Crochet, Home Decor

Big plans – No time

Crocheted wall clock

Hi everyone!

One of my bad habits (I have a few😊) is that I tend to start creating something new before I finish the previous one… This resulted the last few years that I have a lot of unfinished projects waiting to be completed… This is because I always find something much better or interesting I want to make or try out. I also felt I have only very limited time to work, but probably that’s not true, and I just need to use my time better. With this blog I hope I can change this a bit – and I will finish a few of my works to be able to show them here. 🙂

One of these I have not finished till now is this crocheted wall clock. I had to force myself a little bit to finish it, but it worth the effort and I am quite satisfied about it! 🙂 Not to mention that I made another one as well to be able to write down the pattern with pictures. 🙂 Next time I’ll be more experienced but still I’m very happy now to have two nice clocks!

Description

For this clock I used leftover yarns only, and as I used the same material as for the amigurumis I create, I had a lot of different colors from the same yarn type. I selected some contrasting colors for the first one, and many different shades of blue for the second clock. Both created with white in the middle, and outlined with a darker color.

I made actually a cover for a wooden clock base I bought in the local craft store, and added a clockwork at the end.

Yarn: Alize Cotton Gold (55% cotton/45% acrylic; 100g – 330mt/361 yds; hook size 3,5-5 mm)

Hook size: 3 mm

Size: diameter 30 cm

Stitches used and abbreviations:

  • slst: slip stitch
  • dc: double crochet
  • dc inc: double crochet increase – make 2dc’s in the same stitch
  • bphdc: back post half double crochet
  • hdc dec: half double crochet decrease

Pattern instructions

Join with a slip stitch to first stitch at the end of each round (unless stated otherwise), and chain 2 to start next round.

With white, chain 6, slst to first stitch to form a ring, ch 2.

R1: 12 dc in the ring (12 dc)

R2: dc inc around (24 dc)

R3: (dc inc, dc) around (36 dc)

R4: (dc inc, 2 dc) around (48 dc)

R5: (dc inc, 3 dc) around (60 dc)

R6: (dc inc, 4 dc) around (72 dc)

R7: (dc inc, 5 dc) around (84 dc)

R8: (dc inc, 6 dc) around (96 dc)

Change to blue colour (colour used for the outline).

R9: attach yarn to the first stitch of previous row, back loop only. Make an slst to all stiches around, using back loops only. Join with a slst to first stitch, do not cut yarn. (96 slst)

Select 12 colours to use to crochet the second half of the clock. As I used here 12 different shades, I had to cut the yarn and attach the new colour 12 times for each row. This made this pattern difficult, as I had to wave in tons of yarn ends when finished… probably this part could be done in an easier way, but this solution was that I found the best to get the result I wanted.

Change colour to the first oneof the 12 selected.

R10: (7 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (108 dc)

R11: take the outline blue yarn out at row 9 and make surface slip stiches around.

When the last slst completed, fasten yarn off leaving a tail. Insert a needle, and take the yarn through both loops of the first stitch, then insert the needle under the back loop of the last slst, and pull the yarn to the back side of the work.

Now the dark blue outline is finished, without visible start or finish points.

Continue crocheting to row 10, same way:

R12: (8 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (120 dc)

R13: (9 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (132 dc)

R14: (10 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (144 dc)

R15: (11 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (156 dc)

R16: (12 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (168 dc)

R17: (13 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (180 dc)

R18: (14 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (192 dc)

R19: (15 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (204 dc)

R20: (16 dc, dc inc; change to next colour) around (216 dc)

Change to outline blue colour.

R21: attach yarn to the first stitch of previous row, back loop only. Make an slst to all stiches around, using back loops only. Join with a slst to first stitch, do not cut yarn. (216 slst)

R22: bphdc around (216 bphdc)

R23: bphdc around (216 bphdc)

R23: (hdc dec, 16 hdc) around (204 hdc)

R24: (hdc dec, 15 hdc) around (192 hdc)

R25: (hdc dec, 14 hdc) around (180 hdc)

R26: (hdc dec, 13 hdc) around (204 hdc)

Now finish the outlines, with blue:

R27: take the outline blue yarn out at row 21 and make surface slip stiches around.

When the last slst completed, fasten yarn off leaving a tail. Insert a needle, and take the yarn through both loops of the first stitch, then insert the needle under the back loop of the last slst, and pull the yarn to the back side of the work.

Using outline blue colour, sew the vertical outlines to finish the clock between the colour changes:

When completed, I put the cover on the wooden base:

Finally added a clockwork:

And finished!

Cheers,

Judit

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