I have to confess, I don’t know this pattern off-by-heart because I made it up as I went along, but I’ll give you a rough idea!
Note: I use US notation for my patterns.
I used a 4.5 mm crochet hook and double knit yarn. You’ll also need a button and a darning needle for weaving and sewing the button on.
- Measure the width of your camera and make the foundation chain that long plus two sts. (I think mine was around 20).
- 2 hdcs in first st (placing your hook through the third st on the chain) and 1 hdc to the second last st, 2 hdcs in the last, then start crocheting in the “bottom” or underside of your foundation chain. Start with 2 hdcs and then 1 hdc to second last st and 2 hdcs in last st. Sl st to join.
- Ch 2 and hdc into each st around. Sl st to join. Repeat this until you get to roughly the right size of your camera. (It would look like a bowl or basket-type thing at this stage.
- When you’ve gotten to this stage, begin rows of hdcs on one half of you bag only to make the flap. (So if you’ve got a bag 44 sts in the round, maybe make the flap 20 sts.) Repeat rows until you reach your desired length.
- To the end of the flap on my camera bag, I added triangle edging. Firstly, because it looked nice and secondly, because it saves on having to make a button hole and you can pop your button through the central triangle. The pattern for that can be found here.
- Weave in your ends once you fasten off.
- Sew button on. I used a contrasting yarn for this, but it’s not essential.