I wasn't sure whether to share this, as it is something that I'm considering to create for presents, but it was such a lovely project to complete, and so quick I thought I should.
Some crochet covered coat hangers. Yarn bombing on a small scale!
I organised a little craft evening, where everyone was bringing a project to work on and shortly before my guests were going to arrive I had a sudden panic - I didn't have a project to work on! Oops.
I grabbed some sweetie style colours (at least that is what the remind me of) and a coat hanger that had been hanging around (pun intended) for ages waiting a restyle. I had read a couple of tutorials and they all seem to go about this in the same way - create a rectangle of fabric and then sew together once you've made one big enough to go round the hanger.
I dislike sewing lots of stripes together, I've done it before it takes me ages and ages and ages and ages. You get the picture. So after one row I decided this would be a project best worked in the round, and it didn't really matter if it didn't work because I was just experimenting.
Obviously this technique is much easier before you get to the hook part, you can work it up off the hanger. Once I got to the hook I simply kept the cover on the hanger and crocheted around and around. It did take significantly longer to do the second half (twice as long maybe), and the hook seemed to get in the way a lot for the first few rounds, but soon I got into the rhythm and then it was finished. My daughter loved it straight away and my son requested one for him too.
I bought these hangers pre-padded, but I'm trying to work out whether I could fancy up some less pretty ones. A project for another day.