Sunday, 1 August 2010

Hooked Hangers

I am starting to hit the wall at the four week mark of the school holidays now.  My days go by, the house is a mess, the weather is lousy and I feel like I am accomplishing very little.  But last night I surprised myself by picking up some old wooden coat hangers that were given to me by a friend, and using my bamboo tape, making some covers.  The result was surprisingly pleasing.


They were easy to make, I made a chain the length of the hanger (approx 65ch) and using Single crochet, crocheted enough rows (approx 8) so the piece was long enough to wrap around the wooded hanger. I then inserted the wire hanger through the middle of the crocheted piece and sewed up the sides and bottom.  I have a glut of crocheted pink flowers in my work bag at the moment, so I sewed one of them on too for decoration.



I would love a wardrobe full of these, but vintage wooden hangers are hard to come by - I wonder if it would work covering a cheap plastic one?

oh, and just in case you were wondering..

Small Flower Pattern

1. Chain 6 and join with slip stitch to make loop
2. 10 SC into centre of loop
3. Crochet the following stitches into the first SC to make a Petal (1SC, 1HDC, 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC)
4. Slip Stitch into 2nd SC
5. Repeat step 3& 4 into 3rd and 4th SC to make 2nd petal and continue this around until you have 5 petals
6. fasten off

6 comments:

  1. It's genius! Nothing is more irritating than cloths sliding from the hanger, with the crochet cover and the flower, it's pretty, and it's functional. Love it, great job! :)

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  2. found you through whip up, and love the idea of using plastic store hangers covered with crochet -- I have a few so maybe as soon as my workday ends I will try out a few, well, at least one! PS, appreciate you posting the flower instruction, too!

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  3. I have found a web site that sells the wooden hangers needed to crochet/knit over. I received my hangers today in the mail & they are beautiful & work perfectly to make the hangers like Grandma made to give as gifts.The site is: dirtcheapfixtures.com. There description is: 16" wooden dress hanger,item # 900H70NF.I have looked for these hangers on & off for 3 years. So I thought your viewers would appreciate knowing where to purchase them.
    Janet

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    1. thank you so much. Very helpful. Now I can start making covered hangers again.

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