Remind yourself of that important appointment with these oversized clocks! It would be fun to mark a special time in one’s life with a one of these tickers. And the best part??? No Alarm!!!!
TICK-TOCK CLOCK POTHOLDER
NOTE: Crochet firmly to get a heavy holder for maximum protection.
Materials: Elmore-Pisgah Peaches & Crème 4 ply cotton yarn balls in 2 colors of choice per potholder. Highly contrasting color combinations work best, like black and white or brown and gold.
MC= main color
CC= contrasting color
Size F/4.25 crochet hook
Gauge: Diameter should be 5 1/2 to 6 inches.
Row 1: Starting at center with MC ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring,
Mark first stitch of each round.
Row 2: 9 sc in ring. Do not join rows but continue working in a spiral, marking first st of each row to keep your place.
Row 3: 2 sc in each st around (20 sc).
Row 4: sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc.
Repeat around. Continue working with sc in this manner, increasing when necessary to keep work flat (being careful of over increasing as this will cause work to pucker) until 13 rows have been made. Fasten off.
EDGE: Join CC to face in the back loop of st, Sl st in back loop of each st around. Fasten off.
Numerals for the clock are crocheted and appliquéd to their proper places (as illustrated).
Hands made and appliquéd in same manner. All may be cross-stitch embroidered if desired.
The hands and numerals are simple chains, crocheted to the proper length—for No. 1, ch 5
—No. 2, ch 12
—No. 3, ch 16
—No. 4, ch 15
—No. 5, ch 12
—No. 6, ch 12
—No. 7, ch 9
—No. 8, ch 16
—No. 9, ch 13
—No. 0, ch 8.
For hands, 6 and 8 o'clock, ch 20.
Noon, ch 14.
Pointer on end of hands, ch 6
Appliqué in place as shown with hands pointing to the hours desired.
ch 6 and join to form ring to sew to center of clock over the inner end of hands.
Crochet a loop for hanger (or sew a bone ring) behind the 12 on each clock.
For a tailored effect and added protection, pad with flannel and line the back with sateen.