Posting a Letter Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Posting a Letter
Posting a Letter
Posting a Letter knitting pattern
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Animated Tea Cosy
Animated Tea Cosy
Animated Tea Cosy


A dog posting a letter in a bright red postbox on a snowy day is so iconic of the British winter, and now the posting a letter tea cosy will give you the same fuzzy feeling without having to venture out.

To give the feeling of a snowy day, the main part of the tea cosy is knitted with a touch of Hayfield Bonus Glitter DK Icicle to add a glitter, frosted effect. Snow always makes patterns as it blows along and huddles up, so at the bottom and the top of the cosy there is a sort of swag to represent billows of snow.

The little postbox is super cute and also has a snowy top. The detailing on the front of the box is intarsia worked from a chart. It is only a very small amount and could easily be swiss darned on if you prefer.

To keep the postbox upright, it's strengthened with a sheet of thin craft foam on the inside. But you could also use a plastic bottle.

The dog is a sweetie and could be knitted in any colour. He has the letter in his mouth which could be a Christmas card or a Happy New Year card perhaps?

It's a lovely tea cosy to make, with interesting rows and textures in the snow and its charming watching the dog come together.

The weather outside is frightful, so stay in and send the dog!

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,
33g Hayfield Bonus DK White,
2g Hayfield Bonus DK Black,
6g Hayfield Bonus DK Signal Red,
6g Hayfield Bonus DK Oatmeal,
22g Hayfield Bonus Glitter DK Icicle,
1 sheet of Red Funky Foam or recycled plastic bottle could be used,
X3 5mm black beads,

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