Covered Coat Hangers – Hanger Covers Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

This free-covered coat hangers crochet pattern was originally published around 1943 in “Cottons for Babies” Volume 194.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this classic covered coat hangers. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this crochet pattern for coat hanger covers.

Covered Coat Hangers Crochet Pattern


For a set of 4 hangers—2 balls each of Pink and Blue
Steel Crochet Hook No. 7
2 1/2 Yards Ribbon, 1/2 Inch Wide


Starting at one short end with Pink, ch 3.

1st Row: 3 h dc in 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2, turn. Pick up the 2 back loops of each stitch throughout.

2nd Row: 2 h dc in first St (l h dc increased), h dc in next st, 2 h dc in next s.t (another h dc increased). Do not work over turning ch. Drop Pink, draw a loop of Blue through, thus completing a ch st, make another ch st in Blue, turn.

3rd Row: 2 h dc in first st, h dc in each st across, 2 h dc in last St. Ch 2, turn.

4th Row: Repeat 3rd row. Drop Blue, pick up Pink, ch 2, turn.

Work 2 rows of each color, increasing 1 st at both ends of each row until row measures 2 inches across.

Next Row: 2 h dc in first st, h dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dec 1 h dc—to dec an h dc, work off 2 sts as 1; ch 2, turn.

Following row: Dec 1 h dc, in each st across, 2 h dc in last st. Ch 2, turn.

Repeat last 2 rows, keeping continuity of colors, until longer side of hanger cover measures same as hanger.

Now dec 1 h dc at both ends of each row until 5 sts remain. Work off these 5 sts as 1 st. Fasten off.

Draw hook of hanger through center of crocheted piece and sew edges together, thus covering hanger. Make a double bow of ribbon at base of hook. Tack bow to crocheted fabric of hanger.

Cover 3 more hangers in a similar fashion.

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