Knit a Toy Fido Will Love

If your dog loves to play catch or tug-of-war, you don't have to settle for a store-bought toy with this knitted favorite.
What You Need

Skill Level: Intermediate

tog chew toy

Measurements: Length = approx 10 inches. Circumference at widest part = approx 6 1/2 inches.

Yarns

Lion Brand Cotton (Art. 760)
100% cotton; 5 oz. (142 g); 236 yds. (215 m); worsted weight

  • 1 ball #186 Maize (A)
  • 1 ball #153 Black (B)
  • 1 ball #112 Poppy Red (C)

NOTE: You'll need only a few yards each of colors B and C for the stripes. Omit B and C if you want to make a solid-color toy.

Needles and Extras

  • Size 4 double-pointed needles (dpns)
  • Stitch marker
  • Washable batting
  • Blunt-end yarn needle

Gauge

21 sts and 27 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (knit all rounds).

TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

NOTE: Using small needles with worsted weight yarn keeps the batting from showing through.

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