Tuesday, May 14, 2013

crochet hangers......

Many, many years ago, someone gave me a set of 3 crocheted hangers.  I don't remember who gave them to me or why but they are the best hangers ever.  Nothing ever falls off of them.  I've always thought I'd make more but never did....(I'm slow like that.)  

Until now.
    
I decided it was nuts not to make more and started on this little summer project to pretty up my closet.



There are tons of "patterns" out there but they are all basically just crocheting around hangers so if you can crochet, you can do it.  

I wanted mine a bit sturdier so I held 2 together before crocheting around them.   If you do this, just make sure your hangers match up in size/shape.
Some people skip the hook end but the ones I were given went to the end and have lasted all these year so I decided to follow suit.  To secure the tip, I slid the last stitch up, applied a teeny bit of E6000 and then slid the stitch back down and tapped the yarn together.  

I added a little picot trim at the bottom and a flower at the neck. (I found the cute little flower pattern via creativejewishmom.com's blog here.)



By the end of the summer, I hope to have most of my mismatched hangers tossed and replaced with these pretty ones instead.

13 comments:

Jody said...

Very pretty--AND practical!

Edda Soffía said...

Way a good idea, I love it

Kerry said...

Oh my gosh, those hangers are adorable ..... so pretty and girly (just the way I like it :-)
Did you use wire hangers Val? I wonder if it would be possible to do on those plastic hangers .... that I have 5000 of !!!!

Big hugs

Ana Lopes said...

Super cute project! Thanks for sharing, love it!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

gin said...

cute cute cute!!! my aunt does this and gives them out to all the family. mine, too, have lasted for years.

Alessandra said...

It's funny! During the last week I was thinking the same about my thin metallic hungers! Now I have to start after seeing the beauties you just made!
Thank you, xxx Ale

creativejewishmom/sara said...

Great job, love the results and the idea of crocheting two together. will add this to my list of reader's crafts for the next reader round up, and you can also feel free to add it to the next craft schooling Sunday linky party, which I'd love you to join in any case!

Vicki Boster said...

Oh my/ I'm in love with these hangers!! I'd love to have these for my closets- what a wonderful idea!

I just wanted to tell you that your beautiful scarves are featured on my most recent blog post-- thank you again so so much for your contribution to the Pink Scarf Project:)

Love
Vicki

linda said...

Great idea, I love them :)

gin said...

oh val, I saw your pink scarves featured on http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/2013/05/pink-scarf-project-spring-edition.html . Really lovely and for a great cause.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Good for you! I've wanted to crochet wooden hangers but haven't done so yet. I've not seen the wire hangers crocheted before. They turned out great and definitely pretty up the closet plus serve a useful purpose. Did you tape the hangers together before you started doing the crochet? Have a great weekend. Tammy

Hilde said...

Very pretty, and what a great idea :)

Tamara - Moogly said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

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