Dog Toys

Welcome to Rivers Corner.

Today River wanted to share her new dog toys mommy made for her.

I’m still not sure how she knew it, she patiently sat waiting while I stuffed and sewed her bone together then promptly took it out of my hand to play with it. Needless to say that toy passed the River test.

Her next new toy was the Tug of War rope. Again River tested and approved.

She thinks the Frisbee is for tug of war as well and because she loves things that crinkle, her ball has repurposed grocery bags as stuffing instead of regular fiber stuffing.

River is very particular about her toys. She doesn’t like toys that have hard plastic. To save money I make some of her toys. It’s a special touch and although she doesn’t say it in words she shows her appreciation for them by the many hours she plays with them.

Instructions for the toys are below. For those who are creatively challenged but still want a toy for their fur baby you can purchase the toy using Pay Pal and an email specifying which toy and color you’d like.

Rivers New Bone

Rivers crochet doggie bone
Rivers new bone

 

Materials:  Any color worsted weight yarn

Size G hook

needle for sewing

Fiber filling for stuffing

  1. Make a magic circle

2. 6 single crochet into circle

3. 2 single crochet (sc =single crochet) in each stich= 12 stiches

4. Sc in next stich, 2 sc in next stich, continue in this pattern=18 stiches

5. Slip stich in next stich.. cut off.

step1

Make second circle do not cut off after 18 stiches.

  1. Sc in first 9 stiches, join 1st circle by crocheting into 18 stiches then 9 stiches of second circle.

step 2

2. Sc around 36 stiches.

3. Sc in next 4, sc 2 stiches together, (decrease made) around = 30 stiches

4. Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2 stiches together, around =24 stiches

5. Sc in next 2, sc 2 together, around = 18 stiches

6. Sc next 1, sc 2 together, around = 12 stiches

7. Work in 12 stiches around for 10 rows.

Make a second pair of circles end after decreasing to 12 stiches.

step 3

Stuff both pieces together and sew together.

bone  To Purchase Click PayPal

Tug of War

tugof war

Materials: Any color worsted weight yarn(I used two different)

Size G hook

Needle for sewing

  1. Chain 11, sc in 10 stiches.

2. Turn chain 1 sc in 10 across, continue in this pattern for 39 rows.

3. Cut off and sew sides together.

4. Cut 15 20 inch lengths of yarn.

5. Tie yarn with knot onto cuff just made.  Braid yarn using 5 strands each, at bottom make a large knot, cut strands even. Play!

tug of war toy
Rivers tug of war toy

To purchase click Pay Pal

Ball

Plastic bag filled ball
Rivers plastic bag filled ball

Any color worsted weight yarn

Size G hook

Needle for sewing

Plastic shopping bags (for stuffing)

  1. Make magic circle
  2. 6 sc into circle = 6 stiches
  3. 2 sc in each stich=12 stiches
  4. Sc in next stich, 2 sc in next stich, continue around=18 stiches
  5. Sc in next 2 stiches, 2 sc in next stich, continue around =24 stiches
  6. Sc in next 3 stiches, 2 sc in next stich, continue around=30 stiches
  7. Sc in next 4 stiches, 2 sc in next stich, continue around=36
  8. Work even around for 4 rows
  9. Start the decrease. Sc in next 4 stiches, sc 2 together, = 30
  10. Continue decrease until you have 6 stiches left.
  11. Stuff ball with plastic bags until full,  sew ball closed To purchase click Pay Pal

Frisbee (small)

small frisbee
Rivers new Frisbee

 

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn

Size G hook

The pattern is worked in rounds using 2 strands of yarn together.

  1. Chain 10, join in a circle with a slip stich, work 20 sc in the circle, DO NOT JOIN = 20 stiches
  2.  1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st, Repeat around = 30 stiches
  3. 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat around,
    1 sc in the last 2 sc,  = 37 stiches
  4. 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in the next sc,  Repeat around,

    1 sc in the last 3 sc = 43 stiches, for a larger disc (1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat around

    1sc in the last 3 sc, =48 stiches)
  5. 1 sc in each sc
  6. Start the decrease here. 1 sc in the next 7 sc, st the next 2 sctog, Repeat around,
    1 sc in the last 2 sc = 43 stiches for small
  7. 1 sc in the next 5 sc, stitch the next 2sctog, Repeat around
    1 sc in the last sc = 38 stiches
  8. 1 sc in the next sc, st the next 2 sctog, Repeat around
    1 sc in the last sc= 26 stiches
  9. 1 slip in each sc around, = 26 stiches cut off and weave in ends. Play!

 

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For those who are creatively challenged but still want a toy for their fur baby you can purchase the toy using Pay Pal and an email specifying which toy and color you’d like.

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