Hi! Welcome back to Camp Crafters! Today, Lexie will be showing you how to make a hammock! Enjoy!
A hammock isn’t all that adventure themed, but it’s still really fun to make. I made my hammock macrame, and that’s what I going to show you how to make, but you could use some cloth between the sticks on either end if you prefer.
Are you ready to get started?
You will need:
Dowels or sticks of some kind, (I used bamboo sticks because that’s what I had)
Thick string or rope, (I used candle wick string)
Start by cutting two identical sticks the width you want your hammock to be.
Now cut your string. I did each string three times how long I wanted my hammock to be, and that was enough string with a bit of extra. Make sure to cut an even number of strings. (I used ten)
Fold one string in half, fold the loop at the end around one of the bamboo sticks, and pull the remaining string through the loop. This makes a slipknot. Do this with all of the strings.
Now you can start macrameing it. Each loop should have two strings coming from it. Tie one of the strings in an overhand knot with the string next to it, not in that knot. Do that for all the strings. Each string should be tied in a knot with the string next to it, but not the one in the knot with it, except the ones on the end, just leave those be for now. It should look like triangles.
Now repeat your tying in the same way. Each string goes in a knot next to it, but isn’t knotted with the one it’s already knotted with. The ones on the end will now have a knot to go in.
Continue knotting this way until you either run out of string, or it’s as long as you want it.
Pull the knot at the end of each triangle up to the other stick. Separate the strings, put one on either side, and knot them at the other end. Do this to all the knots.
Tie string around the sticks, and tie it to a tree or poll.
And you are done!
What ya think? I LOVE this craft! And it’s really easy too. 🙂 ❤ If you have made this craft, you can email me three pictures (or less) and a few sentences with your name and your blog name (if you have one). My email address is, email@example.com . I will be posting them at the end of the week on my blog. Thank you so much Lexie for doing this week in Camp Crafters! Bye!
Lexie & kaitlynrh1