Ruggotter Koala Teacosy

Ruggotter Koala Teacosy Free Vintage Knitting Pattern


Chunky pure wool 12ply or Aran 10ply for smaller

Knitting needles 5.00mm/UK 8/US6 or to suit yarn


Jamiesons Shetland Heather

100% Wool 50g 10-Ply (Aran). Shown in Pippin and Mogit from the range. Or use Jamieson’s Spindrift with 1 ball thyme and 1 ball Wren used together when working for a koala tone. Koalas may be grey or brown and have pea-eyes.

Medium crochet hook

Wool or washable filling

Koala black nose

Koala quality glass button dark brown/black eyes

Koala eyelids, plastic or wool felt

Koala paws


About 18 centimetres/7 inches high not including head

About 46 centimetres/8 inches measured around lower edge


14 stitches and 24 rows to 10 centimetres, measured over pattern


1st row: *K2. p2, rep from * to end

2nd row: Purl

3rd row: *P2, K2, rep from * to end

4th row: Purl

Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more

Next row: (K2 tog) 16 times

Next row: (P2 tog) 8 times

Break off yarn, draw through the stitches and fasten off securely.

Make a second piece in the same way.

Leaving an opening for handle and spout, join the 2 pieces together. With the crochet hook work a row of double crochet around lower edge and openings.


With M cast on 4 sts

1st row: Purl

2nd row: K1, m1, k2, m1, k1

3rd row: Purl **

4th row: K1, m1, k4, m1, k1, turn and cast-on 5 sts -13 sts

Beginning with a purl row, work 11 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K2, (k2 tog, k2) twice, k2 tog, k1 — 10 sts

Next row: Purl

Next row: K2, m1, k3, m1, k3, m1, k2 (13 sts)

Work 3 rows

Next row: K4. k2 tog, k1. k2 tog, k4

Next row: P4, p3 tog. p4. Cast off


Work as for right arm to * *

4th row: Cast on 5 sts. k6. m1, k4, m1, k1 (13 sts)

Complete to match right arm.


With M cast on 14 sts and work 2 rows

3rd row: K2, (m1, k2) 6 times (20 sts)

4th and following alternate rows: Purl

5th row: K9, m1, k2, m1, k9

7th row: K9, m1. k4, m1, k9

9th row: K10, m1, k4, m1, k10

11th row: k11, m1, k4. m1. k 11 (28 sts)

13th row: Knit

15th row: k10, k2 tog tbl, k4, k2 tog, k10

17th row: k10, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k1O

19th row: k9, k2 tog tbl. k2, k2 tog, k9

21st row: k2 tog, k6, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k6, k2 tog

23rd row: k2 tog, k4, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k4, k2 tog

25th row: K2 tog, k2, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog (10sts)

Break off yarn and leave sts on spare needle.


With M cast on 14 sts and work 2 rows st-st

3rd row: (k3, m1) 4 times, k2 (18 sts)

4th row: Purl

5th row: k2, m1, knit to last2 sts, m1, k2

6th and 7th rows: As 4th and 5th rows (22 sts)

Work 9 rows.

Decrease one stitch at each end of next row and following 2 alternate rows, then next 3 rows (10 sts).

With right sides together, place needle holding face sts behind needle holding back head sts and cast off the 2 sets of sts together Join side seams. If using bought nose, place in position. Stuff firmly, then sew head to top of cosy.

Join arm seams. If using bought paws, place in position. Stuff, then sew arms into position as shown in photograph.

Embroider eyes and mouth, also nose and paws if required.


Ears (Make 2)

Cast on 8 sts Work 8 rows garter-stitch.

Decrease one stitch at each end of next 2 rows (4 sts). Cast off.

Using short lengths of yarn, tease them out, then knot to ears, to give a fur effect as shown. Sew ears in koala position. Fluff up.

Teacosy is sturdier if lined in wool or cotton flannelette.


Old Trixy Teacosy

Old Trixy Teacosy

Free Knitting Pattern



Those with a wise eye out for old cottage novelties will be glad they found Old Trixy. Using stranded knitting, we find cleverly woven into the plump design her two familiar companions, a winking black cat and tattling parrot. What an amusing setting for afternoon tea. Rest awhile by the scarlet flames in the fireplace. Raisin toast anyone? 


Pure wool 3ply

Knitting needles size UK 11/3.25mm/US 2-3

½ yard wool wadding

¾ yard cotton fabric for lining


Cascade 220 Fingering Pure Wool (Shown in Goldenrod, Ruby and Highland Green)


8 stitches per inch


Width approximately 14 ¾ inches

Length 9 ¾ inches when completed


R-Red, G-Green, B-Black, Y-Yellow used for background

Old Trixy Teacosy Free Knitting Pattern PDF

Felix the cat asks Polly parrot to put the kettle on. Polly replies “Right Felix! T’s ready.”

Brefry Teapot Handle

Brefry Teapot Handle Cover Free Knitting Pattern

Victorian teapot handle cover made from scrap yarn.


One pair steel knitting needles size 1.00mm

One pair sizes 1.50mm and 2.25mm

Small amounts 3ply pure wool and similar weight crochet silk

Note: Any wool and needles may be used to suit your teapot. These instructions are for a straight-handled, 2 cup teapot. If your teapot has a curved style handle, you will need to tie the cover on with ribbon. This is a whimsical article, a fancy of the antique tea table.


With size 1.00mm needles and the purse silk cast on thirty-six stitches, and knit backwards and forwards for six rows.

7th Row: With wool, and 1.50mm needles knit, knitting two together at each sixth stitch.

8th Row: Purl without decrease, repeat the 7th and 8th rows alternately twice more.

13th Row: With wool, and 2.25mm needles, work one row, increasing by putting the wool forward before every sixth stitch.

14th Row: Purl.

15th Row: Like 13th row.

16th Row: Purl.

With the same needles work in patent knitting for 5 inches (see next row).

Patent Knitting: wool forward, slip one, knit two together throughout; every row is the same.

Now work the second end as directed for the first, but decreasing by taking two together in the rows corresponding with the 13th and 15th. Work the purl rows between as in the 14th and 16th rows.

Now with wool and 1.50mm needles work the rows corresponding with those from twelve to eight, with this exception: you increase in the same proportion as you decreased, so as to work the silk rows on thirty-six stitches with 1.00mm needles. Cast off.


Sew up the two sides 2 inches from each end, and draw the ends together by running wool through, and fastening off tightly 1 and 1/4  inch from the ends (see illustration), wrap this around with silk to make it neat. Work round the opening in double crochet with the silk.

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Penelope Floral Tea Cosy

Penelope Floral Vintage Tea Cosy Free Knitting Pattern


5ozs Melody 3ply wool (2ozs Dark, 1oz Medium, 2ozs Light) and oddments of as many bright colours as possible.

A pair of No. UK9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm knitting needles

Medium crochet hook for crocheted flowers


20 inches around lower edge, 7 ½ inches deep

PDF Pattern below. Hover over bottom of page to move to next pages.

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