Friday, June 3, 2011

Nana's Need a Place to Relax

Who doesn't think of a hammock and instantly think of relaxation, sunny skies and fruity frozen drinks (preferably alcoholic).  Well at least in my cold part of the world, the fruit for my fruity frozen drinks can benefit from a hammock even if I can't.

The Banana Hammock!  Patterned improvised

I read somewhere that hanging your fruit instead of letting it sit on the counter helps it stay fresh longer.  Also if pull apart the bananas from their stem.  Attached they ripen faster.

The pattern:
One skein of Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn
Size J crochet hook
Yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Chain 44.

Row 1: 
DC in third chain from hook.  *Chain 1, skip 1 chain, DC in next chain, Repeat from * across till there are two chains left.  DC in the remaining 2 chains.  Turn.

Row 2:
Chain 2, DC in 2nd DC. * Chain 3, skip chain 1 space, DC, chain 1 space.  DC in previous row DC. Repeat from * till last two stitches.  DC in remaining stitches.  Turn.

Repeat Row 2 till rectangle is desired width.
To finish repeat row 1. Fasten off

To make ties.  Chain 50, fasten off.  Make 6.  Take three of them and knot the ends together.  Repeat for the other three.  Weave in and out between the end double crochets.  And your done.  Now go get some bananas.

(If you have problems with my directions, please feel free to contact me and I will try to explain the best I can)


  1. How cool is this?!? Love the idea - thanks for the pattern!

  2. And thanks for the tidbit about pulling the bananas apart, so they don't ripen as fast!

  3. Ok, I'm fairly new to crochet. What does the dc in the previous rows dc mean exactly? Sorry I even tried googling it but didn't come up with an answer yet.

  4. Ok I'm new to crochet & I've googled but I'm not finding the answer. What does 'DC in previous row DC' mean?

    Am I actually going down an entire row to dc then chaining 3 & going back up?

  5. KC,
    DC in previous row DC, means that you crochet into the top of the DC. If you would like I can take a close up picture of what this looks like and email it to you. Let me know if I can


  6. Oh my gosh! LOVE it! I need to make one now asap. I'd love to have some bananas lounging around my house, even if I don't have the time to lounge. Thanks for the pattern :)

  7. row 2 is very confusing to me, I'm not understanding what this means Chain 3, skip chain 1 space, DC, chain 1 space.

    specifically the dc, chain 1 space..... where do I dc and what about chain 1 space? do you mean I am supposed to chain 1?

    1. I have no idea if you will see this or if you even still need it, but this may help: *Chain three, skip (chain 1 space, DC, chain 1 space), DC in next DC. Repeat from * till 2 stitches left. DC in last 2 stitches. Hope that helps!

  8. crochet it out of plastic grocery bags!

  9. Just used your pattern with 4ply yarn and a 3.75mm hook. It took just 5grams of cotton. I'm going to use it for a window display with a Barbie sized bikini hanging from it. Thanks for the pattern.

  10. It so cool. that's what i want it !! Thanks for the pattern.

  11. Thank you soooo much!! just finished it, and it looks great. You are awesome! And this is the best pattern i have came across.