Free Tea Cake Christmas Pudding pattern

Crochet tea cake christmas pattern

This is a free crochet pattern to create a cover for a Tunnocks tea cake (or any other brand you might like) in the style of a Christmas pudding!


  • 3mm crochet hook
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Brown DK yarn
  • Cream DK yarn
  • Green DK yarn
  • Red buttons


  • MR – magic ring 
  • Ch – chain st
  • Htr – half treble
  • Tr – treble
  • Ss – slip stitch

This pattern is written using UK crochet terminology  

Instructions – pudding 

  1. Using cream yarn make MR, ch2 (do not include in St count throughout), make 8htr into ring, pull MR tight and join to top of ch2 with ss (8sts) 
  2. Ch2, 2htr in each st to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (16sts) 
  3. Ch2, 1htr, *2htr, 1htr, 1htr* to end, join to top of ch2 with ss. Cut yarn and join brown yarnFasten off and weave in ends (21sts) 
  4. Using brown yarn, ch2, 1htr, *2htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr, 1htr* to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (25sts)
  5. Ch2, 1htr in every St to end, join to top of ch2 with ss (25sts) 
  6. Repeat step 5 three times. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Instructions – Holly leaf 

  1. Using 3mm hook and green yarn, ch7, skip first st, ss loosely in each st to end (6sts). Fasten off and weave ends. 
  2. In this round you will be working behind ss and into the foundation ch made in step 1. 
  3. Join yarn in first St on right at the base of the leaf stem. Ch2 (counts as first htr), 1tr in next ch, [ch2, ss] in first ch (this creates a small loop which forms the prickle point of the holly leaf), 1 htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, [ch2, ss], [1htr, 1tr, ch2, ss in first ch, 1htr] in top of stem 
  4. Working down opposite side, 1tr, [ch2, ss], 1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, [ch2, ss], 1htr. Fasten off and weave in ends. 


Sew leaves to top of pudding and add a couple of red buttons.

Please enjoy this free crochet rainbow pattern and if you use it I would love to see photos!


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