These crocheted octopuses from The Rotunda Foundation and the Rotunda Knitters are helping comfort the premature babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The tentacles of the crocheted octopus resemble the umbilical cord and remind babies of being inside the womb.

The ‘Tentacles for Tinies’ initiative is due to be launched tomorrow, on World Prematurity Day 2017.

If you would like to take part in this initiative, you can view the crochet pattern on the Rotunda Knitters Facebook page, below.

Geplaatst door Rotunda Knitters op donderdag 1 juni 2017

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  • Erin says:

    How do I get involved because I crochet and knit? I am also pregnant and my first child was a preemie so I’m pretty sure this one might be as well

  • Antonia Collins says:

    I would like to donate these to my local hospital where can I buy them?

    • rotunda says:

      Hi Antonia, unfortunately they’re not for sale. A group called the Rotunda Knitters makes them and donates them to us for premature babies in our NICU. You can get in touch with the Knitters through their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KnittersforRotunda/, if you would like to learn more and possibly start a similar initiative for your own local hospital.

  • Trina Chase says:

    Do you have a loom pattern that can be used?

  • Mary Barrett says:

    I am a teacher in a Youthreach Centre and would like to get some of my students involved in this project.

  • Hilary Moran says:

    Hi, a friend of mine’s daughter gave birth prematurely in Romania at 31 weeks last week. As you would expect she has to remain there with her baby for a while yet till baby is strong enough to come home. We live on the south side of Dublin andI know she would very much appreciate some of the beautiful knitwear( blankets and or Octopus) to have in her cot in the baby unit. would it be possible please as a special request to buy some from you.