Emil: the Preemie Octopus by Knitting with Chopsticks

Emil: the Preemie Octopus

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in sc
2.5 mm
55 - 66 yards (50 - 60 m)
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This pattern is available for $2.35 USD
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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.

• Follows recommended size and construction for donation
• Beginner-friendly
• Only single crochets, increases and decreases.
• US crochet notations
• Illustrated step-by-step photos

• 2.5 mm / US B1 crochet hook
• Fingering weight cotton yarn: For one octopus you need about 56 m / 61 yd of yarn.
• Tapestry needle

All my patterns are in English, using standard knitting and crochet terms but with tons of step by step pictures and more detailed explanations to make sure they are extra easy to follow even if you’re not a knit/crochet expert.