6 Seasonal
Worry Worm 
Crochet Patterns

to turn kids’ frowns into smiles

Leave a trail of happiness on special occasions all year long...

Double your impact in half the time & effort!

Worry Worm pattern
Worry Worm crochet pattern & poems

Basic Worry Worms with poem note

What Are Worry Worms & How Can You Use Them?

Crochet Worry Worms are mini squiggly projects that crocheters work up, mostly with leftover scrap yarn.

They're quick & easy to make, so many crocheters leave them out and about as gestures of Kindness or gift them to people who are suffering from anxietydepression, or just need a little hug.

They can also be given as gifts to children, used in classrooms, or given to the elderly in nursing homes, for instance.

Why Are Worry Worms Special For Kids?

Crochet Bee worry worm pattern

Because they give kids unconditional:

  • Comfort
    Make a child feel comforted if they're feeling worried.
  • Care
    Encourage kids to express their emotions and get care givers' support.
  • Calm
    Holding a worry worm in their hands reduces stress when things get tough.

The Magic of Worry Worms For Kids

If you’re the type of person who likes to help others and you know a child who's going through a tough time & could use a little comforting, then these worry worms are for you.

  • You can put a smile on a child's face instantly, bring joy & make their day.
  • You can help kids get over anxiety, stress & loneliness by making them these cute simple projects.
  • With just a few minutes of crocheting, you can have a HUGE impact on a child * (See how a worry worm fixed a child's sleep disorder below).
  • These pocket pals are your ticket to make the world a little lighter & brighter!
Worry Worms Crochet Pattern Poem Tags
Bee worry worm crochet pattern
Elf Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 3
Worry Worm crochet pattern written
Worry Worm Crochet Pattern Pumpkin
Bunny Worry Worms crochet pattern

How This Works



Purchase & download the worry worm crochet pattern for this season and save it to your computer. Print the text-only pages so you can tick off your rows/rounds as you complete them.



Crochet worry worms of choice for this season in whatever quantities you like. Add poem tags, place in plastic or organza baggies. Add FB Group to tags (existing group or create your own). 



Distribute your worry worms out & about in the area you live. Place them in public places for random people to find. Check your chosen FB Group, see who's the lucky finder & how you impacted their life.

What Customers Are Saying

A wonderful pattern and designer. She's very understanding and easy to work with. The pattern is easy enough to teach to my grandkids. Thank you for all you do.

Wanda Bennett

Amazing,fast, adorable pattern so easy to understand and lots of photos and help if you need it. I recommend this pattern to everyone even beginners

Samantha Restivo

I loved making this Happy Bee. It will melt away the worries of many, by brightening the day .

Bronwyn Bellwood

What Else Could I Use Worry Worms For?

You could also crochet these cute little worry worms to give as:

  • fidget toys in classrooms
  • an extra touch of love for the elderly,
  • leave with notes & poems (in plastic/organza baggies) in unexpected places for people to find * (poem tags/notes available as PDF Printables for each worry worm). Ideas: schools, playgrounds, hospitals, churches, libraries, or any public places.
  • use on special occasions like Easter Egg hunts and Halloween Trick-or-Treats.
  • or gift to someone who needs a hug,

You'll feel great about yourself & you'll brighten people's day

X-Mas Bundle Crochet Sale Reel (Instagram Post (Square)) - 6

Elf Worry Worm with Poem Tag left in the forest.

Become a secret happiness agent & leave a trail of love wherever you go with these 6 worry worm patterns. 
Use them for ChristmasValentine's DayEasterSpring, and Fall/Halloween.

Why Choose These Patterns?

Beginner Friendly

6 easy patterns perfect for beginner crocheters with step-by-step photo tutorials. Start with the basic worry worm & learn new techniques.

Scrap Busting

Use up your leftover yarn to create new & meaningful crochet projects that will bring joy & smiles to other people's faces.

Social Connection

Make people feel loved with your worry worms and join FB Groups dedicated to this cause. See what big impact these little worms have!


Worry Worm Crochet Pattern Bundle

What's included in this Bundle?

  • 6 Written Worry Worm Patterns for every season,
  • Each pattern is a PDF Printable so you can mark off the rows you finished,
  • Text-only sections for easy printing, 
  • Step-by-step photo tutorials.
  • Printable Worry Worm Tags (for basic worry worm only),
  • Community support through the Start Crochet FB Group.

When can I use these patterns?

You can crochet the basic worry worms all year round, but if you want to take things up a notch and experiment with new techniques, you'll have patterns for different seasons and occasions throughout the year.

