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)