How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

I’m a puppy and love to play. My owner loves to sew, and collect fabric. She now will make a dog tug toy, when I need a little something new to play with! Sometimes I just like to sit and chew on them, too.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Start with four pieces of fabric that are 4″ wide. They can be the same color, or different, but it is easier to keep track of your knot tying with different colors.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Here are the four fabrics we’ll be using for the dog tug toy.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Take all four fabrics and tie a big knot on one end. This is the easy part!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

To make a sturdy tug toy, we’ll be making a square knot with the four 4″ fabrics. Start by laying them out with two to the sides, and two down.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Take the strip on the far left (pink) and fold it over the two strips (yellow and orange) that are laying down straight.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Take the strip (orange) that is on the right laying down and fold it up over both horizontal strips (the red and pink).

 

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Take the strip that was lying to the right (red) and fold over the strip that was folded up (orange), and pull it under the 2nd strip that was laying straight (yellow). Now, all four strips are interlaced for a square knot and ready to pull it taut!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Here is another view of the four strips interwoven for the square knot.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Voila! Our first square knot.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Now, do the process again (and again), making square knots until you run out of fabric. Here are the steps again. Fold the piece of fabric that is to the left (yellow), over the two center strips (orange and red).

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Bring one of the center strips (red) up and over the two strips (yellow and pink) that were on the outside.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Bring the right side strip (pink) over the strip we just folded up (red).

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Pull all four taut for a knot. Here is the finished dog tug toy! Tie off the end with a big knot when you don’t have enough fabric to make another square knot.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Now it’s time to play!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

I’ll just chew it a while, until you come and chase me for the tug toy!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

I like my new tug toy — made from scraps of fabric. You can make it longer by making your strips longer.

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Oh, yeah. The knot is nice to chew on!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Bringing back my new tug toy for another toss in the yard!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

Come on, let’s play!

How to Make a Dog Tug Toy

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