Elf Worry Worm Crochet Pattern PDF
These worry worms are also super simple to make and will definitely put big smiles on little faces!
Not only will you feel accomplished when you’ve created a few of these, you’ll also feel great about yourself when you actually go out and hide them around your neighbourhood for people to find them and brighten up their day
- Some DK Yarn in Beige, Green and Red. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Slate Green, Red Wine & Vanilla Cream.
- Crochet hook that fits your yarn. I used a size G/4mm hook.
- Stitch markers or a piece of contrasting color yarn (optional)
- A tapestry needle
- A pair of scissors
- Trimits Toy Eyes Solid Black – 6mm, Goggly eyes, or black / brown fiber art beads, or a permanent marker (see image below for 15 worry worm eye options to choose from)
- Fluffy cotton filling, fiberfill or a few strands of leftover yarn
- Plastic or organza baggies
- Printer & A4 paper to print your tags. You could choose to print your tags on card stock to make them more durable.
MC = Magic Circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together (single crochet decrease)
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
sts = stitches
fo = fasten off
Beginner – this pattern uses basic stitches used in different ways. You do not need to know how to crochet a Magic Circle. Alternatives are provided.
Length = 16 cm
Weight = 5 g
14 m of yarn in total
17 stitches & 16 rows in sc = 4” (10 cm) square with a 4.5 mm hook
Gauge is not really that crucial for this project. Just try experimenting with different hook sizes & different weight yarns to get a size you are happy with.
If your worry worm looks smaller than you anticipated, try a thicker weight yarn or a smaller size crochet hook.
If you are using bulky yarn, you might want to decrease the number of repeated stitches in the body chain to 3 sc per ch instead of 4.
If you want your worry worm to be longer, just increase the number of stitches in your body chain.
– You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations)
– For this Christmas-themed worry worm, you will not need to crochet a round sphere for the head (amigurumi style). You start at the top of the head, insert eyes halfway, stuff with stuffing from the bottom, then continue the rest of the head. No need to know how to crochet a Magic Circle for this pattern.
– You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the type of yarn and/or hook size.
– Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step.
– Ch1 at beginning of rows do not count as a stitch.
– Please note that I use US crochet terms.