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Crocheted Tea Cup Pincushion

With some imagination, you can turn an old tea cup into a pretty pin cushion.

Approximate Time: 1 hour to 1.5 hours


  • tea cup with or without saucer
  • your choice of yarn
  • size 5.5 mm hook
  • hot glue gun
  • E6000 or contact cement
  • sewing embellishments
  • scrap lace or ribbon


  1. Decorate the cup before you cement it to the saucer.
  2. With your chain one on hook, chain another and make a single crochet in first chain. Make one single crochet in the back loop of each single crochet.
  3. Do not start or end a row, just keep making a big spiral.
  4. When you have a circle almost the width of the cup, break off that color and add another, making a ruffle of chain three and slip stitch in each stitch around.
  5. Fill the cup with batting, and hot glue the crocheted work to the brim a little at a time.
  6. Decorate with buttons, anything little like sewing embellishments, etc.
  7. Glue the cup to the saucer and tie a lace or ribbon bow around the bottom.
  8. Let the glue sit over night before disturbing.


By Sandra from Yorktown, VA

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

That is darling, what a wonderful gift idea! Thumbs up!

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February 25, 20110 found this helpful

I like the crocheted top, will have to try one that way.

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September 22, 20160 found this helpful

use E6000 glue to join cup and saucer. It will hold better than hot glue/

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