This knitted Cocoon Hanging Seat is my long overdue idea that I have in mind to make years ago. I am so glad that I have finally get it done with Bobbiny Ropes and the design turns out exactly the way I wanted it to look like. I hang the Cocoon Hanging Seat in my son’s room and set up a reading corner for him. Ever since then, this reading corner becomes his favorite spot where he can hide inside the Cocoon to read his story books, cozy and quietly.
This Cocoon Hanging Seat is about 28″ wide and 82″ height, the length is extendable with added knitted loops. The hemisphere-shaped seat portion is knitted with garter stitch short row method, the exact same method I used in knitting the red pouf which also uses Bobbiny ropes. After the round bottom is done, pick up stitches along the edge to knit the tapered back of the seat and work all the way up. Finish off the seat with a nice border on the opening and a loop at the top. All the details on knitting this Cocoon Hanging Seat are in the pattern and tutorial page.
In the pattern & tutorial page, you will also find the sewing pattern to sew up the seat insert for this cocoon hanging seat. The seat insert comes in hemisphere shaped, with flat top and rounded bottom, it fits into the hanging seat nicely. It is stuffed with an Extra Large gym ball, you can deflate it anytime for easy storage.
I hang it just above the floor level so that my son can climb in and out easily. It is also safer to be at lower height to avoid any serious injuries if any mishap happened, you know… boys will be boys…
Warning: For safety precaution to avoid serious injury, please make sure the ceiling support and hook are strong enough to hold the total weight of the chair and the kid that seats in.