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toy for a dog crochet pattern

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not long ago i introduced young dog balou and told that i have made him a toy. the last message is that balou still plays with it and does not destroy it. these pictures i have received:

then i thought, let me make a few more toys, and so it happened while i wrote down the pattern. at first, i was inspired by a diagram for a scrubber, this is the link to it.

 

the toy is intended for a dog to play with, but depending on used materials and colors, it is suitable for multiple purposes. i have adjusted the pattern of the first toy just a little.

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maybe you want to crochet one or more toys, so here is the pattern.

 

material and stitches

what you need is leftover cotton yarn, i used cotton 8 with crochet hook size 3.0 mm. for one toy, in total, i have not even used 1 ball of 50 grams. 

you also need a needle with a blunt point and acrylic yarn ends for the stuffing.

i have the toys filled with acrylic yarn ends because i think acrylic attracts less ‘dirty creepies” and dries quickly after washing and just as important, it is light weighted comparing to cotton.

 

stitches in american english terms
  • ch = chain 
  • ss = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet

 

instructions

start with a magic loop

row:

  1. 1 ch, 12 sc in ring, ss in first sc
  2. 1 ch, 1 dc into same stitch as ss, 1 dc into next 11 sc, ss into first dc
  3. 1 ch, 2 sc in same stitch as ss, 2 sc in each of next 11 dc, ss into first sc
  4. 1 ch, 2 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in next stitch, *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  5. 1 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as ss, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  6. 1 ch, 2 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  7. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  8. 1 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as ss, 1 dc in next 3 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch 
  9. 1 ch, 2 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  10. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  11. 1 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as ss, 1 dc in next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next 6 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch 
  12. 1 ch, 2 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in next 7 stitches, *2 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next 7 stitches*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  13. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  14. 1 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as ss, 1 dc in next 7 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch, *1 dc in next 8 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss in in first stitch 
  15. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  16. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  17. 1 ch, 1 dc in same stitch as ss, 1 dc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  18. 1 ch, 1 sc in same stitch as ss, 1 sc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch
  19. 1 ch, 1 hdc in same stitch as ss, 1 hdc in all next stitches until end of row, ss in in first stitch

finish off, weave in ends and then you make the other half of the toy in the same way.

 

how to attach the parts together

hold halves with right sides together and crochet them together with single crochets (see photo) but leave a part unworked large enough for turning and stuffing, cut yarn but leave the yarn end long enough to close the toy after stuffing.

turn the right sides out and start filling but it is better not to put to much into the toy, that way it remains soft and easy to hold by a dog without getting cramps in the jaws.

after filling, sew the last stitches by pulling needle and yarn under the same loops as you would with a crochet hook (see photo).

weave in yarn ends and your toy is ready to play with.

two doggie toys and a mouse

 

time to welcome the weekend, but first i will join: creative friday at natural suburbia

hope to see you soon!

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11 thoughts on “toy for a dog crochet pattern

  1. Gosh they are cute. They remind me of giant macaroons!

  2. Balou looks very cute playing with his toy you made for him. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us. 🙂

  3. He looks just like an English Cocker I once had. So sweet. My boys don’t just play, they destroy toys, so I have to stick to hard plastic can never be chewed up toys. LOL!

    • Balou is a Cocker Spaniel, he is a very kind dog. I know about dogs (and cats) who like to destroy toys…. Thankfully there are things available they can chew on:)

  4. Such a good idea. And it is not too small for the dog to hold onto.

  5. These are so cute! I think my OH’s sister’s dog needs one!

  6. I would love to have a dog right now to gift her/him one of your toys!!!!!!
    thank you for the pattern Andree’, xxxxx Ale

  7. Als ik een hond had, begon ik er meteen aan! Altijd leuk om weer eens iets anders te kunnen haken, op een gegeven moment heb je immers meer dan genoeg dekens of sjaals of kerstballen —– 😉

  8. Balou looks adorable in the third photograph, he looks like he is hugging the toy!! Very cute idea, I have considered making my cat some cat toys with catnip.

  9. That’s awesome. Did you put a squeaky in it?