Happy New Year!!
My first post for 2013 is a pretty one :) I've wanted to crochet a cover for my camera strap since I got it last year. I hate the way the strap digs into my neck, also it's nice to personalise and beautify things.
The camera strap will of course have a flower, so that's where we'll start.
I used a 5mm hook and 8ply cotton blend.
The pattern uses all the stitches in the table below. Even though I live in the UK, I learnt to crochet using an American book so I use US crochet terminology. The table lists the different names of the stitches so you can just swap them out for UK stitches.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in all the chains along to the end. You should end up with 28 scs.
Now you are going to create the petals. There are 14 petals in total, 2 small, 5 medium and 7 large.
Small petals: Ch 2, 4 hdc in the 1st sc,
sl st in next sc, 5 hdc in next sc
Medium petals: *sl st in next sc, 5 dc in next sc* - repeat 4 more times to give 5 medium petals.
In the photo below I had only completed 2 medium petals when the picture was taken - just in case you thought my numbers were off :)
Large petals: *sl st in next sc, 4 trc and 1 dc in next sc* - repeat 6 more times to give you 7 large petals, end with a sl st in last sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the flower together.
Wrap the flower up starting with the two small petals and ending with the large petals on the outside.
Flip the flower upside down and sew together.
I will put the pattern for the camera strap on the blog tomorrow.