23.2.15

A Field of Tulips Hangers * The Pattern and a (Little) Tutorial

Are you ready for spring? I know I am! You can now invite spring to your home with the tulip hangers. Here's the pattern and a little tutorial for you.

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You'll need
 Cotton yarn suitable for a 3 mm hook (I used Rio Cotton from Lammy Yarns, except for the white, there I used something else from my stash, but Rio would do nicely there. And having seen the lovely colours from the brand new byClaire range, I think they would be perfect for these hangers too!)
 Crochet hook 3 mm
 Hanger with a minimum width of 2 cm (0.8 inches). The length doesn't matter, you can easily adapt the pattern accordingly.
 Blunt needle.

Remarks beforehand
 American crochet terminology – sorry UK-friends!
This pattern calls for a v-stitch: 1 dc, ch1, 1 dc in same stitch
 And for a 4dc-cluster:
Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook into the ch1-space.
Yo and draw up a loop – 3 loops on hook. Yo and pull through 2 loops – 2 loops on hook
Yo and insert your hook into the same space, yo over and draw up a loop – 4 loops on hook.
Yo over and pull through 2 loops – 3 loops on hook.
yo and insert your hook into the same space. Yo and draw up a loop – 5 loops on hook.
Yo and pull through 2 loops – 4 loops on hook.
Yo and pull through all 4 loops on your hook.
♦ You'll be making an identical front and back which are sewed together.
For a 3d effect you could substitute the 4dc-cluster with a popcorn stitch.

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Mmm, I realise that my symbol for a 4dc-cluster resembles that of a popcorn. Meant here is cluster stitch, although a popcorn would be a nice alternative. See above under Remarks beforehand...

















Step 1, in white
 When making a slip stitch to start your work, leave an extra long tail. (This ensures that you are flexible in adjusting the length of your work if it turns out too short later on. More about this under Step 2.)
♦ Crochet a chain that's at least 5 cm (1.5 inches) longer than your hanger. 
♦ Sc in 2nd sc from your hook, single across the chain. Measure every now and then against the lenght of your hanger. If you think it's long enough, do not cut yarn yet.

Step 2, in green
♦ Do not turn your work.
♦ Attach green yarn in the first sc. 
♦ Chain 2, skip 1 sc
 * v-stitch, skip 2 sc* repeat until you nearly reach the end of the row.
 Measure if your work is long enough to cover the length of the hanger. If necessary you can pick up the white yarn again and make a few extra single crochets in your begin chain. You could even add a few chains to your begin chain (if necessary) because you left an extra long tail right in the beginning. How nifty. ;-)
 If your begin chain and/or your round 1 (the single crochets) are too long, you can easily unravel the redundant stitches from both. This is the reason you did not turn your work at the beginning of step 2.
 Okay, is your work the right length? Then, after the last v-stitch: skip 1 st, 1 dc, cut green and white yarn.

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Step 3, in colour of your choice
♦ Don't turn work 
♦ Chain 3 in first dc of previous round
♦ *4dc-cluster in the ch1-sp of previous round, chain 2* 
 repeat across this round
♦ Than ch1, 1 dc in last dc of previous round
 Cut yarn.

Step 4, in white
 Don't turn work
 1sc in 2ch of 3chains of previous round, 1 sc in ch1-space
 * 1sc in top of cluster, 2 sc in ch2-space*
♦ repeat 
♦ 1 sc in the last ch1-space, 1 sc in dc

Step 5 (in white)
 1 turning chain
♦ Turn your work.
 Sc in every st, till end of round
 Now measure if your work is wide enough. If not, add an extra round of single crochet. You can decide whether you'd like this extra row here, or at the bottom of your work. (My hangers are cm (about 0.8 inches) wide, and I didn't need an extra row of sc.)
 Weave in ends.

Step 6
Make an identical back side, repeating step 1 to 5.

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Step 7
Hold the two pieces together, wrong sides facing eachother. Use your blunt needle and the white yarn to whipstitch front and back together (only stitching though the outer loops). Start on the side, then whipstitch about half of the lenght, slip the hanger in, stitch past the hook of the hanger, continue until done! Weave in the very last ends and let your Tulips Fields hanger invite spring in!

One more thing...
All this information might make this seem like a really complicated pattern – which of course it is not. I just wanted to give some tips on how to easily adjust the pattern to any lenght hanger. Of course, if you're making more hangers you can just count the stitches of your first hanger and duplicate that number for your other hangers – assuming they have the same size. ;-)

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I hope you will enjoy this little project.
As always I'm delighted with your visit. Thanks!

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23 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE this. I was actually sorting out cupboards and found a stash of wooden hangers ripe for crocheting. I think I need to turn them into these! It's such a pretty pattern. I did have a fiddle once making a shawl. I made a border which looked a bit like flowers which I loved. The shawl was terrible though and it got binned! I just remembered that the border was ok! Making these would lay my shawl failure to bed!!!!!!!! ha ha! Have a super week my lovely xxx

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  2. sehr schön...
    Danke! ;-)
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

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  3. Beautiful! Cant wait to try one or more. ;) xo Heather

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  4. I need to make these for Spring! So pretty...

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  5. Een ontzettend lief patroon Haafner in de voor jou kenmerkende poeder pastels. Ziet er geweldig uit!

    Fijne week!

    Madelief x

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  6. How cute! And what a cheery surprise that would be as you took your boring work clothes from the hanger in the morning.
    H.

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  7. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! These hangers are seriously pretty and would make wonderful presents.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. Erg leuk idee om dit patroon voor de hangers te gebruiken. Toevallig heb ik gisteren weer een van mijn tulpenvaasjes gehaakt! Dus ben ook into de tulpen!!

    Groetjes van Ellebel

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  9. Those are so beautiful!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!! I've been wanting to make a few of these! So sweet! Have a lovely day! xo Holly

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  10. thank you my dear : love it!!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  11. Love the fresh and sweet look of the tulips stitch pattern! Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you will have a lovely day!

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  12. Hi dear
    Super cute and super sweet colors. I'm doing the same with my hangers... But using an old vintage zig zag pattern. One day I will share. Happy spring feelings.
    Xxx
    Annette

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  13. Really beautiful project! I love the colors combination! Visiting from Annemarie Haakblog Link Party! Thank you for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  14. These are delightful. Now I have to get Mum to teach me to crochet - again! Thank you for sharing.

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  15. These are delightful. Now I have to get Mum to teach me to crochet - again! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful made / prachtig gemaakt!

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  17. So beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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