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.
Juniper the Jellyfish is a fun amigurumi project that your little one is sure to love! You can make this jellyfish to comfort a preemie, NICU baby, or newborn infant, as the coils remind babies of the umbilical cord, which can help calm them. This jellyfish can also serve as a fun play toy for children, as decor in a kids room, or as part of a mobile in a sea-themed nursery! This handmade gift is perfect for birthdays, baby showers, craft fairs, and more! Easily customize your jellyfish by using different colors and adding embellishments!
When Cheryl learned about how crochet octopuses were helping preemies, she wanted to contribute. However, she didn't love any of the crochet octopus patterns out there. That's why she created her own. It has a slightly oval head, which is true to the real creature. She also has some great notes in the article about using safety eyes and checking for specific requirements at the hospital where you donate.
The goal of the non-profit organization ProyectoSub is to promote scientific knowledge about marine organisms and ecosystems. Activities include scientific research, outreach programs, citizen science and education. In @crochetpatagonia, we contribute to these goals by designing realistic crochet patterns of species from the Patagonian rocky reefs as a tool for science outreach. In book 1 of the series, you will find patterns for three species of sea anemones and one species of jellyfish. Learn more about them while crocheting these amazing organisms!
This little Crochet Jellyfish Pattern makes a keychain that is about 4 inches tall, but that includes the wavy tentacles. Perfect size for keychains, or as a little backpack friend.
Very quick, this will become a fan favorite for when you need a quick make! You will need to know how to use a magic circle, single crochet, and how to increase and invisible decrease to make one.