Crochet Covered Coathangers

Categories: Coat Hanger Crafts and Crochet.

I have a huge collection of coloured, plastic coat hangers and wanted a way to cover them.  I’ve seen a few different versions of this hanger and have adjusted the pattern I was given to suit myself.

A lovely lady at a flea market shared the pattern with me. I haven’t seen this pattern in any crochet booklets but I’m sure it must be printed somewhere.  If you know of the original source please let me know.

Edit December 5, 2015: Thanks to a visitor to my site, WeeBeastie, I now know this pattern was published in Annie’s Crochet Newsletter, Nov-Dec, 1989 and designed by  Patricia Hilbern.

Edit August 6, 2016 – another visitor, Jennie, told me she had a pattern published in Hooked on Crochet March/April 1988, this slightly different one by Carolyn Paske.

Both patterns are now out of print.  The one I’m sharing is slightly different.  My next challenge will be to find a copy of this original pattern.

crochet covered coat hangers from http://www.craftygardener.ca

The covers help protect your clothes and stop them from slipping off onto the floor. It’s a great way to use up your stash and once you get the hang of making them, they make up very quickly.

Pattern updated -August 28, 2015, each round now shows the 4 shells with the increase number in bold

A print friendly version of this pattern is here.

Materials:

-4 ply worsted weight yarn

-3.5 or 3.75 mm. crochet hook

-standard plastic hanger

-tapestry needle

-scissors

 Please do not post this pattern on any other site.  Share the link so others may visit. http://www.craftygardener.ca/crochet-covered-coathangers/

Abbreviations:

space = sp     chain = ch     slip stitch = sl st     double crochet = dc     shell = sh  shell stitch = work 2 dcs, ch 1, 2 dc in space

Directions:

Chain (ch) 5, slip stitch (sl st) in first chain (ch) to form a ring.

Round 1 – Chain 3, (counts as first double crochet (dc) here and throughout) double crochet (dc) in ring, ch 1, (work 2 dc in ring, ch 1,) 3 times, join with slip stitch in top of beginning ch 3. You now have 8 dc and 4 ch spaces

Round 2:

first shell – sl st to ch space, ch 3, work 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dcs in same ch-sp ch1,

second shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch1,

third shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch1,

fourth shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch1, join to 1st shell

-you now have 4 shells and will continue to have 4 shells till the end of the pattern

Round 3:

first shell – sl st to ch space, ch 3, work 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dcs in same ch-sp ch 2,

second shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 1,

third shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 2,

fourth shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 1, join to 1st shell

Round 4:

first shell – sl st to ch space, ch 3, work 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dcs in same ch-sp ch 3,

second shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 1,

third shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 3,

fourth shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch1, join to 1st shell

Round 5:

first shell – sl st to ch space, ch 3, work 1 dc, ch 1, 2 dcs in same ch-sp ch 4,

second shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 1,

third shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 4,

fourth shell – work sh in next ch-sp ch 1, join to 1st shell

Rounds 6 to 14 – keep repeating round 5 adding one more stitch (number in bold) between the first and second shell and the third and fourth shell to a total of 12 in the chain

Check to see if this half of the cover fits your hanger.

Fasten off and weave loose ends. Repeat for second half, slip each half on opposite ends of hangers and stitch together at center of each matching shell.

This pattern can be made into a removable cover by adding ties to join it together while on the hanger instead of stitching it together.

G’s Crafts n’ Things did her own adjustment to the pattern and made it removable for easy washing.

knit & crochet …. sewing & plastic canvas

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