Size K hook for everything but the button on top where you’ll use an F hook. Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. I use felt squares for the flash.
Front, back, and flap of the bottom part of the camera:
Rw 1: With bottom color, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.
Rw 2: Ch 1, sl st in same st. Pivot work so that you are working back up the chain. Ch 1, sc in same st and across.
Rws 3-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and across. Do not fasten off yet.
Bottom of Camera:
At the end of Rw 8 you will creat the bottom of the camera. This will be Rw 9, but also the bottom of the camera. The camera is about 16 stitches wide, so when you fold it in three parts the front and back will be 16 wide and what’s left is the flap. To make the bottom of the camera you’re going to make three rows that are 16 stitches wide after Rw 8 and then later, after adding the top of the camera in this same manner, you can stitch the top of these three rows to the opposite side of the camera.
Rw 9: Ch 1, turn, and working in the back loops only, sc in same st and next 15 st.
Rw 10 and 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and across. After Rw 10 fasten off leaving a tail long enought to sew the top of Rw 11 to the other side when you fold the front/back toward it.
You should now have the bottom half of the camera intact. If you would like to go ahead and sew it in place it won’t hurt anything and it might be easier to remember which end you will work these same three 16-stitch rows when you add the top of the camera so you don’t accidentally work the top of the camera onto the top flap part.
Front, back, and flap of the top part of the camera:
Jn the top color with a sl st at the first sc on the flap.
Rw 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and across.
Rw 2 -5: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and across.
Row 6 will begin the top of the camera in the same way as Rws 9-11 created the bottom.
Rw 6: Ch 1, turn. Working in back loops only, sc in same st and next 15 st.
Rw 7-8: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same st and down the other 15 st. When you fasten off leave a tail long enough to fold down the top of the camera and sew it in place across from it to create the top part of the camera.
I like to jn the corresponding yarn along the top opening of the camera and sc across to make it look more smooth, and also along the flap where it may look uneven as well. Around the opening of the phone/cigarette/camera case, I sometimes decrease a time or two evenly if it appears a little wide or floppy.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Jn with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2sc in same st and in each st around. Jn with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2sc in same st, sc in next st, (2sc, sc) around. Jn with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Sides of camera lens:
Rnd 1: Join lens side-color yarn with a sl st in the front loop of any sc of Rnd 3. Working in the front (top of the lens) loops only: (Ch 1, sl st in next front loop) around. Jn with a sl st in first sl st/ch-1. Whichever looks more smooth.
Rnd 2: Working in the back loops of the same rnd where you just used the front loops, ch 1, sc in each st around and jn with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a tail lone enough to stitch the front loops of this rnd to the ch-1 parts of Rnd 1 and also to then stitch the lens to the camera.
Sew the lens to the camera, stuffing as you go along, and fold the top and bottom of the camera in place and sew them if you haven’t already. If you are going to add a felt flash, you might want to sew it on before you stitch the top and bottom in place…I stabbed myself with the needle several times trying to sew it on after the camera was already together.
With an F hook:
Rnd 1: (This is the top) Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: (This is the side) Ch 1, working in back loops only sc around and jn with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew button to the top of the camera.
Ch 42, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 2, sl st in same st. Faste off leaving tail long enough to sew both ends together and sew the handle to the camera.