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My dogs are always tearing through their toys, so I wanted to see if I could make some for them after seeing the free pattern on the Lion Brand Site.
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/craft-wec-dogToy.html?noImage

I made a dog toy following these instructions and thought I could alter it and make one better suited for my dogs. I have several dachshunds that like to play tug of war. The yarn quickly shredded and my dogs had trouble gripping the loose yarn and knot on the end with their small mouths. 

So I added loops on both ends, switched out some of the yarn for more sturdier twine, and made it a bit thinner.

This will take about a half an hour to an hour to finish.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Materials:
Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn (any color you like)
Cotton/Polyester Twine

Tools:
Scissors
Measuring tape or Yard stick

All of this can be bought at most craft stores.
 
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Torpe4 years ago
This is great! My dogs love it! Nice design.
mommyof45 years ago
I have these supplies on hand and am going to give this a try. Will let you know how it turns out. I have a dachshund also.