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.
Maximo says, "Don't touch my Woobie"!

See This Video on my Youtube Channel at this LINK

Woobies - Dog Toy Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Skill: Easy

Yarn needle
Yarn: Red Heart Brand or another sturdy yarn
Fiber Fill for Stuffing
Optional - Stitch Marker

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

Size: 12 inches long


Pattern Notes - 
Body is stitched in the round.

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 (6sc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc. (12sc)

R : 3 - 2 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R : 4 - 1 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R : 5 - 1 hdc in each hdc. (24sc)

R : 6 - R: 33 - Repeat R - 5, at the end of the R : 30,
 tie off leaving a 18 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 anti-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.

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
Join with a slst. ch2 counts as a hdc.

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

R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, join, ch 2 (12sc)

R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, join ch 2 (12sc)

R : 4 - 1 sc in each st, join, ch 2 (12sc)

R : 5 - R ; 6 - repeat R : 4, leaving a 12 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.


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!


Marsha8686 said...

i just love this!!! One of my dogs loves to play ruff with his toys so im thinking instead of putting fiberfill in it im gonna put a plastic bottle since he loves the crackle sound lol thanks so much for this pattern =]

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Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the fiberfill will come out if the dogs consistently chew on it.

Anonymous said...

How do you join the rounds? I'm kinda new to crochet

Anonymous said...
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Sara said...

You always join with a sl st.

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Kally said...

in the muzzle it says to ch 7 then do sc's in the next 8 sc... am I missing something? there's not enough chs to do this

Sara said...


R : 1 - Ch 7, 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

You are working down the opposite side of the chain.

Anonymous said...

I'm still lost. If I chain 7, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, that only leaves me with 5 ch left before I start working on the other side

Sara said...

Okay, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I wanted to talk with one of my testers to get it right.

I have corrected it in the pattern in red, But it should be ch 9 not 7

Hope This helps!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Rachel said...

This is soooo cute! My puppy Melody will love seeing this in her stocking on Christmas! I think I'll fill it with a plastic bottle like someone else thought of, it would keep her happy!

Jaysonsmom said...

Just finished making my puppy his woobie. I wish I would have seen this when I first got him. I am pretty sure it is bigger than he was lol. I think he actually had more fun with me making it then he might with the actual toy. He thought it was fun to get into the stuffing while I was trying to stuff it. He also thought it was great to try and take the body out of my hands while i was crocheting it. I am so excited I found this site. I plan on making Bentley many more things. He is a baby mini doxie. Sweaters are hard to find with how tiny he is right now and how long he is. . Now I can make them!.

Anonymous said...

I just made this for my dog for his birthday and he loves it!

Mahgee's Naturals Blog said...

This pattern is a great idea. I made a stuffed dog from my own pattern for my schi-poo 6 years ago. Instead of fiberfill, I used an old soft sweater that I cut up in strips to stuff it with. I made it with bamboo yarn. It has had a lot of shaking, throwing, tugging and it still holds up. Every other dog toy she has ever had gets torn up in a few days to a week.

Mahgee's Naturals Blog said...

This is a great idea for a dog toy. I had made a stuffed dog toy for my schi-poo 6 years ago and it has taken a lot of beating, shaking, tossing, tearing and has never fallen apart. I stuffed it with an old soft sweater that I cut up into strips. I made it out of bamboo yarn, soft on the teeth, strong enough to hold up to even Tia's rough housing.

happy hoot creations said...

My alternative to normal stuffing is to use only organic catnip, I just make sure that the stitches are tight in whatever project doing.
It's completely safe for dogs and cats to ingest just in case the stuffing magically appears on the outside of the toy :)