How to Make Yo Yo Dog Patterns


The yo-yo is a unique building block used for making bed coverlets, tablecloths, pillow covers and the yo-yo doll. The yo-yo craze hit its peak during the 1930s and 1940s, when makers of the original yo-yo clown doll expanded their repertoire to yo-yo girl and boy dolls and yo-yo animals. By making your own pattern for a yo-yo dog, you can feature the elements of your favorite breed, adding specific ears, tails and coloring.

Things You'll Need

  • 7 fat quarters of cotton fabric in assorted colors
  • Compact disc
  • Scissors
  • Thin cardboard
  • 1/8 yard muslin fabric
  • Brown felt square
  • Place the compact disc on the cardboard and trace around it with a pencil.

  • Cut out the circle. This will be the pattern for 66 yo-yos, which will be used for the dog legs and body.

  • Draw an oval on the cardboard that is 4 inches high and 3 inches wide for the dog face. Cut out the oval for the face pattern.

  • Draw your choice of ear on the cardboard, either pointed or long and floppy. Cut out the ear for the pattern.

  • Draw your choice of tail on the cardboard and cut out the tail for a pattern.

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