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Knitting Pattern 2 Cup Tea Cosy


in today's tutorial let's do a hot hibiscus tea cozy and this is a really super cute using the jacob's ladder concept. welcome back to the crochet crowd as well as yarnsiprations.com i am your host mikey. today we are going to do the hot hibiscus tea cozy. this is something i have seen on yarnspirations for quite some time and i was wondering how hard it was. i was kind of avoiding it because i was kind of scared of it. so today, i did a sample last night just to see if i could do this and i realized a few things. so, never judge a pattern by its look. so let me add to just get through the ins and outs of doing this project it is actually a lot more simpler than you realize. and once you get that under your belt, it is quite an easy pattern to follow up. you might be surprised. so let's begin. so let's quickly talk about this pattern. so here we have the cozy. this is not a complete round project. so this is the interesting thing about this. i thought we were going to have to go in there and than leave some holes for the spout and the handle but absolutely not. so what this is, is that , when i pull up the sample that i have already done it is actually made up of two particular pieces that are sewn together and when you sew them together you leave a hole for the actual spout and then you leave a hole on the other side. so when i have done this, this is actually one half of the tea cozy and it has the jacob's ladder concept going on here in order to create the braiding look that it has. so every two rows, you can see that there are two rows here, is a same color and then you change it. but , of course, you can change it as often or as little as you wish.

when it comes to your own personal creativity. the jacob's ladder that you are seeing here, is actually made up of two stands at the same time. so if i just grab these two here, i can work with them together and i grab the next two which are purple and i come up and pull through --like this. so, even though, there are two strands of every one of these things, this makes it a lot quicker to be able to follow by just doing the chain work and then it becomes a lot easier. also, what happens is this particular pattern is that we have to grow it up a certain size and then we start tapering in. so if you look at this particular example you can see that it is nice and fat here down at the bottom but than it starts to taper . this is so easy to master. it is not even funny because when you look at the pattern on the information, if you know how to read patterns, great, but if you do not, there is a diagram on showing you how to reduce in the final six revolutions to do it. so you have to determine your tea pot size whether it is a 4 cup or a 6 cup and make it to match. remember when you go to do this, when you go to do the jacob's ladder it is going to start contracting onto each other. so, see how wide it is here, it was that wide until i did this. and this tapering at the top it is going to be able to to just kind of go around your pot like this. so it is going to be able to follow . so, let's go through this pattern and i am going to do the second side of it, so you have to do two samples of this, and then we are going to then strategically sew it together. leave the hole for the spout and the handle. so let's look quickly at this diagram. this is chart number one, this is going to be for about 4 inches when it comes to doing all of the one sides that i was doing. so i decided i was doing a four cup tea pot. you can see in the instructions here as you go to do it, as we are just going to keep repeating the rows up until you get fours inches here in order before you start to taper but if it is a 6 cup than it will be 5 inches. so you just keep doing the same thing that you see here up until either 4 inches or 5 and then you start picking up here to do the final taper and the last six revolutions. this taper allows it to cup around the top of the teapot. so here is the top of the tea pot, here , this does not,attach to anything. so let me move that up. so this doesn't attach to anything it just sits directly on top to keep that teapot nice and warm for when you got company.

