Pelican Tea Cosy and Knitting Pattern

Pelican knitting pattern
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Birds Eye View
Rear View
Side View
Side View
Birds Eye View


The pelican tea cosy was inspired by this unusual sea bird. I think what I find most intriguing about pelicans is the pouch in the bills.

This sea bird inspired tea cosy is knitted in mainly White DK yarn with a few black under feathers at the tips of his wings.

He has a pink beak and a yellow pouch hanging below and his beady eyes are keenly looking for a snack it can gobble up.

The Pelican is in a seated position and you can just see his webbed feet peeping out from under him.

He's a lovely tea cosy to knit, and being white he feels fresh and summery. He would be perfect living on a teapot by the sea.

The Pelican Tea Cosy captures the essence of seabird grace in cosy stitches.

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,
65g Stylecraft Special DK White,
8g Stylecraft Special DK Saffron,
4g Stylecraft Special DK Candyfloss,
3g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
1 pair 14mm black safety eyes,

TeaCosyFolk help video for this knitting

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