Making Yarn Covered Hangers

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April 9, 2012

A collection of hangers with the front one being covered in yarn.I just crochet a very very long chain. Then, even if it's too short, it can be added to and continued. I put some hot glue to the base of the "hook" and wait for it to cool. Then, you simply wrap it around, gluing every 4-6" until it's all the way around and meeting up with the other end. I sometimes leave a bit of on the end, then secure it with some pretty ribbon or matching yarn, weaving in the tail. I don't cover the hook since it wouldn't fit over the rod anymore.


By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR

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April 13, 2019

I am hoping you have patterns for the above. I would be using left over yarn.

Thank you!


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April 13, 20190 found this helpful
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Coats and Clark Red Heart yarn has a feee one here.

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Since you do not say if this will be using yarn only or if it will to crochet yarn, suggestions offered may or may not be what you had in mind. Also, you do not say if you wish to use wire or plastic hangers or even wood hangers so I hope one of the links will help you get started.


Patterns are nice and a few are free but there are a lot to be found on Etsy for a few dollars.

Here are links to several styles.

ThriftyFun also has some suggestions from past questions:

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March 6, 2011

I want to know the instructions to wrap yarn on a coat hanger. I know the way I have been doing it is not correct, although it works. Do you have instructions?

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

Google search for how to do macrame. I used to do this years ago and made some nice macrame knots on metal hangers using various knots.

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May 3, 20110 found this helpful

Crafty Gardener,
You said in your directions that you had made changes to the original" crochet plastic coat hanger" directions. My grandmother used to make these for the whole family. Although the basic pattern is the same, she did some things that make them a bit different from yours. Was wondering if you could email me the original instructions so that I could see if they are what she did. Thanks. BJ


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PS: I worked on these all winter and have been giving them to family on birthdays.

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November 13, 2011

How do you start to wrap a wire clothes hanger with yarn, but not with a crochet hook or knitting needle?

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November 16, 20110 found this helpful

I remember as a kid someone taught my to finger crochet a sort of slipknot for hangers without using a hook or needle. First make a knotted loop then hold the hanger between your knees and "finger crochet around the metal hanger, using a slipknot to tie it finished.

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February 22, 2012

This is a page about crochet coat hangers. Decorative crochet coat hangers are fun to make, use, and give as gifts.

Blue crocheted clothes hanger.

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March 6, 2011

I am looking for the instructions on covering wire coat hangers.

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October 29, 2010

How do I make yarn covered coat hangers?

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April 17, 2010

How do you make yard covered coat hangers? Tips from the ThriftyFun community. You can crochet a strip about 8-10 stitches single crochet wide and then measure the hanger.

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April 8, 2007

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to make "yarn wrapped coat hangers". It's an older form of "tying" kind of, but by wrapping and going through is all I can remember.

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