How to Make a Fun DIY Dog Toy Rope Out of T-shirt Yarn

Now you have a use for all that t-shirt yarn! This rope-style dog toy is the perfect DIY dog toy for playing tug-a-war. Learn how to make your own!

Did you know today, March 23, is NATIONAL PUPPY DAY?!?

Since we recently welcomed a new puppy into our family, I had to do something fun to celebrate this day!

This is Theo. He’s a miniature golden doodle. He will be 13-18lbs full grown and he has been such a wonderful addition to our family!

DIY Dog Toy Tutorial- Mini golden doodle cuddling a crochet cactus pillow.

Click here to make the Cactus Pillow Theo Is cuddling.

Do you remember when Lion Brand Fettuccini t-shirt yarn was available at a few Dollar Trees? And everyone was buying like 20 skeins at a time?

I wasn’t so lucky, my Dollar Tree didn’t get any in, but I did have some from a previous hoarding after Lionbrand had a big sale on their website.

If you were one of the lucky dollar-tree-hoarding makers and now have a stockpile of t-shirt yarn and nothing to make with it… this one is for you!

In this video, I show how to make a sturdy rope-style DIY dog toy for your fur baby. This toy has a loop on one end and a knot on the other, it’s perfect for playing tug-a-war!

I didn’t write up the instructions for this tutorial becuase I explain it much better in video format. You can watch the full video tutorial below, and guess what, it’s only about 20 minutes long!!

Disclaimer– it’s not safe to leave your pup unattended with these tug toys. They could somehow tear it apart and ingest some of it, so always supervise when playing with this toy.

These toys would also be fun made out of recycled materials! So if you need a good quarantine project while you’re stuck at home, see what kind of material you have lying around that you can cut up to make a dog toy with.

Click here to watch a video on how to make t-shirt yarn from an old t-shirt!

I really want to try making one out of an old towel or a pair of blue jeans!

Last by not least, if you are here and you’re like where’s the crochet pattern?! You can find all my free crochet patterns here.

Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you loved this DIY dog toy tutorial. If you make one be sure to tag me @acraftyconcept, seeing your makes is the best part of my day!

Stay healthy


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