Elephant Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Elephant knitting pattern
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The elephant tea cosy was inspired by Jaipur's Elephant Festival and the beautifully decorated elephants. The decorations look so bright and colourful and I love the way the colours pop, and I love that more is more when they decorate the festival elephants.

I wanted to create an explosion of colourful decorations for my elephant tea cosy design.

The main part of the tea cosy is the elephant and head and legs are knitted separately and sewn on. There are black safety eyes on the head that are then given knitted eyelashes that look really cute. Elephants have big everything and they have beautiful long eyelashes and I wanted to capture that.

For decoration the elephant has anklets around its legs, a head dress, a collar and a blanket on its back. The decorations are knitted in bright colours and edges with Stylecraft Special DK Sunshine.

It's a lovely tea cosy and being bright and cheerful, it's perfect for brightening up the dullest of autumn days.

There are some help videos to accompany this knitting pattern and the links are included in the pattern.

A festival tea cosy to trumpet about.

This Tea Cosy:

  • is made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

What you will need to make the pattern

5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
Stitch Holder,
2 Stich Markers,
67g Stylecraft Special DK Grey,
17g Stylecraft Special DK Meadow,
16g Stylecraft Special DK Sunshine,
4g Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Pomegranate,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Shrimp,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Cream,
1 Pair of 14mm Black Safety Eyes

TeaCosyFolk help videos for this knitting

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