Re: Finishing Off My Hammock Help?
- Hi JoAnn and welcome to the group. Your crochayed hammock is quite
different than the hammocks most here use for camping. I had a mayi
hammock for a while in the back yard. Seems like the netting was
gathered one either end similar to how we do solid fabric hammocks
but it has been awhile. I have never examined the hammocks with
spreader bars up close but I believe they are way to tippy for
camping use so so would stear clear of those. My Crazy Creek Crazy
Crib LEX uses somthing similar to spreader bars (aluminum hoops/tent
poles) but they only help keep the hammock spread a little and it is
not like the bars across the end. You can expeiment with folding
your hammock and attaching webbing or suitable rope until your find
something that works good. I saw the imrisk link on the site you
listed. He (Rick, also a regular here) has come good info on tying
various knots, whipping and how to fold the material. I like the
sheet bend myself using 1 inch polypro webbing. One other thing,
I'm not sure how stretcy your hammock is compared to a solid fabric
one, but you may have to hang yours a little higher to keep off the
ground. Let us know how you get the straps attached and how it
--- In email@example.com, "mijo_cats" <mijo_cats@...>
> Hi All!
> I am a new member from central MA. I've been camping since I was
> diapers, now 30 something. My husband has also camped most of hiscan.
> life. We have two girls, 7 and 12 and we camp as often as we
> We're tent campers, but I do have a hammock question for you all.I
> have crocheted a hammock body. It is a basic net stitch, (doublestitch
> stitch one, chain 1 throughout, with a couple rows of single
> all around). It measures about 60" across and 80" long, beforeI've
> stretching. I'm at the point now that I need to finish it off.
> been looking up things online and found this group through thissite:
> I'm trying to figure out how to string up to one point on either
> if I should make spreader bars or not, what the best knots are touse
> to finish it off and so on. If anyone could help I would really(it
> appreciate it. This image I found online represents my stithing
> is not mine, just looks close to what I made):
> Thanks for any help you can offer!