When I launched the pattern for my crochet wall clocks, I said that in stead of crocheted circles to indicate 12, 3, 6 and 9 you can use any applique motif, as long as the hands of your clock are able to move over it freely. To quote myself:
I’m thinking stars, hearts, cupcakes.
The Gods of Crochet must have been reading my blog and sent inspirational hooky vibes to the owner of OneandTwoCompany. This young nurse is selling applique crochet patterns in her Etsy shop, which include exactly that: the most beautiful stars, hearts and cupcakes! Can you believe it?!
She also sells patterns for whales and hedgehogs that would work well with my clocks. I’m especially loving the hedgehogs!
Can you see it? A white clock face with a brightly coloured whales or hedgehogs (or both!) on 3, 6, 9 and 12?! It would be sooooo cute!
Ooh, and what about this scene. Absolutely perfect*!
OneandTwoCompany sells many other applique patterns, but I think only the ones I mention here, would work on my clocks seeing as they are flat enough.
PLEASE NOTE: I have to point out that her finished items (apart from the hearts pattern) are a bit big for the standard size clock, so you would have to:
- either keep going in pattern rounds for the clock face so that the clock is large enough to accommodate the applique; or
- use a 4 ply yarn and smaller hook for the applique.
Even if you haven’t bought my clock pattern, I’m sure you will find something to decorate with OneTwoCompany’s cute applique. Hats, scarfs, blankets, towels, cushions – just about anything!
The patterns start from as little as $2.50 (roughly £1.62) so what are you waiting for? I certainly didn’t wait…. *I bought the cloud, tree & houses pattern. Not sure what I will be using it for yet, but inspiration will hit soon enough I’m sure.
Pattern stashing is like yarn stashing isn’t it? You know you love it, you know you have to buy it, and you know that you will (probably, eventually) find a use for it. Right?
How right you are! These are all just adorable 😀 I have just bookmarked the shop so that when I come to do my clock I don’t have to think too hard about whAt to use, just whIch to choose 😉
I would love to see the clock when you’ve used one of these applique designs. 🙂
Oh my goodness! Did you see the hippos? Too cute!
I know! I adore the hippos and had them as part of my blogpost, but then I realised they may be too high for my clocks. But they indeed extremely cute.
You are good! How do you now how big they are just by looking? Or am I dim and missed the sizing somewhere, haha?
I’m itching to start my clock, so I think that is definitely now at the top of my list 😀 And I will probably get my wee man to choose the detail – passing the buck I know, haha.
I only by chance saw their size on one of the photos in her listing. I think it was the stars pattern where she had it sewed onto a beanie. Nothing wrong with passing the buck, I say 🙂
i saw those goodies on ravelry and wanted to make every single one!
I know exactly what you mean stirandstitch 😉
Edna Botha said:
They are so cute!! Which opens the door to children’s rooms as well.
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