Crochet Knitting Clock ⏰




Introduction: Crochet Knitting Clock ⏰

About: I am a passionate industrial designer that loves to create all kind of things. I also studied some semesters of Robotics at the university. I love learning and teaching as well. If you have any questions about…

Some time ago I did an instructable on how to crochet a doll (link) and since then I've been thinking a lot about all the objects I could crochet. I also thought that maybe I could use that doll as the person that explains my projects and little by little start adding things that I use frequently like brushes, paints, glue, and... a great way to show that you should wait for a specific time: the clock.

This is the beginning of the creation of those objects that I imagine. I hope you like it, find it useful, and also give you ideas for your projects.


To make this instructable you will need

  • Macrame thread (Red, black and white)
  • Crochet hook
  • Thread (Dark blue, light blue, yellow, and red)
  • Needle
  • Small pringles can
  • Masking tape
  • Clock machine
  • 12cm wire
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Cutter
  • Drill
  • Glue
  • Ping-pong ball

Step 1: Cutting the Pringles Can

The first thing I did was to use masking tape on the pringles can as a guide for cutting it.

Step 2: Paper Circle Guide

Then I cut a circle out of paper about the size of the can so I could mark its center.

Step 3: Mark the Center

Step 4: The Hole

I hammered a nail into the center, however, it was not enough for the hole I needed, then the hole was drilled so that the small cylinder of the clock machine could fit in.

Step 5: Putting the Clock

Step 6: Starting to Crochet

This is the starting knot that I always use for any figure that I am going to crochet.

Step 7: Crochet Chain

I made a crochet chain that the tube from the watch machine would fit into.

Step 8: Single Crochet

On the internet, I found that the stitch I used to make this clock is called "single crochet".

Step 9: Creating the White Circle

To create the circle, what I did was that I sometimes made two new stitches on the same point, this allows the flat circle to grow without turning into a tube.

I have seen that some people on the internet have some formulas to count the stitches and increase or decrease stitches as needed. However, I have never had the ability to count stitches, so what I usually do is see how it is turning out, if it is tight I increase stitches, if it is too loose I continue some lines without increasing stitches.

From time to time I would measure the circle with the Pringles can to see if it had reached the necessary size.

Step 10: Finishing the Circle

To finish the circle I made a few chain stitches at the end before tying the final knot.

Step 11: A Red Clock

To start making the red tube that will cover the pringles can, I made a knot with the red thread to start new stitches on the white circle that I had made.

Step 12:

In the case of these stitches, I always kept the same number of stitches in all the lines (I did not increase or decrease stitches) since I wanted to make a cylinder.

Step 13:

From time to time I would measure what I had crocheted over the pringles can to know when to tie the final knot.

Step 14: The Hours

I drew a circle and lines every 30 degrees.

Step 15:

I took the measure of the knitted circle with the compass, draw this on the sheet of paper, and a slightly smaller circle to serve as a guide to mark the hours on the clock.

Step 16:

With the cutter, I cut small rectangles in the place of each hour.

Step 17:

And then I used the paper as a stencil to mark the hours.

Step 18:

For 12, 3, 6 and 9 I made large lines with double thread.

Step 19:

For the rest of the hours I made small lines with simple thread.

Step 20:

I then created little red tubes (starting with 8 chain stitches and then single crocheting down two lines).

Step 21: Legs

When completing 4 small tubes I sewed them to the clock to be its legs.

Step 22:

To cover the wire I used a way of weaving that I had learned at school to make bracelets. For this one, I used two threads, which I knotted on one side of the wire.

Step 23:

The red thread represents the thread on the right. The blue thread represents the thread on the left.

1 - Red thread:

  • Goes over the wire to the left.
  • Then under the wire to the right.
  • Finally, passes over the thread and is pulled.

2 - Blue thread:

  • Goes under the wire to the right
  • Then over the wire to the left
  • Finally, it goes under the thread and is pulled.

Repeat 1 and 2 until the wire is covered.

Step 24:

When you're happy with the length, tie a knot.

Step 25:

To crochet a half sphere I used a ping pong ball as a guide. From time to time I would increase stitches (making two stitches in the same point) so that little by little it would follow the shape of the ping pong ball.

Step 26:

I made two of these.

Step 27:

I then inserted each half sphere into one end of the wire and bent the wire a bit.

Step 28:

I made a small loop with each end of the wire to hold it to the crocheted fabric.

Step 29:

Step 30:

Then I cut the clock pointers as in my case they were too big.

Step 31:

I glued yarn to each pointer and covered them with many turns of yarn to give them a knit-like finish.

Step 32:

I put the pointers on the clock and it was ready to put the battery in and start working.

Step 33:

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    19 days ago

    You were 110% creative in clocks!!!!!!!! No one would ever be thinking of knitting a clock and making it work at the same time. This definitely deserves to be a runner up for the clock contest.

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 18 days ago

    ❤️❤️❤️ thank you very much!!! ❤️❤️❤️


    25 days ago

    Congratulations on being a finalist in the Clocks Contest!

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 23 days ago

    Thank you!!! :)

    Alice Alice
    Alice Alice

    4 weeks ago

    Genial, me encanta y muy claras las instrucciones, Felicitaciones,

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 26 days ago

    Muchas gracias! Me encanta que te guste!

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    4 weeks ago

    This is so cute and I love how you wrapped the hands :D

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    "hands!" ... I didn't know the word in English hahaha :) thanks
    and I'm glad you like it :)