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Kamithina
« on: August 03, 2004 01:06:56 PM »

I finally got pictures!  I've never done pics before, so sorry about the size!  I got the idea after seeing a pattern at www.yarntomato.com in the April 2004 archive for a basket made with an old CD.  The lid of the teacup is just the base of the basket and it also has a CD in it.  Also, I did a row of single crochet just under the inside rim to help support the lid (my husband's idea).  Let me know what you think, and THANK YOU, YARN TOMATO and THANK YOU, JEN FOR THE TEACUP HANDLE IDEA!!!!!!  Grin





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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2004 02:11:56 PM »

oh my goodness that is the most adorable thing ever! i can't knit or crochet or do anything clever with yarn, but looking at this makes me want to learn so much!! you did a wonderful job!  Cheesy
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Kamithina
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2004 02:16:09 PM »

Thank you muchly!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2004 06:21:59 PM »

That is the coolest D@^N#$ thing I have ever seen.!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2004 08:04:16 PM »

I think this is my favorite crochet pattern ever!   Grin  I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2004 10:54:55 PM »

That is really cute!!! Wicked awesome!
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Kamithina
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2004 05:04:38 AM »

THANK YOU!  I kind of thought it was a goofy idea at first, but them I became obsessed with it and just had to see if it would work.  Thanks for all the nice comments!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2004 02:24:23 PM »

That's so cute! I like the pattern for a knitted "fiesta ware" tea set, but had no idea what I would do with it. Now I know!

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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2004 02:27:19 PM »

OK- So how long did it take you to do this? I can't knit or crochet (yet!) but I am just finishing a tea themed quilt for a friend for her wedding in a few weeks. This would be just the perfect touch since I was planning on putting together a gift basket with assorted teas anyway. Whaddya think? Could I work out some sort of deal to buy one from you or a trade or do they just take too darned long?!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2004 04:34:39 PM »

Alright, this is just too charming---and I must make one for my mother, the Queen of All Tea Drinkers.  Would you mind tuting how you adapted it from the Yarn Tomato bowl pattern?
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2004 06:55:58 PM »

that's so cute! 
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2004 08:23:21 PM »

that is sweet!!  If i drank more tea i'd have to do that myself... hmm.. maybe for my tea drinking canadian friends.
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2004 08:28:01 PM »

oh my!  that's amazing looking!  great job!  Cheesy

wow, if only I crocheted.  my mom would love that.
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Kamithina
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2004 05:10:39 AM »

I'm not sure how long it took, because I stopped alot (kids and things).  I would say no more than 3 hours.

I made the basket pattern exactly, except I left off the beads and added an extra row at the top to try to make the roll for the rim of the cup fatter to help hold up the lid a bit.  When that didn't work too well, I went on the inside of the cup, and just under the rim of the cup, I added a row all the way around of single crochet.  That worked pretty well.  For the lid, I made the two circles for the base of the basket in a different color, and stitched them together.  Halfway around, I inserted a CD and then finished stitching it up.  For the handle, I used Jen's idea that she posted here: http://www.crochetme.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17

I didn't use glue though, I just left a tail that was as long as my handle and fed it back through all the stitches with a needle.  This made it stiff enough to stand up.  Then I stitched it to the cup.  Finally for the tag, I made a sqare by chaining 6 and then single crocheting through both loops with a "Chain 1" at the end of each row (should have 5 stitches in each row) until it was square and then ended it with a slip stitched and worked in the tail.  After I finished that, I did a slip stitch on the bottom row of the square in the 3rd stitch and  40-50 chain stitches.  Then I slip stitched it to the lid.  I hope that wasn't too confusing.  Sorry, but I've never tried to give instructions before.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2005 09:33:03 AM »

I just mosied on back thru older posts and I love this!!!!  What a great gift this would make for a tea lover!!!!!  I may have to try this one!
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2005 10:22:11 AM »

Thanks so much, Kamithina!  This is heading for the top of my Do Next list.  Two questions: what kind of yarn did you use and do you remember what size hook?
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2005 11:44:46 AM »

The yarn is easy; I used Red Heart SuperSaver white and tan.  As for the hook size, I'd have to look it up, but I used whatever yarntomato suggested in her pattern.  Good luck!!  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2005 10:18:42 AM »

Wow! That is just awesome!  Shocked  I'll have to do one myself as I'm a huge tea-addict..  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2005 06:26:24 PM »

Thank heavens this thread resurfaced. That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. I want to make one right now.......
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2005 08:26:35 PM »

I love it! You're so creative!
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2005 05:09:14 AM »

You are all too, too nice!!!  THANK YOU!!!  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2005 02:36:54 PM »

OH MY GOSH! that is wonderful!!!
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« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2005 09:16:53 AM »

I loved your idea so much, I made one for my mother-in-law. It isn't exactly the same. But the changes were more on a whim, so I didn't really document them.

But it is the same basic pattern. I am giving this to my mother in law on Friday for her birthday. She is the hugest tea drinker. And her and my youngest boy have tea parties all the time. I hope she'll like it.



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« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2005 09:35:16 AM »

The perspective with the tree and garage caused me to about choke when I looked at the first picture.   
Shocked  Wow that's BIG!!   

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« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2005 09:46:23 AM »

It actually is quite big
It's 5.5" high and about 7.5 inches across. I can hold about 40 teabags in it total. But she drinks 2-3 cups of tea in the morning alone, so I figured she needed quite a big holder. Right now she keeps them in an old tupperware container.

But it isn't quite as big as the perspective makes it look Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2005 09:47:46 AM »

 Cheesy So cute Ezri!
I keep on wanting to make one myself but I have such a huge collection of tea that my cup would have to be enormous.
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« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2005 09:52:14 AM »

That is GREAT!  I was never really sure whether anyone else tried it or not.  THANKS FOR POSTING!!!  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2005 10:40:27 AM »

that's is too cool! thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2005 06:03:05 PM »

That's an amazing idea! I could use one of those for the amount of tea I go through  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2005 07:25:04 AM »

This is freaking awesome.

I wish I had more time to crochet all this cool stuff!!!
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2008 02:19:36 AM »

The rim on that cup was made so smoothly and perfectly porcelain-like!
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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2009 08:10:20 PM »

how cute
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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2009 05:24:45 PM »

could be useful....
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2009 07:46:38 AM »

That is too cute, gives me ideas on what to do with all those useless cds and dvds I have laying around the house.
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« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2011 10:15:23 PM »

I love this holder if u could please send me ur patteren lovelywe66@gmail.com thanx so much
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2011 12:09:08 PM »

You've inspired an other fellow crocheter, so creative and useful at the same time. ~Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2012 06:12:42 PM »

I love it--this is the best idea ever! Makes me want to go get a nice hot cup of tea...
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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2013 01:01:36 PM »

I also would greatly appreciate a copy of this wonderful tea bag holder. My sister in law is obsessed with tea, tea cups, and tea pots. This would be great Christmas gift!!   haley_mullally@hotmail.ca
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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2013 10:08:15 PM »

The link for the handle is down!  Cry Could someone post the idea on this thread instead? Thanks! It's a very cute cup and I wish to make one for my sister.
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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2014 12:24:35 AM »

Hi, I absolutely love your pattern and would love to make one for myself and my college age daughter. We are both avid tea drinkers. Could you please send me the pattern?  Thanks so much!  Dona
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