Free Knit - Christmas Striped Padded Coathanger Cover


Free Knit - Christmas Striped Padded Coathanger Cover


Merry Christmas to you!

Add some Christmas cheer to your hand-knitted gifts by crafting a padded coathanger cover in Christmas shades for your gift to hang from. Padded coathanger covers are ideal for holding hand-knits as the padding prevents damage in the shoulders which can occur from hard plastic or wooden hangers.  As an added bonus, they look great too!

As our gift to you, we have included the pattern for our Christmas Striped Coathanger Cover below.  You can print out the pattern by clicking the link near the bottom of the page.

Happy knitting, and we wish you all the best for the Christmas season ahead.

Alison, Sharon and the Team at Knitting Yarns by Mail


Size: to fit standard 38cm wooden coat hanger

1 ball Heirloom Merino Magic 8ply yarn in main colour (MC)
1 ball Merino Magic 8ply yarn in contrast colour (CC)
1 pair 3.75mm needles
polyester wadding
standard 38cm wooden coat hanger
1 sewing needle

Colourway recommendations: 
Vintage look (as pictured): Merino Magic 8ply Raspberry 581 and Magnolia 510 
Modern brights: Merino Magic 8ply Cherry 202 and Almond 226 
Green and white: Merino Magic 8ply Guava 235 and Almond 226
Christmas Greens: Merino Magic 8ply Celery 234 and Guava 235
Red and Green: Merino Magic 8ply Cherry 202 and Guava 235
Or knit your coat hanger to match your garment/accessory gift!
23.5sts to 10cm over stocking stitch
Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 32 stitches in MC.
Knit 2 rows.
Change to CC and knit  a further 2 rows.
These 4 rows form garter stitch stripe pattern .
Continue in pattern until work measures length of hanger, ending with a stripe in MC.
Cast off.


To make-up: 
Remove hook from hanger.  Pad hanger generously with wadding catching here and there with a stitch or dab of glue to secure.
Fold knitted cover lengthwise over padded hanger. Sew bottom and side seams.  Replace hook.
Padded coat hanger may be decorated with a ribbon bow.


To view a printable version of this pattern leaflet, click here.



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