Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Crochet Hangers Cover For 18" Doll Clothes/ Tutorial

Hello,

Faye's doll, Saige, has collected some wardrobe from Katie at Westie and Julp.  I made these hangers inspired from here.  I couldn't do the regular triangle shape hangers so I made them kind of rectangle shape.

I hot glued the bead and the crochet heart and flowers to cover up the raw (spelling?) edges.  I think they added a nice finish to the hangers too.
To make the hanger I bought a roll of 16 gauge wire from the Home Depot.  I think the roll has 200 yards of wire and it was less than $7. 

To do the hanger I measured 5 1/2 inches (6 inches was a better one) on the edge of a piece of wood scrap and  drew the hanger shape.  Then I put a few nails around the drawing. I wrapped the wire (about 20")  around the nails and  gave a few twists at the joining.

Took the hanger off the nails
 I used two pieces of PVC pipes (pull against opposite end) to straighten the hangers.
The doll clothes slipped right off the hangers so I single crochet around the hangers.  I think they turned out adorable and so girlies.


I will be taking a break and will be back July 8th.

Happy crafting!

Helen





6 comments:

Ann said...

Those did turn out great. What a brilliant idea

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Pretty darn clever! What will you think of next??

All the best
Katie

Beansieleigh said...

These little hangers are SO-ooo CUTE, Helen!!! Thank you for sharing how to make them! ~tina

Christine Thamotheram said...

Have a wonderful time Helen. I love the way you have used crochet for the hangers. Very clever indeed.
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Chris

Dawn said...

These are so pretty! The beads and little hearts and flowers are gorgeous.

Hugs, Dawn

DeStampin'Corner said...

These crocheted hangers looks great! You're talented!