Valentine’s Worry Worm Crochet Pattern (PDF)
Looking for a quick & easy crochet gift idea this Valentine’s? Work up this Valentine’s Worry Worm Emoji in minutes, add its Worry Worm Poem Tag and gift it or use it as a Random Act of Crochet Kindness.
ch = chain
mc = magic circle
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
sts = stitches
fo = fasten off
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in yellow. Some DK yarn in red. I used Red Wine from Paintbox Yarns Simply DK. Crochet hooks: You will need 2 crochet hooks: For the Worry Worm head & body I used a 4.5 mm hook. For the Worry Worm hearts I used a 2.5 mm hook. A tapestry needle A pair of scissors Plastic or organza baggies Printer & A4 paper or card stock to print your tags.
This Worry Worm measures about 17 cm (6.7 inches)in length.
Yardage = 15 m (16.4 yards)
Gauge is not really that crucial for this tutorial. 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 smaller than you anticipated, try a thicker weight yarn or a smaller size crochet hook. If you want your Worry Worm to be longer, just increase the number of stitches in your beginning (body) chain.
Notes – You can use any type of yarn as long as you have a corresponding crochet hook size (check yarn label for recommendations). – There are 2 main methods to crochet Worry Worms.
1. From the bottom up – meaning you start from the tail end.
2. From the top down – meaning you start with the head.
– I personally prefer the second method (starting with the head), because you get a better finish to your Worry Worm and the head sits straight on the body. It does require you to know how to crochet a Magic Circle. If you don’t know how to crochet a Magic Circle, you can either try to figure it out with these video tutorials, or you could just crochet 3 chains (ch), join the last stitch to the first stitch with a slip stitch (sl st) and crochet your 12 dc (double crochet) stitches into the little gap/ring you just created.
– You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the type of yarn and/or hook.
– Numbers at the end of each step (in brackets) indicate the number of final stitches in that step. – Please note that I use US crochet terms.
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