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My version of the knitted crown tea cosy

Well, today is my birthday so a perfect opportunity to write a new post.  To be honest, I have been a devoted hand knitter for many, many years.  Back in the days hand knitting was taught in schools and I loved it from day one.  I knitted for my dolls when I was a young girl, as a teenager I knitted sweaters and cardigans, as a mother I knitted all kinds of baby items and now…well, now I knit whatever I feel like!

We all followed the diamond jubilee of queen Elisabeth, right?  I actually saw bits and pieces while I was knitting this royal tea cosy!

Well, I had to knit this one in a few days but it turned out good and it was completed (today) on my birthday…how fitting, don’t you think?

I cannot post the complete pattern because I started out with the pattern that I found on .  You will have to go to their website.  The upper section I followed the pattern, but in the lower section I did not use sequins but I bought gold tone beads (Nicole 9 mm pony gold) at AC Moore.  I belief this gives my cosy more  “bling”.

As for the sequinned strip, that is mentioned in the original pattern, I altered that too.

Cast on 4 sts. Knit all rows.

Row 1, 2, 3, 4, :  knit

Row 5: knit 1 st, place one bead, knit 3 sts

Row 6,7,8,9,10: knit

Row 11: knit 2 sts, place one bead, knit 2 sts

Row 10, 11, 12, 13,14: knit

Row 15: knit 3 sts, place one bead, knit 1 st

Repeat until strip fits one side of crown measured from top of white lower section. Make a loop of 5 cm and continue in pattern until strip fits down opposite site.

I used left over yarn in purple and off white, tension is 28 sts and 36 rows.

At the end of  the summer I will write more about knitting,  and maybe I can inspire you to start knitting too…




  1. Great post, really enjoyed it!
    — Dulce

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