Grandma and her cat tea cosy

from Rian Anderson

Grandma and her cat tea cosy Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details




Home Decor


Kitchen Accessory

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease, simple short row shaping, i-cords, yarnovers
  • simple embroidery for face

Pattern Description:

Keep the tea warm and add a new member of the family, with her cat!

Two or more choices for this one - pouring a mug of tea and the cat has a bowl of milk, or grandma is knitting (of course) and the cat is playing with her wool! You can choose what she wears: with or without an apron and 2 choices of shawl.

Make them in different colours and have a party of grandma tea cosies...
If you have always wanted to knit a tiny sitting cat, then this pattern is for you!

This pattern has instructions for simple short row shaping and a lace edge for grandma's shawl. There is also how to make i-cords, and work 1-row stripes without cutting the yarn on every row.

If you have always wanted to knit a tiny sitting cat, then this pattern is for you!


15 sts, 21 rows to 10 cm in stocking stitch on 5.5
mm (US 9) needles, using doubled 8 ply yarn
20 sts, 28 rows in stocking stitch on 4 mm (US 6)
needles, using single 8 ply yarn

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit teapot approx 48 cm circumference and 12-15 cm tall


  • DK/8 ply yarn x 75 gm main colour plus approx 65 gms total of other colours

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 pair 5.5 (US 9) mm 1 pair 4 mm (US 6) needles 2 x 3.25 mm (US 3) double-pointed needles
  • embroidery thread for face
  • toy filling
  • tapestry needle for sewing seams
  • small beads, 2 toothpicks, glue or clear nail varnish

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of DK weight


anything you like, plus skin colour

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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