1. Cast on a beautiful bunch of roses

Monica Russel's cabled cosy will be a pretty centrepiece for your kitchen table. Holding the yarn double makes the cosy chunky for extra insulation, and allows the cables to stand out beautifully.


Find the pattern in Simply Knitting issue 136, available as a digital download here.

Monica Russel Sweet Tea floral tea cosy

2. Cause a stir with this blooming marvellous design

This Button Rose tea cosy by Louise Fitzpatrick is knitted and topped with dainty crochet roses, each with a button in the centre. You can read the story behind the design here.

Louise Fitzpatrick Button Rose floral tea cosy

3. Go vintage and work these purple petals

Madame Weigel's Floral Knitted tea cosy is based on a vintage design from 1937. It's worked in a simple petal stitch and finished with multi-coloured flowers. Madame Weigel's blog has more details about the design.

Madame Weigel Floral Knitted tea cosy

4. Get your crochet on for a sweet corsage

The Traditional Tea Cosy by Rosa Hoban is topped off with a crocheted floral corsage. We love the combination of stripes and ruffles! Visit Rosa's blog for more details.

Rosa Hoban Traditional Tea Cosy

5. Add some Victoriana to your afternoon cuppa

TeaCosyFolk's Victorian-themed flower girl is holding a basket of blooms picked fresh from the fields. If you've made toys before you'll find this project a breeze – the head and arms are stuffed then attached to a voluminous dress, which fits over the teapot.

Find the pattern in the Knits for Autumn supplement from Simply Knitting issue 151, available as a digital download here.

TeaCosyFolk Flower Girl floral tea cosy

6. Bring summer indoors with these camomile flowers

Jen Adams' Camomile Lawn Tea Cosy has a pretty butterfly pattern on the body and flowers on the top. For more information and to see her other free patterns, click here.

Jen Adams Camomile Lawn floral tea cosy

7. Brighten someone's day with a floral display

Putting the kettle on has never been so blooming exciting! Ann Franklin's summer flower tea cosy is packed with colour, and features roses, geraniums, petunias and gerberas knitted in bold, bright shades.

Find the pattern in Simply Knitting issue 186, available as a digital download here.

Ann Franklin Afternoon Tea floral tea cosy (back)

8. Knit a pretty posy to welcome the spring

The perfect gift for Mother's Day, Val Pierce's Spring Tea Cosy is adorned with daffodils and crocuses, while the clever slip-stitch pattern looks like shoots of grass poking through the last winter frost.

You can download the pattern for free here.

Val Pierce Spring floral tea cosy

For another garden-inspired knit, see our knitted cactus pattern. Plus don't miss our knitted poppy pattern.


Sarah WinsperDigital Assistant, Simply Knitting and The Knitter

As well as spending her working life thinking about yarn, Sarah designs knitting patterns in her spare time, too!

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