so let's begin. let's grab your 5mm size h crochet hook today and we are also going to be using lily sugar and cream yarn today. use as little or as much as you want. i have to say i barely touched this ball. these patterns don't take a lot of yarn at all. so , if you have spare yarn, cotton, lying around, you can probably get away with it, or if you don't, a beautiful color mix of really great colors of lily sugar and cream are available to you on-line or at your local retailer. so as mentioned, there are two different panels and this is one side of the teapot , the other side i am about to do here on camera. obviously i just tested it. so, on the outside here, we have it here and it will start to taper as we get closer to the top. and here is the base. so this basically, here at this point, we have it so it is marked. so you can see what is going on in this particular project. now, on the instructions , if you noticed that i wrote red is the final and red is the final color to get my four inches in the height. before i started tapering and i made a note of that because i want to do a second one of these, but , you know, wanted to make it look like it is consistent. so i am going to start with the same colors keeping the sample done and these are the same colors recommended in the pattern as well if you are confused at any point but just have fun with the colors! you can do a great job with it. what i recomend before you are doing your jacob's ladder, of course, and ijust did it here for a sample, to show you how all of these strands end up turning into this concept. so , let's grab our yarn, hot pink! and one more thing before we continue , just letting you know, it says chain 29 or 36. so 29 is the four cup teapot and 36 is the 6 cup teapot. so, what you want to do is every time you see that there is a parenthesis here, you have to do make sure you are following the instructions, matches all of your desires that you have. so every time you have a decision to be made you can see that it is in parenthesis. just like so. so watch this one, we are going to the four cup one, so i am going to be chaining up 29. so i am begining with hot pink first. and iam going to be chaining 29 that i just stated. so let's put that onto the hook, remember that never counts as one.

so, one, two, three, four and five--go all the way to 29. meet me back here in just a moment. so as we begin to do all of these instructions. just let me just turn this around, you are going to notice that this side edge will have three single crochets in a row before you are doing any of the chain work. in the very beginning right here, is there is only skipping of one chain and we are going to create this chaining of 10 and then just go over to the second one over. and so in between the regular one here, before we do the taper. there is always going to be 6 single crochets here, ok, and then it jumps over one and then another chain of 10 and then another 6. so just pay attention that you have to 3 on the edge and then in between all of this, there is only going to be 6. that just helps you keep the pattern. so let's go second chain from the hook. so one and two and just turn it around and get the back of loop only of the chain and i want you to single crochet in that one.

plus single crochet two more chains in there . to give you the three that are on the edge. so now we are going to start the jacob's ladder concept. right away. so every time we are doing the chains no matter where you are in the project it never changes these chains are always chaining up 10. so, one, two , three, four, five , six, seven, eight, nine, ten. so on the chain down, come down, and skip over, and go to the second one over and single crochet. we single crochet in that one and plus five more. it's best friends. so go another five in a row so that gives you a total of 6 single crochet. and you are going to continue to repeat this all the way to the other side. of this same concept and you will end up with 4 jacob ladder concepts. so, one , two ,three, four and five and six. so now you have got six in here, chain another 10, so one, two three, four , five six, seven, eight , nine, and ten. coming back down on the chain, skip one, second chain over, begin the single crochet again, and then five more of its best friends. so, one, two, three, four ,and five.

and carry on again. so just now, you are going to do another jacob's ladder so this is the third time, so one , two, three, four, five. six, seven, eight, nine, and ten, coming back down, skip one chain go to the second over for another single crochet. and then five more of its best friends again. so you just do a total of six again. and now we have one more jacobs ladder to do once we get this six done. this is three, and four, five, and six. and the final jacob's ladder so another 10. so one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. coming back down on the chain. skip one, go to the second over, for a single crochet and if you are keeping in count there is only two after this anyway and that gives you your final three on the edge. which is what you should have. so there is every two rows is the same color so this considered one row of using pink, we are going to turn around and do the second row. watch how we do it. so chain up one first and you are going to single crochet in every one of the beginning three so one , two, and three and once you get those three, another jacob's ladder.

so 10. one, two three, four, five six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. skip over, and go right directly for the six that are next after the jacob's. and go into th first one. so six in a row single crochet. one, two, three, four, five, six. and then jacob's ladder again so 10 in a row one, two, three, four, five , six , seven, eight, nine, and ten. ok. skip over that whole jacob's there and go into the first crochet on the other side do that one plus the five other ones. so you have six again. so for this particular size you can go four inches tall. doing this exact same row the only difference is that you are going to change the color every two rows so next, a jacob's one, two three, four, five, six , seven, eight, nine and ten.

