Posted by: poppyrocks | February 14, 2009

Trauma Teddy Pattern

It has come to my attention that the link I had previous posted for the Trauma Teddy knitting pattern is now broken. I’ve been unable to track down another one on the internet so far, so I’ll just type it up here so that anyone who wants to help the Red Cross provide these teddies to sick kids can get stuck in knitting. Once you’re done, be sure to contact you local branch if the Red Cross the get the flame-retardant stuffing a Red Cross labels.

Remember the Red Cross is very strict about the Trauma Teddies adhering to their set pattern, so follow the directions carefully.

Use 8ply wool or acrylic only to avoid allergies. Use sixe 9 (3.75) or 10 (3.25) needles.

LEGS AND PANTS: Cast on 10 stitches (leg). Knit 34 rows. Change colour for pants. Knit 8 rows. Knit anothr leg to match. Knit across legs another 14 rows.

SHIRT (CHANGE COLOUR): Knit 18 rows. Sleeves: Cast on 12 stitches at beginning of next two rows. Knit 18 rows. Cast off 12 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows. Leave wool when casting off to sew up completed bear.

HEAD (CHANGE COLOUR): Knit 34 rows. Cast off.

Knit other side to match.

Sew on a happy face.

Sew front to back edge to edge, leaving an opening for filling.

Sew across corners of head to form ears.

Fill with soft filling (supplied by Red Cross) and complete sewing up.

Gather around base of head to form neck.

Sew Red Cross label on chest or tummy.



  1. I have official Trauma Teddy Pattern obtained from Red Cross offices in Melbourne.

    I have added paws as I believe the original pattern mistakenly left out “paws”. At end of jumper sleeves, in main colour, I knit up 10-11 stitches and knit 6 rows then cast off.

    It makes a much better looking teddy as all teddies need paws don’t they?

    I belong to a Red Cross Unit and coordinate the filling and adding of Red Cross labels checking each teddy beforehand. Then they are delivered to the Red Cross ACE programme in the Emergency Depart of our local hospital where they are accepted by Red Cross volunteers and put away in their cupboard ready to hand out when the need is there.


    • Hi Rosemary
      My grandaughter Aurorah Mae is 18 months old and just had her 3rd Open-heart surgery and while she was in ICU she was given a trauma teddy that is called Stevie (as she was in the Edgar Steven’s ward) at Westmead Children’s Hospital and I would like to replace it with some I have knitted, so far I have knitted 9 in all colours and sizes and hope to continue through the year with more.

  2. thank you for the trauma teddy pattern.
    I shall try to knit some in the next few months as I have plenty of wool.
    At the moment knitting for grandaughter in New Zealand plus knitting a leaf pattern for a blanket .Have a knitting machine which I could use for finer yarns to make garments on .

    yours faithfully elizabeth broad.

  3. Hi Elizabeth, sounds like you’re busy! Aren’t leaf pattern fun? They sneak up on you a little bit. It’s exciting to see them come together!
    All the best,

  4. Thanks for your trauma teddy pattern, it will keep me occupied over the winter.

  5. I came across this pattern just typing “trauma teddy pattern” in Google –
    [PDF] Trauma Teddy Pattern
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – Quick View
    Trauma Teddy Pattern. Red Cross organises the collection of the teddies, … Brigade and hospitals to children and others who have experienced a trauma. …
    It has coloured pictures one in stripes on single sheet. Hope this helps.

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