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Can you knit a teddy for a refugee child?

Whether you’re part of a group or an enthusiastic solo knitter, we’d love to pass on your knitted teddy to a refugee or asylum-seeker child who has recently arrived in the Yorkshire region.

We offer some patterns below (some are free, some are up to £4) although you can, of course, use your own. You can also simplify these patterns to make them a bit quicker/easier. We ask only three things:

  • Bears should be big enough for children to be able to have a good hug!
  • Please stitch features etc on – no attachments or buttons that could work loose and present a risk to small children
  • Quality is really important. We’d rather each person took their time over making one really lovely bear than 10 small bears made more quickly.

Thank you so much for your time and your love!

FREE PATTERNS

Sherbet The Bear

Free from Let’s Knit

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Oliver Bear

Free from In the Loop Knitting

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Otso Bear

A squidgy pal to knit flat or in the round

Free from Loop Knit Lounge

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Lizzie Rabbit

Free from Willow Yarns

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Free eBook (for Kindle)

Easy Knitted Bears: Knitting patterns for bears and outfits

Download the eBook now

 

 


PATTERNS UP TO £4

Easy garter-stitch teddy bear (35cm)

£1.99 from eBay + 90p postage

Order the pattern

 

 

Knitted bear

£2.40 from Love Knitting

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Boy Bear

£4 from Little Cotton Rabbits

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More time-consuming, if you feel like a labour of love! Also makes a panda, a polar bear and a brown bear, and a simpler sweater if you don’t like stranded knitting.

 

Girl Mouse

£4 from Little Cotton Rabbits

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More time-consuming, if you feel like a labour of love!

 

How to let us have your teddies

As soon as your teddies are ready to be adopted by a refugee child, please contact us.