When you are looking for a very traditional kind of a hammock then you should try out the easy approach presented below. When you make a hammock with ropes then it becomes much easier to put it up or put it down. When you make a hammock with ropes just ensure that the rope is thick enough to make the hammock sturdy.
Materials you will need
- Tape measure
- 24-48 strands of twenty foot rope.
The steps to be followed
You need to try the following steps.
Step 1: Take the 24 or 48 rope ends and tie a knot. It is essential to leave about 6 “ to 12” from the end.
Step 2: Now you need to make a top row of the knots. You need to make an overhand knot by using strand 1 and strand 2 of the rope. This overhand knot should measure about 24” from the main original end of the knot. This process has to be repeated for every strand of the rope. You need to start with 1/2, 3/4 then 5/6 and you need to go all the way across until you reach 23/24 strands. Knots need to be made for all the strands, but they need to be even.
Step 3: When you are finished with the top row of the knots then it is time to move to remaining sides of your hammock. Now move to the second row of knots. Measure down about 3 inches from the top row of the knots and get hold of the strand 22 and 23. You need to knot the strand 23 and 22. Next you need to knot the strand 21 and 20. Continue the knotting till you reach the strand 3/2 and these need to be knotted together too. The strand 1 should be left on its own.
Step 4: Again measure down about 3 inches and then knot 1 and 2 strands. You have to repeat the process with 3/4, 5/6 etc. till you reach 22/23. Now it is time to grab the 24 strand. Again 3 inches need to be measured down. You need to knot the 24 and 23 strand.
Step 5: This pattern needs to be followed till you get about 2 feet from the other end and tie them together.
Step 6: Last, but not the least attach your hammock to a tree and relax in it.
Try out this method. It may be a bit hard in the beginning, but with a little practice you will be able to do a good job. The best part is that it is not an expensive option to design a hammock with ropes so it becomes a feasible option to design the hammock. Make sure that you do attempt making the hammock with the help of the following method. It is the best hammock to make when you want to indulge into something creative and the results will truly be pleasing too. Once you get into practice making this hammock will become a lot more convenient.