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Monday, January 24, 2011

FREE Pattern - Crochet over Bottles

 This pattern is for the oval bottle on the right in the purple multicolor yarn. You could use string, jute, or any color to match your decor. It's a quick, fun way to display crochet for you and your friends to enjoy. I got the pattern for the cream colored bottle from one of my favorite books published in the 1970's, titled McCall's Crochet Treasury. It's chock full of patterns of all kinds. I did the taller bottle with string maybe 15-20 years ago. The book has patterns for crocheting around larger bottles also.

Crochet Over Oval Bottle
Design by Mary Jane Hall


TLC Essentials Yarn in Sage Mary # 2997
Crochet Hook size H/8 (5 mm)
Yarn Needle
Oval glass bottle that is 4 1/2" tall X 5" at widest point
(bottom will be a rectangle shape)
These bottles can sometimes be found at stores like Micheals Arts and Crafts, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, and Hobby Lobby.


3 sc = 3/4"      2 sc rows = 1/2"
3 dc = 1"        3 dc rows = 1 1/2"

Decrease: to work 2 sts tog - (Yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw lp through, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) in each of the sts indicated, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

Note: scroll down to see bottom of bottle.

Instructions - Worked in rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch and in each ch across, 4 sc in last ch, continuing up other side of ch, sc in each ch across, 4 sc in last st. From now on mark beg of each rnd.
Rnd 2: (Increase rnd) Sc in each st around, working 2 sc in each of 3 sc on ends - 6 sc on each end
Rnd 3: Rep rnd 2, working 2 sc in each of the 4 sc on ends - 8 sc on each end
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around, with no increases
Rnd 5: Ch 2, Hdc in each st around
Rnd 6: Rep rnd 5.
Rnd 7: Ch 3, Dc in each st around. At this point you may want to place the bottle inside work
Rnd 8: Dc in each st around, working 2 dc in each corner - 4 incs
Rnd 9: Dc in each st around - no incs
Rnd 10- 11: Rep rnd 9
Rnd 12: Dc in each st around, working 2dctog, to dec on each corner
Rnd 13: Dc in each st, with decreases where needed to pull together around smaller part of bottle.
Rnds 14-16: Sc in each st, decreasing where needed, so work will be close around neck of bottle, end off. Weave in loose ends with yarn needle.
Tie: Ch 65, end off. Weave in ends, and tie in a bow around neck of bottle

NOTE: Please do not copy or sell this pattern. If you would like to sell your own projects you make from this pattern, you are welcome to do that, as long as you give me the credit as the designer. Thank you for cooperating and enjoy the pattern! Mary Jane


  1. thanks! I have been asked to crochet over some bottles to allow the little string of lights put therein to shine through so i look for patterns that will allow this. maybe if I skip a few stitches to make the holes bigger???

  2. Sorry I'm just now seeing this! Did that work?