|Perrier bottle bud vase (pattern copyright Hayley Spencer 2010, all rights reserved).|
I love green-coloured glass. It seemed such a shame to just immediately recycle a lovely little bottle. So I soaked off the labels and started to scheme....
The final product is reminiscent of the old glass fishing net floats that sometimes wash up on shore, or which are dubiously copied and sold by the millions at Pier1. Urgh. I suppose nowadays most of which washes up on shore in Vancouver are bits of plastic like toothbrushes and running shoes containing disembodied feet. (Apologies if it's distasteful to joke about this - I have a theory as to where those feet come from, but it's not a very happy one so I'll spare you the details). Ahem, right - onto the pattern!
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For this project, you will need:
- A 325 mL / 11 fl. ounce empty Perrier bottle with the cap, ring and labels removed
- A 3.0 mm crochet hook
- Less than 1/3 of a skein of Rowan purelife organic cotton (quebracho & cuba) in DK weight, or in a pinch you might enjoy similar success with cotton or jute kitchen twine
1. Ch 16 (tightly), sl st into a circle being careful not to introduce a twist in your chain.
2. Ch 1. sc 16, sl st at the end of round.
3. Ch 1. 2 sc in first st, sc 7, 2sc in next st, sc to end of round and sl st.
4. Ch 1. Dec (sc2tog) in first stitch (or alternatively, don't ch 1 at the start!). sc 7, dec again (sc2tog) in next st, then sc to end, sl st.
5. Ch 4, (skip 1, dc 1, ch 1) repeatedly for one round (working in the round)
6. (Ch 2, dc into space) for two rounds
7. (Ch 3, trc into space) for one round
8. (Ch 4, trc into space) for five rounds
9. (Ch 3, trc into space) for one round. Ch 2 and dc into the last space to make a smooth transition.
10. Skip 1, sc for two rounds. End off and weave in end to finish.