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My husband has always been an avid photographer. He has a natural eye for the best lighting and composition. You can see a little of his work on my Bay Breeze Cloche pattern listing on Ravelry! He taught me just about everything I know about my camera (I inherited his old one) and about photography.
This year for his birthday, we decided that his big present would be a new Canon DSLR. He found an amazing deal on one, but it didn’t have the strap included. He managed ok without it, but last week over the Thanksgiving holiday, we decided to take a photo expedition that required a strap.
About an hour before we left, he tossed a little hank of 550 Paracord at me and said, “you can just crochet me one!” After some stern eyebrows, and a complaint about my unfinished breakfast, I raided my crochet supplies, and I did!
Just look! So rugged. So handsome. Wait, let’s focus on the camera strap… which, if I do say so myself, is also quite ruggedly handsome.
Since this paracord is 5/32″ thick, it’s both extremely durable, and a bit inflexible to work with. You’ll need to use a looser tension for your chains and slip stitches so you can work into them later! I needed to redo my chain about three times, because of it. You could even try hopping up another hook size, if you have a bigger one around.
This would make a neat gift for the photographer in your life! Especially since photographers tend to be on the adventurous and outdoorsy side. Plus, since it only takes 50 feet, you can make it in almost no time at all!
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P / 11.5 mm Crochet Hook
50 ft of 550 Paracord Mine is 5/32” with a 110lb working load. I had less than a foot left, so it wouldn’t hurt to get a smidgen more if you crochet loosely.
Lighter (for melting cord ends)
Sc- single crochet
Sl- slip stitch
Tfl – through front loop
40” long, not including the D rings.
Be sure to work loosely! Paracord is very sturdy, and it’s easy to crochet so tightly that you have trouble working into the stitch on the next row.
Paracord Camera Strap Pattern
Ch 51. Place one D-ring between your chain and the working loop.
Row 1: Sl in 2nd ch and next 19 sts. Sc 10. Sl 19. Sl over D-ring and the final ch. [40 sl, 10 sc]
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Sl 1 Tfl and D-ring. Sl 19 Tfl. Sc next 10 sts. Sl 19 tfl, sl through D-ring and final st. [40 sl, 10 sc]
Cut your cord, knot them for extra security, and burn the ends to stop them from fraying. If you want to weave them in, you may, but melting the knot in place works just as well.
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You are more than welcome to sell any finished items made from this pattern. Please use your own photos and credit Katie Clary as the designer. Links back to my blog post are greatly appreciated! Please feel free to share this pattern by directing others to this blog post or the Ravelry listing, NOT by distributing the pattern or photos as your own.
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