Saturday, April 2, 2011

Crochet to warm the house...

Happy House Warming to our friends in Brisbane!

I have been making crochet coathangers for sometime now. You can see previous posts here, here and here. They are really quite simple and I enjoy making them.

All you have to do is crochet a rectangular piece of fabric to wrap around the wooden hanger. A few of the patterns I have seen recommend a 5mm hook, 8ply yarn and start with 55 chain. As I prefer tight crochet - I use a 4mm hook, two strands of 8ply yarn and start with 70 chain. I then crochet 5 rows of treble.

After you have made your piece of fabric, you sew or crochet it together and insert the wooden hanger. Screw in the hook before you cover it with coloured tubing. To finish it off, attach any type of embellishment you like. I tend to use crochet corsages as they are a particular favourite of mine.


  1. Do you put a little foam around the hanger first?
    My Grandma use to as it would help prevent lumps in the shoulders of your tops.

    I've always loved them, but the few I have are a little tired.

  2. Hi there, yes I wrap the wooden hanger in foam before covering it with the crochet fabric.

    I will show you how to make them one day, when you get back into the crochet :)

  3. Love these, have a pack of wooden hangers I picked up at the oppie sitting there ready to do it - must do...



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