If you had asked me a year ago, I never would have guessed that my most-used handmade item would be my tea cozy, but it is! I make a big pot of tea each morning and my cozy keeps it warm for a long time. I’ve finally uploaded the pattern, so you can make one too.

Sombrero Tea Cozy

Sombrero Tea Cozy on Flickr.


buy the pattern

Here’s a version my friend Deneen crocheted for her tiny 1-cup tea pot (just a coincidence we used the same colorway?)

A student from my beginning crochet course made the sides longer and uses it for her coffee press. What handmade items do you use every day?

Crochet for Every Day
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3 thoughts on “Crochet for Every Day

  • November 26, 2008 at 11:13 pm
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    When my grandma taught me to crochet 31 years ago, she taught me to make “granny square dishclothes”. They are super simple and quick and I ALWAYS make some at Christmas for my mom, best friend and even my grandma, as her arthritis doesn’t allow her to crochet or knit anymore, every year.

    I am anxious to download and start the cozy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Michell King
    Originally from Anchorage, thawing in Phoenix

  • November 26, 2008 at 4:13 pm
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    When my grandma taught me to crochet 31 years ago, she taught me to make “granny square dishclothes”. They are super simple and quick and I ALWAYS make some at Christmas for my mom, best friend and even my grandma, as her arthritis doesn’t allow her to crochet or knit anymore, every year.

    I am anxious to download and start the cozy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Michell King
    Originally from Anchorage, thawing in Phoenix

  • December 11, 2013 at 9:33 am
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    I love your teapot, what brand is it?

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