Easy Handmade Jersey Knit Dog Toy

If you follow this blog, you already know how much I adore our Pupp-Awg Quinley…right? And if you’re new here, the fact that Pupp-Awg has her own page here on FYB should give me a away a bit 😉 I mean, in all reality, we don’t really consider her a pet. She’s more like our child. Needless to say she is quite spoiled. Toys, toys, toys and more toys usually litter the floor of every room in the house at any given point in the day. And each day I often feel like a mother picking up her child’s toys when I clean up her toy explosions. But I love it too. And I love it even more when I see the excitement in her face when we give her a new toy. So…making some new toys for her seemed like a brilliant thing to do. And it’s super easy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Some jersey material, new or old in different colors and patterns. I used 10 different colors and patterns


Rubber band

And a few minutes of time.


Step 1:  Cut 30 pieces, 1″ width x 25″ length. (This is for a large dog. For a small dog I’d suggest 15 pieces and reduce the length to maybe 15″).

Step 2:  Divide 30 pieces into 3 piles of 10 like so.

Step 3:  Rubber band the top of the three pieces together to start your braid leaving about 5 inches of un-braided tassels to make your knot. Then remove the rubber band and make a knot where it was. Pull the knot tight making sure to pull on the tassels so there’s a few inches dangling after the knot.

Step 4:  Make a knot on the other end following the same method in step 3.

And there you have it…a fun new toy for your fur baby! Now I just have to figure out how to get a squeaker in it 😉

As you can see, Quinley absolutely loves it. It was even a bit hard to capture these pictures of her because she was tossing it up in the air and moving around with it quite a bit.

But these two funny pictures below are my favorites. It’s like she’s winking at me…haha!

And this one just makes me laugh…such a funny girl!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I’ll be making more dog stuff in the weeks to come, so be sure to check back.

Have a Fab You Bliss day!



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