Monday, 5 April 2010

Crochet Hanger

Hello. Here's a little 'how to' for the crochet hangers I've designed after being inspired by the ones in Lucy's Japanese craft book.

Firstly you need a wooden coat hanger. You then need to crochet a rectangle as long as the hanger and wide enough to cover the front and back joining at the top. Mine was 12 chain wide and 75 rows long in double crochet (UK) using double knitting yarn and size 3.50mm hook.

Then crochet down the centre, 6 chain and then a double crochet to join into the base fabric.

I folded it in half longways and held it like this.

When you have completed the first row, chain 4 and turn, attach with a double crochet through the first chain space.
Then crochet 3 chain then slip stitch through a flower petal, chain 3 and then double crochet through the next chain space.

I alternated a flower loop with a plain loop.

When the trim is finished fold the cover in half length ways and start to join the two sides together from one end using slip stitches on the short ends and changing to double crochet across the long top edge.

When you get half way stop and slot the hanger into the cover and then carry on joining.

Nice neat edge.

The leaf was made by making 8 chain and then working along one side and then back down the other. Each leaf I made was slightly different so just do what you feel using tall treble stitches at the fat end and small double crochet down to slip stitches at the pointy end. (I did say it wouldn't be an exact pattern!)

For the flowers make a loop around your finger and draw the yarn through with your hook ready for your first chain.

For the flowers on the trim chain 4 and then slip stitch back into the loop to create a petal. Do this 4 or 5 times. To finish pull the little end of yarn and this will draw the centre of the flower up tightly.

I made the three flowers on the front decoration a little larger by making the petal chains a little longer.

Sorry it's not an exact pattern, but I'm sure you'll be able to follow it. Any questions, just leave a comment or email me and I'll do my best to try and make it clearer.
I have to say, I liked the look of Lucy's Japanese crochet book so much that I had a little look on the interweb and chose one for myself. My first ever eBay purchase... and it's luuuverly!
I just hope I can follow the instruction diagrams!
Maybe we'll take a little peek next time.
Till then
Fi x


Marigold Jam said...

Thanks for the instructions - had tried to figure it out for myself but it's much easier with a pattern!


Anonymous said...

Wow beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern Fi! I liked the look of the Japanese book so much that I too got one of Ebay. It is lovely!
Vivienne x

Annie Jeffries said...

So pretty. This is going on my to do list. I'm working on a queen size tunisian crochet blanket at the moment that is keeping me occupied. This hangers are marvelous.

Val Reaves said...

These are so lovely...thank you for sharing your technique! I will surely put it to use for gifts. I just discovered your site and you've inspired me!
Val in Kansas :-)

Jacquie said...

Thankyou for the instructions !!!
Love this hanger .I tried to figure it out from your first post but had to give up .I will definately give it another go now.
I've made and blogged a "dottie angel" hanger if you would like to look
Jacquie x

Jennifer said...

Very pretty, now if I can just find some wooden hangers, this will be a great project.

Claire said...

Thanks for the tutorial Fi, have been waiting patiently to find out how you made it.They look great and I bet you won't be able to stop at two!!
I imagine there will be quite an increase in sales of Japanese craft books as well!!

GerryART said...

Fi, thank you sooo much.
I've been wanting to making some lovelies just like this for sometime now.
Thank you so much for thinking of us. I'll remember every time I use my beautiful crocheted hangers.
I only have a few of these wood hangers. Haven't seen them sold for ages.
I am continuing with our 20-Minutes-A-Day. Getting lots done.
Hugs, ♥♥♥

Helsie said...

I will have lots of projects to try after I have my crochet lessons when I get home. Thanks

Jude said...

Thank you so much....getting right on to it....
take care

Colette said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post instructions. Hope you had a good Easter.

Colette xx

Mandy said...

Thank you for the instructions. Will give it a go! :)

KC'sCourt! said...

Thank you for the instructions - I must have a go. Make great preset I think!

Country Bliss said...

Beautiful, will have to make one of those. Might have to visit Ebay & check out the Japanese book too :)
Yvonne x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful tutorial with us all.
They are beautiful!!

Sharon xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

What I want to know Fiona, is how you managed to crochet and take photos at the same time!!! Nice pattern - might try it.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Great tutorial! Very pretty coat hangers. I bought the book 2 or 3 months ago but haven't had the time to do any crochet recently. Can't wait to get some ME time again.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

wonderwoman said...

its gorgeous - thanks for the tutorial!


Carol said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. Really lovely cover.

maryannlucy said...

Thank you so much for this, my crocheting isn't fab, but I am definitely going to have a go at this. Thank you x

Maggie Ann said...

I love those little flowers and leaves....good for you! Its charming. I like it when things turn out just the way you dream it should. Some just never do for me...grin.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! Too many unfinished/unstarted projects on hand just now to embark on something else, but this has gone on my list for later. Very kind to share it with us.

Anonymous said...

you are so clever...they are gorgeous! and instructions too..woohoooo


lynn said...

noice ...i adore covered hangers and great many hangers can a girl have....hugs lynnie

Gabriela said...

