Monday, 19 November 2012

Happy hangers

I recently acquired some old wooden coat hangers, with the intention of padding them up with some nice crochet jackets. I never have enough coat hangers in my wardrobe and had been reduced to using horrible thin plastic ones. So I looked up the Happy Hanger pattern by Dottie Angel. 

 The pattern didn't work very well for me at first, as you can see from the purple hanger in the background. It s t r e t c h e d so much going onto the hanger. So I made the following adjustments...
Ch 63, work first dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Skip 1 ch, sc, skip 1 ch, dc cluster into next ch. And so on. I ended up with 16 scallops on my piece.

I love the way these turned out... and best of all my cardies won't be stretched and puckered from the sharp edges of plastic hangers.

8 comments:

  1. They are very nice Ruth. I usually have trouble with the first attempt at a new pattern and then they get easier each time. Like your colour choices.

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    1. Quite right, you always need to test a pattern first don't you! Doesn't matter so much when it's a quick make.

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  2. They're absolutely lovely you clever thing x

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  3. I've only ever done crochet blankets, not sure if I'm up to anything like this - guess I'd have to give it a go! They look great though. And yes, those wire hangers aren't very nice are they.

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    1. The good thing about these is that you can start and finish them in a day! I have started several blankets and have yet to finish a single one...

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  4. When I visit your blog, I always feel like I've just discovered something new. It inspires me. I can see these pretty hangers on the Terrain website.

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    1. Thanks Mario, that's very kind of you to say :)

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