Tea Cozy – Cottage

Tea Cozy – Cottage

Make this knitted cottage that is 10 inch x 8 inch (27 cm x 20 cm) in dimensions.

What you need

2 oz (50g) Ball of ivory 8 ply wool
2 oz (50g) Ball of Brown for the roof

Scraps of yarn in various colors
1 pair of No 8 (4mm) Needles
1 pair of No 4 (6mm) Needles


Tension: 7 1/2 stitches and 10 rows to 5 cm over st.st. Worked on 6mm needles.

Walls: (work 2 pieces alike)

Using 6mm needles and 2 strands of ivory cast on 44 sts.

1st Row*: Knit 1, purl 1, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat the 1st row once more.
3rd Row: Knit all stitches.
4th Row: Purl all stitches.
Repeat the 3rd and 4th rows 8 times and Cast off.

Roof: (work 2 pieces alike with two strands)
Using 6mm needles and brown cast on 46 sts.
Knit 4 rows

5th Row:

Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together, knit to the last 3 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, knit 1.

6th Row:

Knit all stitches

Repeat the 5th and 6th rows 8 times more.
Cast off.

Shutters and doors are the same, Decide
how many of each you want. Making 2 shutters for each window.


Using 4mm needles and 1 strand of brown cast on 14sts.
Knit 12 rows.
Cast off.


Using 4mm needles and 1 strand of blue cast on 6 sts.
1st Row: K
2nd Row: K
3rd Row: Knit 1, pulr 4 , knit 1

Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows 4 times.
Last Row: Purl all stitches
Cast off.


Using 4mm needles and 1 strand of ivory , cast on 14sts.
Knit 12 rows.
Cast off.

TO complete

Join side seams of walls.

Join side seams of roof and cast off edges.

Fold chimney in half and seam sides and sew to roof.

Place roof over walls and sew along them one ridge in from the edge.

Sew on doors and shutters. Embroider window panes between shutters.

Work flowers and leaves using cross stitches, lazy daisy loops or a few stitches worked on top of each other.

Add a door handle, knocker and letter box to the doors.


  1. Wow! I have one that my Nan knitted about 30 years ago – it only gets used for special occasions in our house! So glad to have inherited it – might have to have a go at making one of my own too!

  2. I’ve actually seen these on sale in Liberty in London, I think they were going for about £40 each. I remember having this pattern from the “The Knitting Collection” too back in the eighties.

  3. I made this cosy with WW wool a while back and it came very nice.

  4. Very cute little project! I decided to to more embroidered flowers around doors and windows. Thanks for posting!

  5. I just picked up vintage knitting binders today at a book sale. They were published by Golden Press and are titled “The Knitting Collection.” This pattern and exact picture are included. Many other cool retro patterns for home and family.

  6. I love the detail..not for my home, but I know many others that would really appreciate something like this for their collections..

  7. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Guest: this is a vintage pattern taken from a vintage magazine.

  8. Hi, I was wonderring where you’ve got the pattern. Ican swear that I was selling identical cozies to this one on ebay about 2 years ago.

  9. Fantastic!! How cute and kitsch

  10. Problem was finding yarn (US sport/baby yarn)in colors other than pastels. Used some stashed Wool-Ease sport for roof & baby white for sides. Worked the details in emb. floss. Going to try a crochet version also. Hope it turns out as nicely as this.

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