Friday, January 21, 2011

Dog Woobie Crochet Pattern

The Long Awaited Dog Woobie Crochet Pattern!!!!!!!

First of all: What is a Dog Woobie?

A Dog Woobie is a long, about 12 inches or longer, 
Stuffed Dog toy, usually shaped like a dog. 
Some of them have squeakers, some do not. 
It is totally up to you if you want to put a squeaker in 
it or not. My Rosie Bell, aka Chihuahua model # 2,
 is terrified of the Squeaking sound and runs away
 from them. Maximo, aka Chihuahua model #1, 
on the other hand, loves the Squeaker and loves to 
make it squeak, but probably just to annoy Rosie.

Note about Squeakers and dogs: My friend has a Doxie who loves 
to eat toys with squeakers in them. She had to take him to the vet for
 emergency surgery because he had swallowed the squeaker out of his
 woobie, not one of mine, and it had lodged in his intestine. 
He almost died. So All My Woobies will not 
have the Squeakers in them.

Please Add This Crochet pattern to Your
Ravelry Favorites.

Rosie Bell and Maximo playing with the new
Dog Woobies : Camo and Floral

Pattern

Skill: Easy
Materials:

Hook-H
Yarn needle
Yarn: Red Heart Brand or another sturdy yarn
Fiber Fill for Stuffing
Squeaker(optional)

Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Starting at the top of the head:

R : 1 - ch 3 , in 2nd ch from the end, 6 hdc, join with a
sl st to the first hdc, ch1, turn

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc, join ch2,

R : 3 - 2 hdc in each hdc, join ch 2,

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join ch2

R : 5 - 1 hdc in each st, join ch2,

R : 6 -30 - Repeat R - 5, at the end of the R : 30,
 tie off leaving a 8 inch tail of yarn.
( This makes a 12 inch woobie, If you want the woobie to
be longer continue making rows until desired length.)

Stuff the Woobie up to the end, sew all along to top of the
end with the tail of yarn, and gather closed,
making a few sts to secure the opening shut.


Oh, to answer the question, "Why is your fiber fill Green?"
It is a anit-allergic brand I bought some time back on Clearance From 
Hobby Lobby. I thought the bag it was in was green, 
didn't realize it was green till I opened it. 
I really like the texture of it, though.


(I did learn that you need to pull your stitches tightly
or you will see the stuffing through the holes!)

Ears: make 2

Ch 11, 1 sc in the second ch from the hook, ch1, turn,

1 sc in each sc across, tie off leaving a 8 inch tail to sew on
 to the side of the woobie's head. weave in the other end.

Muzzle:

R : 1 - Ch 9, 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 5 chs,
2 sc in next ch, 2 sc in the last ch, working down the other side of the ch,
 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 chs, 2 sc, in next st, join, ch 1

R : 2 - 2 sc in the first 2 scs, 1 sc in the next 5 sts,
2 sc in the next 4 sts, 1 sc in the next 5 sts,
2 sc in the next st join, ch 1

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, join, tie off leaving a 12 inch,
for gathering and sewing on woobie face.

Stuff muzzle with a small amount of stuffing,
 and gather slightly to hold the stuffing in, place on front of face
 and sew in place. Embroider the eyes and nose
 on front of woobie by long straight stitches of yarn.



Paws: Make 4

R : 1 - Ch 4, 6 hdc in the 2nd ch from the end, join, ch1

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 2

R : 3 - 1 hdc in each hdc, join ch 2

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each st, join, ch 2

R : 5 & 6 - repeat R : 4, leaving a 6 inch tail of yarn
 for gathering closed the end of the paw.

Stuff each paw with a little bit of stuffing and
 gather the tops closed, place on monkey, and
sew in place with matching yarn.

Tail:

Ch 13, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 11 more sc, ch1 turn

12 sc, tie off leaving a 8 inch tail for sewing onto the back of Woobie.


If you would rather buy one, then make one, you can get one here : 12 inch  Woobie

You can also Get a Sock Monkey Woobie Pictured Below.

As well as the Pattern  for the Sock Monkey Woobie.



I would love to see some of the woobies you create,
 please post some pics on my Facebook  fan/ like page.

Thank-you and Enjoy!
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