Introduction: Crochet Knitting Clock ⏰
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)
- Small pringles can
- Masking tape
- Clock machine
- 12cm wire
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
With the cutter, I cut small rectangles in the place of each hour.
And then I used the paper as a stencil to mark the hours.
For 12, 3, 6 and 9 I made large lines with double thread.
For the rest of the hours I made small lines with simple thread.
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.
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.
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.
When you're happy with the length, tie a knot.
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.
I made two of these.
I then inserted each half sphere into one end of the wire and bent the wire a bit.
I made a small loop with each end of the wire to hold it to the crocheted fabric.
Then I cut the clock pointers as in my case they were too big.
I glued yarn to each pointer and covered them with many turns of yarn to give them a knit-like finish.
I put the pointers on the clock and it was ready to put the battery in and start working.
Runner Up in the
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.
Reply 18 days ago
❤️❤️❤️ thank you very much!!! ❤️❤️❤️
25 days ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Clocks Contest!
Reply 23 days ago
Thank you!!! :)
4 weeks ago
Genial, me encanta y muy claras las instrucciones, Felicitaciones,
Reply 26 days ago
Muchas gracias! Me encanta que te guste!
4 weeks ago
This is so cute and I love how you wrapped the hands :D
Reply 4 weeks ago
"hands!" ... I didn't know the word in English hahaha :) thanks
and I'm glad you like it :)