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greenveggie
« on: July 15, 2005 02:46:31 PM »

I made the dog toy below for our puppy Tess. She's four months old and goes thorugh squeeky toys faster than I can afford to buy them.  I went out and bought squeakers from the pet store (four for 1.99) and crocheted it.  The squeeker is in the first section and in there in such a way it can't be migrated to the other sections.  After a test ball I made had some issues, I made sure that these had no knots that could work their way out, and that all ends were long and hidden inside.   By making them long, if she should happen to manage to get one out, it can easily be put back in.   I also made it without seams of any kind.  For the pattern I just started with a ch 3, formed it in to a circle, sc'd around it, and then kept going and increased/decreased to make the bubbles, changing color each time before I started in increase again.  I made sure I didn't decrease too quickly to prevent holes.  (holes are things teeth can get in to and make bigger)  I used some odd Sugar N' Cream, and  size f hook. I went smaller to make it as dense as possible.  This is number two. She's had the first one four a couple of days with not so much as a strand out of place.  The weight/shape of it makes it easy to play fetch with, and since its cloth, I think it helps her teething. 








She does colapse the separate sections, but by making it round, there are no real seams/edges for her to grab on to. 
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2005 09:48:48 PM »

Excellent idea!  I have several balls of the Sugar n Cream yarn which I'm making into dish towels.  They're great for getting wet.  I bought them at first because they were on super clearance at Hobby Lobby, but they knit so fast that I like having extra around.
You're dog is cute.  Is she a terrier of some sort?
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005 08:06:35 PM »

That is a great idea. I also have a 4 month old puppy, and he needs a variety of chew toys to keep him busy.  I'm going to try this.  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005 05:42:11 AM »

I love your squeeky toys.

What kind of dog is that? I have a dog that looks a heck of a lot like yours. Here's a pic (she has her ears back, but usually they stand straight up just like your pup)

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2005 08:12:30 AM »

these dogs are the cutest!
what a great idea, and the before and after photos are hilarious!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005 02:07:13 PM »

That's such a great idea. Puppies sure do go through toys like crazy. I just rotate them in and out so that she doesn't destroy them all in one go. Your pup is way cute!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005 03:19:45 PM »

 :oOMG! Is that a carin terrier? I have a carin and his name is toby. He chews threw toys like candy so we have to buy him the really strong toys made with like heavy duty rubber.. little devil he is, but we love him! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2005 03:36:11 PM »

so cute
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2005 04:21:57 PM »

ahh if only i could knit/crochet...those are super cute!

and holy crap lolakey! your dog looks like my dog muffin! (sadly muffin has passed on but good to know there are muffin look-a-likes out there!) p.s. isn't it funny how dogs sometimes look like they are smiling? Grin
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2005 05:59:47 AM »

cute toy cute dog and I know dogs smile =)
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