Crochet Coat Hangers

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For mere pennies, you can have a pretty hanger. This one is for my little girl, but with more mature colors, etc. you could easily make them for adults too. All you need is a basic plastic hanger, yarn of any weight, and something pretty to attach to the neck. I used a wire butterfly from the dollar store. They are sold in packs of 3, so are very inexpensive! A silk flower hot glued to the front would also be cute.

If you'd like a quick and unique baby shower gift, buy a pack of baby hangers and whip up a batch of these for the new little princess. Whatever you do, have fun!

Total Time: approximately 30-40 minutes

Yield: 1

Source: Self


  • plastic hanger
  • "I" crochet hook
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • wire butterfly
  • tiny amount worsted yarn


  1. Start with a basic plastic tube hanger.
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  3. You will be crocheting around the hanger. It will feel awkward at first, but you will get the hang of it. Simply place your hook behind the hanger and yarn in front.
  4. First single crochet made.
  5. As you single crochet, your stitches will be far apart and twisty. Don't worry, you can fix it.
  6. See? Just slide your stitches over and straighten them. I had made 34 single crochet at this point.
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  8. Just continue right around the corner, 62 sc here.
  9. And around the 2nd corner, 150 sc at this point.
  10. When you have 185 sc done, you will be at the top!
  11. You will need to weave your ends in on the back side of the hanger here.
  12. See, all gone!
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  14. Now grab your butterfly, or whatever pretty thing you want to attach to the neck.
  15. Thankfully, this has wire at the back, so I simply had to wrap it around the hanger.
  16. If it hadn't, I would have hot glued it on. Glue gun to the rescue!
  17. See?
  18. Enjoy!
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Crochet a couple of extra and take them to your local nursing home, these are perfect for hanging nightgowns on because they help to keep the gown on the hanger. These could be made for men also, just use more earth tones.

Blue crocheted clothes hanger.

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December 16, 2008

I have a pattern for crocheting wire hanger covers. The pattern is simple. Use two wire hangers tied together by the hook.

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December 18, 2009

I a looking for the pattern for crocheted hangers.

By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE


Crochet Coat Hangers

Try this link


Good luck! (11/02/2009)

By Sandie

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October 30, 2009

Anyone know how to crochet a pad for a wooden coat hanger so when your clothes hang they don't get the bump on the shoulder?

Thank you.

Rio Lady


Crochet Coat Hangers

Since all hangers are not the same size, these instructions can be adapted to any wooden hanger. Crochet a chain that will reach around the hanger. Remember crochet will stretch some. Turn and single crochet back and forth until you have a long narrow strip as long as the wooden part. Insert the hook of the hanger through a stitch at the center and whip stitch the edges together at the ends and bottom. For more padding you can wrap the hanger with strips of batting or fleece before putting the crochet on. You can add a scalloped edge along the bottom either before or after putting it on the hanger. The hook can be wrapped with yarn or matching ribbon. You can also cover the padded hanger with fabric.


By Bettie in TX

h3>Crochet Coat Hangers

Here's a site where I found a pattern. (05/11/2006)


Crochet Coat Hangers

I use a basic afghan stitch, and it makes a beautiful and very satisfactory hanger cover. Use worsted weight yarn and a size G crochet hook. Chain 10. Starting with 2nd chain from hook, yarn over and pull through. Continue down the chain. You will have 10 loops on your hook. (Yarn over and draw through one loop, yarn over and draw through two loops) until you are back to one loop on your hook. Repeat this pattern until you have a strip long enough for your hanger (I like to stretch it slightly, so the crochet work will be snug).

For your last row, do the first half of the row; with 10 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through all 10 loops. This creates a closed end. Then, with the bumpy side out, single-crochet the sides of the strip together. If your hanger has an unscrewing hook, you can complete the single-crocheting leaving just the other end open; if your hook doesn't unscrew you'll have to slip the crocheting over the hanger when you're about a quarter of the way done. Continue single crocheting around the second end, finish off and pull yarn ends to the inside. (10/30/2006)

By Carlyn

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