Spare a thought for crocheted wooden clothes hangers; one can only imagine a dear lady carefully decorating with pretty coloured yarn, but which sadly end up sitting in a little plastic box, or a basket, at the back of your local second hand thrift outlet.
You know what I'm talking about? Like these...
Plastic and wire hangers from the dollar store seem the cheapest available option these days, but really, aren't they they dullest? Plus, wire hangers, have a tendency to pull and deform the shoulders on jackets and long sleeve tops.
I need more hangers, and have been feeling sad for unwanted crocheted hangers, so picked up 5 for a total of $1.50 from Salvos.
Crocheted hangers, happy in their new home..
If you'd like to crochet your own hangers, there is a bunch of free tutorials here. There is a cute/hilarious kitty coat-hanger pattern here ..
And another tutorial for wire hangers here. Perhaps crocheting wire hangers would alleviate the shoulder pull problem?
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