I know that I've mentioned Jean Greenhowe to you before, but she really is the most incredible designer/pattern writer when it comes to knitted toys. Not only are her designs adorable, but the way in which the patterns are written - you cannot possibly go wrong! If you haven't seen her patterns before, you need to take a look. Truly. I have been using her patterns for the last fifteen years, and not ever had a single problem with them.
Jean details every part of the process for you... right down to the embroidery details for the faces. She includes instructions which specify precisely where each stitch goes. Seriously, follow the instructions and your toy will look EXACTLY like hers. The only criticism I could make of her patterns is that there is a great deal of assembly required. Lots of small knitted pieces, which all need stitched together at the end. Very time consuming, but the result is magnificent.
I have made a squillion of these teddies over the years, and I still love them. For this little guy, I made him a simple crochet scarf, instead of a bow. Isn't he adorable?