Crochet an Octopus to help a preemie or newborn baby in the NICU.

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 oz of worsted weight cotton yarn 
12 in of black cotton yarn or embroidery thread
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Poly Fill stuffing

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

Rowen the NICU Octopus Pattern

  • Due to the digital nature of this product I do not accept returns, exchanges or cancellations.  However, please contact me if you have a problem or question about your order.