1950's Queen Elizabeth II Tea Cosy

The Queen Elizabeth II tea cosy from TeaCosyFolk is based on the water coloured portrait of the queen by Dorothy Wilding from 1952, featuring a young looking queen in a gold and blue dress with silver crown and finery. The Royal Majesty tea cosy has our queen draped in a purple cape bearing her initials and holding a cup and saucer, because the Queen loves a good old cuppa too.

As always with our designs, the tea cosy is knitted with double thickness wool to keep the tea at the perfect temperature for a royal brew. This is one of the more challenging patterns to knit in the range and you will require circular needles and double pointed needles to create an I-cord and there are 6 pages to the pattern.

The perfect tea cosy for Royal-tea!


  • Made from double thickness yarn for extra insulation
  • Fits a medium sized teapot that holds 6 to 8 cups or 2 pints

Materials you need at home:

  • 5.5 mm, UK size 5 or US size 9 knitting needles,
  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Knitting needles,
  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 Double pointed needles,
  • 4.00 mm, UK size 8 or US size 6 circular needles,
  • 3.00mm, UK size 11 knitting needles,
  • 50g Lemon double knitting wool
  • 20g Light blue double knitting wool
  • 20g Dark brown double knitting wool
  • 20g Royal purple double knitting wool
  • 25g White Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake DK Double Knit
  • Small amount of Schoeller + Stahl Silver
  • Small amounts of gold and black double knitting wool
  • A miniature cup and saucer (I used a dolls house set)
  • Stuffing
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Susan Cowper

I design and knit unique tea cosies. I really love designing exciting and unusual tea cosies, its great fun and people don’t mind having an over the top tea cosy. Plus they are a great talking point at tea time and make for brilliant knitting projects.

I have quite a following with regular customers who regularly buy my latest designs from my website TeaCosyFolk.co.uk

I have had a couple of patterns printed in the Simply Knitting Magazine, which is very exciting.

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