Tea Cozy – Cottage

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

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

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

Instructions

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.

Door:

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

Shutters:

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.

Chimney:

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.

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