FREE Chocolate Teapot Knitting Pattern

This little Chocolate Teapot knitting pattern is quick and easy. This FREE pattern will make a lovely gift with a chocolate orange inside or decorate your home. Add it to your knitted cake collection.

The body of the tea pot is a void where you can put a chocolate orange or a bath bombe or similar as a gift.

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Made with oddments of cream knitting yarn but you can use any colour you like. 3mm single pointed needles were used.   It is about 13cm high and will fit a chocolate orange inside the teapot. You will need two small pieces of toy stuffing about the size of a cotton ball.

It is important to knit with double knitting yarn and 3mm needles (26 sts x 33 rows = 10cm square) so that your chocolate orange will fit snugly inside.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row). 

This is what the component parts will look like…

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Teapot Body and Spout – Make 1

Starting at the base, with your chosen colour, cast on 46 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 11 rows

Shaping for spout. Next: k21, (inc1) 4 times, k21 (50 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k21, (k1, inc1) 4 times, k21 (54 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k21, (k1, inc1) 6 times, k21 (60 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 4 rows

Divide for the spout. Next: purl 38 sts and turn work.
Next: knit 16 sts and turn work again. Work with this set of 16 sts in the middle of the work only. There will be 22 sts on either needle that can be left for now or put onto a stitch holder as you prefer.

Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog, k5, inc1, inc1, k5, k2tog (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
Complete the last 2 rows 5 times in total (10 rows)
Cast off

Reconnect yarn to the remaining stitches and purl to the end
Knit along all stitches on both needles (44 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 9 rows
Cast off

Sew down the row ends of the piece. Sew down the spout. Allow the upper and lower edges to curl. Curl over top of the spout too. Add a little toy stuffing down the spout to help it keep the shape. (optional)

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Handle – Make 1

With your chosen colour, cast on 12 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 33 rows
Next: k2tog to end (6 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight.

Sew down the row ends of the handle. Attach the cast on edge at the top of the handle over the seam (see picture) with the handle pointing up. This will help with the curl of the handle at the top. Bend over and attach the bound off stitches at the bottom of the main piece to finish the handle.

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Lid – Make 1

With your chosen colour, cast on 10 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, inc1) to end (30 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Purl 1 row (edge of lid)

Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (20 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)
Purl 1 row
(Nobby handle) Next: increase into every stitch (20 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 7 rows
Next: k2tog to end (10 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends. Add a small amount of toy stuffing about the size of a cotton ball to the top of the lid. Fold the lower half of the piece so that the extra purl row is on the outer edge and the base is flat. Stitch from underneath through to the upper lid and back through again to make sure it stays flat and keeps the shape.

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