Worry Worm Crochet Tutorial – Free Pattern

A worry worm is a cute and comforting creation that can be made through crocheting. It’s a simple and creative project that can bring joy to both beginners and experienced crocheters. This tutorial will guide you through the process of creating your own worry worm.

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in your choice of colors
  • Crochet hook suitable for the yarn weight
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Safety eyes or embroidery floss for eyes
  • Stitch marker


  • ch: chain
  • sc: single crochet
  • inc: increase (work two single crochets in the same stitch)
  • dec: decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
  • st: stitch

Pattern: Body:

  1. Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc into the ring. Pull tight and place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
  2. Work an increase (inc) in each stitch around. (12 stitches)
  3. Sc in the next stitch, inc in the next stitch. Repeat around. (18 stitches)
  4. Sc in the next 2 stitches, inc in the next stitch. Repeat around. (24 stitches)
  5. Continue increasing in this manner by working one more single crochet between increases in each round until your worm body is the desired length. This will create a gently curved shape.


  1. Attach safety eyes or embroider eyes using embroidery floss.
  2. Embroider a simple smile below the eyes using embroidery floss.
  3. You can also add blush to the cheeks using pink embroidery floss.


  1. Stuff the worm body with fiberfill, making sure it’s evenly stuffed.
  2. Continue crocheting the body and decreasing stitches to close the opening.
  3. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.

Your worry worm is now complete! You can customize your worm by using different colors, adding stripes, or even giving it tiny accessories like bows or scarves.

Remember, this pattern is a general guideline, and you can adapt it to your preferences. Crocheting is a creative process, so feel free to experiment and make your worry worm uniquely yours.