For those who look, crochet powder is just another little child's toy. But for premature infants they go way beyond that. And you know why? Crochet powders serve to calm and reassure premature infants, making them feel back in the womb. Learn more about crochet octopus:
When handling the tentacles of the octopus, the baby has the same sensation as if it were touching the umbilical cord. The idea of bringing crochet dusts to neonatal ICUs came in Denmark in 2013 through the Octo project. The volunteer group stitches the powder and donates to the premature babies of 16 hospitals across the country.
The medical team at Aarhus University Hospital, the country's first recipient of the project, saw a significant improvement in the respiratory and cardiac systems of infants and increased levels of oxygen in the blood. The friendship and complicity between octopuses and babies caused the project to expand to another 15 countries around the world, even reaching Brazil.
But in addition to being a haven for preterm infants, crochet powder can also be beautiful gift options for babies born at the right time. After all, ensuring a little more peace of mind, security and protection does not hurt anyone, does it?
However, to be safe for babies, crochet powders must be made with 100% cotton yarns and the tentacles can not be more than 22 centimeters. The stitches should also not be wide open to prevent the baby from holding his little fingers. Another important detail is to sterilize the octopus before giving it to the baby.
In case of donations, the hospital itself is responsible for the hygiene. But if it is to give someone a gift or make the octopus to sell, it is important to recommend sterilizing the octopus by washing it in hot water at least 60º. All these guidelines are important to ensure safe use of octopus by babies and ensure that they can make the most of this experience.
If you do not have much familiarity with the crochet you can choose to buy the octopus. The average price of a crochet octopus on sites like Elo7 is $ 30. Now, if you know crochet can make the octopus itself and get into this chain of good handing out crochet dusts out there. Check out the step by step below with the detailed explanation of how to make a crochet octopus. Besides, regardless of whether you made or bought it, just enjoy this beautiful job and spread this cuteness to anyone who needs it. And if you want, see crochet ideas with rugs , sousplat , paper case , bathroom game and more.
Step by step how to make crochet octopus (Recipe taken from Crochet Art website):
- 2.5mm Needle
- Maxcolor Baroque wire number 4 in the color you prefer
- Black Baroque Wire (details of the little face)
Start with the magic ring
Go up 1 or 2 lines to start
8 lows and closes with very low
Climb 2 chains + 1 low at the same base point
Continue by doing 2 low points (1 increase) at each point of the base
Closes with very low point
Starts with 2 low points (1 increase) and follows by inserting 1 low point and 1 increase; (1 increase, 1 low, 1 increase ...)
Starts with 2 low points (1 increase) and follows by inserting 2 low points (one in each base point) and 1 increase; (1 increase, 2 points, 1 increase ...)
Starts with 1 increase and continues intercalating with 3 low points (one in each base point) and 1 increase; (1 increase, 3 points, 1 increase ...)
1 base point for each base
(until completing 8 rows, without increases and without decreases)
makes 8 lows and in the ninth and tenth points makes a decrease
makes a further 8 lows and the ninth and tenth points makes another decrease
repeat the process until you finish your career
(do this for 3 more rows: rows 10, 11 and 12).
6 points and a decrease in the seventh and eighth points
repeat the process until you finish your career
(make two more rows: rows 14 and 15)
4 lows and decreases in the sixth and seventh
(one more career: career 17)
In the end we will have:
17 rows in total (head with + -9cm in height)
+18 points at the head opening (not less than 16 points) or little more
3 points on each chain
In the 12 final points:
Make 2 lows on each of the 6 points
1 low in the last 6 points and closes very low following the base point of the head;
Jump a chain, make 1 low point and go up the 50 chains to repeat the previous process and make the second tentacle until completing the 8 tentacles of the powder.
And to avoid any doubts about how to make the crochet octopus, watch the video below with the step by step teacher taught by Simone:
Crochet Octopus - Step by step with Professor Simone
See 60 modern and current crochet octopus patterns now
Check out now a selection of super cute crochet powder pictures to make you even more enchanted by this proposal.
