Free Pattern :: DIY Dog Toy

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. --- Gilda Radner

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive. --- Gilda Radner

Toony loves to play.  When we first adopted her from the Humane Society, she was nervous and chewed through all our other dogs toys in quick order until she got to what we call the mop which is essentially just a rope with knots on either end.

As I had some leftover shirt materials from making a t-shirt yarn rag rug, I thought I'd make a few dog toys, based on the rope model. So I took the top bits and cut off the arms.

I took one piece of the fabric and cut three parallel lines in it, stopping my cuts one inch from the edge.

I then proceeded to braid the strips together.  

Once finished braiding.  I created large overhand knots at each end, to keep it from unraveling.

Once finished, Toony seemed to know it was for her and couldn't wait to play fetch with it. For

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