As promised, here is the pattern for the “Lens Chick.” I have not tested it personally, so if you find any errors or ways in which it can be improved, please contact me and I will fix it right away. I hope you enjoy this!
Materials: Yellow and orange worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used good old Red Heart), 4mm crochet hook (or whatever size you find works with your tension), googly eyes, tapestry needle, black hair elastic (“ouchless” kind – without the metal joining part).
Pattern notes: This pattern can and should be modified to fit your lens. The first lens chick I made was for my 17-55mm f2.8 lens, which is huge and has a 77mm filter thread. When I put that one on my 50mm f1.8 lens (much, much smaller), it ruffles. This pattern that I have written out was made for my 35mm f1.8 lens, which is an average size lens. It looks good on my 50mm, but is a little stretched out on my 17-55mm. Once you make one of these, you’ll see how it works and you’ll have no problem adding or subtracting stitches where necessary to make it bigger or smaller.
Round 1: with yellow yarn sc 35 around elastic, sl st in first sc
Round 2: *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around
Now you will work back and forth
Row 1: ch 8, turn, sc in each ch back to body, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* three times, sc in next 3 sc, ch 8, turn
Row 2: sc in each ch back to body, sc in next 17 sc, turn
Row 3: sl st in next 4 sc, *2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc* five times, fasten off
attach orange yarn to appropriate place on bottom of body
Row 1: ch 10, turn, sl st back into previous 3 ch, ch 4, sl st back into previous 3 ch plus one sl st slightly above the first ‘toe’ (this anchors second toe to the foot), ch 4, fasten off
Make one more leg in appropriate place
Hot glue googly eyes to head and embroider a beak (or use orange felt). Use a crochet hook to attach some ‘hair’ to the top of his head (insert crochet hook where you want the hair, bring middle of piece of yarn through, bring ends through loop and tighten). Weave in all loose ends.