Covered Hangers

Categories: Coat Hanger Crafts and Crochet.

Here is another way of covering plastic coathangers that I created.  This is a simple crochet method and doesn’t take long at all to complete.  The fiddly part is joining it around the hanger, especially where the hooks are and where the corners are.   I decided to leave the hanger hook free so that it hangs better in the closet.  For this hanger cover I used a variegated Red Heart yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook.

covering coat hangers with a long crochet strip at craftygardener.ca

covering coat hangers with a long crochet strip at craftygardener.ca

This is a wonderful way to stop clothes from slipping of those plastic hangers.

Materials:

-Red Heart yarn or an yarn of similar weight
-a 5 mm crochet hook
-tapestry needle
This is my own original pattern and my not be posted anywhere without permission.  Please share the link http://www.craftygardener.ca/covered-hangers/

Directions:

Start by crocheting a chain with 125 stitches.
Don’t worry that it curls as it will straighten out when you add the rows.
Crochet 4 rows of single crochet. You can adjust this to fit your hanger so be sure to measure around the hanger to make sure the chain fits.
Remember there will be a certain amount of stretch as you join it around the hanger.
Fold the crochet strip around the hanger at the base of the hook.
Single crochet it together making sure to go into each stitch.
My hanger had little hooks on it so when I got to that part I skipped a stitch so the hook was still usable.
When you get back to the base of the hanger hook join both pieces together with a single crochet stitch and then cut a long tail.
Thread a needle and stitch the edges together.

There is a print friendly version of the pattern here.

covering coat hangers with a long crochet strip at craftygardener.ca

Other ways to up cycle coat hangers

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