Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Toy Hammocks

 I remember when I was around 8 or so going to a friends house and seeing all her stuffed animals in a toy hammock.   I remember thinking how cool that was and I wished I had one.    Mine instead lived on the end of my bed.   Time passed and I didn't think anything more of it until now.

My children both have a growing collection of stuffed toys, some which they have inherited from their Father and I, but they take up so much room on the end of their toddler beds.    It's a pain to have to take them all off and on when changing or making them and they can never find the ones they want!

I'd been thinking about ways to store them for a while and remembered the hammock I used to love when I was a kid.  I looked around for patterns but didn't see anything I liked quite enough to make it - so I decided to experiment and make my own.    I have some chunky blanket wool I bought a while back when aldi had it on offer.   I had no plans for it and this seemed a good use for it.




I started to create the first hammock in pink sparkly wool for Lily since it bothers her the most having her toys on her bed and very quickly Oliver announced he wanted one too in blue.    I had some blue left from the blanket I made on the sofa but not enough for the whole toy hammock so he agreed to half of it being in silver.

They work up very quickly in a couple of hours and I am pleased by the results.  I create the whole toy hammock without any sewing (am part from the ends) which should great as I don't enjoy sewing particularly.   The loops allow it to be hung in two ways - so Lily has hers hung with both loops on one hook and Oliver's has it more open.   They both love them and the access to their toys they have without them being in their way.


You can find the pattern for the toy hammock below.   I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.   See you next week

Vicky x

Toy Hammock

 1.  Materials and Resources

·       325g Super bulky blanket wool (So Crafty Baby wool from Aldi)

·       7mm hook

 

2.  Stitch List

·        sc - single crochet

·        Sl st- slip stitch

·        ch - chain

·        sc inc - single crochet increase

·        Sc Dec - single crochet decrease

 

3.  Notes

·       Gauge - there is no specific gauge required it will not affect product outcome

 Pattern

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

ch22, sc in 2nd ch from the start, sc in the final ch (this will give you a ch20 loop and 2 sc) ch1 turn

2

2

Sc inc x2, ch1 turn

4

3

Sc inc x4, ch1 turn

8

4

Sc inc X8, ch 1 turn

16

5

Sc inc, 2sc, sc inc, 6sc, sc inc, 2sc, sc inc, 2sc, ch1 turn

20

6

(Sc inc, sc ) rep to end, ch1 turn

30

7

(Sc inc, 2sc) rep to end, ch1 turn

40

8

(Sc inc, sc) rep to end, ch1 turn

60

9

Sc across row

60

10

(Ch 5, sk 2, sc) rep to end, ch 5 turn

 

11

(Sc in ch 5 sp, ch5) rep to end, ch5 turn

 

12-50

Rep row 11 until you have 40 rows of ch 5 pattern

 

51

(sc in sc, 2sc in ch5 sp) rep to end, ch1 turn

60

52

sc across, ch1 turn

60

53

(sc Dec, sc) rep to end, ch1 turn

40

54

(sc Dec, 2sc) rep to end, ch1 turn

30

55

sc Dec, sc) rep to end, ch1 turn

20

56

sc Dec, 2sc, sc Dec, 6sc, sc Dec, 2sc, scdec, 2sc, ch1 turn

16

57

sc Dec x8, ch1 turn

8

58

sc Dec x4, ch1 turn

4

59

sc Dec x2, ch1 turn

2

60

ch20 sc in next st to form loop then start edging

 

 

Edging - Do not ch1 or turn

 

 

Work 7sc down sc section of work evenly

 

61

3 sc in each ch5 sp down side

 

62

7sc worked evenly across sc rows

 

63

Sc in each ch of loop

 

64

7sc worked evenly down other sc side

 

65

3sc in each ch5 sp

 

66

7sc evenly along final sc edge

 

67

Sc in each ch on 2nd loop

 

 

Sl st and cast off and sew in end to finish

 


 

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