10 Cute Free Crochet Worry Worm Patterns For Kids

Crochet Worry Worms are easy-to-make pocket pals that help kids and youngsters deal with worries and big emotions. Find these ten free crochet patterns to make.

When I first heard about the great idea of crochet worry worms I was really taken aback. Crochet is not only fun and pretty. It can also be very useful.

These quick and easy crochet worry worms are just the perfect project you can make in no time. And they might just help someone or simply put a big smile on their face.

The little worry worm is perfect for young children to keep as a pocket pal for when life is a little overwhelming or times of sorrow. Little kids learning to navigate the big world, can get a bit too much sometimes.

Starting a new life chapter can come with a lot of separation anxiety. The first day of school, or at the nursery away from parents, attending a summer camp, or even making new friends in the park.

They are all big events in little people’s lives.

Crochet worry worms became really popular when a FB Group called Random Acts of Crochet Kindness Facebook Group came up with the brilliant idea.

Their aim was to distribute these simple crochet worry worms with printable worry worm tags and poems attached anywhere you can think of for others to find and keep.

It was a simple way to let others know they were not on their own or just to simply put a smile on their face.


10 Cute Free Crochet Worry Worm Patterns For Kids

What are worry worms?

The main purpose of crochet worry worms is to be a buddy the little ones can share their worries with.

The idea of these worry worms is that it might help them to talk about their feelings and identify what worries them by saying it out loud.

Worries and fear can be like worms sometimes – wriggly and hard to catch.

However, with these crochet worry worms that kids can have handy in their pockets, it will be easier for them to deal with those big life moments.

Just a few meaningful words on the worry worm cards can make a huge difference. It gives kids a sense of community and teaches them how kind acts can help people.

You can also make these worms into keychains or bag charms, so your little one can always have one with them without the risk of losing them.

If your little one is of school age and can write, maybe they can write their worries down, attach them to a worry worm, and place them into a worm jar.

This will help them contain their worries and fears and make sense of their feelings.

Once they can recognize the emotions they are feeling, they can then remove the worms from the jar one by one as they learn to deal with them.

How do you crochet a worry worm?

Crocheting a worry worm is really easy and quick. The whole worm can be made in just one or two rows.

The head can be made as a simple 2D circle using single crochet stitches or as a 3D ball shape in amigurumi style.

The body is then attached to the head with a slip stitch (sl st) or worked straight off the head.

The body is usually one long ruffle chain made with a smaller size crochet hook to give it a cute curly texture and 3-dimensional spiral.

You can either attach tiny safety eyes or a great way is to embroider a pair with black thread.

To finish them off you can attach different poems to these adorable crochet worry worms.

10 Free Crochet Worry Worms Pattern Ideas

Choose from these cute worry worm crochet patterns. These little friends are all easy and quick to make. Wouldn’t they also make a great school project for kids to make and distribute to make a person smile?

1. Hooked By Robin

This is an easy crochet worry worm project that comes with a video tutorial too.

The perfect crochet pocket pal – tell him your worries and he will share the burden. Make these adorable crochet worry worms!

CLICK HERE for the free written pattern and video.

crochet worry worms
Hooked By Robin

2. Start Crochet

The best thing about these crochet worry worms is that they are super easy and fast to whip up, which makes them ideal projects for beginner crocheters.

FOLLOW THIS LINK for the free crochet worry worm pattern and free poem downloads to attach your worms to.

crocheted worm

3. Jay Robertson

These ‘Worry Worms’ are the perfect pocket pal for anyone feeling a little sad or dealing with big emotions.

Their cute little faces and tactile bodies mean they’re just the right size to squeeze reassuringly in times of need. The pattern is available as a free download from Ravelry (at the time this article was written).

small crochet worry worm

4. Amy’s Crochet Patterns

These cute crochet worry worms make great gifts to kids and teachers, just attach some gift tags and the worry worm is ready to brighten up someone’s day. Find the free pattern and video tutorial HERE.


5. The Yarn Bowl Crochet

Whether you are a teacher or a parent and want to make these cute crochet worry worms for the kids, these come with great printable worry worm poem too.

CLICK HERE for the free crochet pattern.

worry worms with tags

Final thoughts…

I hope you have found these crochet worry worms pattern ideas helpful. If you think your crafty friends would find this tutorial helpful, why not share it with them? 

You can share a direct link to this tutorial on your social media. 

Do not forget to pin this tutorial to your favorite Pinterest board so you can easily find it later too.

As these crochet worry worms are great stash-buster projects, you might also like:

  1. 18 Quick Crochet Stash Busters – free crochet patterns
  2. 19 Fun Patterns to Crochet with Leftover Yarn

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10 Cute Free Crochet Worry Worms Patterns

About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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