnaby coffee cans

Now I'm just waiting for the sun so that I can enjoy my tea in the garden.

Bye for now. Em xx

 

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