Roller bottle case (essential oils)

Over the past two years, I’ve become quite the believer and collector of essential oils.  But traveling shorter distances with undiluted bottles was not ideal.  I bought some pre-diluted and already filled roller bottles, and also mixed some up myself.  I typically always have my headache oil with me in my purse.  Two weekends ago, I discovered the headache oil had been laying sideways in a big pocket for God only knows how long, and it leaked a little.  It wasn’t a horrible mess, but it was enough that the inside of my purse smells a bit minty…which really isn’t too bad!


I needed something to hold some bottles together, and keep them upright.  I found some adorable fabric cases online but my cheap creative side wanted to see what I could find online for crochet patterns.  In a basic image search, there were only a few, and they all went to an Etsy shop that no longer sold them.  I looked through the Ravelry database with a lot of key words and still didn’t see anything that would work.

Queue the birth of a new pattern!  I’m now able to place these together in a pocket of my purse or bag, in an upright position, to avoid leaky bottles!

This pattern holds three essential oil roller bottles, and the flap can be customized.  If you use my pattern to sell items, I would love and appreciate a link back or credit to my facebook fan page.  You are not permimtted to copy, redistribute, or sell my pattern.  Pattern is written in US terms.

Video at the end of this post…


Crocheted roller bottle case:

  • G hook
  • light worsted weight yarn (the blue pictured above is Red Heart sport weight #3)
  • yarn needle
  • medium sized button

Chain 15.

ROUND 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook three times.  Sc once in each of next 12 sts.  Sc in last st three times.  (You will now be working on the opposite side of the foundation chain to create a “round”.)  Sc once in each remaining ch.  (30 sts) Join.

ROUND 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, and in each st around (30 sts) Join. – Do this step three times. Before moving onto the next round, weave in your loose end.  Your case should be right side out.

ROUND 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and next 21 sts.  At this point, when you lay your piece flat, you will see you have come around the corner five sts.  Count backward 10 sc from your hook and place a sl st through that 10th sc to make your first pocket.  Sc in next 5 sts.  On the opposite side of your work, you will count 5 sc, and place a sl st through the 5th sc to make your second pocket.  Sc in next 3 sts.  Join to top of first sc from that row.  You should have 3 equal pockets.

ROUND 6: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in next 4 sts, sk next st (this is the sl st from the previous row which will not count as a st in our work).  Sc in next 5 sts, sk next st (again, that’s our sl st from before).  Sc in next 10 sts (the last place you make a st will look funny, because we put our sl st through it previously.  You’ll begin your next sc just on the other side of that sl st).  Sc in next 5 sts.  Jump over that sl st like we did before.  Sc in next 6 sts.  Join.

ROUND 7-14: Repeat round 5 and 6.

ROUND 15: Sc in each st around. Join.

The base of the case is finished.  You will now be working on the flap.  This is customizable.  You can alter this any way you like.  I chose just a simple button closure.

ROW 1: Sl st in next st. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and next 14 sts (15 sts)

ROW 210: Sc in each st across (15 sts)

ROW 11: Sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog. (13 sts)

ROW 12: Sc2tog, sc in next 9, sc2tog (11 sts)

ROW 13: Sc2tog, sc in next 7, sc2tog (9sts)

ROW 14: Sc2tog, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, s2tog (7 sts)

ROW 15: Sc2tog, sc 3 in ch3 space, sc2tog (5 sts).  Finish off and weave in loose end.

From here, you will put your bottles inside and measure how far down you need to sew your button on.  There’s no magic position here since yarn type, weight, and tension can alter placement.





Below is a video starting from row two through row six. I apologize for the rushed job and chipped nail polish, haha! I wanted to get it done before my kids got home from school.  

Essential Oil Pouch VIDEO


About Renee K

I am a crafty, working, mom of three seeking to spread joy in all I make!

Posted on March 8, 2016, in Patterns. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. How wide should it be when flat? Thank you for the pattern!

  2. Found you through Pinterest. So excited to try this! Thanks for sharing your ideas and work. For which size bottles are these intended?

  3. Is there a way to modify the pattern so that I can hold 5 bottles in the case? Thanks!

  4. Wish you would do a video on this one.

  5. Mindy McConnell

    I would love a video too, when you are feeling better.

  6. Kelly Anderson

    I wanted to let you know this is awesome! Also, I was able to add some stitches to hold four roller bottles. Also if you stop at row ten you get a good height for regular 5mL bottles. Haven’t quite figured out what to do with the 15mL bottles. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your pattern!

  7. Corrie Wilson

    Do you have any pictures of different steps? I’m getting lost.

  8. Hi, quick question here: when you say sc in same st after turning (row 2-4) does it mean Sc in the same st as the sl st join or do I have to skip the slip stitch? I always end up with more than 30 sts if I don’t skip the sl st.. Sorry if this sounds silly, this is my first crochet project 🙂 Thank you for this awesome pattern!

  9. Candice Esquivel

    silly question but is there sound on your video? im not sure if its my laptop or the video that has no sound

  10. I am getting lost at the end of the first step. When we are crocheting on the « other side of the beginning chain ». Can you clarify or do a video for that part?

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