Vintage Inspired Coat Hanger Covers

Call me sentimental, but I love a covered hanger. Not only does it add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe, it also prevents your clothes from slipping off. And best of all, it’s plastic-free. Today’s hanger covers are worlds away from the garish covered hangers from the 70’s. (I should know… I have a few that survived the years and are in need of a re-do). With gorgeous natural yarns in modern colours, no covered hanger will ever be considered old fashioned again.

My go-to choice of yarn for hanger covers are always Vinnis Bambi. The slubby texture gives your clothes an additional bit of grip and the bamboo gives the covers a beautiful, luxe sheen. I also prefer using either Kroller Stitch or just plain dc’s (US: sc)

One ball is enough to cover two hangers and the leftovers can be used for a stripy cover worked in dc’s.

To make the textured cover using Kroller Stitch: (UK Terminology used)

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
htr – half treble
rep – repeat
sk – skip
st/s – stitch/es
tr – treble

Hook size used: 5.00mm (adjust to your own personal tension)

Ch 55

Row 1: Work (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) in the 4th ch from the hook, *sk the next 2 chs, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr) in the next ch*, rep from * to end, work 1 htr in the last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, 1htr in the first st, *(1dc, 1htr, 1tr) in the next tr*, rep from * across, 1htr in the last st, turn.

Rep row 2 another 4 times. Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to sew the bottom closed. Weave in any remaining ends.

Plain cover:

Ch 55

Row 1: Work 1dc in the 2nd ch from hook, work 1 dc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, work 1dc in each st across, turn.

Rep row 2 another 8 times. Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail to sew the bottom closed. Weave in any remaining ends.

Et voila, you’re done!

Happy making!

Bren, xx

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