There was a break in the rain, giving me a chance to test out my squash hammocks.
This is a melon, not a squash, but “melon hammock” doesn’t roll off the tongue as well. 😀
I’ve made three of these so far. I think I got the size right. None of the melons or winter squash will get much bigger than this. The ties need to be a bit longer, though.
For those who want to know, it’s basically just a filet crochet square, with chain stitch ties woven through the openings on opposite sides that act as drawstrings, to keep the fruit snug. I used medium weight cotton yarn and a 6mm – J/10 hook.
I think I’ll make a few more to have handy, if needed.