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Free Ketchup Bottle Pillow Amigurumi Pattern

As a crochet designer, I have an ever-growing list of things I want to make. This Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Pillow has been on that list from the very beginning. It’s not that I have an obsession with ketchup or anything, but it was just something random that I’ve wanted to make for a long time. I’m really glad I finally made it, because I love how this turned out and it’s going to look so cute on my green armchair.

Free Ketchup Bottle Pillow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Before I get to the pattern, I would like to share some of my project notes about this amigurumi ketchup pillow.

  • This pillow requires A LOT of stuffing. I used up about 1/4 of my Polyfil bag to stuff this pillow, so about 130-140g.
  • I used a 3.5mm hook with Aran weight yarn, but if you plan to really stuff it, you might want to use a 3.25mm hook instead.
  • Parts of the ketchup bottle will look a bit lumpy until you stuff it fully and roll it around to shape it. Make sure you use enough stuffing or you won’t be able to roll it around to shape it.
  • My embroidery skill is pretty crap, and that’s why my label looks kinda wonky. But I do think it adds a bit of character to the pillow? Or maybe I’m just saying that to make myself feel better lol.
  • The pillow measures to be about 15 inches tall but somehow manages to look smaller in pictures because your mind is accustomed to ketchup bottles being a certain size.
  • My overall finishing was pretty weak for this project (can you tell how upset I am about my lack of embroidery skills?), so I think if you’re really great at sewing and embroidery, your pillow could look WAY better than mine.

And as usual, if you would like to show your support, please consider purchasing an inexpensive printable PDF from the shop! It really helps me out and allows me to create more amigurumi to share with you guys!

Also, please excuse the inconsistency in colour/lighting in the photos. I’m trying to figure out my camera and the lighting system that my friend Amy lent me! Excited to be able to take better photos in the future when I have a better understanding of how to work with the lights though!

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*Note: I worked in continuous rounds (vs. joined rounds) unless otherwise stated.

Basic colour changing knowledge is required for you to be able to create this toy. Planet June has a great video tutorial on that.

TERMINOLOGY
st(s):
stitch(es)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
sl st: slip stitch
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
(…) x # : repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Red, White, Green, and Yellow Aran Weight Yarn (I used roughly 150 g or 260 m in total)
  • Black Fingering Weight Yarn for embroidery
  • 3.5mm Crochet Hook (or 3.25mm if you stuff very tightly)
  • Polyfill or Cotton for stuffing
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch Marker
  • Pins



Amigurumi Ketchup Bottle

stuff as you go
starting with red yarn
1 8sc in magic circle [8]
2 (inc) x 8 [16]
3 (sc, inc) x 8 [24]
4 (2sc, inc) x 8 [32]
5 (3sc, inc) x 8 [40]
6 sc in all sts [40]
7 (4sc, inc) x 8 [48]
8 (5sc, inc) x 8 [56]
9 sc in all sts [56]
10 (6sc, inc) x 8 [64]
11 (7sc, inc) x 8 [72]
12 (8sc, inc) x 8 [80]
13 sc in all sts [80]
14 (9sc, inc) x 8 [88]
15 (10sc, inc) x 8 [96]
16 BLO, (10sc, dec) x 8 [88]
17-37 sc in all sts [88]
38 (20sc, dec) x 4 [84]
39 sc in all sts [84]
40 (19sc, dec) x 4 [80]
41-47 sc in all sts [80]
48 (8sc, dec) x 8 [72]
49-50 sc in all sts [72]
51 (7sc, dec) x 8 [64]
52 sc in all sts [64]
53 (6sc, dec) x 8 [56]
54-55 sc in all sts [56]
56 (5sc, dec) x 8 [48]
57-61 sc in all sts [48]
62 (4sc, dec) x 8 [40]
63-65 sc in all sts [40]
66 (3sc, dec) x 8 [32]
67-76 sc in all sts [32]
switch to white yarn
77 sc in all sts [32]
switch to yellow yarn
78 sc in all sts [32]
switch to green yarn
79 sc in all sts [32]
switch to white yarn
80-83 sc in all sts [32]
switch to green yarn
84 sc in all sts [32]
switch to yellow yarn
85 sc in all sts [32]
switch to white yarn
86 sc in all sts [32]
switch to red yarn
87-88 sc in all sts [32]
89 BLO, sc in all sts [32]
switch to white yarn
90 FLO, (3sc, inc) x 8 [40]
91-92 sc in all sts[40]
93 BLO (3sc, dec) x 8 [32]
94 (2sc, dec) x 8 [24]
95 (sc, dec) x 8 [16]
96 (dec) x 8 [8]
Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in.

