Free pattern – Crocheted Trauma teddy (Australian red cross) US and UK terms

A question was recently asked in the Krista group: “does anyone have a pattern for a crocheted version of the knitted trauma teddies that the red cross hand out to kids in hospital, ambulances etc.”

After some searching we could not find a pattern, however my daughter owns one of the knitted teddies, and so I decided to create a crochet version.

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And here is the pattern in UK terms.

Made using  8ply acrylic, and a 4mm hook.

All dc rows start with a turning chain (ch1) unless otherwise stated.

IN white, ch 11.

Dc in second ch from hook, dc across (10 stitches)

Dc the next   14 rows, break yarn.

Join the colour you are using for your shorts. Dc across for 5 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Do this again for the other leg, but instead of breaking yarn, dc back across this leg, and dc across the first leg you made to join them.  (20 stitches)

dc across for another  6 rows

Change to shirt colour.

dc across for 10 rows.

Dc 20, ch 9

Turn and dc into the second ch from the hook. Dc into the next 7 ch, dc across your dc’s, and chain 9

Turn work and dc in second ch from hook. Dc in next 7 chains and dc all the way across.

Dc the next 7 rows.

Dc 28, ch1 turn and dc 20.

Join your white yarn, and dc 17 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Make another of these, sew your face, onto one side, then with the pieces together (face side in) Sew around your teddy, leaving the top of his head open.

Turn it out the right way and stuff . whipstitch through the front loops along the top of his head for a nice nearly invisible join. Using white yarn, running stitch a line to form triangle ears on the top corners of his head.

And here it is in US terms

Made using  8ply acrylic, and a 4mm hook.

All sc rows start with a turning chain (ch1) unless otherwise stated.

IN white, ch 11.

sc in second ch from hook, sc across (10 stitches)

sc the next   14 rows, break yarn.

Join the colour you are using for your shorts. sc across for 5 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Do this again for the other leg, but instead of breaking yarn, sc back across this leg, and sc across the first leg you made to join them.  (20 stitches)

sc across for another  6 rows

Change to shirt colour.

sc across for 10 rows.

sc 20, ch 9

Turn and sc into the second ch from the hook. sc into the next 7 ch, dc across your sc’s, and chain 9

Turn work and sc in second ch from hook. sc in next 7 chains and sc all the way across.

sc the next 7 rows.

sc 28, ch1 turn and sc 20.

Join your white yarn, and sc 17 rows, break yarn and finish off.

Make another of these, sew your face, onto one side, then with the pieces together (face side in) Sew around your teddy, leaving the top of his head open.

Turn it out the right way and stuff . whipstitch through the front loops along the top of his head for a nice nearly invisible join. Using white yarn, running stitch a line to form triangle ears on the top corners of his head.

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