Gnome Tea Cosy and Toy Gnome

from Rian Anderson

Gnome Tea Cosy and Toy Gnome Pattern


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Knitting: Gnome Tea Cosy and Toy Gnome
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Home Decor


Kitchen Accessory

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increases, decreases

Pattern Description:

This is multipurpose gnome: he can be a tea cosy (the gnome who snuck inside for his tea break) OR you can make him as a toy 38 cm tall (mine is keen on indoor pot plants, having his very own watering can).
Pattern has instructions for a spade, mug of tea, flower in a pot and a watering can - use whatever combination suits you.

Uses your choice of 8 ply/DK yarn and some eyelash or feathers type yarn for the beard.
This pdf download pattern has instructions for how to make i-cords.
There are lots of pictures to go with the detailed instructions.


15 sts, 21 rows to 10 cm in stocking stitch on 5.5
mm (US 9) needles, using DOUBLED 8 ply/DK yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Tea cosy fits pot of 46 cms circumference
  • Toy is 38 cms tall


  • DK/8 ply yarn, mixed colours

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 5.5 (US 9) mm and 1 pair 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
  • 2 x 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needles
  • dacron toy filling
  • tapestry needle and safety pins

About Designer

About Designer

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by Rian Anderson
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala hats. I also make children's clothes, and things for adults too.
I hope you like them.

I published a book - "The Odd Ball Knit Book" on how to use up all your odd bits of stash to make fantastic ...

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