Monday, April 16, 2012

Simple Single Crochet Camera Case

I got two new colours of yarn and was dying to make something with them, and I was also dying to make something to put a little bird applique I made a camera case! The case design is all my own, but the bird is from - with the exception of my bird's wing. I substituted the heart wing for a more traditional one, inspired by the veined leaf pattern but adjusted to be slightly smaller (and I'll state how below).

The case was made specifically to fit my camera (a Nikon Coolpix S630) but it could be easily adjusted to fit other sized cameras.

There's a hole in the flap of the case to slide the camera's wrist strap through.


Red Heart Soft Yarn, Worsted (medium, [4]), 100% acrylic in Grape (for the body of the case) and Teal (for the bird)
4mm hook for the body of the case
3.25mm hook for the bird (the pattern calls for a 3.5 but I wanted my bird to be slightly smaller)
yarn needle


Rnd 1: Ch 30. Join with sl. st.
Rnd 2 - 20: Ch 1, sc in each st. around. Join with sl. st.
Flap, Row 1: Turn the work. Ch 1, sc in each of the next 11 sts. (12 sts. total)
Flap, Rows 2 and 3: Repeat row 1
Flap, Row 4: Turn the work. Ch 1, sc in each of the next 4 sts. Ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in each of the next 5 sts (the hole for the camera strap is now made - if you don't want this hole, just repeat row 1 again)
Flap, Rows 5-11: Repeat row 1.
Flap, Row 12: Turn the work. Ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts. Ch 4, skip next 4 sts, sc in each of the last 4 sts (the button hole is now made)
Flap, Rows 13 and 14: Repeat row 1. Finish off.
Bottom: I wanted the bottom to be flat, rather than just sewing the hole closed, so I improvised a bottom. It's not perfect, but it works; With the camera in the case to easily see the corners, sl st from on corner to another down the long side. Then, sc in the first st next to your sl st along the short side, turn and sc across. Repeat the sc in the next st along the short side, turn and sc across until the hole is closed. (if you have questions I can try and explain it differently...)


Follow the pattern from the link above, but use a 3.25mm hook for a slightly smaller bird.
For the wing:
Ch 7, 3 dc in the second ch from hook, dc in each of the next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch. Ch 1 and sl st in same st (you can see this part explained if you follow the link above for the veined leaf). Use the chains on the other side, sl st in the next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of the next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch (the same one you did the first 3 dc in). Sl st to first dc. Finish off.

Then sew the wing on the bird and sew the bird on the case.
Sew on a button and voila! Camera case complete :)

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