The Beginnings of Bottletopboy
We were first introduced to the world of knitted and crocheted food in 2007 when we found a picture of a crocheted donut pin cushion on line. We were looking for something completely different but it changed the way we saw knitting and crochet entirely and we haven't looked back since.
We used to make things for friends and family until we decided last year (2013) that it was about time to get organised and sorted all our scribbled patterns out properly. Now we are really enjoying coming up with new ideas and patterns to share with people so that they can make these fun items for their friends and family too!
Owner, Maker, Designer
We love to knit. We love to crochet. We love food. It makes sense to us that these things should be combined!
Please Note: We only sell patterns, kits and wool in this shop, not the completed items. The photos used in our listings represent items made using our patterns.
Accepted payment methods
Once you have completed payment / checkout, a PDF of your pattern(s) will be available for you in the download section of your Etsy account so that you can print it / them. If you purchase one of the 'pick any' listings, please be sure to include a note with your purchase to let us know which patterns you would like, we will then email your patterns to you as PDF's so that you can print them. We will send patterns to the email address listed on your Etsy account unless you specify otherwise. Please make sure that you provide a valid email address so that we can send your pattern(s) to you. Printed copies of patterns will not be mailed / posted to you.
We post physical items as soon as reasonably possible and always within three working days. We will post to the address listed on your Etsy account unless you advise otherwise.
Items to the UK will be sent by Second Class post, estimated delivery time on this service is 2-3 working days, but this is not guaranteed. If you would prefer to upgrade to First Class or a Signed For service, please select this option on checkout.
Items to the rest of the world will be sent by International Standard, estimated delivery time on this service is 3 to 7 days, but this is not guaranteed. Please be aware that Royal Mail do not consider an item as lost until 25 days after posting to some locations.
Our postage charges closely follow Royal Mail's charges plus the cost of any packaging used - we do not aim to make a profit on postage and packing.
If your package does not arrive within the expected time frame, please let us know so that we can work together on the best way to proceed. We always get proof of posting when we send packages, this enables us to claim compensation from Royal Mail if something does get lost in the post.
Please note that when purchasing from overseas (outside of the UK), you are responsible for any customs / fees / taxes that may be applicable to your purchase. Please make sure you are aware of any additional costs that may be applied before you buy as we cannot be held responsible for these costs or for any damage caused by customs officials.
Returns and exchanges
We are happy to refund any other item that you purchase from us, so long as you advise us within 14 days of receipt that you wish to return the item and we receive it no later than 14 days following that.
Returned items must still be in saleable condition when we receive them or we will deduct accordingly from the amount refunded. Once we receive the item we will process your refund to include original postage and packing charges. Buyers are responsible for paying return postage on returned items. We would strongly recommend you get proof of postage for your returned item so that if your package does not arrive safely with us, you can pursue a claim with Royal Mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you require any additional information before purchasing one of our items, please feel free to convo us or email us at bottletopboy [!at] hotmail.co.uk.