Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Camera Buddies

Morning all. Starting my 35th day of no smoking and have to say that I think I have it whipped. There seems to be an obstacle a day that makes me want to pick one up and then I remember all the support I have received and don't want to let myself down this time. Yesterday's keeping busy project was these "Camera Buddies". My niece is a photographer and she mentioned them one time so I searched the internet and came up with these.

I found the "Hello Kitty" pattern here from 4Hankins Crochet.

(sc around a hairtie, join, ch 3, 2dc in each sc around, join, finish off) Eye backing (make 2). (ch 2, 6 sc in 1st ch, join, ch 1, 2 sc in each sc, join, fasten off). I had some really big google eyes that I put on but you could just use a button or piece of felt. The nose is a pom pom.

I just dc around the hair tie until full. (2 dc in dc, dc in next) around, join. ch 1, (sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next) around, join. 
(ch1, sc in next 6, turn. ch 1, sc in each sc. turn. ch 1, sc in next 2, sc next 2 together, sc in next 2, turn. ch 1, sc in eac sc., turn. ch 1 sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in next 2, turn. ch 1, sc in each sc, turn. ch 1, sc in first sc, sc next 2sc tog, sc in first sc, turn. ch 1, sc in first sc, sk sc, sc in next sc, turn. ch 1, sc 2 sc together. fasten off. )
Skip 6 stitches and join yarn in next sc making sure you are on the front side. Repeat from ( to ) above. I spot glued the ears down at an angle but they don't have to be.
Tongue: with red: chain 2. 2 sc in second 2, turn. 2 sc in each sc, turn, sc across, turn. sc in next, sc 2 sc tog, sc in next. turn. sc in sc, skip sc, sc in next. turn, sc 2 together. sl st around to make sturdy.

She knows the Elmo and Hello Kitty are on their way but I decided to do the dog last night. Hope you enjoy.