Thursday, December 21, 2017

For the Dogs...

Everyone always tells me - you don't do "dog" toys..
Well, I do... you just don't know I am using it as a "dog toy".
My beasties love when I make mistakes on my amigurumis.  When something just isn't working as it should - sometimes it gets 'frogged' - most times, it becomes a toy.

The Max Beast loves the KISS Series the best as he can shake them and run with them and just be a big ole bruiser.  His sister loves the rounder, ball like things - like a doll head I started to design and then abandoned.

But here's one that leaves no question who it's for.




Skill Level:
Easy

Materials Used:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0319 Cherry Red and 0311 White 
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook (US)
Filling for Plushies (fiberfil or similar)
1-1/2” dia. x 7/16” or 3/4” dia. x 1/2” diameter Sealed Rattle Insert Disc or Squeaker
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning


Bone: Main Section (Make 1/complete)  (If using a squeaker or rattle, not forget to insert into Bone before closing)

with White,
Chain 6,
___ Rnd 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, 3 sc in end ch st - turn piece to allow you to work up the other side of original beg chain (as if a flat round), sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in last st  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 2: Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in ea of nxt 2 sts  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 3: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 4: sc in nxt st, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 5 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 5: sc in ea st around  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 6: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, (Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st  (36 sts)
___ Rnds 7-8: sc in ea st around  (36 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 9: [sc in ea of nxt 16 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (34 sts)
___ Rnd 10: sc in ea st around  (34 sts)
___ Rnd 11: [sc in ea of nxt 15 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (32 sts)
___ Rnd 12: [sc in ea of nxt 14 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] twice  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 13: Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt  7 sts, (Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st) twice, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in ea of nxt  7 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog, sc in nxt st  (24 sts)
___ Rnd 14: [sc in ea of nxt 6 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 3 times  (21 sts)
___ Rnds 15-30: sc in ea st around  (21 sts/ea rnd)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Bone sections together.
Repeat Rnds 1 through 15 once more and secure to open end of Bone.


Bone Ends: (Make 4)

with White,
___ Rnd 1: Using either the [ch 2, begin work in 2nd st from hook] or [magic circle] method to begin project, 6 sc in st  (6 sts)
___ Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)
___ Rnd 3: [Inc in ea of nxt 3 sts, sc in ea of nxt 3 sts] twice  (18 sts)
___ Rnd 4: [(Inc in nxt st, sc in nxt st) twice, Inc in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 4 sts] twice  (24 sts)

___ Rnd 5: [sc in ea of nxt 3 sts, Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (30 sts)
___ Rnd 6: [sc in ea of nxt 9 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (33 sts)
___ Rnd 7: [sc in ea of nxt 10 sts, Inc in nxt st] 3 times  (36 sts)

___ Rnds 8-11: sc in ea st around  (36 sts/ea rnd)
___ Rnd 12: [sc in ea of nxt 4 sts, Dec nxt 2 sts tog] 6 times  (30 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure to ends of Bone.



Optional Bow -
Bow: (Make 1/complete)
with Cherry Red,
Chain 48, join with slst to form ring being careful not to twist the chain

___ Rnd 1: ch-1, hdc in same st, hdc in ea ch around, slst in 1st hdc to join  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 2: ch-1, hdc in same st, hdc in ea st around, slst in 1st hdc to join  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 3: sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in ea of next 18 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, slst in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in ea of nxt 18 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, slst in nxt st (48 sts)
___ Rnd 4: slst in nxt st, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in ea of next 18 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, slst in ea of nxt 2 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in ea of nxt 18 sts, sc in ea of nxt 2 sts, slst in nxt st  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 5: slst in nxt st, ch-1, hdc in same st, hdc in ea st around, 
slst in 1st hdc to join  (48 sts)
___ Rnd 6: 
slst in nxt st, ch-1, hdc in same st, hdc in ea st around, slst in 1st hdc to join  (48 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to wrap around center of the Bow (at slsts).  Wrap tightly and set aside.

Bow Center:
with Cherry Red,
Chain 10, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in ea of nxt 2 sts, DC in ea of nxt 3 sts, hdc in ea of nxt 3 sts  (9 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure Bow Center around the center of the Bow and then to attach to the ribbon on Bone.

Ribbon:
with Cherry Red,
Chain 22,
___ ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea of nxt 20 chs, TURN  (21 sts)
___ ROW 2: hdc in ea st across, TURN  (21 sts)
___ ROW 3: sc in ea st across  (21 sts)
Finish off, leaving sufficient tail remaining to secure end of rows together around shaft of Bone.  Secure and weave in to hide.




Please remember that the pieces that have to be attached and the filling used to stuff this project may become separated by a "chewer" or more aggressive player - this can cause intestinal blockage, stomach issues and/or choking.  Always supervise your pet when they are playing with this toy to prevent possible injury or death.


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