All Year Round

Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 2

Basic Worry Worm Crochet Pattern


Bee worry worm crochet pattern

Don't Worry Bee Happy (Bee Worry Worm Crochet Pattern)


Elf Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 3

Elf Worry Worm Crochet Pattern


Easy Valentines crochet pattern

Valentine's Worry Worm Crochet Pattern


Bunny Worry Worms crochet pattern

Bunny Worry Worm Crochet Pattern


Worry Worm Crochet Pattern Pumpkin

Pumpkin Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Bundle & Save

Crochet Patterns

Buy all 6 Worry Worm Crochet Patterns for

$19.99 instead of $26.94 if bought separately.

This Bundle is available for purchase from my Online Shop
and on Ravelry.

(Bonus: Worry Worm Poem Tags PDF Printable)

Like these patterns, but are not ready to work them yet? Pin this pin to Pinterest!

Worry Worm Crochet Pattern PDF

Would you prefer to purchase each
Worry Worm Pattern separately? 

No problem!

You can choose whichever Worry Worm you like best and buy either it's Crochet Pattern, Poem or Both.

1. Basic Crochet Worry Worm 

3. Elf Worry Worm (For Christmas)

4. Pumpkin Worry Worm (For Fall/Halloween)

5. Valentine's Emoji Worry Worm (For Valentine's Day)

6. Bunny Worry Worm (For Easter)

Don't Miss Out On This Limited Time Offer

Create meaningful impact on the lives you touch with your handmade worry worms.

This Is For You If You:

  • Have basic crochet skills.
  • Want to make meaningful gifts for kids.
  • Spread joy with unexpected heartwarming finds 
  • Like to create a ripple effect of kindness. 
  • Feel happy by bringing joy to strangers.
  • Be part of a like-minded community.
  • Like communities for support & sense of belonging.

This Is Not For You If You:

  • Have no prior experience with crocheting
  • Want a finished product, not create your own.
  • Prefer not to save money on bundles. 
  • Don't want to put smiles on kids' faces.
  • Prefer to give traditional seasonal gifts.
  • You don't like identifying with a community.
  • You don't like to give gifts to kids! lol (just kidding)!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Worry Worm Story?

Crochet worry worms are most likely based on the Guatemalan Worry Dolls, used as a remedy for worrying. Kids tell the tiny dolls their concerns and place them under their pillows at night so that the worry dolls can take over their worries.  

If you'd like to read more about the Worry Worm Story, check out this post where I take a deep-dive into their origin, use cases and pattern options:


Why are worry worms so great?

Worry worms have had an enormous impact on people who've been lucky enough to find them out & about or who've been given them by caring family members or friends. I got in touch with a few of them and asked if I could share their stories here. Have a look at what they've said:

Worry Worm Finders Comments

Are crochet Worry Worms ideal projects for beginners?

Yes, absolutely! These worry worms are great projects for beginners. I'd recommend starting with the Basic Worry Worm pattern, then the bunny, then trying the more complex ones later.

Can kids crochet these worry worms?

Yes, kids starting from age 7 should be able to crochet basic worry worms. I taught my daughter how to crochet at the age of 5 and she made these 2 cute little worry worms out of T-shirt yarn to give to her teachers.

 Worry Worms for kids

Does the written pattern include photos?

Yes! Each Worry Worm pattern includes step-by-step written instructions as well as photos for each step.

Worry Worm Crochet Pattern PDF

Can I get the Worry Worm Patterns for free?

Yes! You can get all the Worry Worm Patterns for free on my blog. They do, however, include ads so if you'd like to print out the pattern and have no interference of ads, you'll find the PDF Written Patterns for sale for a small fee in my online shop and on Ravelry.

Why should I buy the poem tags?

  • You could make your own poem tags if you like, but I've simplified the process for you. The ones I've designed include several poems to choose from, 2 sizes of tags and a "Choking Hazard" warning.
  • You can also edit the poem or design if you like with a Free Canva account.
  • You could add the name of a FB group to which you'd like finders to post a photo (if you intend to leave your worry worms out and about for people to find).
  • You save time with these ready-to-print poem tags and you get unlimited printing, forever.
  • The poem tags are only available in my online shop.
Easter Bunny Worry Worm Poem Tags PDF Printable

Sample Poem Tags. 2 sizes, various poems to choose from, Choking Hazard tags. Editable with Canva.com free account.

What should I do if I have questions?

I'd be happy to help you with any questions you have about these patterns or poems. You can email me anytime at [email protected].

Meet The Designer

Hey! I'm May from Switzerland. I design quick & easy crochet patterns for beginners. You'll find step-by-step photo tutorials and simple crochet gift ideas you can offer your loved ones on special occasions.

May Shehab

Crochet Blogger & Designer

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