skipping over. ok. and go into the first jacob's, sorry, first single crochet. one plus five others. so the reason i am taking you through this whole row is to show you how to change the color so you don't have any loose ends hanging out, so certainly when you are serving tea you don't want loose ends hanging out of your tea pot and that becomes the coversational piece instead of the hot gossip of the town. so begin again. so you are going to chain ten. one, two , three, four, five, six, seven, eight , nine, and ten. and then come back in and the final , on the other side, is only three left. so this is what i am going to do to show you to, um, how to finish. we are going to bring up the next color, in my case it is going to be the purple. so this is what i am going to do to finish. so, i am just going to grab my scissors and i am going to cut this pink yarn about , hmm, about six inches. and i am just going to pull that yarn through that loop. ok, that kind of locks it already. so i want to turn my work and get my hot purple ready for me. and the hot purple, i am going to start. so i am going to create a slip knot. first. and put it onto the hook. and all i am just going to do is that see this straggler here? i am just going to lay it down on top of the line so it looks like it is part of it going into the very first one and take the yarn that is going into the yarn ball and just put it over to do a slip stitch to fasten on , chain one, and these two stragglers i want you to leave down on top of the line.

so, just single crochet into that first one and one, and keep going to the next two. ok? and you are back at a jacob's ladder. but now what you can do is that you can safely trim that yarn now right here. ok, don't trim the one you are working on! just trim the ones you just changed to and now it is buried underneath and you will not see it. so now you can begin jacob's again. so, ten, two, three, four, five, six , seven, eight, nine and ten. and then go to the other side. the other side of that chain and do your next six in a row. so, one, two, three, four, five and six. and continue to do that same idea. so ten in a row and the next six. ten, six, and then ten and then the final is going to be three. turn around and go back in the other direction like i just showed you. and then when you get back to the other side you are going to change your yarn out again. so, you basically do down and back, and then change, down and back.

and change, and you keep changing your oolors in order for you to get to the look you see here. so i am going to a total of four inches tall. and just grab your measuring tape and just do it . mine happens to be the red, by the time i hit the red, that was four inches, you might have different tension than me but i am going to continue to do the rest now off camera and i will meet you back when i get my four inches tall. i will show you how to do the tapering of the top. so now back here and i just finished four inches in the height. i just told you i mentioned that red was my final before i started doing the taper process. so this is what it is going to look like almost like a rainbow and you can see all the changes and work in between which is the jacob's ladders. and then when you pull it down here this is what we are aiming for here. so off camera i finished this here, and i did the final two revolutions that locks in the top loops in order to continue and i kept the color scheme. accurate so after blue i then did green. so what i am going to do now is the next six rows we are going to start the tapering effect. and this is going to allow it to come together and you are really going to see on the backside here as we begin reducing stitches here and here. in order to create the round shape. so when you are looking at it from a tea pot point of view, you will see that this will kind of wrap around the top of tea pot just like so. because you are going to do the taper. so let's begin, start to do the tapering process

so let's begin and i am going to create a slip knot. and i am starting like i normally would if i wasn't tapering like on the very end. i am taking care of my red here and i am going to insert in and attach as i normally would with a slip stitch. and chain one. and so round number one or row number one of the tapering we are going to then continue along on the side edge as normal. so there will be three and two the side. so that is not going to be a change. what is going to be a change is row number one is in between the jacob's ladders and these six single crochets. so remember what i said in the very beginning? that chaining of 10 never ends and at any point never gets lower. so what we want to do is that do the jacob's now , the chaining of 10 so one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. so they tapering is going to happen in the first set of six. here and each one of the sets of six as we go. so what we are going to do then is that the first two are going to be single crochet. as normal, one and two and the next two are going to come together so we are going to do single crochet.

