27 Apr 2012 Braided Wire Covered Coathanger Pattern by Crafty Gardener | posted in: Patterns | 8 Check the original post for directions.
What about using the t-shirt yarn? Or one of the flat yarns like linguine?
Thank you very much for this post. I inherited a few balls of Nylotex and couldn’t remember how to do the hangers. Now I can get right to it.
Thank you so much for posting these directions. My late grandmother used to make these all the time and we have a bunch that are coming undone. I could not for the life of me figure out how to fix them and now I can! Now I can fix them all and keep her legacy going!
I had the same problem as Maeko, with hangers coming undone, so I was grateful to discover your pattern and tidy them up. Once I had the 4 braids under control I merrily covered the hanger. Then I noticed it was a different pattern – the original had been stripes like a barber’s pole !!! I didn’t care, the hangers were tidy now, and could be used again. Thank you very much.
My late grandmother and I would make these together. It’s so great to find this pattern again! I’ve been looking for more of this type of material but I have no idea what it’s called, anyone know?
Hi Hannah, the original material was called Phentex or Nylotex and is almost impossible to find. The name was mentioned in the connecting post, https://craftygardener.ca/braided-wire-coat-hangers/ but it failed to be added to this one. I’ve updated it now to include the name. Thanks for stopping by.
Pretty hangers. Like the idea.
I always made these with my grandmother back in the 60’s we used 2 colors of rug yarn. Back then we used wire coat hangers but I’m going to try using the plastic ones we have now. Thanks for reminding me.