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Felted Citrus Tea Cozies

from Dawn Brocco
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Felted Citrus Tea Cozies
Felted Citrus Tea Cozies
Felted Citrus Tea Cozies

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, M1LP, M1R (explained in Abbreviations), ch, sc, hdc, dc

Pattern Description:

I was inspired to make these citrus cozies, because of my own tea-drinking habits.

Many tea drinkers put a slice of lemon in their tea, but I prefer orange juice. So, I thought, why not make tea cozies to represent these citrus fruit we use in our tea! Hence, the lemon, orange, and lime slices, knit a little larger than desired size and then felted.

I used Oasis Aussi Wool, a chunky-bulky wt. soft wool yarn for the cozies. It feels nice while knitting, felts wonderfully, is reasonably priced, and comes in a wide range of solid colors, but, as always, feel free to use your choice of wool yarn, which is NOT a superwash wool!


16 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) with size 10 (6 mm) ndls or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Dimensions- Knit (Felted)
  • 2-cup/4-cup
  • Width: 13.5 / 17.5" (11.5 / 14")
  • Height: 7 / 8.5" (5.75 / 7.25"


  • 4-cup cozy (orange) Oasis Aussi Wool (Bulky) 100% wool, approx. 128 yds / 100 gram hank: 1 hank each W08 Natural, W13 Honeymoon, and W14 Sunset
  • 4-cup cozy (lime) Oasis Aussi Wool: 1 hank each W08 Natural, W34 Sassy Lime, and W52 Willow Bough
  • 2-cup cozy (lemon) Oasis Aussi Wool: 1 hank each W08 Natural, W12 Lemonade, and W13 Honeymoon
  • US size 10 (6 mm) needles
  • Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle, Sewing pins or waste yarn - optional