-Does she sleep in her crate next to you?
-I wouldn't put any toys in her crate. For me the crate is meant for sleeping and not playing.
-I use to use a blanket in the crate and for whatever the reason my corgi would pee on it...I took it out and he stopped (go figure lol)
How old is she and how long is she in the crate?
Crate training didn't work for us. Pooped all over himself. The smell woke us before he did. We ended up taking him outside every hour and treating when he did his business in the yard. After a few weeks, no more accidents. We don't have to take him out as often now. I think daily walks have helped as well. He has his favorite poop spots around the neighborhood and we always have to bring more than one bag.
We also starting picking up on his behavioral signs that he had to go. The circling and heading to his favorite accident spots were the obvious ones, but we also learned when he would get nippy and start chewing on what he shouldn't it was time to take him out. Now at 4 1/2 months, he will nudge our leg and give a little whine and we know its time to head outside.
if she's whining to go at night then thats asking you to take her out. If youre talking about "now, the problem is getting her to ask to go out." in regards to the day time, you can try the bell method. Hang a bell by the door(which ever door you go through to bring her potty) every time you take her potty, ring the bell before you open the door then let her go. She'll eventually learn that when she needs to go she should ring the bell. It took a bit for Juno...he lost it for a few weeks but quickly got it back. Some have said not to treat the pups when they ring the bell...