Free Ketchup Bottle Pillow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Note: This pattern has been updated as of June 2021. The changes include an updated hook size, gauge, and stitch type that creates much tighter stitches. This creates a slightly smaller toy, but ensures that the stuffing doesn’t show through if you are matching the gauge provided.

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

Free Ketchup Bottle Plushie Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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The difficulty level of this pattern is Confident Beginner and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

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Gauge

5 Round Circle = 1.5” (Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran) with a 3.25mm (D) hook. I am working the x-stitch (yarn under single crochet). If you are working the standard sc, go down a hook size.

5-Round Circle:
1 6sc in magic circle
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sc [24]
5 (3sc, inc) x 6 [30]

Gauge isn’t super important for amigurumi, but I included it just in case you want to check your gauge. Being a little off should not affect the final product too much. You can learn more about how to measure gauge for amigurumi here! 

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
sc3: 3 sc in the same st

THINGS YOU NEED

Notes & Guides

Seamless Join in the RoundCut the yarn tail, fasten off, and thread the yarn tail onto a darning needle. Locate the 2nd st of the round, insert the needle under that stitch and pull through. Insert the needle into the centre of the final st of the round and out the back. This creates a false stitch and makes the edge look more seamless. Weave the tail into the back of the work.

Closing the Hole To close the hole, fasten off and thread the yarn tail onto a darning needle. Insert the needle under the front loop of the next stitch and pull through. Repeat with the rest of the stitches, then pull on the tail to close up the hole. Weave the tail into the centre of the hole to weave the tail in.

This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated – Mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker to help keep track of where the beginning of the round is.

Better Stripes for Amigurumi To create better stripes for amigurumi, change the final stitch of the round before your colour change into a slip stitch. Fasten off and work a seamless join in the round.

With a slip knot of the new colour on your hook, pick up a standing single crochet stitch in the false stitch (highlighted in green in the photo below) created by the Seamless Join in the Round. Work the rest of the round as you normally would and repeat these steps when you have to change colours again.


Amigurumi Ketchup Bottle

Free Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Crochet Plushie Pattern Step 1

stuff as you go

starting with Rose Red yarn

1          8sc in magic circle [8]
2          8inc [16]
3          (sc, inc) x 8 [24]
4          sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 7, sc [32]
5          (3sc, inc) x 8 [40]
6          sc in all sts [40]
7          2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 7, 2sc [48]
8          (5sc, inc) x 8 [56]
9          sc in all sts [56]
10        3sc, inc, (6sc, inc) x 7, 3sc [64]
11        (7sc, inc) x 8 [72]
12        4sc, inc, (8sc, inc) x 7, 4sc [80]
13        (9sc, inc) x 8 [88]
14        5sc, inc, (10sc, inc) x 7, 5sc [96]
15        BLO, (10sc, dec) x 8 [88]
16-35   sc in all sts [88]
36        10sc, dec, (20sc, dec) x 3, 10sc [84]
37-39   sc in all sts [84]
40        (19sc, dec) x 4 [80]
41-44   sc in all sts [80]
45        4sc, dec, (8sc, dec) x 7, 4sc [72]
46        (7sc, dec) x 8 [64]
47        3sc, dec,(6sc, dec) x 7, 3sc [56]
48-50   sc in all sts [56]
51        (5sc, dec) x 8 [48]
52-54   sc in all sts [48]
55        5sc, dec, (10sc, dec) x 3, 5sc [44]
56-57   sc in all sts [44]
58        (9sc, dec) x 4 [40]
59-61   sc in all sts [40]
62        4sc, dec, (8sc, dec) x 3, 4sc [36]
63-65   sc in all sts [36]
66        (7sc, dec) x 4 [32]
67-70   sc in all sts [32]

Note: If working my colour change method, switch the final stitch before the  colour change to a slip stitch. See “Better Stripes for Amigurumi” in Notes and Guides above.

switch to Champagne White yarn
71        sc in all sts [32]
switch to Mustard Yellow yarn
72        sc in all sts [32]
switch to Racing Green yarn
73        sc in all sts [32]
switch to Champagne White yarn
74-77   sc in all sts [32]
switch to Racing Green yarn
78        sc in all sts [32]
switch to Mustard Yellow yarn
79        sc in all sts [32]
switch to Champagne White yarn
80        sc in all sts [32]
switch to Rose Red yarn
81-82   sc in all sts [32]
83        BLO, sc in all sts [32]
switch to Champagne White yarn
84        FLO, (3sc, inc) x 8 [40]
85        BLO, sc in all sts [40]
86-87   sc in all sts [40]
88        BLO, (3sc, dec) x 8 [32]
89        sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 7, sc [24]
90        (sc, dec) x 8 [16]
91        sc, dec, (2sc, dec) x 3, sc [12]

Fasten off, stuff fully, close the hole and weave the tail in.