Ketchup Bottle Sticker

starting with white yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
switch to green yarn
4 sl st, sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5 [24]
switch to yellow yarn
5 sl st, 2sc, inc, (3sc, inc) x 5 [30]
switch to white yarn
6 sl st, 29sc [30]
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Weave in loose tails.

Ketchup Bottle Label

with white yarn
1 Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 13sc, turn [14]
2 inc, 12sc, inc, turn [16]
3-5 sc in all sts, turn [16]
6 inc, 14sc, inc, turn [18]
7-9 sc in all sts [18]
10 inc, 16sc, inc, turn [20]
11-15 sc in all sts, turn [20]
16 inc, 18sc, inc, turn [22]
17-21 sc in all sts, turn [22]
Fasten off.

Top of the Ketchup Bottle Label

with white yarn
1 Insert hook into the 5th stitch from the right side of the label and pull a loop up, ch 1 (counts as first sc), 13sc, turn [14]

 

2 inc, 12sc, inc, turn [16]
3-4 sc in all sts, turn [16]
5 2 sl st, 3sc, 2hdc, 2dc, 2hdc, 3sc, 2 sl st [16]

6 92sc around the entire label [92]

The image below shows how your sc’s should be distributed around the label.

switch to green yarn
7 inc, 2sc, (dec) x 2, sc, (inc) x 2, (4sc, inc) x 4, (inc) x 2, 5sc, (inc) x 2, 5sc, (inc) x 2, (inc, 4sc) x 4, (inc) x 2, sc, (dec) x 2, 2sc, inc, 7sc, (inc) x 2, 7sc [110]

switch to yellow yarn
8 (inc) x 2, sc, (dec) x 2, sc, (inc) x 2, 26sc, (inc) x 2, 7sc, dec, 7sc, (inc) x 2, 26sc, (inc) x 2, sc, (dec) x 2, sc, (inc) x 2, dec, 14sc, dec [115]
switch to white yarn
9 sc, inc, 2sc, (dec) x 2, 2sc, inc, 28sc, inc, 18sc, inc, 28sc, inc, 2sc, (dec) x 2, 2sc, inc, 18sc [117]
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.



Ketchup Bottle Label Tomato

with red yarn
1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 5, 2 sl st [17]
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.

Ketchup Bottle Tomato Leaves

make 3

with green yarn
1 Ch 4, sl st in 2nd st from hook, hdc, sl st
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Assembly

  • Sew the tomato onto the label as shown in the photo.

  • Embroider the words “TOMATO KETCHUP” (or HEINZ TOMATO KETCHUP) onto the label. You can use a light coloured washable marker to write the words onto the label as a guide first.

  • Surface sl st the tomato vines onto the label.

Insert hook from the front of the label to the back, YO, pull up a loop.

Insert the hook back into the label beside your original loop, draw up a loop and create a sl st.

  • Continue doing that until you’ve created a curvy line that resembles the tomato vine. Fasten the first line off. Create another line that attaches the initial vine to the tomato. Optional: You can sew a couple lines on the top of the “tomato” to create the leaves that are typically found on the top of tomatoes.



  • Sew the leaves onto the label, making sure that they’re attached to the vines. I wanted my leaves to have a little more dimension, so I didn’t sew it super neatly so that the leaves all look slightly different.

  • Pin and sew the label onto the front of the bottle.

  • Pin the sticker in front of the band on the top of the bottle, make sure that it is centred when compared to the label. Sew in place.

  • Sc all around row 89 of the bottle with red yarn to create a more distinguished line.

Hope you liked the pattern! Now that I’ve finally finished typing up the pattern, it’s time for me to try and ketchup on the sleep I lost trying to embroider that label!

Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.

You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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