two together. so going in. pulling it through, leave it on the hook, going into the next one and i want to pull through, pull through all three loops. so , two just became one. and so then we are just going to single crochet the final two left. and we are going to move on that way. so let's do another chain ten, so one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. coming all the way across then to the other side, single crochet into this one. and to its buddy. the next one i mean. the next two are going to come together. so in pull through, going into the next one. pull through , pull through all three loops those two just became one. and then finish off the next two then, let's start again, chain 10, one , two, three, four, five, six ,seven, eight, nine and ten. skip over and get to the next group of ten. ahh.six, which is the final group of six. then go into the second one as normal so that the next two will come together. and then the final 2 just become one each. and then do the final chain ten, one, two , three, four, five, six , seven, eight, nine, and ten. and then we simply come in to the other side and simply crochet the final three that are left, one , two, and three.

so we don't do any decreasing on the edge at this particular section. so now we have just eliminated one stitch out of each between here and the sixes. and so let's move up to row number 2. of doing the decrease. let's turn our work. and we are going to begin row number 2. row number 2 is going to have a decrease not only here but also in the chain six area. so we are going to decrease one out of the side. so let's begin. we are going to chain one and single crochet into the first one and the next two that are left here on the edge are going to come together. so just put those two together. for a single crochet two together so now you have only have two stitches technically on the end. so let's do our chaining of ten, one, two three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. let's go to our first group of five now that are left. we are going to single crochet into the first two, so one, and two and the next two are going to come together and then we only have one stitch left so we are going to single crochet into that one. ok? pretty easy right? so let's begin again, chain ten, one , two , three, four, five, six ,seven, eight, nine and ten. come to the other side, here is the next group of 5.

so the first two are two double crochets or two single crochets each, sorry. one single crochet each in the two. and then the next two are together. and then the final one is by itself. and chain ten again. so one two, three, four, five, six , seven, eight, nine and ten. and then coming to the next group of five, the first two are single crochets each. so one and two. the next two are together. and then there is going to be one final one by itself. and then go for another one here. it is going to be ten. one , two, three, four, five six, seven, eight, nine and ten. and your are on the final edge so the first two are going to come together. so we are going to put those together. and then there is one stitch left and that will be one single crochet. that is it for this pink so we are going to just fasten this pink off. this is row # 2. and we are just going to finish that off and turn over our work and begin the next color and begin to taper so let's bring up purple.

purple here on row number 3 there is no decreasing at all, we need to give it time to taper. if we taper too quickly then it will get to quickly to the top of the tea pot and it will not sit on there properly. we are going to join , as i told you before, chain one and single crochet into the first one and into the next one. again hiding in these loose ends. so there is only two single crochets left in this side area. making sure i am getting these stragglers down on top. so that i can hide them and safely trim them out. so let's begin to chain ten, one , two , three, four, five , six , seven, eight, nine and ten. continuing across there is only four stitches left here. you are just going to do one single crochet into each. there is no decreasing on this round but we need to give the project time to relax and to take its proper shape. ok? so lets keep moving. so chain ten, one, two , three , four, five , six ,seven , eight , nine and ten. coming back into the next one over here and just one single crochet into the four that are left. so one, two,three, and four. and continue along. chain ten. 1-10. and just go into the next one here. the next four. so one, two, three, and four. and then finally chaining of 10. 1-10. coming onto the edge there is only two left. so one single crochet into each of those.

let's turn our work. and we are now going to go for row number 4. row number 4 we are now going to do another decrease. so let's turn our work right away. so on the edge nothing is going to change nothing is going to decrease at all. row number 4 so chain up one. one single crochet into each of the two that are left. now chain 10. 1-10. now we are doing to decrease once again here in the middle. so the first one is going to be a regular single crochet. the next two are going to come together. and then the final one left is one single crochet. let's do it again, 1-10. skip to the next one. the first one is a single crochet. the next two are together. and the next one is one by itself so you really see the tapering, you see the effect here. so let's do it again. so chain 10. 1-10. skipping over, going over to the first one, the next two are together. ok, and then one single crochet into the final. and then finally we are going to go right to the edge. so we are going to chain 10. 1-10. and on those row here, the final two that are left is just going to be one into each so there will be no decrease on the edge. so let's get rid of this purple again so we have gone two rows of that so we are just going to trim that. and the ones that are hanging out before--let's get rid of that as well. so let's move along.

