Crochet Covered Coathangers

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 a pattern with me several years ago. I hadn’t seen this pattern in any crochet booklets but I was sure it must be printed somewhere and thanks to website visitors I now know the sources.

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.

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

Thanks to Denise H for letting me know this pattern was also published in Country Woman magazine, May-June 2011, by Loretta Coverdell.

Many choices, each slightly different.  The patterns are now out of print.  The one I’m sharing is slightly different.  My next challenge will be to find a print copy of the published patterns.

crochet covered coat hangers from https://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.

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. 

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.

making crochet covered hangers at craftygardener.ca

This pattern can be made into crochet covered coat hangers by adding ties to join it together while on the hanger instead of stitching it together.

I do not have videos of how to do this craft.

removable crochet covered coat hangers at craftygardener.ca

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

Other ways to epicycle coat hangers:

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4 Responses

  1. Donna

    I have this original pattern somewhere in my collection. When I find it I will let you know. Thanks

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