How to Crochet Around a Hanger

By Linda Shepard

Things Needed

  • 1 skein worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook G
  • Wire hanger
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
You can pad wire coat hangers with crocheted yarn.

If you know the basics of how to crochet and have some experience using a crochet hook, making these attractive hangers will be a breeze. The finished non-slip hangers are great for delicate items and are a good way to use up leftover yarn. A set of these hangers would make a thoughtful handmade gift for a friend or relative. Children over the age of eight who take an interest in needlework will find this a fun project.

Make a slipknot by inserting the yarn strand in a small circle of yarn and pulling. Hold the crochet hook in your right hand and the wire hanger in your left hand.

Insert the crochet hook in the slip knot loop. Hold the crochet hook inside the left edge triangle of the hanger, with the yarn strand under and to the left of the hanger.

Pass the hook over the top of the wire and grab a strand of yarn with the crochet hook, which will put two loops of yarn on the hook. Pull another yarn strand over the hanger edge through the two loops on the hook, leaving one loop on the hook.

Repeat the last step to create a series of single crochet stitches around the entire hanger, including the top hanger hook.

Knot the yarn and cut it with the scissors, leaving a 4-inch tail. Thread the tail in the tapestry needle and weave the tail through the crochet stitches.

About the Author

Linda Shepard has been staff writer for "C & G Newspapers" for over 10 years, covering local government and crime and serving as the newspaper's food writer. She has written for "Michigan Meetings Magazine" and is also the owner of Spectacularstrolls.com, an online business of self-guided walking tours.