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Free Pattern: Little Mouse Lens Buddy Pattern

I love my DSLR—not because I’m a good photographer or even that I know how to use it properly—but because with 3 small children, I can snap endless photos with the hopes that in at least one or two of them, all 3 of the kids will be looking at the camera! The lens buddy is a wonderful way to entice them just a bit more. Whether you’re a professional family photographer or you just want to take photos of your own children, this is a great way to get kids to look AND SMILE!

This pattern is suitable for beginners who are looking for something just a little more adventurous! It includes a photo tutorial on how to begin the first round. You should know how to make a magic circle and to crochet in the round. If you’re not familiar
with making a magic circle (adjustable loop, magic loop), it’s very easy to learn. Here’s a link for a brief video tutorial.

Hope you enjoy the FREE PATTERN!!

Little Mouse Lens Buddy Pattern <– Click here to download

Pattern: Little Turtle Lens Buddy

little turtle lens buddy

While I was experimenting with designs for the Little Sea Turtle Lens Buddy, I wrote a pattern for one of the prototypes–a cute little turtle lens buddy made in the round. The arms, legs and head are all one piece, so there’s no need to sew all the individual pieces together. And it’s free! Enjoy!

If you sell items made using this pattern or any pattern published/written by jkwdesigns, please add a link to this site (www.jkwdesigns.com) on your listing!

Materials:

Small amounts of worsted weight yarn (two colors)
5.0mm crochet hook (size H)
Elastic hair tie
Tapestry needle (optional, for weaving in ends)
Safety eyes (optional)

Pattern:

Round 1: With Color A, 36 sc around the elastic hair tie. Sl st to join with first sc. [36 sc]
Crochet elastic hair tieRound 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in 1st st. Hdc in next 3 sts. *2 hdc in next st. Hdc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join with first hdc in round. [45 hdc]
Round 3: Ch 1. 2 hdc in 1st st. Hdc in next 4 sts. *2 hdc in next st. Hdc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join with first hdc in round. [54 hdc]
Round 4: Ch 1. 2 hdc in 1st st. Hdc in next 5 sts. *2 hdc in next st. Hdc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join with first hdc in round. [63 hdc] Finish off.

Round 5: Attach Color B. Ch 1. 2 sc in 1st st. Sc in next 4 sts. Sl st in next st. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch 2 and sl st in same st as last dc. (Bottom right leg made)
Sc in next 6 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 3 sts. Sl st in next st. Ch 2 and dc in in same st. Sc in next 2 sts. Ch 2 and sl st in same st as last dc. (Top right leg made)
2 sc in next st. Sc in next 4 sts. Sl st in next st. Ch 2 and dc in same st. Trc in next 2 sts. 2 dtr in next st. Trc in next 2 sts. Dc in next st. Ch 2 and sl st in same st as last dc. (Head made)
Sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. Sl st in next st. Ch 2 and dc in same st. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch 2 and sl st in same st. (Top left leg made)
Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 6 std. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next st. Sl st in next st. Ch 2 and dc in same st. Dc in next 2 sts. Ch 2 and sl st in same st as last dc. (Bottom left leg made)
Sc in next 2 std. 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 2 sts. Sl st in next. Ch 3 and trc4tog. Ch 3 and sl st in bk of 1st ch of 3 ch. Ch 3 and sl st in same st. Ch 1 and sl st to first st in round. (Tail made)

Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional: Add safety eyes to turtle’s head.

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New Camera/Lens Buddy Patterns!

UPDATE: Giveaway has now ended!

I’m very excited to be adding some new patterns for purchase!

little hippo lens buddy little kitty lens buddy sea turtle lens buddy

They will be added to my pattern shops soon (Craftsy, Etsy and Ravelry), and for a limited time, they’re available to my loyal readers for free! All you have to do is follow my blog (either via WordPress, email, or Bloglovin’) AND one of the following:

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Just let me know which pattern you’d like and I’ll email it to you!

*OFFER IS ONLY GOOD FOR THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE!*

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Crochet Lens Buddy Pattern Giveaway! {limited offer}

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed! Thanks to everyone for your interest in my patterns! I’m working on some new patterns and will have a limited free offer for those soon so stay tuned! 

I’ve been busy this past week finalizing a few patterns for sale, and they’re finally up and available (on Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry). However, for 10 lucky readers, I’m offering all five of the lens buddy patterns for free! All you have to do is follow this blog (either via email, WordPress, or Bloglovin’) AND “like” my Facebook page.

The patterns include:

So just follow, like and send me an email at juliastitches @ me.com with your email address! If you already follow this blog and like the jkwdesigns page on Facebook, just drop me a line and tell me so. The first 10 people to do so will receive all 5 of the patterns–a $12.50 value!

 

Pattern: Flower Lens Buddy

flower lens buddy

I have several wonderfully talented photographer-friends, which is great for someone who loves to make things for babies and young children. In addition to all the adorable photo props I’ve made for them and their tiny clients, they’ve been requesting some camera-specific items, the camera buddy or lens buddy being one of them. I currently have several in the works, and eventually, the patterns will be available for purchase, but here’s a pattern for one I whipped up for a friend. It’s quick and easy, and such a great way to get little ones to LOOK AT THE CAMERA!!! 😉

 

If you sell items made using this pattern or any pattern published/written by jkwdesigns, please add a link to this site (www.jkwdesigns.com) on your listing!

Materials:

Small amounts of worsted weight yarn (two colors)
5.0mm crochet hook (size H)
Elastic hair tie
Tapestry needle (optional, for weaving in ends)

Pattern:

With Color A (for center of flower)
Round 1: 36 sc around the elastic hair tie. Sl st to join with first sc. [36 sc]

Crochet elastic hair tie

Round 2: Ch 1. 2 hdc in 1st sc. Hdc in next 3 sc. *2 hdc in next sc. Hdc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. Sl st to join with first hdc. [45 hdc] Finish off and cut yarn.

With Color B (for petals)
Round 3: Attach yarn. Ch 1. *Sc in 1st, 2nd and 3rd st. Ch 2, turn. Dc in 1st st (the 3rd sc you just made before turning). 2 dc in next st. Dc in 3rd st. Ch 2, turn. Dc2tog 2 times. Sl st evenly down the left side of the petal, making the last sl st at the base of the first petal. One petal made. Moving on to the next st in the round, continue from * and repeat around until you reach the end. [15 petals] Sl st to beginning st of 1st petal to join. Finish off and weave in ends.

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