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Dog-gone Dog Bone

As promised, here is the pattern I created for K to use to make items for the dogs at the shelter as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award. I really toyed with offering this pattern as my first pattern in an Etsy shop, but decided against it and am providing it here for free.

UPDATE: If you use this pattern, please consider making an additional one or two (or ten) and donating to one of the animal rescue groups associated with Crafters and Artisans for Rescued Animals.  There are tons of animals waiting for their forever home that would love to have something to play with!  Without further ado...


Dog-gone Dog Bone

Sample made using RedHeart Super Saver in Aran Fleck finished bone is approximately 11 1/2 inches long
You will need 2 ounces of WW yarn
Size H hook/ 5.0 mm
gauge is not important
Directions:
Do not join rounds! You may want to mark the beginning of each round to avoid confusion and to make counting easier. Begin with a magic circle.
rnd 1: Work 6 sc in circle.
rnd 2: work 2 sc in each (12 sc)
rnd 3: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch) 6 times (18 sc)
rnd 4: (2 sc in next stitch, sc in each of the next 2 stitches) 6 times (24 sc) fasten off.
repeat rounds 1-4 but do not fasten off.
rnd 5: sc in each of the next 12 stitches, sc in any sc of the first circle made, sc in next 23 stitches of the first circle, sc in the next stitch of the original circle and in the remaining 11 sc. (48 sc)


rnd 6: sc in 11, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in each of the next 21 stitches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 3 times, pull through all 4 loops on the hook, sc in last 10 stitches (44 stitches)
rnd 7: sc in 10, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times


pull through all 5 loops on the hook

sc in each of the next 18 stitches, (insert hook in next stitch and pull up a loop) 4 times, pull through all 5 loops on the hook, sc in the last 8 stitches. (38 stitches)


rnd 8: sc next 2 stitches together, (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 6 times. (31 stitches)
rnd 9: (sc in each of the next 4 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch. (26 stitches)
rnd 10: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 5 times, sc in last stitch. (21 stitches)
rnd 11: (sc in each of the next 3 stitches, sc next two stitches together) 4 times, sc in last stitch. ( 17 stitches)
rnds 12-24: sc in each stitch. Fasten off.
Repeat from the beginning to make second side of the bone. Stuff each end, if desired you can place a squeaker inside at this time. Being sure to match the direction that the ends are pointing, join the two sides matching stitch for stitch. Weave in all ends securely. 
Hope you like the pattern. If so, please let me know. It really is nice to know that someone out there is using these patterns and appreciates them so that I know it is worth the time to post the instructions and pictures. God bless you!










Comments

Anonymous said…
This is a wonderful pattern!!!...Cant wait to make this for my dogs..Thank you so much.
Amanda said…
I made the dog bone and I loved it! It was super easy! I used scrap yarn that i had! My dog loves playing with his new toy! Thanks for a wonderful pattern!
Stacy said…
Thank you for the pattern. It is really easy and was just what I was looking for to make our new puppy. I'm sure she will enjoy it very much.
Mel said…
This looks very cute; great idea for my sister, as she has 3 dogs! Thanks for posting!!
Kathleen said…
Thank you so much for offering your wonderful pattern. I was looking for homemade dog toys for my Cubs to donate with food to the humane society this fall. The bone was so easy and tested through the roof with my dogs!
Taryn said…
Thanks for the great pattern! It was easy to follow. I made the bone for a neighbors puppy so I made it a bit shorter than in the pattern. Super cute! :0)
Anonymous said…
I crochet for fun, and I found this pattern & started making it. I love it and my sis' dog too. Thank YOU!!!
Kim said…
Thanks very much for sharing this adorable pattern. One of my recipient's human showed me a video of him playing with his bone. Heartwarming!
Dawn said…
What a great pattern! My fur babies birthday is coming up and what a great gift for her! Love all the sunflowers on your blog...my favorite flower!:)
3Js&1H said…
I'm hurrying to make this by 2morrow my daughter is playing old mother hubberd in a play at school i love the pattern i can't wait to see it all finished
Jen said…
I just wanted to let you know, I have basic crochet skills but am mostly a knitter. I found your pattern very easy to follow, and my Jack Russell can now leave the cat toys alone. lol Thanks for posting!
Anonymous said…
I can't wait to make this for my dogs!!!! Thank you so much for the pattern and I love the music!
Kezune said…
I love this pattern! I'm working on it now and my dog's already bugging me about it. I learned a lot using it. And I'll be making another for a friend's new puppy.

