Trauma Teddies Knitting Pattern 
You will need:
double knitting wool
main colour for head and paws 
trouser colour 
jumper colour 
scarf colour 
 
Size 10 (3 1/4) needles 
 
Cast on 10 stitches in main colour. Knit 10 rows. 
Change to trouser colour and knit 30 rows. 
Measure the length of the leg if it’s 3 1/2 “ then you’ll knit a perfect teddy if it’s more/less adjust your needle size. 
 
Knit another leg Then knit across all 20 stitches and work a further 15 rows. 
 
Change to jumper colour and knit 24 rows. 
 
Change to main colour and stocking stitch (one row knit one row purl) for 5 1/2 “ (14 cm) 
 
Change to jumper colour and continue to knit in the reverse order. 
 
Stitch down the sides of the head 
 
Make arms: with jumper colour pick up 8 stitches each side of the neck join (16 stitches). 
Knit 20 rows then change to main colour and knit 10 rows for paws, repeat for the other arm. 
 
Scarf: Cast on 75 stitches, knit 4 rows. Cast off loosely. 
 
Weave in all loose ends and sew up the teddy leaving an opening in the crotch for stuffing. 
Sew across the top corners of the head to make ears before stuffing.
Stuff your teddy with clean, new polyester stuffing (BS1425 or BS5852). 
Run a thread through the knitting to make a neck and draw it in, knot the ends and weave the in the excess.
Embroider a smiley face.
Use small stitches, (back-stitch and stem-stitch) and ensure all the ends are firmly finished. 
 
Sew the scarf to the back of the neck of the teddy so it won’t get lost, but only at the back to increase the possibilities for play. 
 
Make a simple drawstring bag 
 
The bag should be big enough for a teddy (12 - 13” long and 9 - 10” wide). 
Turn over and stitch a casing at the top leaving a gap at the side, for the drawstring. 
Use only one drawstring. Instructions for making twisted yarn drawstrings from oddments of yarn can be 
found on the website: www.teddiesfortragedies.org.uk 
 
 
Check List 
 
1. Teddies should be approximately 10” tall. To check tension, measure the first leg, if it’s 3 1/2” then teddy will be the right size, if not, adjust your needle size. 
2. Please adhere to the pattern, as we do like the teddies to be the same to avoid jealousy, i.e. no added hat, skirts, bags etc. Stripes are OK particularly when using up duller colours. 
3. When drawing in the neck please weave wool though the knitting, starting at the centre back. Knot the ends together. Do not wind surplus wool round the neck as a child could put their fingers underneath it and break it and perhaps pull the wool out and chew it. 
4. Leave the scarf free at the front so child can tie and untie it. Do not use ribbon round the neck. 
5. Please embroider mouth in stem stitch or backstitch so that the child cannot pull it out. 
6. Stuff fairly firmly. With the amount of play the teddy gets, if there is not enough stuffing, it could be shaken down to one end. 
7. Don’t put teddy in the bag, all teddies have to be checked and this saves time.