Who knew an octopus could be so adorable!
Yes, when we think of super cute creatures, we probably don’t have octopus on the list. But one look at this irresistible little octopus will quickly change your mind.
While this is a fun project for anyone — to give away as a gift to babies and toddlers or to add to your own collection of little crochet critters — these little octopi are especially helpful for premature babies in hospitals who are drawn to their curly tentacles and find comfort.
Designer Cheryl of Crochet 365 Knit Too is the creator of this wonderful and free pattern. She gives you the full details on exactly why these little toy octopi are both captivating and beneficial for preemies. She also links to a very informative article you can read for even more info.
Not only that, but when you visit her blog, you’ll find a complete written pattern that will guide you to success from start to finish. She also offers some guidelines and suggestions if you’d like to make these crochet octopi to donate to your local hospital. Yes, indeed, this is a fun and worthwhile project and you can get started today!
And for even more free patterns and tutorials for all kinds irresistible little creatures — including many amigurumi projects — check out some of our favorites right here at Crochet Maze!