28 July 2008

Tutorial: Crocheted Wire Hangers

The tutorial for How To: Crocheted Wire Hangers has moved. You can find it here: http://gladysstrickland.com/how-to-crocheted-wire-hanger-tutorial/.

18 comments:

brnh said...

Yay! My husband won't let me throw away his yucky wire hangers. This project will make a suitable compromise. Thanks!

Kate said...

Ok I just love this idea. I think that it is a great project for my girl scout troup after they learn to crochet. Thanks

Drew of Fairy Tale Fibers said...

Well written instructions Redux Designs! What a great way to give something of little value a greater use!
Yeah for Green Crafting!

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

Redux Designs,

What a great idea! Well written tutorial too. The instructions are easy to follow.

Ultratrixie is Sweetwolf.etsy.com said...

Oh I love these. My granny made tons of these for us over the years and they are still my favorite hangers. So bright and cheerful! She would tape 2 hangers together with masking tape before covering them to make them sturdier.
She even still made them after she went blind--it was one of the only things she could still do that made her happy.
Great tutorial!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is such a great idea! I'll be linking to this!

Sunny Tuesday said...

No problem! I love your blog and look forward to keeping up with it in the future! :)

Anonymous said...

Has this ever been done with plastic hangers? I'm wondering if they would come out too bulky, but thought that it would need the bulkiness (is that a word?) for hanging pants and such without a crease....just wondering if this has ever been done...

Gladys said...

Anon - thanks for stopping by, and sorry for the delay in responding. I have not tried this on plastic hangers. I have a feeling it would be hard to crochet around them - that the yarn would slide around it very well. But....you never know! I'll have to give it a try and see what happens.

Another option if you are wanting a thicker padding might be to use some of the chunky yarn with a larger crochet hook and see what results you get with that.

sweetb said...

Thanks for this tutorial. Iwas very easy to follow. I am a new crochet/knitter and I have been whipping these up very easily. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

To have a thicker hanger how about wrapping plastic bags around the hanger then crocheting over it?
Thanks for the instructions! I have tons of hangers I need to do this with!

Bobbie said...

I just posted a link to this on my blog...thanks for a great tutorial

Anonymous said...

how do you clean them?

Suzette said...

Thank you very much for this helpful sight with crocheting the hangers. I have a lot of wire hangers and now I can make them pretty and reusable.
Suzett839@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm trying to follow these directions right now and am completely lost after making the slip knot! A video would be more helpful for someone who knows nothing about crochet.
It's a great idea though. I might get it eventually.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I had looked at 3 ir 4 other tutorials for covering wire hangers but they didn't have any pictures and I'm one of those who has to see what is being done.
Your tutorial worked for me!!! Yeah!
Thanks for such a great tutorial.
Barb

Maru said...

I do not know this technique of tissue, but seeing that many of the Hanger factory in house holds have design in their products, should learn to do it

Wire Clothes Hangers said...

I liked your idea of reusing things rather than throwing them out. I love as you redesign the hanger by using yarn. Thaks for such a great idea!