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Toy Hammock

“This is a lovely project for your home, it can be adapted to be a holder for many different things.” Denise Holmes

  • Knitting
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • Crochet hook 6.0 mm
  • 325g Aran yarn

Stitches used: Dc-double crochet, Ch-chain, Sl st- slip stitch

Method

Chain 22, dc in second ch from hook, make a double crochet into the first and second chain, this gives you a 20 -chain loop and 2 double crochets. (the loop is for hanging one end).

1

Work dc increase (2dc in one stitch) into each of the 2 double crochets, chain 1 turn. (4 stitches).

2

Double crochet increase x 4 (8 stitches) ch 1 turn.

3

Double crochet increase x 8 (16 stitches) ch 1 turn.

4

Double crochet increase, work 2 dc, dc increase, work 6 dc, dc increase work 2 dc, dc increase work 2 dc ch 1 turn (20 stitches).

5

(Double crochet increase dc) repeat to end ch 1 turn (30 stitches).

6

(Double crochet increase,2 dc) repeat to end ch 1 turn (40 stitches).

7

(Double crochet increase, dc) repeat to end ch 1 turn (60 stitches).

8

Double crochet into each dc across (60 stitches).

9

(Chain 5, skip 2dc) repeat to end,5ch turn.

10

(Double crochet in 5 chain space, chain 5) repeat to end, chain 5 turn.

11

Repeat row 11 until you have 40 rows of chain 5 pattern.

12

(Double crochet in dc,2dc in 5chain space) repeat to end ch 1 turn (60 stitches).

13

Double crochet across, ch 1 turn (60 stitches).

14

(Double crochet two together (dc decrease) dc in next stitch) repeat to end ch 1 (40 stitches).

15

(Dc decrease, double crochet in next 2 stitches) repeat to end, chain 1 (30 stitches).

16

(Double crochet decrease, dc in next stitch) repeat to end, ch 1 turn (20 stitches).

17

(Double crochet decrease, double crochet in next two, dc decrease, double crochet in next 6,double crochet decrease, double crochet in next 2,double crochet decrease, double crochet in next 2 chain 1 turn (16 stitches).

18

Double crochet decrease x 8 ch 1 turn (8 stitches).

19

Double crochet decrease x4 ch 1 turn (4 stitches).

20

Double crochet decrease x 2 ch 1 turn (2 stitches).

21

Chain 20 then double crochet in next stitch (this makes other hanging loop).

22

Do not turn or chain 1, work 7 dc across dc section.

23

Work 3 dc into each 5chain space, then 7sc in each dc either side of loop at next end.

24

3dc in each 5chain space and 7 dc across last dc side.

25

Slip stitch and fasten off. Sew ends in.

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