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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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