Yes, I crocheted a doily from plastic grocery bags and then I realized that it made a really cute clock! Yesterday I shared with the you the 5 minute paper plate clock, so while this one does take just a bit more effort it's certainly worth it! Wouldn't these make great holiday gifts? Once you get the hang of crocheting with plastic bags you can whip up a doily like this in under an hour (or so) and attaching the clock movement is a piece of cake!
- plastic grocery bags which you'll make into yarn, called plarn, instructions here
- a crochet hook, I used a J, but you can go just a bit larger too
- a clock movement— you can buy a quartz movement and other craft supplies at Factory Direct Craft.
- a doily pattern, this one coming soon
Make ball of plarn, I'd say you'll need roughly four or five large bags. Crochet according to the pattern. If you like the look of the cupped petals, which really happened by accident, switch to a smaller hook for the last round and crochet in the front loop of the previous row.
Insert the shaft of the clock mechanism into the hole, attach the arms and voila, an adorable clock is born!