Orbit is the perfect plush item to comfort prematurely born babies who have to spend their first days of life in the NICU.
Premature babies were placed in incubators and went without much human touch. Now we know that babies need the human touch to survive, thrive, and grow, especially in their earliest days of life.
When I learned about how crochet octopuses were helping preemies, I wanted to contribute. However, I didn’t love any of the crochet octopus patterns out there. That’s why I created my own. It has a slightly oval head, which is true to the real creature.
Please Note it you intend to make this pattern for preemie babies :
1 – do not use anything other then cotton to make the eyes and accents ( addons may scratch or other wise irritate the babies )
2 – Make sure that the hook size is appropriate for the selected yarn …. so as no to allow the stuffing to peel through.
3- ONLY USE 100 % COTTON YARN – Acrylics and animal fiber can case allergies and skin irritation