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Thread: Fleece dog tugs

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    Does anyone have directions on how to make the knotted, not braided fleece dog tugs. I saw one on Etsy and I just love it, but that person doesn't seem to be willing to share how they made it. It looks like a four strand braid but it says it is knotted not braided. I make the braided ones for the dogs in my family (there's a lot between all of us) and these looked to be much sturdier. I thought maybe it was kumihimo but she said it was not. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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    I would love to see the photo of the one for sale. Maybe we could figure it out then. I looked on etsy, but I am not sure which one you are talking about.

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    I will google and see if we can find it, sounds so cute

    Okay I am surfing and just found this cool knotted dog tug to make for a dog

    http://www.doggiestylish.com/store/2...-rope-dog-toy/

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    Fleece Dog Tug - LargeFrom BentleysBones
    Here is the store on Etsy. Thank yo

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    My dogs have them. I'll have to dig them out and see if they are knotted or braided.

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    These look like the old patterns for macrame knots. I am not sure if I have any directions anymore, but I will check. I wonder if anyone has any of these books laying around.

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    here is another idea to make a toy for your dogs

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6747352_make...chew-toys.html

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    I found the direct link and it looks like a macrame knot, will see if I can find it online for us

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54139941...-dog-tug-large

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    Fleece Dog Tug - LargeFrom BentleysBones
    Here is the store on Etsy. Thank yo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I would love to see the photo of the one for sale. Maybe we could figure it out then. I looked on etsy, but I am not sure which one you are talking about.
    Here you go!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/54139941...-dog-tug-large

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    Fleece? Depending on the size, strength and training of the dog, I'd suggest small gage nylon rope. But then I used to take in (and kept) rescue Dobermans, and some of them were powerful and needed this till trained.

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    Thanks for the Internet site on making the doggy toy. This was neat. Used nylon which ravels and has to be heat sealed.
    Mainly a big knot and hand crocheting. I'm sure it would go good at dog shows and even on etsy. You can get the rope in many different colors to match the dog's owner's clothes. And maybe even a fleece jacket for the dog in different colors to match..whatever. I think that would be cute and might sell easily.

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    I had to sneak this out of the toy box and then smuggle it in sewing room. Dogs had played with it in months, but now they want it.
    This was made by a member of Airedale Rescue. It looks braided to me. So this is not what you are looking for?
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    very close thanks!

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    Great Idea!

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    Oh wow thanks

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    Kathys is braided, and the one on etsy looks like macrame to me.
    do you remember when we made the key fob things out of plastic,maybe back in the 60's or 70's? it had 4 strips of the plastic and they went over and under each other.then you pulled it tight, to make the knot..then you looped and folded it , over and under..usually a plastic bead or a wood bead was at the bottom or the start of it, with the clip..we made them in the summer when the schools had summer crafts outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Kathys is braided, and the one on etsy looks like macrame to me.
    do you remember when we made the key fob things out of plastic,maybe back in the 60's or 70's? it had 4 strips of the plastic and they went over and under each other.then you pulled it tight, to make the knot..then you looped and folded it , over and under..usually a plastic bead or a wood bead was at the bottom or the start of it, with the clip..we made them in the summer when the schools had summer crafts outside.
    Very helpful, but I have never done macrame. However sounds like You Tube here I come. I am a visual learner! Thanks

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    The dog toy is Plaited. Used a lot in making reins and lariats. You can find many tutes on how to do this if you Google it.

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    To all of those who helped solve this dilemna: The gal from Etsy emailed me and it indeed is macrame. Thank you all so much! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    My poor little dog is so unprivileged, his pull toy is just a length of fleece tied in knots. His Mom didn't even think about braiding it.

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    I make chew/tug toys out of old blue jeans. Cut iff the leg a couple of inches above the kneeand tie a knot in the middle throw it in the washer and dryer so the knot gets tight. these have always been a favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Kathys is braided, and the one on etsy looks like macrame to me.
    do you remember when we made the key fob things out of plastic,maybe back in the 60's or 70's? it had 4 strips of the plastic and they went over and under each other.then you pulled it tight, to make the knot..then you looped and folded it , over and under..usually a plastic bead or a wood bead was at the bottom or the start of it, with the clip..we made them in the summer when the schools had summer crafts outside.
    That's exactly what I was going to post.

    Where in Mich. are you from? I grew up in the Downriver area, exit 27 off I-75.

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