Crochet a Bunny to help a preemie or newborn baby in the NICU or as a sensory toy for a baby, toddler or child because the spirals have a calming effect on everyone, even grown ups.


Crocheted octos make great hospital gifts and milestone props for monthly photos.  They're proven to raise oxygen levels, keep preemies comfortable, and prevent them from pulling at the life saving equipment they're hooked up to!


This is a crochet pattern written in US crochet terms for advanced beginners.  

Included with your purchase is a written pdf with plenty of photos and a video tutorial.

“B/2.25mm” and “E/3.5mm” crochet hooks
3.5 oz of worsted weight cotton yarn 
12 inches of black and 12 inches of Pink cotton yarn or embroidery thread for facial features
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Poly Fill stuffing

Blo: Back loop only
Ch:  Chain
Dec:  invisible decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together using the front loops only)
Flo:  Front loop only
F/O:  Finish Off
Inc:  2 Sc in the same st
MC:  Magic Circle
Rnd:  Round
SC:  Single Crochet
Sl St:  Slip Stitch
St:  Stitch
Y/O:  Yarn over

Written in US crochet terms
Skill level is beginner

Sharing is caring.  Consider donating your octos to your local hospital.  I'd love to see your finished octos!  Tag me on IG @Butfirstcrochet

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