If you found this blog post, chances are you have been looking for patterns to make crochet worry worms. But do you know exactly what these squiggly friends mean? Scroll on for the details and for a collection of adorable patterns.
I know a quick search on Ravelry will give you quite a few pattern options. But I thought I would put a list together so it’s easier for you to refer to.
I have included options for free patterns and also options for PDF downloads that you can purchase for a small fee. As well an option for a printable PDF for a poem tag.
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But before we dive into the list, here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions.
What is a crochet worry worm?
Crochet worry worms are comforting tools used in therapies for children. But they can also be small gifts to show someone that you love and care for them.
They became popular when a group called “Random Acts of Kindness”, founded by Olivia Dieterich, started distributing them in their community.
They give them away as a small gesture of kindness, along with a poem tag, inside an organza gift bag. Go to the Facebook group here to download a file with the poem and for other resources.
What are crochet worry worms used for?
Usually, a crochet worry worm is used help little ones to cope with their frustrations, fears, and emotions.
The worm’s squiggly shape will mimic one’s feelings, that can wriggle into their heads sometimes and are hard to deal with.
Additionally, little ones can share their frustrations with their little friends. And the idea is they can help them to calm their anxiety over significant life challenges.
Best yarns for crochet worry worms
Soft and heavier weight yarns, usually medium (#4) to bulky (#5), are the best for worry worms. The reason is because they need to feel cozy and comfortable.
But these buddies are great projects for most scrap yarns as well, so you probably already have what you need in your yarn bins.
Choose wool blend yarns or good quality acrylic. Here is my recommendation.
- Hue and Me by Lion Brand
- Heartland, also by Lion Brand.
Other supplies to crochet worry worms
Worry worms are so small that you won’t need much to make them. Here is what you will usually.
- Crochet hooks in size listed in the yarn label.
- Googly eyes, small buttons or beads.
- Yarn scissors.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.
- Small organza gift bags.
The best worry worm crochet patterns
With no further ado, let’s get into the list you’ve been looking for. Whomever you are making these cuties for, I hope they will put a smile on his/her face.
Colorful crochet worry worms
I love how the pattern creator, Robin, describes these guys as “crochet pocket pals”. You will find a video tutorial in her blog post as well.
Simple worry worm Pattern PDF
This is probably the most traditional way to crochet a worry worm. Since worry worms need to be squiggly, this is the technique used for most pattern.
This one is very simple, made with a continuous spiral using single crochet and double crochet stitches.
Don't Worry, Bee Happy Worry Worm
Stop the world… a bee worry worm? This is so creative and cute, omgoodness! Like most patterns for worry worms, you can use whatever yarn you prefer for this one as well.
As long as you have the corresponding hook size for it. Please check your yarn label for that information.
Bunny crochet worry worm pattern
Aren’t those bunny ears the cutest thing a worry worm could have? Yet another adorable pattern by Star Crochet. I just can’t get enough of all her versions for them.
A free version of the pattern is also available to view in the creator's website..
Valentine’s Worry Worm
Although this version is called Valentine’s, it could be used for any occasion you like. The heart eyes just fit the purpose of the item so well, which is love and caring.
The pattern is another creation by Star Crochet.
Pumpkin worry worm pattern
A bee, then a bunny, and now a pumpkin? Another super creative design for a crochet worry worm. I just love how it even has a green stem.
Check her blog posts out for all the information and resources for worry worm makers.
Giant Crochet Worry Worms
If you are looking for something unique and larger than the usual patterns, check this one out. The final size for the finished worm will be approximately 32” (80 cm).
This is a great pattern for colorwork and will look great with most types of yarn. It could be a worry worm friend or a decoration buddy.
Large Worry Worm
Next up in the list, we have another pattern that will make a larger than usual worm. This is another one by the same designer from the previous one, The Giant Worry Worm.
But a little less elaborated and very beginner friendly. Make it at any size you wish.
Cute Crochet Worry Worms
These cuties are different from the conventional worry worms but would make adorable squiggly friends as well.
The pattern level of difficulty is rated as intermediate, and you will need basic Amigurumi skills to crochet them.
Worry Worm Poems & Tags PDF
Since I have listed most of Star Crochet’s worry worm patterns in this list, here is a link where you can purchase PDF download for the tags.
The files are editable as well if you have a Canva.com account for file editing. Use them for gifts tags for Random Acts of Kindness.
There you have the list of patterns for the most adorable crochet worry worms. Whether you are looking for a very simple pattern or a more elaborated one, I hope I gave you good options.
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