Web Camera Cozy: Protect Your Kids!

6 Materials
3 Hours

If Mark Zuckerberg was an upcycler, maybe he’d find a better way than tape to cover up the webcam on his computer :). Since he’s not, I’ve crocheted this cute alternative! Shaughnessy Turtle is a great way to use up some of those yarn scraps!

He’s designed to peek over the edge of the monitor, covering up the camera when your kids are at the computer to keep them safe and secure.

Turtles have one of the best natural defence systems in the animal world: they can pull their bodies into their shells to protect themselves from predators. But this turtle can protect you too – from prying eyes!

  • Cotton yarn: light green, dark green, white, blue and black (mine is a cotton mix from the dollar store)
  • Fibrefill stuffing
  • Darning needle
  • Crochet hooks (3.5 mm and 1.0 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Bobby pins

Crochet 6 pentagons in light green. In a darker green colour, attach 5 of them to the middle around all 5 edges with single crochet.

Fasten off when you can’t go any further. Reconnect the yarn and repeat until all pentagons are connected and outer edge is single crocheted also. 

You can cut the threads to neaten up the inside, but there's no need to. I just leave them because you'll be stuffing the body anyway!


The head is contoured, then stuffed. The profile should look like this.

Undershell, Legs and Tail

The under shell is done much like the previous pentagons, but the colours are alternated.

The remaining appendages crochet up very quick!


Attaching the eyes is fun; they really bring him to life!

As practical as he is for the kids, you might find yourself using Shaughnessy too. That will only leave him much less time to contemplate his navel 😉!

When the kids want to FaceTime their grandparents (or do their online schooling these days), move him away from the webcam or lift him right off!

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