100% Organic Hemp | Reptile & Small Pet Hammock Tutorial - Darn Good Yarn

100% Organic Hemp | Reptile & Small Pet Hammock Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

Do you have a small furry or scaly pet that would adore hanging out in a 100% organic hemp hammock that you handmade for them? Look no further! You don’t need to buy an expensive pet hammock that is made out of mystery fibers or might not be the perfect fit for your tank or setup. Follow along with our tutorial to make your pets new favorite lounging spot


3.50 mm crochet hook
1 ball of DGY Single Ply Hemp Yarn
Suction cups (optional)


CO: Cast on
CH(s): Chain(s)
ST: Stitch
DC: Double croche
BO: Bind of


Hemp is naturally mold  and mildew resistant - so if your pet needs humidity, the hammock will not mold.
The abrasive texture of the hammock is great for shedding and adding a new texture for your pet’s enrichment.
An up close image of the hammock, made out of single ply hemp yarn so the texture can be seen

Ultra durable, strong, and 100% organic!
Easy clean up. You can rinse the hammock under warm water and leave it in the sun to dry. Hemp yarn is also machine washable. The hemp will soften after each washing.


Mini: 4 x 4 x 2.5 inches
Small: 5 ½ x 5 ½ x 4 ½ inches
Medium: 9 x 9 x 7 ⅕ inches
Large: 11 x 11 x 9 ½ inches

Let’s Get Started!

*This is the written out instructions for the LARGE hammock*

Row 1: CO and CH 2, 2 SC into the second CH from the hook. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: DC into the first CHs, 2 DC into the next CHs. CH 1 and turn.
Row 3: DC into the CHs, but adding 2 DC into the last CHs. CH 1 and turn
Row 4-11 : Repeat row 3
Row 12: CH 1, DC the row, but add 2 DCs into the last 2 CHs. CH 1 and turn
Row 13-30: Repeat row 12. BO*

To hang the hammock, you can either attach make some strong ropes by chaining them out of the hemp and slst them to each edge on the hammock and tie and hang it from the mesh top/sides of your pet’s cage. Or you can find hooked suction cups and use those to mount the hammock against the tank’s walls!

A hand is holding onto a large, triangular hammock made out of single ply hemp against a lush green leafy plant.

*For other sizing, end your hammock at these rows below and BO
Mini: end at row 16 and BO
Small: end at row 19 and BO
Medium: end at row 24 and BO
Large: end at row 30 and BO

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.