Halloween Craft Ideas | Pumpkin Tea Cosy

This spooky knitted pumpkin tea cosy by Claire Garland is great for a Halloween tea-time surprise. It’s the perfect accompaniment or replacement for a real pumpkin — children will love it too! Knit the tea cosy following the pattern below.

You Will Need:

5mm (US size 8) knitting needles
1 x 100g ball orange yarn (we used: Rowan Creative Focus Worsted Saffron) (A)
1 x 50g ball green yarn (we used: Rowan Felted Tweed DK Avocado) (B)
Oddments of white and brown yarn

Pumpkin Tea Cosy

Sides (make 2)

Cast on 40 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Using A, [K6, p2] 5 times.
Row 2: Using A, [k2, p6] 5 times.
Rows 1 and 2 form patt.
Cont in patt (Row 2) until side measures 15cm (6in), ending WS.

Shape top

Keeping patt correct, cont as follows:
Next row (RS): (dec) K6, p2tog, rep from * to end. 35sts
Next row: *K1, p6, rep from * to end.
Next row: (dec) K5, p2tog, rep from * to end. 30sts
Next row: (dec) P4, k2tog, rep from * to end. 25sts
Next row: (dec) K3, p2tog, rep from * to end. 20sts
Next row: (dec) P2, k2tog, rep from * to end. 15sts

Stalk

Change to yarn B.
Next row: *K1, p1, rep from * to last stitch, k1.
Next row: *P1, k1, rep from * to last stitch, p1.
Rep last 2 rows twice.
Next row: (dec) *K1, p2tog, rep from * to end. 10sts
Next row: *K1, p1, rep from * to end.
Next row: (dec) K2tog 5 times. 5sts.
Cast off.

Join sides leaving spout and handle openings. Embroider face using the photograph as a guide.

This project has been excerpted from 101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create for all Occasions.

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