What Time Is It? Crochet Play Watch DIY

In this world of high tech gadgetry, an actual old fashioned time telling watch, I fear, may soon be a relic from the past. But not so soon and not without a bit of fun and whimsy.

Here is a pattern I made up a few years ago, first published on my blog, Love2Bloom for a Crochet Play Watch.

I made it in pink, but any color watch strap would be perfect. I just love them! This little project is a great way to use up those yarn scraps and makes a great tiny handmade surprise gift. Of course, it’s not a real watch, just a fun accessory.

Crochet Play Watch


“G” crochet hook

3.5 mm crochet hook

Pink yarn

White yarn

Gold yarn

Black embroidery floss

Tapestry needle

Make it! 

For the watch strap.

Ch 50 with “G” hook and pink yarn.

Sc in 2 nd ch from hook and across.

At the end, 2sc in last chain.

Do not turn.

Sc around to other side and across and around. Keep doing this until your watch band is as wide as you like.

The strap is made in rounds.

Join at top of end stitch and fasten off.  Set aside your watch strap.

For the time face:

With a 3.5 mm crochet hook and white yarn, Ch 2.

In second chain from hook, sc 8 times. You’ll have a little circle. Join at top of beginning ch.

Sc once in each stitch around. Continue for 4 more rounds until you have a large enough time face.

With gold yarn and tapestry needle, stitch a line around the edge of the face.

With black embroidery thread, stitch where the 12, 3, 6, and 9 should be. Stitch in the hands, too.

Secure the face to the watch band with yarn or thread.

To wear, tie the ends together around your wrist in a jaunty knot.

There you go! Easy crochet project done with what you have on hand.

(Note: Original post on Love2Bloom crochet and crafts blog. Repost here as I sat in my car waiting for my yoga class to begin. I thought it was still a cute and quick crochet craft make.)