Crochet dog toy

Crochet dog toy

A simple and fast diy project to try with scrap yarn – crochet dog toy. You just need basic crochet skill and some colorful leftover yarn to create this fun and inexpensive toy for your paw-friends. Handle for hand and big knot at the other side for jaw – let’s play “Tug of War” 🙂

diy dog toy tutorial

Click here to <3 this pattern on Ravelry

Materials: (I used)
5mm crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn: scrap yarn
Yarn needle


Skill level: Easy

Overlay Crochet - 10 Projects that Add Dimensions and Style to Your Home


Handle: (pic: 1, 2, 3, 4) using 5mm crochet hook and brown yarn

R1: chain 11, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc across, total 10 sts.

R2: ch1, turn, 10 sc across, total 10 sts

R3 to 44: same as R 2

R45: ch1, turn, 10 sc across, total 10 sts (fasten off)

Fold in half, seam with sc (pic.2)

Fold and seam 2 sides together (pic.3). Use yarn needle to weave in end. You’ve just finished a comfy handle. (pic.4)

Rope: (pic: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Gather your scrap yarn, cut some strands of your desirable length (around 1.5 m) (pic.5)

Attach to the handle with a cow hitch knot (pic.6 and 7)

Divide your strands of yarn into 3 parts then braid (pic.8)

Simply tie 3 overhand knots at the end to create a big knot. (pic.9)

how to make a dog toy

Now your handmade “Tug of War” dog toy is ready. Well, good luck if you have a big puppy with strong jaw xD

Written pattern and photos copyright Maz Kwok 2014. Please do not repost, republish or sell the content or photos as your own. You can sell the items you made from this pattern as long as you use your own pictures and give back proper credit. Please do share this pattern with others by link.  For more info, visit my Copyright page.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. Alexandra says:

    Those instructions are wrong! It says that the first round is 11 chains and what i got was a ring for my finger instead of a big handle! LOL Now i have to break it and figure out how many chains really are. But thank you for the idea!

    • Maz Kwok says:

      Hi there,
      It didn’t start as a big ring. Please see the photo tutorial, first crochet a strap, fold in half and seam to make a tube then seam 2 sides to make a comfy handle. Thanks!

  2. Pallie says:

    Another similar idea. I used crochet thread put through the ends of feathers to create a cat toy the same way. Put the ring (which I made to fit my doorknobs) over the doorknob and the cat loved it until she destroyed the feathers. Just bought her some more feathers to destroy so back to work.

  3. Sarah R. says:

    What a great use for some scrap yarn!! I still don’t know how to crochet, but it’s on my learning to-do list. Thanks for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday!! I hope you’ll come back later this week with your latest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

Comments are closed.