Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dog Toy Tug Ball Free Crochet Pattern | Posh Pooch Designs

Dog Toy Tug Ball Free Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach
Another fun and easy crochet pattern
 for your pooch of any size!
Small dogs to Big dogs will love
 playing with this toy.
Works as a Ball toss, and tug ball together.
Maximo and Rosie love it.
When Maximo Turned his head, 
Rosie grabbed the ball, 
and ran off with it.

This toy is made with 
This yarn is similar to craft cord, but much softer.
It is a great yarn for items you want to hold their shape. 
Items you to be Sturdy but soft.
This yarn is much easier to crochet with then craft cord.
It is great for mats, rugs, pet collars, bracelets
baskets and similar projects.


Dog Toy Ball Tug Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Materials:
Crochet Hook – J
Yarn – Red Heart Cordial Greyscale - 1.5 ounces
A Practice baseball - 9 inches around, came in a 4 pack.
Large eye yarn Needle
Scissors
Were to find the Practice balls:
Dollar Tree, Walmart or any sporting goods store.
 Stitches and Terms:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Skip (sk)

Size  - 9 inch ball, Toy measures 18 inches long

Notes:
 The ball portion id stitched in the round
Ch1 at the ends of rows on the handle is a 
turning ch, and does not count as a st.

Pattern:
Ball portion –
R : 1 - Ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
do not join, (6sc)

R : 2 – 2 sc in each sc, (12 sc)

R : 3 – *2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next st* Repeat From * to * (18sc)

R : 4 -  *2 sc in the 1st st, 1 sc in the next 2 sts* Repeat From * to * (24 sc)

R : 5 – 1 sc in each sc around, (24sc)

R : 6 – Repeat R : 5

R : 7 – Repeat R : 5

Put the practice baseball Ball in the ball portion here.

R : 8 – 1 sc in the 1st 2 sc, *1sc through the 1st 2 ball holes, 
1 sc in the next 2 sts* Repeat From * to * (24sc)

How to Sc through the holes of the practice baseball:
Yo, push hook in 1st hole through 2nd hole, yo and pull through 1st hole.


 Pull loop through loop on hook.
R : 8 is the only round we will crochet through the holes.

R : 9 – Be sure to pull yarn tight on this row,
 *1 sc in the next sc, sk the next sc*
Repeat From * to * pulling snuggly as you go around. 
Cut yarn and weave in your ends.


 Handle :
R : 1 – Start by leaving a 10 inch tail, then ch 3, 
1 sc in the 2nd ch, and the 3rd ch, ch1 turn ( 2sc)

R : 2 -1 sc in each sc, ch 1 turn ( 2sc)

R : 3 -46 Repeat R : 2, tie off leaving a 10 inch tail of yarn.

Attach handle to top of ball by sewing it on with 2 yarn tails.


 Tug Braid –
Cut 3 strands of yarn 36 inches long.
Fold in half, with your crochet hook pull through the bottom center of the ball,
to the top, make a double knot and pull back in place.
Braid the strands with  2 strands together, and tie a double knot in the bottom.



This Simple toy will bring hours
 of fun for you and your pooch.

I think even the kitties will like this toy!

Have fun ...
I have 3 more ball tugs to make!
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