One of my favorite pins I’ve pinned on Pinterest is this crochet doily clock. Although this one is a real looker, I wanted something simpler and I bit more practical. After all, purpose of having a clock hanging of the wall is to actually know what time it is, and I’m just not sure that doily clock would be working for me in that case. I came up with simple double crochet circle pattern with some marks for better orientation. Marks are consisted of ‘beams’ and pointy picot clusters at the top of each beam. After soaking in starch, blocking and pulling cooper wire through the back, I’ve implemented the clock mechanism. Mechanism was purchased on eBay for less than a dollar.
If you are ready to get started, this is the clock pattern:
Start with a magic ring.
Rnd 1: Chain 5 (counts as dc and ch-2 space), *dc, ch 2*, repeat from * to * six more times, join to the 3rd chain of ch-5. (8 dc and ch-2 spaces)
Rnd 2: Chain 3, 2dc into the same space, ch 2, *3 dc in next dc, ch 2* , repeat from * to * six more times, join to the 3rd chain of first dc. (24 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces)
Rnd 3: Chain 3, dc in same space, dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, dc, 2 dc, ch 2*, repeat from * to * six more times, join to the 3rd chain of first dc. (40 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces)
(notice that you are forming triangles separated by ch-2 spaces)
Rnd 4-7: Chain 3, dc in same st, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from * to * six more times, join to the 3rd chain of first dc. Repeat this pattern by making increases in the first and last dc of each ‘triangle section’ forming.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch-2 space, join to first sc and fasten off. (112 sc)
Rnd 9: Join yarn to any of the sc’s made in ch-2 corner, ch 4(count as dc and ch1), in the same st: dc, ch 2 (make a picot), dc, ch 1, dc; skip 2 sc, sc in next 8 st, skip 2 st, *in the same st: dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2(picot st), dc, ch 1, dc; skip 2 sc, sc in next 8 st, skip 2 st*, repeat from * to * six more times, join to the 3rd chain of first dc.
To give your clock some support, insert your cooper wire in the back of row 8 and pull through entire row. I first made a small loop at the beginning of the wire, and when finished with pulling through, made another loop on the other end of the wire. Then I just attached loops to each other to give the wire more stability.
When you are done, it’s time to set your mechanism. And be sure that the hook on the mechanism matches 12 o’ clock beam! ;D
Now find a decent place on your wall, stick a nail in it and voila!
NOTE: please do report if there is something wrong with the pattern, that is a possibility since I made the clock some time ago 🙂