Published

September 16, 2023

Updated

March 13, 2024
Finger Puppet Googly eyes worry worm crochet pattern

Finger Puppet Googly Eyes
Worry Worm 

Crochet Pattern

Using Finger Puppet Eyes in crochet projects is the latest craze in many FB groups at the moment! 

A lot people are using them for Random Acts of Kindness making small projects with these funny little Finger Puppet Googly Eyes to leave out & about for some lucky people to find. 

Finger Puppet Googly Eye Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Most people who’ve made worry worms with these kinds of eyes tend to crochet around the ‘nose’ section of the Finger Puppet Eyes.

That’s one way of doing it, but I thought I’d show you another way you could use these Finger Puppet Eyes on Worry Worms with Amigurumi-style heads where you hide the ‘nose’ section altogether and all you see is those funny large eyes popping out of the worry worm’s head!

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Meet Wiggly Wilbur (Your New Fidget Friend)! You can use him as gifts for children in classrooms, therapy centers, or hospitals, for instance. You could also leave your wiggly worry worms out & about in playgrounds, in the forest or any place really for people to find & make their day! 

Just follow the step-by-step photo instructions below and if you have any questions, you can ask them in the Start Crochet FB Group where you will surely get the help you’re looking for.

And if you'd like to check out a little experiment I made about crocheting Corkscrew Spirals using different stitches & stitch counts, you can have a look at this post here.

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Abbreviations


Skill Level

How to decrease in single crochet sc2tog
  • It’s also a bit tricky to work through the ‘nose’ section of the finger puppet eyes to hold it in place, so it could be a little challenging if you're an absolute beginner.

Gauge

16 stitches and 8 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet (US).

Gauge is not really that crucial for this project. Just try experimenting with different hook sizes & different weight yarns to get a gauge you are happy with for the project you are working on.

If your Worry Worm looks narrow or not as full as you anticipated, try a heavier weight yarn.  If you want your Worry Worm to be longer, just increase the number of stitches in your body chain.


Size

This Finger Puppet Eyes Worry Worm measures about 4.7 “ (12 cm) in height.


Yardage

Weight: 10 gm (including Finger Puppet Eyes), 8 gm (without eyes)

Yardage: Approximately 14.6  yards (13.4 meters)


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Notes

- You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations). Best results are with bulkier weight yarns.

- You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the type of yarn and/or hook size. 

- Numbers at the end of each row (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that row. 

- Head is worked in continuous rounds (stitch marker use advised).

- Please note that I use US crochet terms.

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Finger Puppet Googly Eyes Worry Worm Pattern Instructions

Head

  • Start your worry worm’s head with a Magic Circle (MC), ch 1.

Note: If you don't know how to work a MC, you can check out these videos to learn, or start with a ch 2, then crochet 6 sc into the second ch from your hook. 

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Round 1: 6 sc into the MC (6).

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  • Pull your MC closed tight.
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Round 2: 
Note: Place your stitch marker in the first sc st of each round from now on.
2 sc into each st around (12).

Round 3: Move stitch marker into the first upcoming st.  

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Insert stitch marker into this first st

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2 sc into each st around (12).

  • [sc into the first st, 2 sc into the next], repeat [ ] one more time.
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  • sc into the next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, [sc into the next st, 2 sc into the next], repeat [ ] 2 more times (18).
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Here you can see the ch 2 that will create the gap to insert the finger puppet eyes into later.

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End of  Round 3 (18 sts)

Round 4: Move stitch marker into the first upcoming st.  

  • sc into each st around, making sure you work 2 sc into the ch 2 gap of R 3 (18).
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Round 5: Move stitch marker into the first upcoming st.  

  • [sc into the first st, sc2tog in the next], repeat 5 more times (12).
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This is an invisible decrease, but you may work a regular sc2tog if you prefer.

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Your worry worm's head should start to become narrower at the bottom now.

  • Insert the nose section of the finger puppet eyes into the ch 2 gap. 
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  • With the loop of Round 5 still on your hook, insert your hook through the nose part of the finger puppet eyes and work 4 sc through the nose to attach and hold in place. (work loosely here).
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Insert your hook through the ring to work your sc sts/

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Numbers show your 4 sc sts.

  • Tuck the beginning yarn tail into the head and stuff head with a small amount of fiberfill or scrap yarn (do not overstuff).
  • Pull working yarn tail tightly to secure.
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  • Sc into the next st (the st directly to the left of your stitch marker from Round 5). 
  • Move your stitch marker to this new st.
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Round 6: sc2tog 6 times (6).  

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Invisible decrease.

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End of round 6 (6 sts left)

Remove your stitch marker & set aside.

Round 7: sc2tog 3 times (3).

Body

Row 1: ch 21 (This is the center of your worry worm’s body).

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Row 2: 3 dc into the second ch from your hook. 3 dc into each st across towards the worry worm's head (60).

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finger puppet eyes worry worms crochet pattern
  • Sl st into the next st from where you started the body ch to join body to head. There were 3 sts in Round 7.

Note: You started your body chain from the fist st, so now you sl st into the next st to attach the body to the head. 

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  • Leaving a 4” tail, cut your yarn and fo.
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  • Curl your worry worm’s body by twisting it into shape (you could use your finger or a pencil and twist around it).
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  • Thread the end tail onto your darning needle, insert your needle through the ‘neck’ of your worm toward the back of the head. Weave it in and out a few times to secure. (If there’s a hole at the top of your worry worm’s head from Round 1, this is where you can stitch that hole together to tighten the gap.
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  • Insert the needle from the top of the head back down towards the neck.
  • Remove your needle and cut excess yarn.
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Mouth

Option 1: Stitch Yarn

  • You may stitch the mouth on with a darning needle. To do this, cut about 10” of black yarn and thread onto your darning needle.
  • Insert your needle from the back of the worry worm’s head to the right edge of the mouth.
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  • Insert your needle from the left edge of the mouth back to toward the back of the head in the same place from where you inserted your needle in the beginning.
  • Shape the mouth into a nice smile 🙂
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  • Remove your darning needle and tie a double knot to secure the two strands.
  • Cute excess.
  • With your hook or needle, push the knot into the head so that it’s no longer visible.
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Option 2: Glue Yarn

  • Cut about an inch length of black yarn & glue it onto your worry worm’s face.

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Here you can see the Green one's mouth is glued, and the red one's is stitched on.

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And if you're interested in making more fun crochet characters using these finger puppet googly eyes, check out this post below.

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I hope you enjoyed making this cute little Finger Puppet Eyes Worry Worm! What will you be using it for?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Happy hooking!

May 🙂


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  • A lovely and Addictive Pattern! What a unique way to add the eyes. I like to pull my eyes thru a bit so the 4scs come out the hole slightly. I did find stuffing and crocheting the circle after adding the eyes a bit tricky, however the secret is to keep your scs very loose (just as the pattern says.) Each one i did got easier and it was so much fun!

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    Thank you for letting me test this cute little pattern. Whether you make just one, or a dozen, it is quick and easy and there is a tag to attach if you use them for random acts of kindness. Don’t worry, this little Worm has eyes for you

  • Love the finger puppet worry worm pattern. Works up quickly. Fun thing for students to fidget with that is not noisy:) and they are just cute!

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