Monday, August 4, 2014

Barbie Hammock from Hanger, Popsicle Sticks and Triple Crochet-Tutorial

Have you noticed that Barbie's been absent from the blog for a while? That's because she's been enjoying summer and chilling on her new hammock! Just hanging out, catching some rays and waiting for Pablo the pool boy to bring her a nice cold drink:@) Yea, I gotta figure out how to get THAT life! This Barbie Hammock comes together pretty quickly and if you don't crochet the hammock can be made from material or even woven.
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Crochet Hammock:
Basically you're aiming for a long rectangle that's a little wider than the popsicle stick.
ch 16-I used a J hook
TC in first hole and all the way across.
*Ch3, turn and TC across.
Repeat from * until it's long enough for the hammock, approximately 14 rows (it will stretch).
Run a popsicle stick (or twig) through every other hole on each end. Hot glue the last loop on the back of each side.

 Barbie's looking a little... stiff... I think she could really use that drink:@)

Hammock Stand from Hanger:
With sturdy wire cutters, carefully cut the top off of the hanger.

Straighten out curved part of hanger with pliers, then tape the overlapping ends together.

Make a bend in each end, it should stand up about 3".

Attach the hammock to the stand by sewing yarn through the middle loops on the hammock, go around the Popsicle stick and over and under the hanger. Tie a knot and weave in all the loose yarn ends. I also hot glued it in place so it wouldn't slide down the hanger.

Now, I'm not suggesting that this is going to be a hand me down heirloom piece of doll house furniture... What it is though, is a fun little rainy day project that a girl can help make. And that my friends is what my Barbie posts are all about:@) The bathing suit from a headband tutorial can be found HERE too.
Ut-Oh, looks like Barbie's getting up to get her own drink... I think you just lost your tip Pablo-bummer...

15 comments:

  1. Barbie is living the life at your house Lynn! Too clever and I love your ingenuity & creativity from the coat hanger to hammock :)

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  2. Adorable! Barbie lives the good life for sure.
    Sam

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  3. CUTE CUTE CUTE! Where oh where were you and your imagination when I was creating Barbie villages in my basement, circa 1970???

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  4. How do these ideas pop into your head??? This is awesome. My Barbie never had it so good!

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  5. Cute little hammock!! Somebody needs to feed Barbie. :-)

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  6. Wow, that Barbie sure does have the life! The hammock is just so incredibly cute, Lynn! You are so creative in figuring all this out. Barbie also looks pretty sparkly in her headband remade into a bikini. You're an inspiration!

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  7. so very cute! she's one lucky chillin' babe!

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  8. Holy Crochet Hook Lynn! This might be your cutest Barbie creation ever! I am going to start a new Pinterest board for all your Barbie ideas so I will have them ready for CC's first Barbie! Mattel should hire you as a product development specialist!
    Jenna

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  9. Lynn my daughter loves to crochet and she loves her barbies too! I can't wait to show her this and I know she'll be making it soon. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  10. This is so easy and creative. Well-done . I liked it

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  11. How in the world do you figure out stuff like this? Amazing!

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  12. Thank goodness Barbie can enjoy a little R & R! I need one of those in MY size!

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  13. Attach the hammock to the stand by sewing yarn through the middle ... chairstand.blogspot.com

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