If I had found a satisfactory pattern on the ‘tinterweb’ I would have gone with that. It may still be out there, waiting for me. However this pattern is a combination of trying to grow my cupcake keyring into its larger sister and my desire to conquer the art of creating a rib out of crochet. (Basically crocheting sideways…ooo technical!)
Now confession time. Do you ever make something, be it a cake, cushion, doll, hat or scarf and think; ‘Actually I think I would rather keep this’. You struggle with yourself and then go, ‘No, no, no, keep your resolve young lady and give it away, as you always intended!’ I think the worrying thing might be, if you present said gift (tea-cosy avec teapot) and said friend would actually rather you had selfishly kept it…Ah well, tis always a risk for the obsessive crafter!
If you would like to make your own the pattern is available for free here.