Making of: Blue jellyfish/octopus for preemies

Last jellyfish/octopus for preemies that I made was very successful – it got sold pretty fast and I can see that you, my readers, enjoyed the “Making of” post. :) This encouraged me to make another toy!

 

This time I used blue yarn (cotton, obviously) instead of pink. If you look through my projects, you will see I have a lot of pink and blue products :D I swear I am not doing this on purpose, just somehow yarns in those colours always end up on my shelf. ;) And both seem perfect for an octopus for preemies!

Previous octopus/jellyfish had seven legs in dark pink and one (the middle one, a little bit longer than the rest) in light pink. This time I decided to use three colours: light blue, dark blue and white. Do you prefer colourful octopuses or all in one colour?

 

This octopus/jellyfish is smaller than the first one and tentacles are even shorter. Please remember, toys made for small babies, especially preemies, have to be made in a specific way. They should be made of cotton and not be too big. Legs can’t be too long – less than 22 cm, because babies may accidentally get them around their neck!

Research shows that the legs of the crocheted jellyfishes (octopuses) remind small babies of the umbilical cord from when they were inside their mother’s wombs and make them feel safer and calmer. To be honest, I too enjoy cuddling with this cutie and I am a grown-up. ;)

You can buy this octopus/jellyfish for preemies and see more photos of the finished product in my Etsy shop! Now with free shipping!

 

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