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.