How to make a DIY dog toy

How to make a DIY Dog Toy

For those crafty pet parents who want to spoil their pups with homemade goodies, here is a fun way to make a DIY dog toy for your four-legged family. We’ve also created a step-by-step video for you to follow, so head on over to our YouTube Chanel to watch it for some extra guidance.

How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyThree balls of different coloured T-shirt yarn – this can be bought online from Tarn. And a pair of scissors.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY Dog ToyCut four, 1.5 meters long strips from each ball of yarn.How to make a DIY dog toyYou will have 12 strips in total.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyDivide the strips into four piles, with one of each colour in each pile.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY Dog ToyBunch the piles together and tie them into a knot at one end. The knot should be around 5cm away from the ends.How to make a DIY Dog Toy

How to make a DIY dog toyDivide your strips into threes (one of each colour) and braid them.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyTie the end of each braid into a knot about 5cm away from the ends. Once you’ve braided all the strips of yarn, you will have four complete braids.How to make a DIY Dog ToyHow to make a DIY Dog ToyWith the knot facing downwards in the centre, place the four braids into a cross by placing one braid up (1), one braid down (2), another braid right (3) and the last braid left (4).How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyBend the top braid (1) down over the knot to make one loop (the end of the braid will face towards you).

Bend the bottom braid (2) up over the knot to make another loop (the end of the braid will face away from you).

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How to make a DIY dog toyPass the right (3) braid over the loop (1) nearest to it. Then pass the same braid under the second loop (2) farthest from it.

Then, pass the left (4) braid over the loop (2) nearest to it and then pass it under the second loop (1) farthest from it.

Pull all four braids to tighten the knot you have just created.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyPlace the four braids back into the cross you began with and repeat these steps until there is about 5cm left of the braids.
how to make a DIY dog toy
How to make a DIY Dog ToyOnce the scoubidou box knot is completed, untie the knots of the braids and loosen them.How to make a DIY Dog ToyHow to make a DIY Dog ToyBunch the loose yarn together and tie them in a knot. This knot should be like the knot you tied in step 4.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyTo neaten the ends of the knot, cut off the uneven yarn.How to make a DIY dog toyHow to make a DIY dog toyYou’re all done.How to make a DIY dog toyWe hope you enjoyed making this DIY dog toy and we hope that your pooch will enjoy an epic battle of tug-of-war.

Because this toy is handmade, we recommend it be checked regularly to ensure that the knot hasn’t come undone and that there are no loose ends.

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