Soft Portable Swing

Introduction: Soft Portable Swing

This swing is created entirely out of woven cotton, a natural material. It's a very

compact model and easy to install. Enjoy swinging!

Step 1: Materials


  • A lot of rope, approximately 120 m woven cotton with a diameter of 4 mm.
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hook
  • Cloth and stones for the pocket
  • Nylonthread
  • 1 carabiner, 1 P-Mousq Nick. 68X13mm
  • 2 special iron hooks, typically used in swings

Step 2: ​Knitting the Seat

Knit the seat, you can choose the size you want. I made a surface of 30cm by 40cm.

The plane is knit entirely right. Knitting the seat takes quite some time but it’s a fun activity.

Tip: For those who have no experience with knitting, there are a lot of useful tips on the internet.

Step 3: ​Finishing the Seat

Now I crocheted an edge all around the seat, this makes for a better finish. With a crochet hook you can also hide the loose ends.

If preferred you can first mask the ends with tape.

Step 4: Rope

You need 6 ropes, these are to be sew to the seat. 3 of the ropes are to be attached on one side of the seat, the others on the other side.

Once sewn, the ropes are ready to be braided. I made them around 7 m long.On the other side, you make two loops, these are braided as well.

Step 5: What Else?

You attach the 2 metal hooks at around 35 cm of the seat to the ropes. One on each side.

We use a weight attached to a nylon thread to get the swing over a high branch. The nylon is connected to the rope with a carabiner.

Step 6: How to Use?

  • Step 1: Attach the carabiner to the end of the rope.
  • step 2: Throw the little bag over a branch. Repeat this with the other rope.
  • step 3: Go with both ends of the ropes through the loops.
  • step 4: Go with the ropes through the metal hooks. Now you can adjust the length of your ropes.

Step 7:

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