Halloween worry worm crochet patterns easy


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3 Quick & Easy Halloween

Worry Worm Patterns

Are you looking for some quick & easy patterns to whip up this Halloween? I brewed up a magical concoction of coziness, spookiness, and feline charm that's bound to cast a spell on your heart.

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Halloween Worry Worm Crochet Patterns

Let me introduce you to a trio of crochet patterns that will steal the spotlight this Halloween: Pippin the Pumpkin Spice, Hailey the Hugaboo Worm, and Katie the purr-fect Halloween Kitty Cuddle.

You'll have them whipped up in no time at all. 

These Halloween worry worms are so versatile, you can use them as:

  • Trick-or-treats,
  • Fidget toys in classrooms,
  • Random acts of kindness,
  •  or simply give as a gift to someone who needs a smile 🙂

Haven't heard of worry worms before? Check out this post.


I designed so many variations of these cute little fidget toys, I have a bundle sale if you're interested! It includes 6 worry worm crochet patterns perfect to use on different occasions throughout the year.

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1. Pumpkin Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 

Meet Pippin the Pumpkin Spice: Pippin is like a cuddly pumpkin with a big heart. He's all warm and cozy, just like a snuggly blanket, and he's great to keep the little ones comfy during fall when everything smells like yummy pumpkin spice. When your kids are feeling a little bit worried, Pippin is the friend they can hug to make everything feel better.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Estimated Time To Complete This Project: 20 minutes

Yarn Used:  Lily's Sugar & Cream from LoveCrafts

Eyes Used: Trimits Toy Eyes Solid Black - 6mmGoggly eyes, or black / brown fiber art beads, or a permanent marker 

Sewing Required: Yes, just a few stitches for the head.

Knowledge of Magic Circle technique: No. This pattern is worked flat.

Pumpkin Worry Worm Pattern PDF

2. Black Cat Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 

Let me introduce you to Katie the purr-fect Halloween Kitty Cuddle: Katie is just like your favorite playful cat, but in a cute crochet form. She loves to cuddle, purr, and play. She's great for kids who want a furry friend to snuggle with during Halloween or any time of the year, Katie is the one to keep them company with lots of purrs and love.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Estimated Time To Complete This Project: 10 minutes

Suggested Yarn:   Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky - Black 100% Acrylic.  from LoveCrafts

Eyes Used: Googly eyes (8-10 mm) in white or Doll Glass Eye Beads. (8-10mm) 

Sewing Required: No (only weaving in ends).

Knowledge of Magic Circle technique: Yes. Alternatives are suggested in case you don't know how to crochet a magic circle yet.

Black-Cat-Worry-Worm crochet pattern

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3. Ghost Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Say Hello to Hailey the Hugaboo Worm: Hailey is a friendly ghost who's not scary at all. She's like a soft, huggable cloud with a smile. When kiddos are feeling a little scared or need a big, comforting hug, Hailey is right there to wrap them up in her ghostly arms and make them feel safe and cozy.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Estimated Time To Complete This Project: 10 minutes

Suggested Yarn: Simply Chunky - Paper White. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky - Paper White 100% Acrylic. Would be great if you have glow-in-the-dark yarn.

Eyes Used: either a strand of black yarn or some stick-on eyes. I used 5 mm Plastic Half Round Flat Back Black Beads Eyes.

Sewing Required: No (only weaving in ends).

Knowledge of Magic Circle technique: Yes. Alternatives are suggested in case you don't know how to crochet a magic circle yet.

Ghost Worry Worm crochet pattern

Three Halloween Worry Worm Crochet Patterns 
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So what do you think of this Halloween trio?

easy crochet worry worm patterns

If you'd like to buy all three Halloween Worry Worm crochet patterns in an Ad-free PDF printable format, you can either download them from Ravelry or my online shop. Aren't they a frightfully cute bunch?

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4. Frequently Asked Questions About Halloween Crochet Patterns

What are some essential crochet techniques for these patterns?

Basic crochet techniques such as chain, single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch, and increasing and decreasing stitches are used in these Halloween crochet patterns.

It would also be great if you already know how to crochet a Magic Circle. If you don't, just have a look at these videos and I'm sure you'll get this technique with a little bit of practice.

How to crochet a Magic Circle

What types of yarn are recommended for these Halloween crochet patterns?

You may choose any type of yarn, but for these Halloween Worry Worm Patterns, I'd suggest Paintbox Yarn Simply Chunky (Acrylic or cotton).  

Choose yarn weights that are appropriate for worry worms, meaning nothing lighter than DK or heavier than Bulky. 

What type of eyes are recommended for these worry worm patterns?

There are many options for crochet worry worm eyes. Here's a list of more than 20 you can choose from. I keep adding to this list whenever I discover new eye options that would be suitable for crochet worry worms.

Crochet Worry Worm Eyes - 15 Creative Options

Are there any safety precautions I should consider when making Halloween crochet projects for kids?

When crocheting Halloween toys for children, make sure to use safe materials. Avoid small parts that could be choking hazards, and make sure that the finished items are free from sharp edges or loose threads.

In the list for Worry Worm Eyes above, you'll see which ones are ok for kids under 3-year of age and which are not recommended for that age.

Also, if you'll be leaving your worry worms out & about for random people to find, it's best to include a "Choking Warning" along with your tag. All the worry worm tags I've designed for these worry worms including these choking hazards. Here's an example:


Can I customize these Halloween crochet patterns?

For sure! All these worry worm patterns are customizable. You can make your worry worms longer by adding more chain stitches to the body length and you can make it wider by:

  • using a larger crochet hook size
  • choosing a heavier weight yarn
  • adding another row of stitches to the body (by increasing in each stitch).

You could also add some more decorative accessories like scarves or hats, or use different styles of eyes.

Where can I get ideas for Halloween crochet projects beyond the patterns listed?

You can find inspiration for Halloween crochet projects by checking out crochet communities on FB & Instagram and on Pinterest, of course. 

Have a look for beginner crochet communities. They are very helpful if you need to ask any questions. You are more than welcome to join the Start Crochet Group on FB

You could also check some crochet magazines, books in bookstores, or have a look at the hobby section in your local library.

Can you suggest some other beginner-friendly Halloween crochet projects?

For sure. There are more beginner-friendly Halloween crochet projects you can try. Have a look at this collection.

Easy Halloween Crochet Patterns- Start Crochet

Can you suggest some amigurumi Halloween crochet projects?

Sure! Have a look at this fabulous collection by Rokiki

amigurumi halloween crochet patterns

I'm only interested in ghosts. Do you have a collection I could choose from?

Yep! Here's a collection of crochet ghosts, from keychains & appliques, to amigurumi & Halloween costumes

crochet ghost patterns

I still can't find anything. Are there even more patterns I could have a look at?

Alright, hopefully you'll find the perfect pattern you're looking for right here:

Halloween crochet patterns

How can I share my completed Halloween crochet projects with the crafting community?

You can share your creations on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest using relevant hashtags (#). You can also join online crochet forums and groups to connect with other crocheters.

If you make any of these Halloween Worry Worms, it would be great if you could share them on these platforms, tag me with @startcrochet and use hahtags #worrywormcrochetpattern, #halloweenworrywormcrochetpattern #easyhalloweencrochetpatterns.

I hope you enjoyed these cute & easy Halloween Worry Worm Crochet Patterns. What will you be using them for? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy hooking!

May 🙂

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