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Preemie Octopus Knitting Pattern

Preemie Octopus

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Laura Telfer-Williams

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 2.5 / 3.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Basic Shaping, knit, Purl

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What you need to know

Knit an octopus for a premature baby

We love knitting for charity here at LKT HQ, and hospital maternity wards specifically call out for toys that are safe for use around premature babies. This sweet little octopus has been designed with this in mind – not only is he soft and huggable, but to premature babies his soft, coiled tentacles feel similar to the umbilical cord and provide something for their tiny hands to grasp onto. This not only comforts them but reduces the risk of little hands tugging on the various medical bits and bobs that might surround them on the ward.

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Watch to learn

Brush up on the skills needed for this pattern with this tutorial.

Techniques: Basic Shaping, knit, Purl

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