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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    10 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 9 days ago

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


    16 days ago

    Congratulations on being a finalist in the Clocks Contest!

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 15 days ago

    Thank you!!! :)

    Alice Alice
    Alice Alice

    20 days ago

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

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 18 days ago

    Muchas gracias! Me encanta que te guste!

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    21 days ago

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

    Lina Maria
    Lina Maria

    Reply 20 days ago

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