Sticker

Free Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Crochet Plushie Pattern Step 2

starting with Champagne White yarn

1          6sc in magic circle [6]
2          6inc [12]
3          (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
switch to Racing Green yarn
4          sc, inc, (2sc, inc) x 5, sl st [24]
switch to Mustard Yellow yarn
5          (3sc, inc) x 6 [30]
switch to Champagne White yarn
6          2sc, inc, (4sc, inc) x 5, 2sc [36]

Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and leave a tail for sewing (8”). Weave in loose tails from the colour change rounds.

Label

Free Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Crochet Plushie Pattern Step 3

with Champagne White yarn

1          Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 9sc, turn [10]
2          inc, 8sc, inc, turn [12]
3-5       sc in all sts, turn [12]
6          inc, 10sc, inc, turn [14]
7-9       sc in all sts [14]
10        inc, 12sc, inc, turn [16]
11-13   sc in all sts, turn [16]
14        inc, 14sc, inc, turn [18]
15-16   sc in all sts, turn [18]

Fasten off and weave tails in.

Top of the Label

Starting with Champagne White yarn

1          Starting with a slip knot on your hook, pick up a sc in the 5th stitch from the right of the label, then work 9sc, turn [10]

Free Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Crochet Plushie Pattern Step 4

2            sc in all sts, turn [10]
3          inc, 8sc, inc [12]
4          Pick up 60sc around the sides/bottom of the piece (see image below for stitch distribution), then work sc3, (2sc, dec) x 2, 2sc, sc3 along the top [74] *sc3 = work 3 sc in one st

Free Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Crochet Plushie Pattern Step 5

switch to Racing Green yarn
5          2dec, 2sc, sc3, 17sc, sc3, 10sc, sc3, 17sc, sc3, 2sc, 2dec, sc, sc3, 4sc, dec, 4sc, sc3, sc [81]
switch to Mustard yarn
6          2dec, sc, sc3, 19sc, sc3, 12sc, sc3, 19sc, sc3, sc, 3dec, sc3, 11sc, sc3, dec [87]
 switch to Champagne White yarn
7          2dec, sc3, 21sc, sc3, 14sc, sc3, 21sc, sc3, 3dec, sc3, 3sc, dec, 3sc, dec, 3sc, sc3, dec [91]
Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and leave a long tail for sewing (at least 18”).

Tomato

with Rose Red yarn

1          6sc in magic circle [6]
2          (inc) x 6 [12]

Fasten off, seamless join in the round, and leave a tail for sewing.

Assembly

  • With your embroidery floss, embroider the words “TOMATO KETCHUP” onto the top part of the label. It helps to start from the centre letters and work outwards to make sure the positioning of the words are centred. It also helps to use a light coloured marker to map out the words on the label first to use as a guide. If you are not comfortable with embroidery, you can also just skip this step. Your ketchup bottle will still look like a ketchup bottle without the words embroidered on.
  • With Grass Green yarn, surface sl st the tomato vines onto the label.
Free Ketchup Bottle Amigurumi Crochet Plushie Pattern Step 6

Surface Slip Stitch – Insert hook from the front of the label to the back, wrap the yarn around your hook and pull a loop up through the label. 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 and weave tails in. Create another line that off-shoots from the first line and down the centre of the label, leaving enough space for the tomato.

  • With Grass Green yarn, embroider in two or three leaves around the vines.
  • Pin the label onto the front of the bottle, with the bottom of the label sitting at round 21 of the ketchup bottle. Split the yarn in half and sew the label in place.
  • Pin the tomato below the vine and sew it in place.
  • With Grass Green yarn, embroider a few lines on top of the tomato to blend it into the vine.
Free Ketchup Bottle Pillow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Step 12
  • Pin the sticker onto the front of the band on the top of the bottle, making sure it’s centred when compared to the label. Sew it in place.
  • Starting with a slip knot on your hook, pick up the following in the exposed front loops from round 83 of the bottle: (3sc, inc) x 8 [40]

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!

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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!

One thought on “Free Ketchup Bottle Pillow Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

  1. Lucca says:

    Abby, thank you SO MUCH for having this crochet pattern available and for free! A friend commissioned me for a “cat-chup” bottle (as in, a bottle of ketchup with a kitty climbing out of it!) and your pattern is THE most amazing base. if you’re interested, when I finish it I’ll post it on my Instagram and you can check it out ? your designs are incredible, thank you again for sharing them with the world!
    -Lucca

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