and we are going to go for row # 5. so let's start row # 5. create another slip knot and let's begin. and let's start right where the purple is. so row # 5 is there is no decreasing at all. so we are just going to work our way across there is nothing to decrease. so chain up one and one single into the first one. and it's buddy into the next one. so this is giving more time for the project to relax and now that is out you can either..i would just trim out, trim this out now and just, keeps out of your face and out of your way. and. let's continue. chain up 10. 1-10. ok. continuing over to the purple here there is only three stitches there and so there are only going to get one single crochet into each. so there is no decreasing at all. ok. and let's try again and chain 10. 1-10. continuing along. just the next three are going to be one single each no decrease. and then let's chain 10. 1-10. ok, skip over. single crochet into the next three. 1-3. and let's go again. so. chain 10. 1-10. and you are the on the edge, the final 2 are going to be one single crochet each. so let's turn our work and lets do row #6. row # 6 is the final point of doing these jacobs. and then the jacobs are done and we are going to have to put these together. so we are going to do the final decrease for the jacob's area.

so we are going to chain up 1 and the first two are going to come together. so you are just bringing those together. one. and now chain a total of 10. 1-10. so we have three stitches that are left here. we are going to make those into one. so we are going to do three together single crochets. so go to the first one, pull through, go into the next one, pull through again. and go into the final one and pull through. you will have four loops on your hook and pull through all of them and that just became one. let's do another 10. 1-10. ok. and these three are going to become one. so in, pull through, into the next one, pull through, into the final one, pull through four loops on the hook--pull through all of them. chain 10. 1-10. and then continue to the next one. put those three together. and then chain 10 again. 1-10. and you got the final two that are in the edge. we are going to put those two together. so you essentially at the top of each one of these just became one and that makes a difference in the next part. so let's fasten this off and i need to show you what to do next because now we are going to start doing the jacobs ladder effect of putting these all together in order to create th loops and i show you how to do that next. so now it's time to the jacobs ladder effect. we have to do this before we do the next row because we need to get these all secured cause the next row holds that permenently into position. so they don't unravel. so what happens here is that you got 4 of them to do and we need to start . so we are going to start with the pink and just hold it straight up.

and take the purple and there are two strings so keep them together. and take the next two purple and keep them together and push them through the other side of the pink and pull out. and you are going to notice that this is going to contract. so now . look and take the next two blues and ok, just pull that through the purple. you get that? and just kind of pull it now. nice and tight. now take the green and pull those through the blue. you are going to work up all the way like this. i love this part of the process and you are going to do this with all four of them and you are just going to let it hang open. when you get to the top and we are almost done to the top. and just keep grabbing each set of these chains. so what i loved about this pattern is that we have done another jacob's ladder where you have to single crochet across the chain. it takes forever i like how they put two chains together in order to speed up the process of making this teapot cover so just keep on going right to the top. and take the final two blue and pull them through.

and just let those hold and let those stand away. ok so you see that it just did a nice taper here. so take the next set here, iam not going to show this whole process again, but just take the next set and just holding it open ...and taking the purple through the other side of it and then just start looping all of the groups of colors through in order to make the braid going straight up. so please do that and i will meet you here so just leave them open so that they are ready for you at the top. just like this one. so this is what it looks like, you can see that it is compressed in and did the tapering. that is exactly what we wanted and this is what it looks like on the back . so . now i have two of these and i am going to the final two rows. so remember what we had in the last row, is that we had one basically single crochet onto each of them here..so. that is what we are going to be playing with this time. so we are going to start off right on the edge and let's see where that blue is? right where i finished off, so i knew where i was going . so iam going to insert into the top of the first single crochet that is there..it is the only one that is there. and iam going to attach and i am going to hide my yarn in as i normally would . so now. what i want to do is that i want to grab the blue that is popping up through here. ok. so just grab it.

