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Pint sized Dormouse tea cosy


    We're more used to hearing about dormice living inside teapots thanks to Alice in Wonderland, but this dormouse likes to live on the teapot.

    The pint sized Dormouse tea cosy is delightfully cute and he's holding a blackberry, which I suppose he's going to eat with his tea. He had big black eyes and large peachy coloured ears.

    The tea cosy is knitted with double thickness wool, for warmth and the knitting pattern is simple and quick to knit. The double pointed needles are used to make an icord, all of the tea cosy is knitted on two needles.

    This sweet little dormouse has been out collecting yummy blackberries to enjoy with tea.

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    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, double pointed needles,
    • 3.25mm, UK size 10 or US size 3 Knitting needles,
    • 50g Sandy Brown double knitting wool
    • 20g flesh double knitting wool
    • Small amounts of dark purple and green
    • Black cotton
    • 18mm black safety eyes
    • Stuffing and PVA glue