Friday, January 14, 2011

hint #11

Over the years, I have been asked many times to design an underwear pattern for my toys. My first thought was always, "but, they're stuffed animals!" However, I've been asked often enough by now that I decided it's time to offer a couple of suggestions here. I wanted to design a simple free pattern, but some other things are keeping my hands full (such as a busy toddler). Whenever I do find the time, I will add the pattern to this post.

Both these suggestions are for my standard 8" size toy (like this or this), although the first would also work for the big teddy and bunny patterns.

My first suggestion is quite simple: work the last 1/3 of the body rows in white yarn (or yarn co-ordinating with the toy's outfit). If the pattern you have is older and doesn't include row counts (and you don't feel like counting them yourself), you can start the white on this row:

Next: k3, m1, k1, m1, k27, m1, k1, m1, k3. (39 sts)

My second suggestion is to use either the bikini bottom from my Alpaca pattern, or the shorts from my Koala pattern (although you will want to shorten the legs on these). The lederhosen in Clothing Bundle 3 is also similar to the shorts, so you could try that pattern as well.


Sheltie Times said...

My first suggestion would have been to find a bikini pattern. I have resorted to that for dolls. There are a few bear bikinis for different sizes out there.

That being said, it would not have been my first worry.

Unknown said...

Heehee! I found it helpful when potty-training to have underwear on every stuffy in the house. So when my daughter didn't want to wear her panties, I could point out that everyone was wearing their panties that day, so she might as well also.

Jill said...

Oh STOP it, this is so cute! Lovin' it!

Norwegiantage said...

im new to your blog, but i have to say i absolutely love it! can't wait to read of your old posts. the heading is just amazing too! im your latest follower:)


Anonymous said...

Just found your blog via Posy Gets Cozy, and I think your little knitted critters are just precious--they make me wish I was small again. I suppose I'll just have to have children and live vicariously through them!

Jamy said...

That is so sweet....I really love her. I didn't realize it was underwear, I thought it was a bikini! LOL