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numbcarnelian
« on: March 21, 2010 07:54:20 AM »

I used to make these with my grandmother when I was young. It's really easy you basically cover two metal hangers with two different colors yarn. -Using simple knots. I can't remember the name of the knot (it's been a while since Girl Scouts!) but I plan on making many more so I might upload a simple pictorial if anyone's interested  Smiley

anyhow I made these dozen for a bridal shower gift!





*they are great for items that you want to hang but don't stay on a normal hanger
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010 08:02:37 AM »

Cute!  What a great destash project!

And what *are* those knots called?  I've done many-a-friendship bracelets with that knot...
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2010 08:08:40 AM »

These are so cute!  I would love a few notes on how they're done. I picked up a batch of these at a yard sale once, and was told they were made in the 70's.  They look as good as new still.  I would love to make some more for my dds.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2010 08:20:27 AM »

Aww!! My mom had one of these left over from high school, and when she let me have it as a child, I was so impressed. She did grow up in the 70's! I wish I still had that.. I think it's gotten thrown away over the years.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010 08:27:11 AM »

I actually still have one floating around in my closet! Maybe he needs a friend after all these years...
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010 09:35:30 AM »

Isn't it just a basic square knot?  My boy scout big sister days are long gone now, though, so I could be wrong.
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2010 10:01:50 AM »

omg I love these. I bet they are easy to make
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2010 10:09:13 AM »

Seriously the best idea ever! If you make a tute I'm totally making these for my closet.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2010 11:24:23 AM »

OMG!  These are awesome!  I remember my mom having a bunch of these in her closet when we were little.

Hrmmmm...I might have to stop returning those metal hangers to the cleaners now so I can make some.  =)
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010 12:27:45 PM »

I remember doing these when I was younger only it wasn't with yarn, it was with these huge balls of nylon selvage you could get at Woolworths. And the wrap I used to use was a square knot (like the basic one you use with gimp), but these knots almost look like when you cast on off your thumb (in knitting).

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Here's one I found at the back of the closet


I wonder if you can get that nylon stuff anymore.
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010 02:36:16 PM »

I've seen those nylon ball thingies at walmart with the yarn - I'm sure other places sell them, and my grandmother used to crochet little house slippers out of them to give to everyone as gifts

I also used to make these covered hangers with my mom when I was a kid, out of the same knots the OP used..I wish I could remember how to do them! they would be great for strappy dresses and things, mine always end up at the bottom of my closet!
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010 02:39:57 PM »

LOL I was just talking about my grandma's big fluffy nylon hangers the other day, and here it comes again.  I much prefer the yarn version, great bridal shower gift. Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010 02:48:07 PM »

I remember doing these when I was younger only it wasn't with yarn, it was with these huge balls of nylon selvage you could get at Woolworths. And the wrap I used to use was a square knot (like the basic one you use with gimp), but these knots almost look like when you cast on off your thumb (in knitting).

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Here's one I found at the back of the closet


I wonder if you can get that nylon stuff anymore.

Whoa! I love this variation! Very cool, looks more like candy.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2010 02:49:47 PM »

Ok, I will work on a simple tute to share! It's such a great way to get rid of yarn too.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2010 03:57:35 PM »

Great old idea.  I love old ideas that keep coming back.

We didn't use a square knot when we did them.  We just crocheted around them.

thanks for bringing this back.  I miht have to give this another go.
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2010 06:27:01 PM »

I believe the knot is called a hitch knot. I could be wrong, but that is what it looks like to me.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2010 07:00:33 PM »

what a great Idea Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2010 07:54:39 PM »

My grandma would knit really elaborate ones, but they were special and only for her clothes.

The knots in the first picture look like chinese staircase to me, or that's what we call them.
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« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2010 12:22:44 AM »

My grandma would knit really elaborate ones, but they were special and only for her clothes.

The knots in the first picture look like chinese staircase to me, or that's what we call them.
It looks like the cobra knot to me... but I remember the Chinese staircase, those good old lanyard days!
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« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2010 09:16:36 AM »

Every hanger I have is metal and wrapped with yarn.  My mom and grandmother and I made them when I was young.  I love them.  They do work, you don't have to worry about rust from the hangers and they do hold better.  Plus, it makes the closet much more colorful.  Mine look a bit different, but basically the same thing. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2010 03:26:14 PM »

I believe the knot is called a hitch knot. I could be wrong, but that is what it looks like to me.

I believe the knot is called the half hitch.  It's half of the square knot, over and over again which makes a spiral around the wire.
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« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2010 06:29:35 PM »

I believe the knot is called a hitch knot. I could be wrong, but that is what it looks like to me.

I believe the knot is called the half hitch.  It's half of the square knot, over and over again which makes a spiral around the wire.

thanks!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2010 06:54:35 AM »

Great idea! I'd love to see more (the knot you use)! Sounds like a fun project for kids and I have a ton of wire hangers in my brother's basement! Grin
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2010 01:31:39 PM »

I love these type of hangers! My grandma gave me a bunch of them as a bridal shower gift.  They work so well with tops with deep V's or scoop necks that slide right off plastic hangers.
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2010 06:47:01 AM »

Thanks for posting this.  I had forgotten about those.  I used to make them back in the day.  Now I know what to do with all of those metal hangers that seem to multiply so fast.
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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2010 10:04:28 AM »

I have a load of metal hangers, they seem to multiply in my house,   I'm also lucky enough to have a huge box of nylon selvege that I got about 3 years ago in a local charity shop (I knew I would use it one day).
I've just made my first one in pink and lilac which has instantly been claimed by my daughter for her princess dress.   Thanks for posting this, aI would never have done this otherwise.

Janette x
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2010 01:07:25 PM »

I used to have these all over my house.
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