Helping bring smiles all over the world!
I’ve just finished knitting my first Teddies for Tragedies bear. He’ll be given to a child who needs comfort or something to love. Each bear is knitted to the same basic pattern so that no bear is ‘better’ than any other. The legs, body and head are knitted in one long piece (see below) and the arms are knitted onto this main piece. This is fairly quick to knit up – just follow the instructions carefully so the bears are well-made, safe and durable – you can send a sample bear to be checked for suitability if you’re unsure. You’ll also need to run up a simple drawing bag for the bear to live in – again, follow the instructions.
Teddies for Tragedies is not a charity, it is a knitting pattern.
There is no national organisation, and no need of one, anyone can knit a few teddies for a cause near their own heart.
thus giving feedback to knitters and illustrating the benefits to charities and volunteers.
Creates a central location where charities and volunteers who want teddies can ask for them.
Puts teddy knitting groups in contact, so they can better fulfil the needs of charities.
Helps knitters and groups find homes for their teddies (and other knitted items).
click here for the Teddy Knitting Pattern