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Photo Camera Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019



Since I was a kid I've always enjoyed hands-on activities... from drawing to salt dough crafting, from jewelry making to painting! Later on in my life I discovered the amazing world of crochet and amigurumi and that stole my heart!


Not everyone knows though that I'm also a photography lover. I always long for vacation to finally take my camera out from the closet! I am always looking for the perfect spot and perfect light to take pictures of landscapes, people, buildings...

Anything is worth a picture if you can find the beauty inside and around it!


Today I'd like to share a super fun project with you all...a cute crochet Photo Camera!


***You can purchase an AD-FREE PDF of this pattern on Etsy HERE. The formatted PDF includes the step-by-step pictures!


Here's the FREE pattern! Enjoy!

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Lilac, Purple, Black and White

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling

HOOK SIZES: E/3,50 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), back loop only (BLO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).


INSTRUCTIONS: work in rows (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row) otherwise instructed..


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BODY CAMERA (lilac and purple yarn)

1) start working with lilac yarn, 17 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 14 sc, 4 sc in the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 14 sc, 1 inc in the last st (36)

2) *1 inc, 16 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (40)

3) *1 inc, 18 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (44); do not ch1

4) 40 sl st (40); ch1 and turn

5) now work in the opposite direction, 44 sc (44)

6-9) sc even (44)

10) switch to purple yarn, 44 sc (44)

11-13) sc even (44)

14) switch back to lilac yarn, sc even (44)

15-18) sc even (44); F/O and hide the yarn.

Stuff the body of the camera.


Create the top part of the camera:

1) start working with lilac yarn, 17 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 14 sc, 4 sc in the last ch, keep working on the other side of the foundation chain, 14 sc, 1 inc in the last st (36)

2) *1 inc, 16 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (40)

3) *1 inc, 18 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** twice (44); F/O and leave a long tail to sew the top of the camera to the body.

Keep stuffing firmly as you sew the two pieces together.


LENS (black, purple and white yarn)

1) start working with black yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** three times, 1 sc, 1 sc with black yarn and 1 sc with white yarn in the next st, keep working with white yarn, 1 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc, 1 sc with white and 1 sc with black in the next st (18) 4) working with black yarn only, *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) switch to lilac yarn, *3 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (30); do not ch 1

6) 30 sl st (30); ch1 and turn

7) now work in the opposite direction, 30 sc (30)

8) sc even (30); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the lens to the body of the camera. Stuff as you sew it.


SHUTTER RELEASE BUTTON (purple and lilac yarn)

1) start working with purple yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) working in BLO, sc even (8)

3) working in both loops now, switch to lilac yarn, sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to attach the button to the top part of the camera. Stuff it as you sew it.


Embroider a line above the lens using white yarn, using the chain stitch technique.

Embroider a rectangle with black yarn on the back of the camera, using the chain stitch technique.

Fill the space inside the black rectangle, embroidering a short white line.


WRIST STRAP (purple yarn)

1) work 35 ch very tightly (35); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the wrist strap on the side of the camera.


I can't wait to see your version of my PHOTO CAMERA! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!



Elisa

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