Free Template for Knitting a Toy Hammock
You can buy simple white mesh screens for stuffed animals in any children’s shop, but this is about half the price and can be made according to the game room decor or in your child’s favorite color!
- 4 Lily Sugar’n Cream balls in shade 02741 Playtime (enough) or about 380 yards worsted cotton yarn of your choice
- 8 US (5 mm) pair of knitting needles
- Hook, roulette, needle yarn.
3.33 stitches and 5.33 lines per 1 inch in a lace loop.
Approximately 55 inches wide and 27 inches high, no tension.
Sample knitting from Beacm.com
- Applied on 160 stitches.
- Work in lace mesh as follows:
- Row 1 (WS): Pearl.
- Row 2 (RS): K1, ssk, * yo, K2tog .; Repeat from * to the last three stitches, K2tog, K1.
- Row 3: Pearl.
- Row 4: K1, ssk, * ssk, yo. Repeat from * to the last three stitches, K2tog, K1.
- Work these four rows until there are six stitches left.
- K1, ssk, k2tog, k1.
- Pearl Row.
With the help of a knitting hook, one knitting on the cast edge, make a loop of chain 4 in the corner, then a single knitting on the edge of the triangle, make a loop of chain 4 on the top, one knitting on the edge of the third triangle and make a chain of 4 loops in the bottom corner. Connect it with a slip stitch and fix it.
If you are not knitting with the hook, just use the corner holes in the mesh to hang the hammock, or even extend the bands through the holes and use them to hang.
Weave at all ends – you don’t need a lock as it will stretch by itself.
Attach it to the wall with picture hooks or sticky wall hooks, even your thumb will work.