As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now I just had to personalize my camera. I’m still deciding on a name for her…LOL! So, I dug into my stash and found a hemlock ring doily that I knit with a most beautiful sock yarn. (I’m sorry, I don’t remember what company made it) A hemlock ring doily that I spent sooo much time frogging and re-doing…….a hemlock ring doily that just didn’t seem to look right anywhere. Well, it has been frogged for the last time and recycled into my camera strap.

It is simply an extra long strap that is turned up at each end to form a pocket. BAM! No more forgetting which pocket, or “cup” I put my lens cap in and I can carry an extra memory card. Perfect!

Here’s the pattern:

I used a 3.5mm crochet hook.

Chain 200 and work in single crochet until your strap just covers one side of your strap. Bind off and make the second side.

The reason I didn’t make this all one piece was that I wanted it lay flat against my neck. At this point you have to decide, “Do I want to take my strap off the camera?” My decision was to crochet the sides together right over the strap without removing it from the camera. However you want to do this is fine!

Turn each end up until you achieve the length you desire and tack a few stitches on the back of the strap to hold your “pockets” in place. Easy peasy!! Now you are done. Enjoy.

I know, I know….the pics aren’t the greatest but HEY….my Olympus was in use. LOL

Until Next time!

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