Picture 1 - Crochet octopus to leave hanging in the room.
Picture 2 - Crochet powder full of charm and style, with right up to the hat.
Picture 3 - If one was already good, imagine three?
Picture 4 - Did you like the idea so much that you take it with you too? Make a dust-proof cup protector.
Picture 5 - For a modern baby; attention to small parts such as buttons that can cause accidents.
Picture 6 - Octopus rainbow.
Image 7 - Very realistic crochet powder.
Image 8 - Blue crochet powder on the outside and green inside.
Image 9 - Crochet powder blended in soft colors.
Picture 10 - Fofura in double dose: couple of octopuses that is pure charm.
Picture 11 - With this little picture he is ready to go anywhere.
Picture 12 - Lacino in the head and pink body.
Picture 13 - This larger version only serves as decorative piece; remember the recommendation for use by infants.
Figure 14 - It's okay too if he turns a pin door.
Picture 15 - The smiley face of this crochet octopus leaves any room happier.
Image 16 - Penduricalho made with crochet octopus.
Image 17 - Mini crochet octopus to carry around.
Image 18 - And a purple version of the crochet octopus? You like the idea?
Picture 19 - Mini baby powder to gift ... babies!
Image 20 - By default, little eyes and mouth are usually made in black.
Picture 21 - Green details on pink crochet octopus.
Picture 22 - Tentacles of all types and sizes, but if it is for premature babies, remember that they should not be more than 22 centimeters.
Image 23 - Blue and Red: The colors of the famous superhero used to make the crochet octopus.
Image 24 - Crochet powder in pastel shades.
Picture 25 - An idea to decorate the baby's room with lots of color: hang colorful octopuses on the ceiling.
Image 26 - To keep company for the octopus, a blue whale.
Image 27 - The eyes of this octopus were also made in crochet.
Image 28 - Colorful crochet powder to brighten the house.
Picture 29 - Smile!
Picture 30 - For every taste, an octopus.
Image 31 - An octopus and two different tentacles.
Picture 32 - Do not be repressed! Make a mini octopus for you too and use it as a keychain.
Image 33 - The wide variety of lines available allows you to make - or buy - crochet powder in any color you wish.
Image 34 - A crochet octopus sleeper? Yes, and look how cute!
Image 35 - A little star decorates the head of each crochet octopus.
Image 36 - A crochet octopus full of energy! That's what orange represents.
Image 37 - A very delicate female version.
Picture 38 - Blush powders.
Image 39 - Crochet powder in different shades of blue.
Image 40 - Colored polka dots under each octopus tentacle imitate the animal's actual shape.
Image 41 - Different crochet powders.
Image 42 - Colored crochet powder to fit in the palm of the hand.
Image 43 - Crochet octopus mixed with tentacles of two colors.
Image 44 - Tentacles with firmer filler allow the octopus to support and stand upright.
Image 45 - Starlets form the eyes of this super colorful octopus.
Image 46 - An option for those who like very realistic and original pieces.
Image 47 - Colored crochet octopus with a white flower on the head.
Image 48 - Hat and mustache powders.
Picture 49 - Very beautiful this mini octopus all smiling.
Image 50 - Faces and mouths: mini octopuses with different facial expressions.
Image 51 - A hook on top and you can hang the crochet octopus wherever you want.
Image 52 - Crochet octopus with a tentacle of each color.
Picture 53 - Small and very simple, but equally charming!
Image 54 - An octopus for each style.
Image 55 - Red and white crochet powder.
Image 56 - Turn the decoration into a true seabed: octopus, seahorse and starfish.
Image 57 - Couple of mini crochet octopuses.
Image 58 - Pink tone crochet powder.
Image 59 - Branquíssimo!
Image 60 - A sleepy octopus: half-closed eyes, half open