DIY: camera lens cozy


I’ve bought my first SLR camera somewhere in 2009. This camera is my baby and responsible for all the visual images of my blog.
I also love camera accessories and such but the thing is that they can be super overpriced, especially bags the leather ones. Hmpf.

Anyway, that can be solved by making your own with a game of Do It Yourself! And recently I have made a nice crochet camera lens cozy! With a lens cover that be open and closed!

I’m no pro in crochet and only know the basics, so if you know the basics of crochet as well, you can absolutely nail this one!


Mijn allereerste SLR camera heb ik ergens in 2009 gekocht. Het is mijn schatje echt waar, en is verantwoordelijk voor al het visueel beeld van mijn blog. Het is dus ook niet gek dat ik dol ben op camera accessoires zoals deze tas. Het punt is dat camera dingen vaak duur zijn. *trekt zielig gezichtje*

Maar goed, dit kan opgelost worden met een partijtje DIY! Zo heb ik mijn camera een leuk gehaakt camera cozy getrakteerd. Het heeft een lens deksel die open en dicht kan!

De camera cozy kan al gemaakt worden met enkele basistechnieken. No rocket science dus! Dus als ik het kan, kan jij het ook!

 You'll need:  your desired acrylic wool, crochethook 3.00 or 4.00mm, a pair of scissors and a button 

Carmen from Creacarmen suggested me to create an extra row for support, which is a real good tip of her!

I love it so much!
The Steps: 
 Lens cover 
Row 1. Form a magic loop with 6 chains. 
Row 2. chain 1. 2x singel crochet all the way.  
Row 3. chain 1. 1x single crochet first stitch, 2x single crochet in next stitch. Repeat until end of this row. 
Row 4. chain 1. 1x single crochet first stitch, 1x single crochet next stitch, 2x single crochet in the next stitch (3rd one). Repeat until end of this row. 

So basically you'll add 1 more of your 1x single crochet in every new row.
Your circle will get bigger eventually. All lenses have different sizes so I 
recommend you to measure it. Mine has 6 rows total. 

 The body 
Once you've finished the lens cover, make a long chain. This will be the 
length of the diameter of your lens. Again, all lenses have different sizes,
so measure measure! Mine has 40 chain total. 

Row 1. 40 chain.
Row 2. chain 1. single crochet all the way.

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  1. Hij is zo mooi geworden!! Met dat extra randje komt de 'deksel' zeker niet los :) Ik denk dat ik er ook eentje op jouw manier ga maken ^^ Alleen nog iets verzinnen voor de lensdop.. Ik zit hier ook helemaal te kwijlen over die roze cameratas, haha :P Some day... xx!

  2. This is too cute!

    xo' M

  3. Aww this is totally adorable :) My favourite color, too. Your camera seems nice too, I'm hunting for a new one as we speak ! :p

    Love, Satu
    Indie by heart

  4. I have an olympus too ^^ its my baby <3
    This is yet another great idea, i lost my lens cap ages ago so i've just been keeping it in a leather case. So hard to find a replacement cap :c

    à la foliee

  5. Oh my gosh, this is so cute, Mei! *A* I've seen a few bloggers take up crocheting, and it makes me want to give it a try as well (maybe when I finally save up for a new camera?)! Thank you for sharing! *A*

  6. Oh this is cute! Unfortunately I'm not as talented as you are and can't crotchet - I don't even know what the instructions mean, haha.

  7. It's perfect and I love the colors! I love love buying camera accessories, but making it sounds so much more fun :)

  8. That's so adorable! I'd make my camera matching ones for my outfit if I could crochet.


  9. Such a cute idea !

  10. This lens cover is the cutest thing I've seen today!

  11. Cute! Lijkt me alleen wel erg stoffig! D:

  12. That is so cute! I wish I knew how to work with crochet!

  13. Wow so adorable, both the color and the design. But would the tiny wool piece makes it more dusty Hmm I'm just wondering because normally wool material always have those little things coming out, quite annoying in my opinion

  14. this is so cute and creative! love it!

  15. This is such a good idea! I could never knit this well though!
    - Charlotte

  16. What a great idea and this is just too cute for words. <3 I wish I still remember how to do it.. but maybe I'll try to re-learn it again once I have time. :P

  17. Wat een super leuke DIY. Heel handig ook.

  18. This is a great idea! I recently got a camera with big lenses and I can't think of a better way to protect them!

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  19. It looks so cute and I love the colors you chose for it. The iciness of the blue and white make it perfect for winter, but since it's pastel, it should work for summer and spring too!

  20. Love this! Featuring your fun project at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this!


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