Friday, January 21, 2011

Dog Woobie Crochet Pattern

Woobie Dog Toy Crochet Pattern
Kids like them, too!
By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs 


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"!

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Woobies - Dog Toy Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Pattern

Skill: Easy

Materials:
Hook-H / 5.00 mm
Yarn needle
Yarn: Med (4) Acrylic yarn- I used Red Heart Super Saver
Fiber Fill for Stuffing
Optional - Stitch Marker

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

Size: 12 inches long

Gauge:

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: 30 - Repeat R - 5, at the end of the R: 30,slst in the next 2 hdc,
 tie off leaving a 18 inch tail of yarn.

 This makes a 12 inch woobie,

If you want the woobie to
be shorted, stitch less rows, if you want the woobie 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.

Paws: Make 4
Paws are stitched in the round, no joining

R: 1 - Ch 3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the end (6sc)

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

R: 3 - 1 sc in each sc (12sc)

R: 4 - 1 sc in each st (12sc)

R: 5 - R: 7 - 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 woobie and

sew in place with matching yarn.



Muzzle:
R: 1 - Ch 9, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 5 chs, 2 sc in the last ch
turn working down the opposit side of the chain,
2 sc in the 1st ch, 1 sc in the next 5 chs, 2 sc in the last ch, join to 1 st sc with a slst, ch 1
(18 sc)

R: 2 - 2 sc in the1sc, 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in the next 2 sc, 
 1 sc in the next 7 scs, 2 sc in the last sc join to 1 st sc with a slst,
 Tie off leaving  18 inch tails of yarn. (22 sc)


Gather the edge of the muzzle in and
 place a small amount of stuffing inside. Sew on to the the front of the woobie

Embroider the face an sew with simple straight stitches,
as shown in the picture with a needle and dark yarn. 

Ears: make 2
Ch 11, 1 sc in the second ch from the hook, ch1, turn (10sc)

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. (10sc)




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18 comments:

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

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Posh Pooch Designs 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

Posh Pooch Designs said...

Muzzle:

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

Posh Pooch Designs 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!
Thanks

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 :)