A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News:  Vote now for your favorite craft challenge entry!  THREE amazing Ticketmaster prizes up for grabs this month.  Who will get one?
Total Members: 301,606
Currently Running With Scissors:
583 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: a teapot cozy: mishaps and extra flaps  (Read 3271 times)
Tags for this thread: tea_cozy  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
hooked on amicute
my cute blog: www.iheartamicute.blogspot.com
Offline Offline

Posts: 168
Joined: 30-Sep-2010

my crochet doesn't judge me. ♥

View Profile WWW
« on: November 08, 2010 09:49:39 PM »

I have been working on above mentioned teapot cozy for my so-sweet co-worker that just got married. To be honest, I was going to whip up a scarf for her - easy and fast. After I purchased the light blue THIN yarn, she asked me for a teapot cozy instead. I got to thinking: should I go buy new yarn for the cozy that is thicker (so that it would take less time) and darker (to hide stains)? I was either too lazy or just stubborn (truthfully, I am both) and I ended up crocheted the cozy with what I had. I had a vague idea of what to do and how to do it. There were no patterns online for a Bodum teapot cozy so i knew i had to wing it. Increasing and decreasing my stitches as I went up the curve of the teapot, and, literally weeks later, I ended up with a nice round pouch with an opening for the handle.

My plan for the top flap was to have JUST ONE with a cute button. I sewed on the flap and giddily put back on the cozy... and to my horror the flap was on diagonally. I immediately shriveled up and pitied myself for my mistake until an idea hit me like an elephant kicking your face with its hind leg. I'll just make a criss-cross pattern and she won't even know it was a mistake! And here is my product with a few blips here and there, but I was careful not to show them in my photos. Wink


my crochet blog - i ♥ amicute: crocheted creatures and other crafty inspirations

instagram: @iheartamicutecrochet
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3358
Joined: 26-May-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010 03:34:49 AM »

I love it... it looks awesome.... my parents have been using a tea cozy for as long as I can remember, and Ive never seen one like this.... you did a GREAT job, and I hope your friend likes it

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010 03:37:43 AM »

ooh, I like it. I have the same teapot only mine is purple. Good job!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010 05:02:11 AM »

Love it!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3441
Joined: 31-Jul-2005

Hi from Belgium!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010 10:37:31 AM »

I love the design!
You did a great job.
A lot of great designs are the result of accidental mistakes (even we, humans, are).

Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12346
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee

View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010 11:15:09 AM »

Don't mistakes make the most wonderfully beautiful things sometimes?   I love it.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Homemade Watercolor Paint with Brendan Fraser
How to Make Sidewalk Chalk with Brendan Fraser
DIY Seashell Candles
Tie Dying Basics
Easy DIY Fabric iPhone Covers
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Souvenir Tea Towel Pillow
Spotlight on: Making Toys
May 27, 2015 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.