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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!

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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…

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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.

 

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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

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FREE Lalaloopsy Crochet Pattern

I have decided to let my pattern go for FREE!  Enjoy, and share photos when you’re done 🙂

LINK to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lalaloopsy-crumbs-sugar-cookie

Serendipity Scarf Pattern

When we were planning our family photos last fall, I wanted to incorporate a scarf.  Mostly because my daughter and I had both chosen to wear a cream color top.  We needed some color!!  I went to the store and fell in LOVE with Yarn Bee Diva yarn….every color variation was beautiful so choosing was tough.  I finally decided on Kathmandu, and I think my favorite part is the sequins!

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I brought it home with me and decided that I couldn’t waste it on a boring stitch.  I didn’t really see anything online that took my interest, so I sat down and created this little pattern myself.  I’m sure there is another variation of it somewhere out there, but I promise, I did not copy.  This was not inspired by anything I saw.  It was just in my head 🙂

Before we get started, I want to show you this yarn up close and personal.

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This yarn is mostly acrylic, with a little bit of wool (12%), and lots of pretty sequins.  It comes in 3.5 ounce rolls and runs about $8 each.

In the photo above, my daughter is wearing the same scarf made with Caron Simply Soft.  This is a great substitute for what I used and comes in a larger roll for less money.

Another great substitute is Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable.  It comes in 3.5 ounces and is about $5 a roll.  Both Caron Simply Soft and Red Heart Boutique yarns are great for those with animal fiber allergies since they are 100% acrylic.

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My scarf is 5 “shells” wide and 6 feet long.  I used about one and a half rolls.  My daughter’s scarf is 4 “shells” wide and not nearly as long, requiring less material.  If you want the narrower version like my daughter, you should be able to get by on just using one 3.5 ounce roll of yarn for this project.  If you want it wider like mine, then make sure you grab two rolls and be sure to check lot numbers!

Are you ready for the pattern yet?!

SERENDIPITY SCARF PATTERN

**Please do not copy and paste my pattern.  You may sell what you make, but please link back to this page on all listings.**

Use J hook

Ch 23 + 3 — This is for 5 “shells”.  (Ch 18 + 3 for 4 “shells”.)

Dc 2 times in 6th chain from hook, ch 1, dc 2 more times in same chain.  (You will have 2 dc, 1 chain, 2 dc all in the same space.  This is the first “shell”.)

Skip next 4 chs.

Dc 2 times in next chain, ch 1, dc 2 more times in next chain.

Repeat this pattern across your row of chains.  Your last “shell” should be in the last chain.  There should not be any chains left over.

Ch 3, turn, dc 2 times in chain 1 space of first “shell”, ch 1, dc 2 more times in same space.

Continues this pattern across.

This is a very simple pattern to execute and looks beautiful when it’s made with yarn that changes color.  I like my scarves long so I can wrap them in several ways.  You can make yours as long as you want!

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Not a crocheter?  You can order this scarf from my shop HERE!

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