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{ Tea set... }

Materials:
- Crochet hook 3.00
- 100% cotton yarn for a 3.00 crochet hook (two colors needed)
- Tapestry needle
- Soft stuffing like polyfiber fill
- A bit of cardboard or a polystyrene food tray

Colors
- One main color
- One contrasting color

Abbreviations
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
increase = 2 sc in one same st
decrease = 1 sc joining 2 stitches

Note: The teapot measures 15 cm approximately (height) and the cup is 4 cm. Of course should you use a different yarn calling, measures will vary...

READY? Let's start...

Inside of the teapot
{Use the contrasting color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. to 8. Crochet 36 sc
Close and break the yarn. Set aside for a while...

Teapot
{Use the main color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
{STOP!!!! Take the piece of cardboard (or the polystyrene food tray) and place the circle you've just crocheted on top of fit. Trace the borders with a black pencil and cut the circle with a pair of scissors. Set aside...}
8. Only through back loops, crochet 42 sc.
9. Crochet 42 sc
{Place the cardboard circle as a base for your teapot...}
10. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
11. Crochet *7 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (54)
12. Crochet *8 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (60)
13. to 20. Crochet 60 mp
21. Crochet *8 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (54)
22. to 24. Crochet 54 sc
25. Crochet *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
26. to 28. Crochet 48 sc
29. Crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
30. Crochet 42 sc
31. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
32. Crochet 36 sc
{Stuff firmly...}
Now take the "inside of the teapot" piece and fit it in the opening of the teapot, so that one stitch of the opening faces one stitch of the "inside" (they both have 36 stitches). Now, with the yarn you've been using to crochet the teapot, crochet a row of 36 sc, joining at the same time one stitch of the opening of the teapot with one stitch of the "inside". Done? Close, break the yarn and weave in ends...
Lid of the teapot
{Use the main color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. to 8. Color 36 sc
9. Only through back loops, crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
10. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
11. Crochet 24 sc
12. Only through back loops, crochet *2 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly.}
12. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (12)
13. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends.

Knob of the lid
{Use the contrasting color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (15)
4. to 6. Crochet 15 sc
7. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (10)
8. Crochet 5 decreases (5)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the lid...

Handle of the teapot
{Use the main color...}
1. Leaving a long initial tail, ch 13 and then slst to the first ch to form a circle.
2. Crochet 1 sc on each ch  (12 sc)
3. to 15. Crochet 12 sc
{Remember to stuff as you go...}
16. Flatten the opening of the tube and close it, joining together, with 6 sc, opposing stitches on each side.
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the teapot.

Thread your tapestry needle to the long initial tail and close with a few stitches the other end of the tube. Don't cut the yarn just yet. Use this tail to sew to the teapot. 

Spout
{Use the main color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. to 9. Crochet 12 sc
10. Crochet 6 sc and then 2 sc in each of the remaining 6 stitches (6 increases) (18)
11. to 12. Crochet 18 sc
13. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
14. Crochet 24 sc
15. Crochet 12 sc and then 12 dc
16. Crochet 12 sc and then 12 dc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the teapot. Push the other end inside, to create the opening from where the tea "will" come out... 
Cup
{Use the main color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. to 14. Crochet 36 sc
15. Only through back loops, crochet 36 sc
16. to 22. Crochet 36 sc
23. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
24. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
25. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
26. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
27. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close and break the yarn.
Push half of this piece inside, to shape the cup. Row 15 should be the border.
Handle of the cup
{Use the main color...}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)
3. to 12. Crochet 8 sc
{No need to stuff it...}
13. Crochet 4 decreases (5)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to the cup.

Saucer
{Start with the contrasting color...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Only through back loops, crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
8. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)
9. Change to the main color and crochet *7 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (54)
10. Crochet *8 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (60)
11. Crochet 60 sc
12. Crochet *8 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (54)
13. Crochet *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
14. Crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
15. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
16. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
17. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
18. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
19. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat *  (12)
20. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Flatten well and join both halves with a few stitches, using your tapestry needle.

Assembly
- Sew the handle to the teapot.
- Sew the knob to the lid.
- Stuff the spout and sew it to the teapot.
- Sew the handle to the cup.
Crochet as many cups and saucers as guests you are planning to invite...

Done!! Enjoy and invite your friends to tea...


© 2016 - This tea set is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!