Resizing pattern?

I wondered if any one knew a sure way to rescale a pattern, particularly for a stuffed animal. I tried doing this before by rough estimate on a stuffed penguin (reducing everything by 1/4 all the way through, even when there was 9 CO’s…you see the problem?)

It sure turned out uniquely, but I don’t wish everything to end up looking like this! Is there any suggestions or links you can provide?

Thanks.

I think when it comes to toys, you might have to do some trial and error. If you understand the process and how the bear goes together you’ll be able to see if you need to add or subtrat stitches from your modification.