I couldn't say no, especially since she gave me a bunch of yarn from the stash she had recently bought while yard saling with her aunt. It wasn't just me she was sharing with either, she had that much yarn! It was a good day.
So, after some searching online, guess where I came across a pattern for a crocheted toy hammock?
Seriously, if you don't know me by now, then maybe you should stop reading and go check out another blog.
I think I'd die if Craftster ever shut down. Jezebel_1982, as she's known on Craftster, or Candice as she's known in her own blog, created this great little hammock for her son's toys. The pattern can be found here. Here's my hammock, made from her pattern.
|This sucker's big enough that it could almost double as a shawl! Dual purpose crochet...got to love it!|
I used a G sized crochet hook. The yarn here looks like all the same but it's actually two different unknown, unlabeled yarns, but in the same colors. The yarn I started with (the first 5-6 rows) was actually softer a little fuzzier than the rest of the yarn, and it came from a smaller skein. I think you'd definitely want a yarn with some stretch to it. I had been thinking about using the ugly twiney yarn from my friend Jan again for this project, but I don't think it would stretch well enough the way this kind of hammock should, although it would have been strong enough.
By the way, when I gave this to Nicole, she did put it on like a shawl and started to shuffle down her hallway like an old lady! :)