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Hahaha! The name says it all. Quite literally. It is what it is, get your minds out of the gutter kids :)

A few years ago we bought one of those counter-top stands with a hook for your bananas but we got a little over-excited and broke it as soon as we took it out of the box. A few weeks ago I found it shoved in the back of a rarely-used cupboard and thought that a banana hammock would be better for 2 reasons:

1: It gives you a reason to say "banana hammock" throughout the day.
2: What do you do when you only have one last banana and you can't hang it on the hook?



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I used a Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn and a 6mm hook.

Notes:

* We're using only 3 chains to turn at the beginning of each row to keep the hammock edges more snug than the body.

* At the end of each row, the final treble crochet stitch is placed in the 3rd stitch of the turning chain.

* For each row the stitches skip over the chain spaces and are placed in the treble stitch of the previous row to form a mesh or net-like fabric. (Have a look at the following images or my sketch for a better idea).

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To begin, ch 15 and join with a sl st to the 11th chain from hook. Sl into next 4 ch

Row 1: Working in the same space as last sl st, ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), *tr, ch1* (3 times), tr.

Row 2: ch 5 [counts as 1 tr and 2 ch], *tr, ch 2*x3, tr.

Row 3: ch 6 [counts as 1 tr and 3 ch], *tr, ch 3*x3, tr.

Row 4: ch 7 [counts as 1 tr and 4 ch], *tr, ch 4*x3, tr.

Row 5: ch 7, tr, ch 4, in next stitch (tr, ch 3, tr), *ch 4, tr*x2.

Row 6: ch 7, tr, ch 4, *in next stitch (tr, ch 3, tr), ch 4*x2, tr, ch 4, tr.

Row 7: ch 7, *tr, ch 4*x6, tr.

Row 8: ch 7, tr, ch 4, *in next stitch (tr, ch 3, tr), ch 4*x4, tr, ch 4, tr.

Row 9: ch 7, *tr, ch 4*x10, tr.

Row 10 & 11: Repeat Row 9

Row 12: ch 7, *tr, ch 4, tr, ch 3,*x4, tr, *ch 4, tr*x2

Row 13: ch 7, tr, ch 4, *tr 2 sts tog, ch 4*x4, tr, ch 4, tr

Row 14: ch 7, *tr, ch 4, tr, ch 3*x2, *tr, ch 4* x2, tr.

Row 15: ch 7, tr, ch 4, tr 2 sts tog, ch 3, tr 2 sts tog, *ch 4, tr* x2

Row 16: ch 7, tr, ch 4, tr 2 sts tog, *ch4, tr*x2

Row 17: ch 6, *tr, ch 3*x3, tr

Row 18: ch 5, *tr, ch 2*x3, tr

Row 19: ch 4, *tr, ch 1*x3, tr

Row 20: ch 3, tr 4 sts tog, do not fasten off

To finish, ch 15, join to 11th ch from hook and sl for next 4 sts.

Fasten off and weave in ends.







I'm actually pretty proud of how this turned out for a first try. I scribbled out a sketch and decided to place the increases down the center to give it more of a boat-like shape rather than at the edge which would make it fan out. If that makes sense. It's a bit long, but if you had more stuff in it, then the length would be reduced by the increase in bulk.

Edit:4/20 Here's a good and detailed video with a how-to on Treble 2 Together.

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The Original Banana Hammock - Crochet Pattern by Jennette Reid is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Comments

(Anonymous)
Apr. 19th, 2014 04:17 am (UTC)
Yardage
I'm in love with this pattern! Who doesn't love a reason to say "Banana Hammock" and watch everyone blush?! I'm just curious if you know the approximate yardage for one complete hammock.
Thank you so much for sharing this awesome pattern!
jennetters
Apr. 19th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Yardage
SO glad you like the pattern :) I make these, a LOT. The finished hammocks weigh between 29-32g and for the medium worsted cotton I use, that calculates to approximately 50 yards.

Hope that helps!! :)

Cheers,
(Anonymous)
Apr. 21st, 2014 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Yardage
Thank you so much for getting back to me. These will be great Mother's Day gifts.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 21st, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Yardage
That is exactly what I needed to know! Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. These are going to make awesome Mother's Day gifts. Again, Thank you for this wonderful pattern!