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.