You will find a range of tips and free patterns below suitable for knitting for the NICU and donating as part of Premmie Knitting Club. We are constantly looking to add to this list so if you have a favourite pattern, let us know!
The best thing to make as a crocheter would be the Octopus toys for preemie babies. The tentacles of the octopus resemble the umbilical cord and remind babies of the womb and comfort.
If you’re interested in crocheting an Octopus, I suggest following the Octopus for A Preemie Facebook group. They have all the info you need to make preemie standard octopus toys.