and i want to put two single crochets around that loop this is going to hold it from unraveling. so two single crochets in there. just like there and then i am going to go, there is only one single crochet here, so iam going to one single crochet there. and then i am going to pull up the next blue loops. so just adjust them if you have to. and make sure they are open and two singles into that one. ok, the next single is right here. and the next one is the next one blue loops. your loops could be a different color. ok and that is the next single crochet here and the next blue loops that are here. pulling it up. one and two and there is going to be one single crochet right into the edge and you are just going to go into that one. so that was the second last row so you see that the blue loops are now being held into position. so let's do the final one that we have to do. so we are going to then chain up one. one single crochet into the first one and we are going to do two together all the way across so into this one. and the next one, bring it together. and keep doing that and grabbing all these single crochets and make them into one. so this is going to create the final tapering look at the top of the tea pot.

so just like this this will leave the hole. that is at the top of the teapot. and so once you get that done just single crochet all the way to the very end. of just two together. and that is it so let's just finish that yarn off. and i want to leave a little bit of extra because i got nowhere to hide that next time so what i want to do is to pull it through and i am going to slap a needle onto it and i am going to bury it right now so i am going to grab my teapot next. in order for me to measure. and i am going to show you my way of measuring, you can either, use the instructions if you don't have your teapot handy or you can just customize it towards your teapot. and i went to a secondhand shop this morning to pick up a teapot in order to do this .

and i, daniel and i rarely have company but these are really kind of a cool little accessory. i love the colors. that was one of the reasons i jumped onto this tutorial . i do love a lot of color in my home and if you seen any of my tutorials in the past. so we are just hiding in these loose ends and hide in any other loose ends that you because the next part of the process we are going to put it together and we are going to make the top after that. the next part of this tutorial you can either follow the instructions on where to sew or you can customize . what i would is turn it inside out and attach it to the outside of your current teapot you are working with. ok, so this is what it will look like when it is on. but i want you to turn it inside out. and i want you to put two layers on there so the seam is right at the spout here and the other seam is here at the handle. and what i want you to do is , is that i want you to put them both inside out and turn it . let's do the handle first. we need to know where exactly this handle is so we can get this cover on and i would recommend cutting four pieces of spare string for you. and i would just roughly measure up and line up the colors. so right around this purple here is where the handle is going to start directly underneath.

so i would use this spare strand to pull across and tie with a bow tie. in order for you to kind of join it together. this is just a holding spot. so you can take off this project and using your darning needle sew up confidently! so this is where i want to stop. so i can leave room for my handle to peek out afterwards so i am just going to create a bow tie. here so i can stop that . ok so let's just line it up properly. i can sew now from the top to this part here. and now i am going to look underneath. and i am going to do it at the purple right underneath and that is where i am going to join it and just happens to be both purple. i don't know if that is a miracle or if that is what happens today. it just happens to be my little teapot today. so now i safely can , rest assured that the handle will not be accidently sewn across. nothing is worse than sewing your project and then realizing that step that is supposed to go through is not going through because you did not leave a big enough hole

ok. so let s turn it around and do that top of the next section here. so this is pulling it straight across. and let's leave a little gap for the teapot spout. grabbing another piece of strand and this one is going to be in the pink here. pulling it through and through. so this is how i do my yarn. as far as customizing. use spare pieces of string when possible. and then go up underneath the spout. so the spout here i don't mind if it comes out an little bit extra. because that is where you are going to have heat loss. in this case i would go towards the blue. down here. so once i have this done and the reason why i turn it inside out is because i can safely now sew on this side and safely flip it inside out. when i am done in order to keep the same lines on the inside of this project. so you can either leave it on or you can just slid it off. this should slid off at this point if it is not sliding off you know you are going to be in trouble because you know you will never get it off when you are doing the actual project.

