Crochet a Unicorn 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.


“C” (2.75 mm) and “E” (3.5 mm)hooks
Worsted weight cotton yarn 
Fiber Fill
Darning needle
Stitch marker


Ch (chain)
SC (single crochet)
MC (magic circle)
Inc (SC increase)
Dec (invisible decrease)
Rnd (round)
St(s) (stitch(es))
Sl st (slip stitch)

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

Rosy the NICU Unicorn Pattern

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