Octopus for a Preemie (OFAP) uses adorable crocheted octopuses to support preemie babies and their families! Find out about this amazing charity and some patterns to inspired by their work!
Preemie babies have always touched the hearts of the crochet community – preemie hats are often the go-to project to show support and offer practical help for vulnerable premature babies and their families. Now the charity OFAP (Octopus for a Preemie) sees volunteers crochet these adorable sea creatures, whose yarny tentacles are perfect for little hands to grip as they bear resemblance to their mother’s umbilical chord which babies hold onto in the womb.
OFAP was founded in Denmark in Febuary 2013 as the Danish Octo Project which saw these adorable baby toys handmade and distributed to hospitals for free. Since then the project has expanded around the world including branches all over Europe, Australia and the United States.
The UK charity was launched in August 2016 with over 16,000 volunteers producing up to 2,000 crocheted toys to Intensive Care Nurseries around the country.
Feeling inspired? Explore some of our favorite octopus themed patterns in celebration of this fantastic charity, and why not visit their
Perfect for crocheters with a bit of experience behind them, this adorable orange octopus is a wonderful toy. Why not get your hook into this gorgeous
Dive into this brilliant
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For a tiny pocket size octo-project that is full of lovable detail, try crocheting