Octopus for Preemie - Octo Project by Anastasia Popova

Octopus for Preemie - Octo Project

Crochet
February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.25 mm (G)
US
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This pattern is available for free.

Octo Project is a worldwide project that has crafters help preemies thrive by crocheting octopuses for babies in the NICU. The tentacles of the octopus resemble the umbilical cord and remind babies of the womb and comfort.

This is a modified crochet pattern by Anastasia Popova to the original Octo Project pattern. Changes are made to accommodate worsted weight yarn and eliminate seeming.

Skills Required:

Basic stitches (single crochet)
Adjustable ring
Increases
Decreases
Crocheting in the round
Basic sewing
Finished Measurements: About 8″ tall. Curled up tentacles are about 4-5″ long, fully stretched cannot exceed 8″ for safety reasons.

Yarn: Worsted weight 100% cotton yarn.

Video Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeT3p3Z2aaE