How to recycle a wire coat hanger with crochet, a simple diy tutorial
I started this project when I noticed that the ‘other side’ of the wardrobe ie. his side, still contained a few sturdy wire coat hangers. Horrified I reached up to remove the ‘offending items’ when I had an idea… I could recycle them! After all a wire coat hanger is not that bad after all.
(Quick note…he only has a small space and the wardrobe is huge, so guess who takes up most of it?)
The Recycle inspo:
You will need:
All the things below,
- some scissors and a large tapestry needle:
- Boodles yarn or similar super chunky yarn.
- A large hook, I used my new favourite size 10mm
- A thick wire coat hanger of course!
A note on the wire coat hanger
These coat hangers are the thick metal coat hangers, they are quite sturdy, not the thin and bendy ones.
The Recycle How to:
The crochet stitch:
I simply used a double crochet stitch (single crochet in the US.) to cover the entire hanger…
Picking up the yarn each side as I went.
Then use your tapestry needle and yarn to wrap any sharp ends and weave in to fasten off.
Add a Garnish?
I have been using up my boodles yarn scraps for this project. You could add a ‘garnish’ in the form of a flower or two?
As these were for my man I have kept them simple.
What do you think?
He likes them and as an added bonus they don’t take up much room in the wardrobe (How wicked am I? ) Tee hee……
Here is another version of this project!