How to crochet a beautiful tea cozy

Why crochet for unappreciative people when you can crochet for inanimate objects! They will don your hard-earned efforts with tacit thanks and grace. Start with every yarn-enthusiast's cozy companion: a pot of tea.
This pattern came from Bella Coco. Crochet along with the video above to learn to nestle your tea pot in these pretty shell stitches with a colorful contrast stripe and a fun pom pom embellishment. After this project, your tea will keep you warm while you crochet along with the next video!
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Materials
DK or worsted weight yarn in any two colors.
Size 4.5 mm hook or appropriate hook for yarn.
Abbreviations - US terms
ch chain stitch(es)
clstr cluster(s): double crochet 3 stitches together
dc double crochet stitch(es)
dbl-clstr double cluster(s): cluster, ch 2, cluster in same ch-sp
ea each
rnd round
s slip stitch(es)
sp space
st(s) stitch(es)
tie off ch 1, break yarn and pull through to knot
x times
Written Pattern
Always crochet clusters in the next available chain space unless stated otherwise.
Top
Begin with a magic circle or a chain loop, as you prefer.
Rnd 1: In this row you’ll crochet 5 clusters into the circle. Ch 3, *clstr, ch 2, rep from * 5x total, sl in top of starting ch. (5 clstr)
Rnd 2: In this row you’ll crochet 2 clusters in each chain-space. Ch 3, *ch 2, dbl-clstr, rep from * to end, sl in top of starting ch 3. (10 clstr)
Rnd 3: In this row you’ll crochet 2 clusters in each chain-space again but with an extra chain. Ch 3, *clstr, ch 3, clstr in same ch-sp, ch 2, rep from * to end, sl in top of starting ch 3. (20 clstr)
Rnd 4: In this row you’ll crochet 1 cluster in each chain-space. Ch 3, ch 2, *clstr, ch 2, rep from * to end, sl in top of starting ch 3. (20 clstr)
Handle
Rnd 5: In this row you’ll crochet a partial row with 1 cluster in each chain-space. 3 sl along ch-sp, ch 3, ch 2, (clstr, ch 2) 18x total, ch 3, sl into next ch-sp, tie off. (18 clstr)
Rnd 6: In this row you’ll crochet another partial row with 1 cluster in each chain-space and a couple of double clusters above the spout. Join yarn to top of last starting-ch, ch 3, starting in same ch-sp, (clstr, ch 2) 8x, (dbl-clstr, ch 2) 2x. (clstr, ch 2) 9x, ch 3, sl in same ch-sp, tie off. (21 clstr)
Rnd 7a: You’ll crochet this row as a split row, each half alternating single and double clusters. Place a marker at the start of the row. Join yarn to top of last starting-ch, ch 3, ch 2, (clstr, ch 2, dbl-clstr, ch 2) 3x, dbl-clstr, ch 2, clstr, ch 3, sl in same ch-sp, tie off. (12 clstr)
Rnd 7b: Skip the next 3 ch-sp, join yarn in the 4th ch-sp, ch 3, starting in same ch-sp (clstr, ch 2, dbl-clstr, ch 2) 4x, clstr, ch 5, sl in next ch-sp, tie off. (13 clstr)
Rnd 8a: You’ll crochet another split row with single clusters in each space.
Join yarn as before, ch 3, starting in same ch-sp (clstr, ch 2) 12x, ch 5, sl in next ch-sp, tie off. (12 clstr)
Rnd 8b: Join yarn to next half of rnd as before, ch 3, ch 2, (clstr, ch 2) 13x, ch 3, sl in same ch-sp, tie off. (13 clstr)
Bottom
Rnd 9a: In this split row you’ll switch colors and crochet 1 cluster in each chain-space, but with only 1 chain between each cluster. Join contrasting yarn as before, ch 3, ch 1 , (clstr, ch 1) 12x, ch 3, sl in same ch-sp, tie off. (12 clstr)
Rnd 9b: Join yarn to next half of rnd as before, ch 3, (clstr, ch 1) 13x, ch 3, sl in next ch-sp, tie off. (13 clstr)
Rnd 10a: You’ll crochet this row same as the last. Join contrasting yarn as before, ch 3, (clstr, ch 1) 12x, ch 3, sl in next ch-sp, tie off. (12 clstr)
Rnd 10b: Join yarn to next half of rnd as before, ch 3, ch 1, (clstr, ch 1) 13x, ch 3, sl in same ch-sp, tie off. (13 clstr)
Rnd 11: In this row you’ll switch back to the main color and crochet this row same as the last, Along the way you’ll join the split row back into one. Join main color yarn as before, ch 3, starting in same ch-3 space, (clstr, ch 1) 13x, ch 6, starting in ch 4 space at beginning of other half of rnd, (clstr, ch 1) 14x, ch 3, sl in same ch-sp, tie off. (27 clstr)
Rnd 12: Join main color yarn as before, ch 1, *sc into clstr, sc in ch-sp,* rep from * to * until end of first half, 3 more sc in connecting ch, rep from * to * again for second half, sl in same ch-sp, tie off.
Weave in ends.
Make a small pom pom using 3 fingers or a mini pom pom maker. Sew to top of tea cozy.
Sew a button to one bottom corner, using the chain spaces as a buttonhole.
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