Monday, October 19, 2009

Crocheted Lattice Clothes Hanger Cover

Covered hangers keep your clothes from sliding onto the floor. This is easy to customize to any plastic hanger.

WW yarn
Size G hook
Plastic clothes hanger
Yarn needle

Stitches used:

SS - slip stitch
Ch – chain
Dc – Double crochet

The beginning ch 2 represents a DC. All rounds are joined with a ss to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch.

I chain loosely, so I use a ch 2 to represent a DC in this pattern. If you wish, you can use a ch 3 to represent the beginning DC of each round. You will have to add a chain at the beginning of every round and join each round to the third chain of the beginning chain.

This pattern is a lattice design worked in rounds. Each round has 8 DC in it, and they are separated by spaces made of varying numbers of chains in order to make the cover fit around the hanger.

To begin each new round after round 2, ss to the next ch space.

Keep trying the cover on the hanger you are making it for and add chains as needed for the cover to fit. The fit should be snug.
It took 13 rows to cover the hanger I used. I have two different brands of plastic hangers, but they are almost exactly the same size.

This pattern covers half the hanger, so you will need to make 2.

Ch 4, join into ring with SS.

Round 1:
Ch2, Dc into ring, Ch 1, + 2 DC into ring, ch 1 +, repeat x 2 from + to +. You should have 8 DC and 4 ch 1 spaces.

Round 2:
Ss to space between first 2 dc, ch 3, + Dc into next space, ch 1 +, repeat from + to + around, join

Round 3 and 4:
Ss to ch 1 space, ch 3, +dc into next ch 1 sp, ch 1+, repeat from + to + around, join.

Round 5 to 7:
Work same as rounds 3 and 4, but increase every other chain space to 2 chains.
You will have 8 dc’s with 8 spaces, 4 will be ch 2 spaces, 4 will be ch 1 spaces.

Rounds 8 to 10:
Work same as round 5, except increase every chain space between the dc’s to 2 chains.
You will still have 8 DC’s and you will have 8 ch 2 spaces.

Rounds 11-12:

Work same as previous rounds, but increase every other ch space to 3 chains.

Round 13:
Work same as previous rows, but increase each ch space to 3 chains.

If this is too small for your hanger, just continue in pattern, adding chains to the spaces as needed for your hanger. Keep trying it on the hanger as you make the cover.

Make another half the same and fit them over the clothes hanger. Sew together down the middle. I sewed all the Dc’s together. I just wove the yarn through the chains to get to the next pair of DC’s.
Alternatively, you could tie the two halves together on both sides of the hanger, at the top and bottom with yarn or ribbon. This would make it easier to remove the cover at a later time if you wanted to.

Pattern is untested, except by myself. Please let me know if something is unclear, or you find a mistake.
You may sell one or two items made from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern or publish it anywhere else. Please link to the pattern if you post a picture elsewhere.

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