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Knitted Dog Bones

Posted by Dexter
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It’s about time!  Out first DIY post!  Mom decided to make knit me up some dog bones with a squeaker inside of course!  Here’s the inspiration shot:

And you can find the pattern to this awesome DIY dog toy here from KrisKnits!

This is what mom’s turned out like:

Not bad at all!  Mom kept swearing about the seaming though.  Something about a mattress stitch and shoulder seam.  She says great explanations for the sewing can be found here and here.  And of course she had to make the pattern a little bigger for me!

Here are her pattern changes:

  • Cast on 8 stitches instead of 6, increasing to 12 stitches
  • 10 repeats in the middle instead of 6

I’m quite happy mom made me a new toy!  And mom’s pretty happy that I have a toy with ‘quality seaming’ so that she doesn’t have to resew it for me in an hour.

Here I am squeaking the Kong squeaker mom put in it….with my nose.

She made a few trying to get the seams and sizing right.  Here’s mine beside the original pattern size.  Hmmmm, seems a perfect size for Mojo!  (Mojo- if your reading, check your door knob tomorrow!)

What do you think?  It’s a great way for any knitters out there to use up some spare wool!

 

Doggie DIY

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