Crochet a Sweet Bee 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, video tutorial, and printable instructions for care and use to include with your gifts if you choose to donate or sell your finished products!

“B/2.25mm” and “E/3.5mm” crochet hooks
3 oz of worsted weight cotton yarn
Curry, Black, White, and Rosy
12 inches of black cotton yarn or embroidery thread
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
Poly Fill stuffing

Mc: Magic Circle
Ch: Chain
Tr: Treble crochet
Dc: Double crochet
Sl St: Slip Stitch
F/O: Finish Off
SC: Single Crochet
Inc: 2 Sc in the same st
St: Stitch
Dec: invisible decrease (single crochet 2 stitches together using the front loops only)
Flo: Front loop only
Blo: Back loop only
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 Sweet Bee octos! Tag me on IG @Butfirstcrochet

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