Crochet coat hangers are a fun project that many people overlook. They don't require a lot of yarn, so they can be great for using up scraps. They are a vintage-inspired home decor item, but there are many contemporary styles for this item. When you open your closet, you will smile, because all of your clothes will be neatly organized on very pretty handmade hangers. Crochet hanger covers are practical as well; your clothes won't slip off of the hanger and even the most delicate fabrics are safe atop soft crochet. These crochet patterns offer a variety of lovely clothes hanger cover designs to choose from.
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This free crochet hanger pattern is designed to work with DK-weight scrap yarn. This is a single crochet pattern (written as UK double crochet). You work from one end back to the center, repeat for the second side, and seam the two pieces together in the middle. This is a very simple crochet pattern intended to fit a wooden hanger that is approximately two centimeters in width.
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Learn how to crochet a cover for any hanger with this free tutorial from Queen Babs. Her patterns allow you a lot of choices, including whether you want to work with single crochet, half double crochet or double crochet stitches. She explains how to adapt the pattern to fit any hanger. The pattern has an optional scalloped edge.
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Crochet scallops can be a nice design detail to edge a crocheted hanger. This design uses super simple single crochet stitches to cover a plastic hanger with yarn. Then the bottom edge is scalloped. This is a very easy design but one that really stands out. It's great for people who often have empty hangers, as the scallops will show best when nothing hangs on them. They will also peek through dresses with thin straps for a pretty effect.
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This is a photo-rich free crochet pattern for a vintage-inspired coat hanger cover. The design is built in a fascinating way with short rows that create a shell shape in a single color. The shape is outlined in a second color. Use pretty pastels to get that vintage look. This crochet pattern is written in both US and UK terms. It is designed to fit 16 1/2 inch long wooden coat hangers.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Hang your clothes up with a little teddy bear peeking out over the top. This is an especially cute free crochet pattern to use for hangers that go in a nursery. They make a great gift item as well. You can also use this pattern to crochet the basic stripes and shells for a hanger without the bears.
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The rich stitch detail of cotton yarn makes these crochet hangers stand out. That's not all, though; they're adorned with beads and topped off with a bow. The designer suggests that in addition to using them functionally in the closet, these pretty pieces can be hung on the wall as art.
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Get two crochet hanger patterns for the (free) price of one with this design. One crochet hanger uses bobbles for textures. The other is designed with crochet shells. These covers are both designed to fit padded hangers measuring about 30 centimeters wide. They're worked in three colors of DK weight cotton yarn; the suggests colors have a bold citrus flair.
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This is another two-for-one with one striped crochet pattern and a second complementary solid design. In each case, the stitches are the same across each row. However, the stitches in the solid design are taller than those in the striped design, and of course that second design has no color changes. Note that this free crochet pattern set is written in UK crochet terms.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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You can add three-dimensional appliqués to any crochet coat hanger cover to make it a little bit more special. This pattern shows you how to make a basic hanger cover, with a delightful crochet rose attached. Combine rose hangers with covers that don't have roses attached for a set of pretty closet accessories.
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You don't have to cover an entire coat hanger with crochet to make it functional. This minimalist no-slip design is a nice touch for the hangers in a grown-up closet. The miniature side covers are made from single crochet. They use such little yarn that it's a great scrap yarn project.