CONTOURED COAT HANGER COVER
by Linda Z. O'Halloran
Updated October 2010
Cotton or yarn of
choice (Double-Knitting or Light Worsted Weight)
5.0 mm crochet hook (or size preferred)
Wooden Coat Hanger as shown, about 17" across at widest point.
- I have seen these sold at Tesco, Dunnes (Ireland), Ikea
Optional: decorations, like ribbon or a sachet.
Tension/ Gauge: 10 dc = about 2.5 in. (or 6 cm)
Rating: Beginner / Easy. (A chance to practice different stitches & increasing /decreasing.)
Note: USA crochet terms
in this pattern.
Detailed crochet instructions can be found at Annie's Attic
alternate colors in stripes.
For symmetry, use color A on rows 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, 34, 35.
Use color B on rows 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29, 32, 33.
1. Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (10 sc) .
2. ch2 (counts as 1st dc in row) dc in 2nd sc and each sc across, turn. (10 dc)
3. to 12.
repeat row 2 until
you have 11 rows of 10 dc, turn. Note that the last dc will
always be worked into the top of the ch2 of the previous row. The beg ch2
will always count as the 1st dc, so the 1st actual dc made is placed in the 2nd dc
of the previous row.
13. 1 dc increase at each
end: ch2, 2dc in 2nd dc, dc in every dc across row,
but 2dc in last dc, dc in ch2 of previous row at end of row, turn. (12 dc)
14. 1 dc increase at each
end: ch2, 2dc in 2nd dc, dc in every dc across, 2dc in last dc,
dc in top of ch2 of previous row, turn. (14 dc)
15. 1dc increase at each
end and 2 increases in the center: ch2, 2dc in 2nd dc, dc in next
4 dc, 2dc in 7th dc,
2dc in 8th dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2dc in last dc, dc in top of ch2 of previous row at end, turn. (18 dc).
16. working one row even, ch2, dc into ea dc, turn. (18 dc).
17. shaping row:
ch1, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in
next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2
(18 sts in an arc) - Note: tr starts with 2 wraps around hook
18. repeat row 16, turn. (18 sts)
19. working even, ch 2 (counts as 1st dc), dc into 2nd st and each st from previous row, turn. (18 dc)
20. work same as row 16 for shaping. (18 sts)
21. work same as row 16 again..
22. working even, ch2
(counts as 1st dc), dc into 2nd st and each following st, turn.
23. 4 dcs
decreased: ch2, dec 1 dc at beg by working
2 dc tog (in 2nd & 3rd sts), dc in next 4 dc,
dec 1 dc (by working 2 dc tog) 2 times in center of row (in 9th & 10th, then 11th & 12th sts),
dc in next 4 dc, dec 1 dc at end by working last 2 dc tog, turn. (14 dc).
(You can also make decreases by simply skipping a dc, if you don't mind a small gap.)
Note: 2dc worked tog = 2dc cluster - see this page
24. 2 dcs decreased: ch2, decrease by making 2dc cluster at ea end of row (as described in row 22), turn. (12 dc)
25. 2 dcs decreased: ch2, makes decreases at each end as in row 23. (10 dc)
26. to 36. working even, ch2, dc into 2nd dc and each dc across, turn. (11 even rows of 10 dc)
37. ch1, sc into every dc
(incl. the 1st one) and into the top of the ch2 on the previous row at
Don't fasten off yet - leave enough yarn (about 40 in.) for sewing the seam with a darning needle.
Poke the hanger hook thru the center of the folded hanger cover.
Hand sew a seam under the hanger, stretching the cover as needed.
If the hanger has a trouser bar, then work around it as you sew. Fasten off.
Decorate with ribbon or sachet if you like.
The flower embellishment was a
Helenium flower from Lesley Stanfield's book "100
to Knit & Crochet".
Email Me if you have questions or find errors.
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