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.
How crocheted octopus are bringing comfort to premature babies at this Dublin hospital pic.twitter.com/C7vZjuEUw0
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 15, 2017
If you would like to take part in this initiative, you can view the crochet pattern on the Rotunda Knitters Facebook page, below.