Easy DIY teddy bears can be just as comforting as larger plush. Sometimes even better. Smaller, simpler homemade toys are more portable so kids in transitional situations can have a comfort item with them at all times.
For sanitary reasons, many organizations won’t accept previously owned stuffed animals but fresh, new handmade ones are often welcomed.
Here are Our Suggestions for (and links to) Easy to Make Bears to Donate
Lion Brand Loom Knit Teddy
From the yarn people, this quirky knit bear would be great for teens. Download their free pattern.
Izzy Teddy Bear Dolls
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download.
Add personality to your charity knitting project with instructions for knitting in the round, four sweater options, and bear ears.
Mini Pookie (OMG)
Too much cuteness in one tiny bear. Free from FuzzyMitten. Super quick and easy to knit, using mostly basic knitting skills. There is also a fox and sheep pattern for free on the same page.
Little Muggles Little Mini Bear
Love him! Small enough to use up left over yarn but cute enough to warm the heart of an anxious child.
Check Back Often We Have Many More DIY Bears in the Works!
You can look forward to more original patterns from DIYtoDonate and a few special guest contributions.