Camera Bag Pattern by Lily G. Hall Hartley
I designed Click-It because I needed a way to carry my camera and protect it when traveling during my summer vacation. It is a quick knit with bulky yarn, and an easy introduction to Fair Isle knitting. Personalize your bag with your name (mine says “Lily’s Camera”), and make some for your friends. Use your favorite colors and add a cute button.
One size, fits most small cameras.
Width: 4 inches
Height: 7 inches
[MC] Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep 85% wool 15% mohair; 125yd/4 oz. skein]; color: #5 Onyx; 1 skein
[CC] Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep 85% wool 15% mohair; 125yd/4 oz. skein]; color: #105 RPM Pink; 1 skein
[LC](Letter Color) Lamb’s Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep 85% wool 15% mohair; 125yd/4 oz. skein]; color: #165 Christmas; 1 skein
NOTE – This project uses very little of each skein, and can be made with leftover yarn, or make several bags from the three skeins listed above.
1 8 inch/22 cm length Japanese #10/US #9/5.25 mm circular needle
1 set(s) US #9/5.25mm double-point needles
1 Stitch Marker
1 Button of your choice
Size K Crochet hook (optional)
12 sts/16 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
When you are ready for the Fair Isle knitting, you can either carry both yarns in the hand you usually use, or carry one in each hand. When using 2 colors be sure to carry unused yarn loosely across the back of work.
This pattern can also be used to knit covers for cell phones and other small electronics.
Using the alphabet included, chart your Fair Isle design before you start to knit. Chart over 28 spaces (one for each stitch).
Using MC, CO 28 sts with circular needle. Join, being careful not to twist.
Place Marker at beginning of round.
Rounds 1 – 6 K even.
Rounds 7 – 17 Using Alphabet chart, K Fair Isle name across 28 sts with LC, slipping marker as you go.
Round 18 – with MC, K even
BO 14 sts
Switch to CC
Row 1- K across remaining 14 sts
Row 2 – Turn work, P across
Repeat rows 1&2 3 more times ending with Purl row
Turn Work BO 7 sts
Make a loop of 10 chain stitches (you may want to use crochet hook)
BO remaining sts, beginning with last stitch of your chain.
Using CC, CO 10 sts, work in garter stitch (k even every row) for 10 rows.
BO, leaving long tail.
Use that long tail to sew Bottom to Body using a whip stitch.
Weave in ends with tapestry needle. Place camera in bag and close flap. Mark position of button loop. Sew button in position.