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Free Crochet
Tea Cozy Patterns

Nothing says retro crochet kitsch more than a crochet tea cozy! And here are 13 of the best free crochet tea cozy patterns to inspire your next creation.

Sipping on a warm cup of tea is a timeless pleasure, but keeping that tea at the perfect temperature can sometimes be challenging. That’s where crochet tea cozies come in! They help to keep your tea warm and add a touch of personality and style.

A black teapot with a blue crochet tea cozy, flowers and wool skeins.
Photo: lookatwhatimade.net

Lyme Regis Tea Cosy from Look At What I Made

The Lyme Regis Tea Cosy uses bobbles and popcorn stitches to give it this lovely texture.

YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Back Post Stitches, Bobble Stitch, and Popcorn Stitch.

Crochet tea cozy with flower decoration on a table with a bunch of flowers.
Photo: emmavarnam.co.uk

Pretty Flower Puff Teacosy from Emma Varnam

This is a simple tea cozy pattern made from two rectangles joined and gathered on top. Written in UK terms, there is also a tutorial to teach you how to make the puffy little flowers used to decorate the cozy.

YARN WEIGHT: 3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.

A frilly floral crochet tea cozy on a teapot.
Photo: lookatwhatimade.net

Floral Tea Cozy Pattern from Look At What I Made

Frilly and floral! This free pattern uses worsted-weight yarn for the teapot body and sport weight for the flowers and leaves.

YARN WEIGHT: #2 / Fine / Sport weight yarn, e.g., Stonewashed from Scheepjes, and #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Stonewashed XL from Scheepjes.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 45 g of the Stonewashed XL and less than 5 g of each of the other colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.

Pink granny stitch crochet tea cozy and tea cup.
Photo: bellacococrochet.com

Crochet Tea Cosy from Bella Coco Crochet

This classic-looking tea cozy is a free written pattern with an accompanying video tutorial. The pattern is in UK terms.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, a button, and a pompom (optional).
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Cluster Stitches.

A collage of pink crochet tea cozies.
Photo: makewithmeggie.com

Hygge Tea Cozy from Make it With Meggie

The Hygge Tea Cozy is a modern take on a traditional crochet tea cozy. The design uses beautiful chunky cable crochet stitches, suitable for an intermediate crocheter.

YARN WEIGHT: #6 / Super Bulky / Roving weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease Thick & Quick from Lion Brand.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 12 oz (340 g).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 7 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Post Stitches.

Brightly coloured crochet tea cozy with a pompom on a set tea table.
Photo: makeetc.com

Mad Hatter’s Tea Cosy from Make etc.

Go crazy with colour with this free popcorn stitch crochet tea cozy pattern.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Popcorn Stitch.

A teapot with a crochet tea cozy that looks like a pineapple.
Photo: Tea and Craft

Pineapple Tea Cosy from Tea and Craft

The Pineapple Tea Cosy is a free pattern; the design uses the puff stitch to simulate the texture of the pineapple. Cute!

SIZE: to fit a small teapot.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Pure Wool 8 ply from Moda Vera.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 75 g.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Puff Stitch.

A crochet tea cozy with mini granny squares and a tea cup.
Photo: nurturingfibres.com

Tea Cosy from Nurturing Fibres

Designed by Brenda Brobler for Nurturing Fibres this free crochet tea cozy pattern uses classic little granny squares and the granny stitch.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: ribbon, a tapestry needle, and scissors.

Rainbow-coloured crochet tea cozy with flower detail.
Photo: megan.cc

Puff Rib Cosy from Megan Mills

The Puff Rib Cosy is a 1930s-inspired crochet tea cozy; instructions are in both U.S. and U.K. terms.

SIZE: for a two-cup teapot with details given for varying the size.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm and 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: scissors and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Puff Stitch, Puff Twist Stitch, and V-Stitch.

A teapot covered with a crochet tea cozy on a table with a bunch of flowers.
Photo: Sylvia Heidinger

English Rose Tea Cosy from Sylvia Heidinger

The English Rose Tea Cosy is available as a free Ravelry download.

YARN WEIGHT: #5 / Bulky / Chunky / Craft weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 7 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors and a needle.

A green chunky crochet tea cozy on a stone teapot.
Photo: homelealass.com

Toasty Heart Teapot Cosy from Homelea Lass

The Toasty Heart Teapot Cosy is a free crochet tea cozy pattern that is perfect for beginners. You do have to go through the checkout process to download it, but it is free. The pattern has detailed instructions and includes step-by-step video tutorials to guide you through the whole process.

YARN WEIGHT: #6 / Super Bulky / Roving weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: about 44 yds (40 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 25 mm (T/U/X) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a tape measure, stitch markers, scissors, and an extra large pompom maker.

A read teapot in an orange crochet tea cozy with a grey pompom.
Photo: carrowaycrochet.com

The Cozy Chic Tea Cozy from Carroway Crochet

For those of you looking for a simpler, relatively understated tea cozy this may be the pattern for you. There are two versions of the pattern; one for worsted-weight yarn and one for bulky yarn.

Crochet tea cozy on a teapot.
Photo: ayarnyrobin.com

Grandma Dot Tea Cosy from A Yarny Robin

The decorative flowers on this tea cozy can be stitched on or attached with a hot glue gun.

YARN WEIGHT: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn, e.g., Stylecraft Special DK.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, stitch markers, a darning needle, and beads for the centres of the flowers (optional).

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