Chain 12 stitches to begin, plus 2 for turning.
Row 1: Work one half treble (htr) into the third chain from the hook, and 1 htr into every chain (ch) until you reach the end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first stitch, 1htr into every stitch along until last stitch- work 1 htr into top of ch2 of previous row. This will ensure a very straight, neat edge to your long, skinny piece of crochet.
Repeat row 2 until work measures around 45cm. For this striped effect, I worked six rows of a colour, before changing to the contrasting beige, and working two rows. The effect is quite handsome, I think you’ll agree? You don’t need to weave in your ends, as they’ll be tucked into your solid block of crochet hanger goodness as you go.
Insert the hook of your hanger into the middle of your piece. Take a contrasting colour yarn, and begin to double crochet the edges together along the bottom of the hanger, lining up the stitches as you go. You’ll need to stretch the coat a little to do this. This ‘stitching up’ process can be quite tricksome, but once you get into the rhythm of the ‘fiddliness’ you’ll have a crochet coat hanger in no time.