so. let's keep it inside out and let's begin and you don't have to do a lot of stitching here there is not a lot of space left. and let's begin and what i would do is choose a color that is pretty much almost going to match here. so i would probably choose the blue. and just create an extra long piece of stand. and grab your darning needle. and you are going to do this with all of them but i am only going to do this one time, i don't need to show all the time here, so the concept is the same. so right where i started the tie, is this i just want to go through and enough strands to go through this side of the project i don't want to make it bleed onto the other side of the project. so what i want to do on the other side is to create a slip knot and insert the hook through the slip know and i am going to try that again.

the slip knot kind of allows it to kind of tie onto itself so just slip it through pull through and get rid of this other one now that it is out of your way and you already got the positioning in so you can get rid of that strand there. and i want you to whip stitch across. so just coming across the project see this straggler? just let it stay down on top and just kind of trap it into position as you go over top of it. so that you will not have to deal with it later so just working your way back towards the top of the project. in this case. and staying on the strands that will appear on this side of the teapot cover

and go right to the top. so once you are at the top. which is where i am now it is that i am going to create a little mini knot. and again, staying on this side of the project, so it does not appear on the other side, and then a great way to hide in the loose ends at end is to go in and out of the stitch work and staying on this side of the project. don't let it bleed to the other side! and go back and forth. for total of three times in a row so that was one. and two and three. and i want you to do this with every one of the seams that are left and i will join you back here and we are just going to take a quick look at it and then we will move on to the top. of the project and then you can safely cut out all your loose ends. like this. so if i take a quick look at the other side..see..you don't even see it bleeding through it's great.

so let's continue to do that and i will see you at the next part of this tutorial. so just sew everything together and turn this back outside right. ok. so let's test my holder and i can see that there is a larger gap on one side, here, and there is probably a smaller. littler, gap on this side so the larger i would assume would be the handle. so now we can slip it over top here , like so, with the handle and there you go. so that would be what it would look like at this point so what it appeared to me when i first started this project this is that it is all one unit but in actual fact it is two pieces and sewn together and it looks really good but we are not quite done yet. we want to do a top piece that will be kind of a nice hibiscus flower. and that is coming up next. so now it is time to the hibiscus flower. and there is instructions with it but there is also a diagram which iove even better and this is what it is going to look like. when are going to use a total of green for this. so we are not using any other colors but if you like to change your colors that is completely optional.

lots going on in this pattern but it is really not that difficult if you just go piece by piece . how do you eat an elephant? well..just piece by piece. of course! so this is one of those and that is just a saying by the way! so what we have here, so let's just go step by step into these instructions and let me show you how to do it. let's grab your green 5 mm crochet hook to begin so let's begin the hibiscus and let's just start off with a slip knot. insert your hook and let's chain 5 1-5. let's insert our hook into the beginning chain and yarn over and pull through. and now you have the starting ring for making your flower. so let's begin the next part, round two

so let's begin round number 1 we are going to chain up one first. and then we are going to put 10 single crochets right into the center of the ring so just going into the center and single crochet. 1-10 once you get your 10. i want you to join it and if you are not sure where to join, just count back, one ,two, three , four 5-10. so let me do it again. 1-10. so the tenth one back is the one you are going to join. ok, so now. we can safely cut that strand out if you want. let's get that out of the way and let's move on round # 2. so we are going to create picots if you are new to crochet if there is two strands like this, that is a stitch, if you go into the strand that is closest to you that is the front loop and the strand that is in behind. the next one appeared to me when i first started this is , is that we are going to play with front loops in this particular round so let's begin, we are going to chain 1. and we are going to single crochet as the same stitch. of so it is stitched, did you hear that? but what i want you to do is that we have to go into a front loop only

ok, so we go into the front loop of that same stitch. ok, so just one strand, and i want you to just single crochet and we are going to then chain 3 and we are going to create what is called a picot. and the picot is kind of just a fancy look so you are going to go one, two, and three, ok and do you see the two strands that are right here? they are kind of facing up? slid your hook in behind those. just slide it behind and grab the yarn and pull through those two little strands and the one that is already on the hook that is a picot it is going to create a really nice lift. so come into the next one and let's single crochet into the next one. so just going in front loop only, single crochet