Thank you so much for this useful and easy instructions, i loved it :)

Penny said...

Great tutorial and such a pretty result. I fell for them when
I saw Lucy's book too so no excuse now not to have a go! 20 Minutes (plus!) well spent! Penny x

Twiglet said...

Great tutorial -need to find some wooden coat hangers now - think daughter M probably had them all for her new place.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and so neatly done!

walter and me said...

Very cute! I wish I could crochet...!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Fi,
I always forget how versatile crochet is, you've done a beautiful job!
Hope you enjoy the weather this weekend!
a-m x

*Ulrike* said...

Oh, I really like that! Thanks for showing us how you did it, that always helps me.

Booklinks said...

Thank you for this great tutorial!
I want to try it immediately !

Unknown said...

wow they look amazing, thanks for sharing.

Krawuggl said...

Your hangers are absolutely adorable, so very lovely and I thank you very much for the instruction. At the moment I am completely overwhelmed by all the beautiful crochet items I am seeing on the blogs and crochet hangers like yours would be the dot on the i in my home.
With my very best wishes,

Annie said...

These are gorgeous, I wouldn't even attempt to make them myself though !
Ann x

Artediella said...

bellissime queste istruzioni,complimenti,ciao mariella

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

I love these! I am going to try and make these for my sister for Christmas!

I think these are so adorable, I posted about these on my blog. I hope you don't mind, but I used your picture to show and directed the link to your blog!


Vanessa said...

OH Marmalade Rose, loving your blog to bits. There is nothing better then linking onto a beautiful blog like your's. I have added a link on my blog to share your wonderful, creative projects.

Cheers Vanessa

PeregrineBlue said...

thank you for being so generous in posting this tutorial for all us ladies who like to dabble in the pretties.

Artediella said...

questo tuo lavoro all'uncinetto mi è piaciuto così tanto che ho provato a farne uno anch'io! ho pubblicato il mio lavoro sul mio blog ed ho messo il link al tuo blog per far sapere dove ho trovato questa bella idea!
spero ti faccia piacere!a presto!Mariella

Unknown said...

Thank you for this tutorial, I have been wondering how to crochet around the hanger! :) x

maedelssachen said...

thank you for this instruction.
I will try it soon.

kind regards

Unknown said...

Thank you so much MarmaladeRose! I have been trying to figure out how to crochet all the wooden hangers I inherited from my great uncle for my children for Christmas, but can not read patterns -- must see it. Your tutorial is excellent!! Got it from a friend at work who actually teaches knitting in classes. I have all I can do to handle 1 tool at a time =D

Tea with Prudence said...

Hi Fi, (from another Fi)

Ive just been rummaging through your blogworld while I drank my morning cup of tea (well, two cups actually....)

It was such an inspirational pleasant time.

I have found this tutorial for the coat hangers, and, I am going to try and make one this afternoon (first, I have to earn the time by doing some washing and a bit of cleaning)


Campfire said...

I bookmarked this post and have just crocheted two rectangles. Couldn't remember how to do the lacework on the bottom so have just had another look. Too late for tonight but will have another go tomorrow.

Yours look so pretty. I don't have a blog so can't post when I've finished them.

Cooking-love said...

Gracias por este magnifico tutorial¡¡¡¡
me viene genial.

Ann said...

Oh these are so pretty - who wouldn't be delighted to recieve one or two for Christmas!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial!LOVE all your stunningly gorgeous pieces much love and attention to detial...wished I lived closer(Netherlands)so I could see them in real!
Wished too I could subscribe by email to your blog..would love to follow!

Anonymous said...

it's a beautiful idea :D

Unknown said...

What a beautiful hanger!!! Thank you sharing. This is a MUST make. *-*

Elizabeth Blessing Deuson said...

So pretty. Where can I find the wooden hangers

Katie said...

These are sooooo pretty. Thanks for the tutorial. Love katie (your newest follower! ) xx

Sharon said...

Thank you so much. You make it look so possible. I'm going to try using an edging as decoration.
Sharon in San Diego, California.

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Plain Jane said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this pattern. I've done one already (and credited you on ravelry - hope that's ok) and now know what people will be getting for birthdays in the near future!

amelia said...

I think it is beautiful and gonna try it for sure. been bitting by the crochet bug

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

This is so cute, I´m going to make one or......two.....or............maybe more LOL
Thank´s for sharing

Maru said...

Beautiful, do not compare to any Hangers direct that has ever seen. Very oiginales and craft, above all things

Unknown said...

Very cute.

Unknown said...

Very cute.

Unknown said...

Very cute.

Unknown said...

So Beautiful, really Fiona you have an amazing talent of knitting. I liked your blog for crafting and painting. Thanks for sharing the ideas with us.

Wooden Coat Hangers

Grandma Sue said...

I have been crocheting covers for hangers for decades and love them. Am having trouble finding a source for hangers like the one you covered, the old fashioned wood ones that are about 1/4 inch thick. Do you have a source? Thanks much.

Grandma Sue said...

I just located an online source for the old fashioned wood hangers for anyone that is looking for a source. Try Happy crocheting!

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