by Linda Z. O'Halloran
March 2006
Updated October 2010

I couldn't find a hanger cover pattern with this shape, so I made this up.
It's simple and quick.  One 100gm ball of yarn will make at least 4 covers.
Make sure the yarn is color-fast, if damp clothes are to be hung on them.



Materials:   DK Cotton or yarn of your 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
                   Darning needle
                   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 are used in this pattern.
            Detailed crochet instructions can be found at  Annie's Attic

Pattern idea:  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 sts, turn.
       (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.  (18 dc) 

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 end. (10 sc). 
        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 Flowers to Knit & Crochet".

Email Me if you have questions or find errors.

Feel free to use and share this pattern, to sell hangers made using this pattern,
or to improve on the pattern.