and let's do another picot so one , two, and three, and look down. to the two strands . just come through and through, go to the next one front loop only, single crochet, ok, chain 3, one , two, and three and then picot. just go into the two that are sticking up and pull through and through, please do that all the way around and you will have a total of 10 of these going all the way around because you had 10 single crochets. i will meet you at the end of this round. so once you get all the way back around, just join it to the starting of the first single crochet you should have a total count of 10 of these picots, 1- 10, lets move along and we are going to go for round #3 so round #3 we are starting in the wrong area so we have to finish off and it says to fasten off as well so we are going to finish that off and right where we are and we are going to re join in the same color yarn but in a different location i am just going to leave this straggler down in

what we need to do is that we need to go all the way around this one here and iam going to create another slip knot. and we need to look into where are we going to here and what do we do next. so we are going to create the leaves here on round #3 remember the picots are in the front loops? you can just choose any one of the back loops to begin and that same round so you are not working with these picots you are leaving them untouched and that is what we are going to do. so we are just going to join on and chain 1. and single crochet into the same one you just have to fold this work in front of you. so you can access and see everything you need to see now we have to chain 15 in order to create the first loop , 1-15. coming now to where that same one was attached we are going to single crochet one more time. so that brings that to a massive loop like this. so the next one back loop you run into is just going to be a single crochet by itself and the next one here, what i would do is take this strand here and just bury it as you go so just the next one you are going to sngle crochet

and then chain another 15. get that done and go into the exact same one and i am going right over top of that other strand that i want to bury so just to reiterate, the next one is the next back loop. single crochet, by itself, and the next one is another single crochet and then another loop and then you chain 15 come back into that same one you will have a total of 5 of these massive loops hanging out at the end of this round so please do that now so at the end of the final chain 15, i did a single crochet and if you remember the first one starts off with just one single crochet and that is where you are just going to join it and then so you have these massive loops just like so and you should have a total of 5 of them

so let's begin, we are going to do the final revolution, round #4, which is probably the a very easy round as well so let's begin and we are simply going to 10 and do right to this chain 15 and do 10 double crochets right in a row so let's just count those out together so just going right around the loop itself. 1- 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 so this half of the leaf and now i want you to do another picot, do you remember how to do that? chain 3, 1-3 coming into these two that are just leaning up and pull through and through and that is your picot and now iwant you to do 10 double crochets. on the other side 1-10. so now i got 10 on the other side before i go any further, the single crochet that is in between these two massive loops i want you to slip stitch only and pull through and through and then begin again. so ten double crochets going up , picot, and ten back and then slip and then keep doing that and you will have a total of 5 of these by the end of it , so please do that now so when you get all the way back around what is going to happen is that on the final here you are just going to slip stitch to the first one you have started

so right down here into the single crochet and then you are just going to fasten off so, you are going to notice that at this particular point you are going to have to use a darning needle to hide in the loose ends i have shown you how to do that already on this tutorial. so what is going to happen is that you will have noticed that if you are like me, that you may have extra ,see? it is kind of bunched up here? so you just kind of have to shape it a little. and get it to all balance. here on the back end, there is a lot of yarn there you just kind of have to stretch things to get it all back into balance

happens..you know it is not a big deal, it should be expected so just keep on just kind of shaping it and getting it to the way it should look and of course you can put it on the top of your teapot so, i am going to hide in this loose end and then i am going to take a look at what it looks like then at the top of the teapot and i am pretty excited about it! so , here is the top of my teapot. so this item here, the top just sits on top just as a covering just like this it is just more decorative and if you want to go and use your teapot, then of course, this is just kind of filling in that final hole that is in the top

and really kind of a nice idea. it is really a kind of neat accessory to have, and i am pretty excited about it and i think it is really quite cool


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