A crocheted cover for a wire hanger looks great and is the perfect project for those of us who don't have easy access to vintage style wooden hangers. Of course if you can get your hands on some wooden hangers, the two look great together, and you can follow my pattern here! Truthfully, if you feel like getting a little creative, covering the wire hanger actually presents itself with many more possibilities as far as embellishments and filling in the void with crocheted lovliness if you so desire! You could certainly make some great wall decorations by simply using a hanger as the frame for your ideas!
So there you have it my friends, two very cheerful ways to fill your closet with a little color this summer! Though I must be honest, the wooden wire hanger cover took about a third of the time, so if you'll be making both, plan to make a lot more of those! And if you don't know how to crochet, well I guess this is some more encouragement, go for it! A set of hangers would make a super gift as well, so how about whipping up a bunch now for holiday gift giving?
Crocheted Wire Hanger Cover Pattern
Using the yarn and hook of your choice, single crochet around the entire perimeter of the hanger, and join to the first stitch with a slip stitch. Starting at the neck of the hanger, slip stitch down the entire side until you reach the bottom corner. The slip stitch makes a beautiful finished edge. Slip stitch down the other side of the hanger as well. For the shell stitch edging, simply crochet along the bottom following this stitch sequence: Skip first stitch, *5 double crochet in next stitch, skip stitch, single crochet in next stitch, skip stitch, and repeat from *.
Make two simple crocheted flowers, according to my quick crocheted flower pattern, and sew them together to cover the neck portion of the hanger.
You can certainly have lots of fun by exploring a bunch of crocheted trim options, and again, you can find my pattern for the wooden hanger here.