Friday, November 18, 2011

Simple and Practical Hanger Cover

Have you ever wondered what to do with that last little bit of yarn
from a project, you know what I mean, that little ball that just sits there staring at you? We all have them, and always wonder, what can I do, how can I make one cohesive project out of all these scraps? Hanger covers, yes, I said it crocheted hanger covers.

This idea came out of not only the desire to use up the scraps of yarn, but also to keep my clothes from falling off of hangers.  I decided to search the world wide web for some patterns, and found most of them to use more yarn than I had for the project, or were just plain unattractive.  This led me to develop a simple yet practical pattern that follows.

Here is a list of what you will need:

Measuring Tape
Crochet Hook
Scraps of yarn (or the ball you bought and can’t figure out what to do with.)
Blunt Needle
Stitch markers

Measure the hanger and jot down length on a piece of paper.  Jotting it down and keeping it in a place with other similar info will allow you to make more for this without having to continually measure the hanger every time (especially if you are like me and retain that into for only as long as it takes to measure the hanger).

Begin by making a chain in approximately the length you jotted down, applying a little tension when measuring against the measuring tape. Leave a tail the same length, in this case 27 inches (this will be used later on).
Add two more chains then measured length (this counts as first double crochet).
Double crochet in third chain from hook and in each chain until end.

When you have reached the end, chain two, and then slip stitch in last chain.
Chain two more after slip stitch and then double crochet on the other side of the chain until the end.
When you have reached the end, chain two, and slip stitch in to the first two chains created at beginning.

Take the yarn and wrap it around the hanger and use the stitch markers to hold it in place:  (you may have either side of the pattern facing out, I am sure that I never do it the same twice.)

Once you have attached the piece to the hanger, thread the blunt needle, and then begin to stitch together the two ends  and then work your way around the hanger.

Weaving in the ends when complete.
 And there you have a practical hanger cover that will help you cloths stay on the hanger.  The example was using a child hanger, but it can be done with any size hanger, with left over yarn scraps, or a consistent color if you want to give them as a gift.


Eve said...

Great use of all those leftover yarn scraps! I'll have to try this. Thanks for a great tutorial!

Sarah R said...

Very nicely done and a great idea!

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a pattern for this for years. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I too have been looking for years for a pattern such as this! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, I am definitely going to do this, Helena

Anonymous said...

does this work on wire hangers? My husband's company does the work laundry so I have a lot of hangers.