Teapot Cozy

Size: 8" tall and 19" diameter
G hook, with 2 strands sports weight held tog. the guage is : 9hdc back lp rows = 3".
Materials: Sports-weight yarn - 4 + 1/2 oz. and 2 oz green.
Size  G crochet hook.

SIDE (make 2): Row 1: With 2 strands of sports weight held tog., and G hook, ch 12, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8 chs., 3 hdc in last ch; working on opposite side of starting ch, hdc in last 10 chs., turn (23hdc).
Row 2: Working the foll. rows in BACK LOOPS only, ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts., 2 hdc in next st., 3 hdc in next st., 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last 10 sts., turn. (27).
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next st., 3 hdc in next st., hdc in next st., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in last 11 sts., turn. (31)
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts., (2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts) 2 times, 3 hdc in next st., (hdc in each of next 2 sts., 2 hdc in next st ) 2 times, hdc in last 9 sts., turn. (37).
Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts., (2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 3 sts ) 2 times, 3 hdc in next st., (hdc in each of next 3 sts., 2 hdc in next st ) 2 times, hdc in last 10 sts., turn. (43).
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in next 10 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 4 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 9 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 4 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in last 11 sts., turn. (47).
Row 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 8 sts., 2 hdc in next st., (hdc in next 5 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 4 sts., 2 hdc in next st ) 2 times, hdc in next 5 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in last 9 sts., turn. (53).
Row 8: Ch 2 , hdc in next 22 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 5 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in last 23 sts., turn. (55).
Row 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 16 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 6 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 5 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 6 sts., 2 hdc in next st., hdc in last 17 sts., turn. (59).
Row 10: Ch 2, hdc in next 9 sts., (2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 7 sts.,) 2 times, 2 hdc in next st., hdc in next 5 sts., 2 hdc in next st., (hdc in next 7 sts., 2 hdc in next st) 2 times, hdc in last 10 sts., turn. (65).
Rows 11-13: Ch 2, hdc in each st across, turn. At the end of last row, fasten off. Matching sts., sew centre 29 sts on sides tog. leaving 18 sts at each end on each side, unsewn
BOTTOM BAND: Note - for double treble crochet (dtr) yarn over 3 times, insert hook in next st., yo, draw loop through (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.
Row 1: With 2 strands of green sports-weight held tog and G hook, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in last ch, turn. (5 sts).
Rows 2-30: Working in BACK LOOPS only, ch 1, sc in first st., hdc in next st., dc in next st., tr in next st., dtr in last st., turn. At end of last row, fasten off. Sew first and last rows tog., sew bottom band around bottom of Teapot Cozy. Decorate with crochet flowers.