Happy Buddha Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Happy Buddha
Happy Buddha
Happy Buddha knitting pattern
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The happy buddha tea cosy is a jolly little chap who has found enlightenment and has woken up to reali-tea.

The happy and laughing Buddha makes a great tea cosy because he makes you smile. He has a chubby body that his red robe exposes. He has a happy smiling face with chubby cheeks. He has elongated ear lobes, a sack and prayer beads that symbolise pearls of wisdom.

A sitting Buddha represents love and it symbolizes balance of thoughts and tranquillity, which is what most of us do when we sit down to a cup of tea.

What I love about him is his podgy bits, his face and his toes. He’s so characterful and a delight to knit. The colour pallet is only three colours and a small amount of black dk for the face features, so he is easy on the eye and calming.

Taking a happy buddha into your home is thought to bring contentment and serenity. With all the good luck and fortune that Buddha bring and he keeps your tea hot, I think he’s a must knit for everyone!

A happy Buddha brings good luck, contentment and abundance in life, and also the promise of hot tea.

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,
3.25 mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
49g Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick,
46g Hayfield Bonus DK Flesh Tone,
7g Stylecraft Special DK Spice,
Small amount of black DK to embroider on a face,

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