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Emil, the Preemie Crochet Octopus

By: Hortense Maskens from knittingwithchopsticks.com
Updated August 20, 2019
Emil, the Preemie Crochet Octopus
Emil the Preemie Crochet Octopus

"Meet Emil, the cute preemie octopus crochet pattern. Do you crochet for charity? Have you heard about preemie octopus before? They’re cute little amigurumi octopus (or jellyfish) suffed toys. Yes, they are adorable but that’s not all. Scientific research has shown they actually help preemies get better. “The purpose of the crocheted octopuses is to promote comfort and development for the pre-term babies while in the hospital. The tentacles of the soft octos mimic the feel of the umbilical cord in their tiny hands and have been found to soothe the babies and help prevent them from pulling on wires and tubes.” Octopus for a Preemie-US Project Ambassador Randi Palm of Lonsdale Emil is an easy, beginner-friendly plush crochet octopus pattern. Only single crochet stitches are used throughout the pattern. Guidelines on size and construction were followed to be sure you can donate your crochet octopus to charity."

Beginner

Crochet HookB/1 or 2.25 mm hook

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge34 stitches and 40 rows = 10 cm
in sc

Finished Size7 cm head

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