Toy Hammock

  • 01 of 02

    Toy Hammock

    Toy Hammock
    Eileen Casey

    You can buy plain white mesh nets for stuffed animals in any baby store—but this one is about half of the price and can be made to coordinate with the playroom decor or in your kid's favorite color!


    • 4 balls Lily Sugar'n Cream in shade 02741 Playtime (appropriately enough!), or about 380 yards of worsted weight cotton yarn of your choice​
    • pair of size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles
    • Crochet hook, tape measure, yarn needle


    3.33 stitches and 5.33 rows to 1 inch in Lace Mesh Stitch.


    Approximately 55 inches wide by 27 inches high, unstretched.

    Sample knit by Eileen Casey

    Continue to 2 of 2 below.
  • 02 of 02

    Knitting the Net

    1. Cast on 160 stitches.
    2. Work in Lace Mesh Stitch as follows:
      • Row 1 (WS): Purl.
      • Row 2 (RS): K1, ssk, *yo, K2tog.; Repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1.
      • Row 3: Purl.
      • Row 4: K1, ssk, * ssk, yo. Repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1.
    3. Work these 4 rows until there are 6 stitches left.
    4. K1, ssk, K2tog, K1.
    5. Purl a row.
    6. Bind off.


    With a crochet hook, single crochet across cast on edge, make a chain 4 loop at the corner, then single crochet along triangle edge, make a chain 4 loop at the apex,...MORE single crochet along the third triangle edge and make a chain 4 loop in the bottom corner. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off.

    If you don't crochet, just use the corner holes in the mesh to hang up the hammock, or even thread ribbons through the holes and use those for hanging.

    Weave in all ends—blocking is not necessary as this will stretch on its own.

    Attach to the wall via picture hooks or adhesive wall hooks, even thumb tack will work.