The initiative “Octopus for a preemie” is spreading throughout the world. Here you can find the pattern for the octopus. Many people ask me where they can send octopuses they make and I always try to direct them to the octopus group in their country if it’s possible. Donating an octopus via the group is the best possible solution. Firstly, because the hospitals are not burdened by dealing with every person who wants to contribute and secondly, because then the high quality of the octopuses is secured and the health and safety of vulnerable preemies is not at risk. The groups check if the crocheted animals are corectly made and deliver them to hospitals according to their specific requirements.

To make it easier for everyone who wants to contribute, I made a list of countries in which there are octopus groups and links to their Facebook pages and/or websites.

Country Facebook Group/Website
Argentina Abrazos de Pulpitos
Australia Octopus for a preemie – Western Australia
Austria Oktopus für Frühchen
Polonia w Austrii dzierga Oktopusse
Belarus Miracle Octopus – Belarus
Belgium Petite Pieuvre Sensation Cocon France/Belgique
Petite Pieuvre Sensation Cocon – website
Kleine Inktvisjes
Brasil Artesanato Solidário Mães Amigas Águas Claras
Canada Octopus for a Preemie Canada / Pieuvres pour Bébés Prématurés Canada
Canada – Quebec Petites Pieuvres Quebéc
Chile Pulpitos Solidarios Chile
Costa Rica Tejedoras Sociales
Czech Republic Chobotničky pro Kulíšky
Denmark Sprutte Indsamling
France Petite Pieuvre Sensation Cocon France/Belgique
Petite Pieuvre Sensation Cocon – website
Ireland (ROI and Northern Ireland) Octopus for preemie ROI and Northern Ireland
Israel Octopus for a Preemie – Israel
Italy TINtacoli
Luxemburg Ocki-lux
Malta Malta and Gozo love for babies
Mauritius Octo Project Mauritius, Indian Ocean
Netherlands Kleine Inktvisjes
New Zealand Octopus for a Preemie – Auckland New Zealand
Norway Premature Blekkspruter
Poland Octopuses for Preemies
Fundacja Małych Serc
Portugal Polvinhos de Aconchego
Romania Octopus Romania
Octopus Romania – blog
Slovak Republic Chobotničky pre srdiečkové detičky
Spain Octopus for a Preemie – España
South Africa Octopus for a Preemie – Upington – South Africa
MamaMania – Port Elisabeth
Sweden Små bläckfiskar
Switzerland Schweiz häkelt Oktopusse für Frühchen
Oktopus für Frühchen Schweiz – website
UK Octopus for a Preemie
UK (EastMid & SY) Octopuses for Precious Preemies UK
Ukraine Squids for Kids
USA Octopus for a Preemie – US

Please let me know if you have websites for other countries and I will add them to the list.