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« on: June 24, 2007 11:13:52 AM »

This is my sweet, not-so-little puppy, Caesar.  In actuality, he just turned three, but he's such a cutie, he's still a "puppy."

I want to make my grandma's dog (a mini schnauzer) a sweater at some point, but since a 100 lb. German Shepherd really doesn't need a sweater in South Florida, I'd like to make him some toys instead.  He loves stuffed animals and squeaky toys, and loves getting his big nose into my yarn stash and trying to snuffle my knitting.

Basically, I'd like to make him some things that are big enough for him, but also rugged enough that he won't rip them apart.  Does anyone have any good patterns for big dogs?  Or at least any tips?  I feel like felting the final pieces before I sew them together would make them stronger and less likely for him to put a tooth through, but I just don't know.

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007 12:03:49 PM »

I made a few toys for my ex-boyfriend's dog a few years ago, and boy did he love them! Unfortunately the first few lasted all of about half a day. I tried felting to make it a little more sturdy, and that didn't help much. What I did end up doing is using cotton (peaches and cream I think?) or kitchen string doubled or thick twine that you can get at Wal-Mart. They seemed to hold together much better than wool.

My only advice is to be careful what you stuff it with! You don't want it to be anything that's dangerous for the doggie if he/she happens to break open the toy and chew the insides (scrap yarn is bad! It can get tangled in the intestines if eaten).

As far as patterns...I just kind of winged it. To make it fun one time I knit him a toy kitty similar to this one: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79974.0

I also made him some large veggies (I altered the pattern): http://magknits.com/Sept05/patterns/garden.htm

Hope that helps!
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