Thanks so much! <3
Anonymous said…
I love this pattern. My 2 grand dogs,who belong to a military family,will love these. I am going to make them and send each aChristmas gift!!! I thank you and am so happy there is someone out there who creates for our furry babies. Mary Ann
Maria S. Palomo said…
Wow! How cute and easy. I wish everyone would show the step by step pics like you did. I am a beginner and it made it easy to understand and follow along. I didn't have to guess if I was doing it right. I too am a proud Christian and I love your flowers. My dogs loved the bone. Now my neighbor wants one for her dog. Thanks and many blessings. Maria P.
Susan said…
I can't wait to try this! My Girl Scout troop is working on their Bronze. They're raising funds and collecting items for the local animal shelter. They also learned to crochet last year, so this would be a cute toy for them to make and donate. Thanks for sharing!
Tina said…
I just finished making one of these, our puppy loves it. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! <3 (I posted it about it on my blog, if you want to see a couple pictures: http://timelesscreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/giving-dog-bone.html
Anonymous said…
Thank you for your pattern! I am going to make this to give out as giveaways for a WoofStock event.
Anonymous said…
i love this pattern! my dogs tear up any toys i buy. but crochet toys always last. so im very excited to make this bone for them. i am half way though it right now. THANK YOU!!
Anonymous said…
My sister asked me to make bones to go along with her Gorgi stuffed dogs. I imagined how to make them, and wondered whether someone else had had a similar idea. Sure enough, someone did. So, I appreciate your pattern as confirmation for my own imagination! Also, I am not making each knuckle the same size. Some begin with 6 sc, some with 4 sc or 5 sc. Real bones are asymmetrical, and so are my crochet bones! Thanks!
Anonymous said…
thank you for this patter i think it is so cute, but i am 13 and i know some basics and i was wondering how do i fasten it off before i make the second circle? thanks for the pattern loved it!
@Anonymous You can watch this video on Youtube http://youtu.be/MqaAVDBRy-c but basically when you get to the last stitch, cut your yarn and then pull it completely through the last loop on you hook. So great to see someone your age learning to crochet!
Terri K. said…
I can not wait to try this pattern for my puppy! Thank you so very much for being generous enough to share this as a free pattern. Looks like a fantastic little project. Again thank you for such a wonderful pattern.
Anonymous said…
That is just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
Love this pattern! It makes a great gift for my friends with a dog or who get a new puppy. I've already made a bunch of them as gifts. Thanks so much for sharing!
Anonymous said…
I have made one and have decided that it is a great Christmas present for all my dogs and grand-dogs. Thank you so much for the pattern. They are going to love them.
Serrano said…
This looks very cute; great idea for my sister, as she has 3 dogs! Thanks for posting!!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for sharing the pattern. I am making these for a dog rescue group so the rescues have something to keep near them and enjoy as well. I will be making these for our local humane society as well.

Again thank you for posting the pattern.
Anonymous said…
I am making this in baby yarn with bells in it to go with the pattern I attached the link for. It is a "toy" for my baby.

http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/08/puppy-dog-lovey-blanket-crochet-pattern.html
I have updated my mobile view settings. Hopefully this fixes the problem for you.
Anonymous said…
Fantastic pattern! Mine turned out great. Instead of stuffing I used mini tennis balls for the bone 'tips' and used a crunched up water bottle in the main part. My dogs love it!
PurpleShoebox said…
Thanks for the pattern. Filled it with beans and used it as a toss and catch toy for my yorkie. She loves it.
cheryl said…
THANK YOU FOR THIS PATTERN IT IS SO EASY AND WENT SO QUICK.
MADE ONE THIS AFTERNOON. I AM MAKING THREE MORE ONE FOR EACH DOG MY GROWN CHILDREN HAVE FOR CHRISTMAS THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Anonymous said…
Unfortunately i don't have a dog of my own but my friend's dogs love the new toys! Thanks for a great pattern
Unknown said…
Love this pattern!!! The instructions are easy to understand and my dogs love them! Will definitely be making more of these!!! :)
Anonymous said…
Thank you for sharing!! God Bless you too!!
Anonymous said…
Thank you so much for sharing your cute dog bone toy pattern. My sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. So I made her a beautiful blanket, but she dotes on her cute dog and I wanted to send something for her 'baby' as well. Your cute dog bone toy pattern is perfect. Thank you so much.
Anonymous said…
Hi dear

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I can´t wait to crochet a little bone
for my little crocheted chihuahua cup puppy ;-) Thank you again and god bless you too.
huggs from a girl from Denmark :-) take care the world can be cruel !

Jensen
K28 said…
Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I've made 6 of these so far. My 'nephew' dog LOVES his. I made one for him by holding 2 strands of yarn so it's a super bone. I put squeakers on both sides in the 'bump' part. Thanks again.
Unknown said…
Yes this is a wonderful pattern & I really appreciate you for sharing with us. I'm half way finished with my 3rd Dog-Gone-Dog-Bone, It's a great gift for the Dog who has everything, lol. Thank you so much.
Pamela
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the pattern! I still have to give it to my parents's dogs but I'm sure they will like it.
Sara J. said…
Hi! And thank you for this free pattern. My 3 nieces each have a dog and I'm planning to make these for Christmas presents in holiday colors. Santa can't forget the dogs! ~ ;-). My 2 cats don't agree but they'll enjoy playing with the yarn. lol. I'll try to let you know how it all turns out. Thanks again.
Alexka said…
Gracias por compartir el patron, hasta ahora lo voy a hacer pero genial idea para mi pequeña cachorrita llamada Maya. :)
Unknown said…
Thank you for this pattern....I enjoyed making it....the dogs will love it....
Anonymous said…
Thank you for the pattern, I hope my grandpuppy loves it.

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