Blossom the Bear and Skip the Rabbit
Many, many years ago, in a previous incarnation of this blog, I re-posted the salvaged patterns from when Kunin Felt re-designed their blog. They have a project page again, but with different patterns. Well, the Internet Archive never forgets, and some of the old projects are still around.
The instructions are intact; only the pattern download link is broken. Shaggy Felt has been discontinued, though I still have a little stash of it that may turn up on the Etsy store when I reactivate it. There’s no good reason it wouldn’t work in minky, too.
If you would prefer an embroidery-machine bear, Kimberbell has a Kimberbear freebie. It’s designated as a donate-able, but our neighborhood is doing a thing right now where you put a teddy bear in a window, and kids are encouraged to spot the bears while out on (socially distant) walks. Either Blossom or the Kimberbear would be a good candidate for that as well.