I don’t know about you, but my closet is full of those wire hangers that you get when you dry clean your clothes. Which is a little funny, because I don’t dry clean clothes very often. Nevertheless, I have a whole slew of wire hangers. Mostly I use them for t-shirts, and they do a fairly decent job. But there are certain clothes I don’t want to hang on them.
Until it occurred to me that instead of relegating different clothes to specific hangers, I could give those wire hangers some extra padding with a simple Crochet Hanger DIY.
And now I have a collection of fairly gorgeous hangers for my closet. If you’re wanting to improve the look of your closet, and help your clothes hanger better, all you need is a wire hanger, some yarn, and a crochet hook.
I started my doing single crochet all the way around the wire hanger. I did not crochet around the top of the hanger where it sits on the rod in my closet.
Once I had single crocheted around the hanger I added some scalloped edging to the bottom of the hanger (I used a small crochet hook for this part). I actually did a couple different types of edging. On the bottom hanger I started by slipping a stitch, then chaining 8 stitches, and then slipping into the 8th single crochet on the hanger. I repeated this down the bottom portion of the hanger. Turning the hanger I then made the scallops (1 single crochet, 2 double crochets, 2 treble crochets, 2 double crochets, and 1 single crochet into each chain 8 space).
For the top hanger I started by attaching a single crochet, then skipped 2 single crochets, then in the 3rd single crochet I did a pattern of 5 stitches (single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, double crochet, single crochet) and repeated this across the bottom of the hanger.
Now not only is the hanger more padded for my t-shirts, but it holds tank tops and other items better without them slipping off.
I do believe that pretty hangers are going to going to improve the look of my closet considerably. It will at least make opening my closet in the morning and deciding what to wear more enjoyable.
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