My daughter has been magically drawn to wristwatches since she has been a toddler. Still, she was too small to wear a proper one… but she so dearly wanted one, just like Mama and Papa! So… one beautiful day, I just crocheted one for her (you can also see it in my instagram-feed):
It is fun and easy to make. Here is the tutorial:
– A little bit of coloured thread for the bracelet (for crochet hook 1.75-2), mine is mint
– A little bit of white thread for the clock face (for crochet hook 1.75-2)
– A little bit of golden thread for the contour of the watch (for crochet hook 1.75-2)
– A little bit of black thread for sewing the small lines showing the time and the hands of the watch (I use darning cotton)
– 1 pretty button
– 1 sewing needle
– 1 crochet hook 1.5
– 1 crochet hook 1.75
sc: single crochet (“maille serrée” for my French-speaking friends / “feste Masche” für meine deutschsprachigen Besucherinnen)
ch: chain stitch (chaînette / Luftmaschen)
sl st: slip stitch (maille coulée / Kettmasche)
Bracelet: with your coloured thread and the crochet 1.5, make a crochet chain of 6 stitches.
Row 1: 1 ch, 6 sc (1 in each of the following ch). You have arrived at the end of the row, turn to start again with row 2.
Row 2-44: 1 ch, 6 sc, turn.
Row 45: 1 ch, 1 sc, 2 ch. Now skip 2 sc and finish with 3 sc (the first one in the 4th, the second one in the 5th and the third on in the 6th sc of the row below).
Row 46-47: 1 ch, 6 sc, turn.
Row 48: work around the entire bracelet in sc to get a nice finish. Cut the thread but keep around 15 cm to weave in the loose end.
The clock face:
You will work in rounds. With the white thread and the crochet 1.5, make a chain of 2 ch (or use a magic circle if you prefer).
Rd 1: 6 sc in the 1st ch (i.e. the second from your hook).
Rd 2: 2 sc in each of the 6 sc (=12 sc).
Rd 3: Repeat *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc * (=18 sc).
Rd 4: Repeat *2 sc in next sc, 2 sc * (=24 sc).
Rd 5: Switch to the golden thread. With the crochet hook 1.75, 22 sc (one in each sc of the preceding rd), 3 ch followed by 1 sl st in the 1st ch (this is the little nub to change time), 2 sc. Cut the thread but leave 25 cm to weave in the loose end. (Tip: if you do not have a crochet hook size 1.75, just use the 1.5er but try to crochet more loosely).
Finishing: Face the clock face in a way that the time-changer-nub points at three o’clock. With the black thread, embroider 12 small lines showing the time and the 2 hands of the watch. (Mine shows 2 past 8! Time to get up / go to bed! ♥) Now, sew the clock face on the bracelet, slightly below half-length. Fix the button on the bracelet according to your kid’s wrist size. Weave in loose ends.
Hickory, dickory, enjoy!
I hope everything is clear. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have problems.
Conditions of use: Please note that the tutorial in this post is for personal use only and strictly not for commercial use. Thank you very much for your understanding! ♥