The Nutcracker Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker knitting pattern
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Animated Tea Cosy


The Nutcracker tea cosy is a really Christmassy tea cosy based on the nutcracker from the story. So many people collect Nutcracker ornaments but I couldn't find a Nutcracker tea cosy; until now.

The Nutcracker is wearing a bright red military costume with contrasting yellow buttons and trim. On his head he is wearing a crown with a golden fenial and ruby gems all around.

Taking inspiration for the nutcracker from other pictures of nutcracker decorations, I tried to keep the face traditional. So he has rosy cheeks and a big toothy grin, fluffy hair and beard and a curling mustache.

He really makes for a wonderful Christmas tea cosy, full of Nutcracker cheer.

Perfect for people who are Nuts about Nutcrackers!

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,
42g Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick,
29g Stylecraft Special DK Saffron,
19g Stylecraft Special DK Lobelia,
8g Stylecraft Special DK Toy,
6g Stylecraft Special DK Black,
3g Stylecraft Special DK White,
2g Stylecraft Special DK Candyfloss,
13g Stylecraft Eskimo DK Natural,

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