Monday, 29 February 2016

DIY: crocheted hangers




Today I will share three easy patterns for crocheted hangers. I got the inspiration for this little DIY project from an old hanger that was beautifully decorated with blue cotton yarn (the one in the middle). I found eight bare wooden hangers from flea market that were waiting for some decoration. As it is spring and I have a strong need for bright new colors I picked three pastel/neon colors: two shades of green and raspberry. All pure cotton yarn.


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So you will need:

a wooden hanger
a hook (1,75-2,5 mm is good)
cotton yarn 
scissors 
and a needle (to combine parts together).

In all the models you have to make two similar pieces that you put in from both sides of the hanger and combine in the middle. Fit the piece to your hanger and make as many rounds as you need. The small part that comes from the hanger and forms a hook is crocheted separately (=chain 16, crochet double crochet rounds so that the piece covers the part and you can sew it to a tube and sew to the bigger hanger part).

Model 1. Chain 4 and combine to a ring. Round 1. Chain 2 and crochet 10 double crochets to the ring and close the round with a slip stitch to the first double crochet in the round. Round 2. Chain 2 and crochet a double crochet in every stitch and every fourth stitch crochet two double crochets. In the end of the round you will have 14 stitches. Close the round as in the last round. Round 3. Now you can start the pattern. Chain 2 and crochet a double crochet in every of the following 8 stitches, then chain one and miss one stitch, after this crochet a double crochet in every following 4 stitches. Close the round. Repeat the round 3 as many times needed that the piece reaches the middle of the hanger. Make another piece but note that when making the pattern turn it to fit the opposite side! Round 3. so being: chain 2, crochet a double stitch in every following 3 stitches, chain 1 miss 1 and crochet a double stitch in every following 9 stitches. Close the round. Put in the parts to cover the hanger and combine.

Model 2. Chain 4 and combine to a ring. Round 1. Chain 2 and crochet 9 double crochets to the ring and close the round. Round 2. Chain 2 and *crochet a double crochet in the next stitch and 2 to the second* repeat. In the end of the round you will have 15 stitches. Close the round. **Round 3. Chain 2 and crochet one double crochet in every stitch. Close. Rounds 4. and 5. make as the round 3. Round 6. Chain 3 and crochet a double crochet to the second stitch. *Chain 1 and miss 1, crochet a double stitch to the following stitch.* Repeat. Close. Rounds 7. and 8. Go to the space between double crochets and chain 3. *Crochet a double crochet in space between double crochets and chain 1.* Repeat. Close the round. Repeat rounds 3.-8. to get the piece to wanted length.

Model 3. Chain 4 and combine to a ring. Round 1. Chain 2 and crochet 9 double crochets to the ring and close the round with a slip stitch to the first double crochet in the round. Rounds 2., 3. and 4. Chain 2 and crochet a double stitch in every stitch. Round 5., 6. and 7. Chain 1 and crochet a simple stitch in every following stitch. Close. Repeat the rounds 2.-7. This is a tighter model, but you can add stitches if needed by crocheting more double crochets to the ring or making round 2. as in the model 1 or 2.

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I like to have these hangers in my corridor so that when ever a guest comes there is an extra hanger to give. It is even better that these crocheted hangers represent the whole DIY style of my apartment.

You can also make just one hanger for a beautiful garment you want to hang to your wall.

Sunny spring days to you all!

Sannu

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