Published

March 31, 2024

Updated

June 3, 2024
Easy Unicorn Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Unicorn Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

For a Sprinkle of Pure Magic

Let me introduce you to Starlight, the Unicorn Worry Worm! She's light and adventurous and loves to travel the world!! 

The Unicorn Worry Worm Pattern is a variation of the Basic Worry Worm that's mostly used for Random Acts of Crochet Kindness.

This particular Unicorn version is a little different. She loves to hide in suitcases, backpacks and pockets when kids are traveling. Starlight keeps them company and asks lots of questions on trips!

If you haven't heard of worry worms yet (sometimes called wiggle worms), you can find out more about them in this blog post: What's All This Hype About Worry Worms

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I've designed several themed worry worms to fit various occasions throughout the year. Everything from Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, Spring and Halloween. There are lots more as well, all of which I offer for free on my blog.

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My daughter will be taking Starlight with her on our road trip through France next week. I'll take some photos and show you where she's been. 

Where will YOUR Starlight go? What will she do there? And what is she thinking? 

Please share your experiences with your Unicorn Worry Worm in the comments below and send me your photos to share 🙂


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Unicorn Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 
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Today, I'd like to share with you my Unicorn Worry Worm design. This is one that my daughter asked for because she's all into mythical creatures these days.

I love Unicorns for their purity and innocence, magic and enchantment... so I came up with a simple and easy pattern that would be ideal for beginner crocheters to create.


Are you just learning how to crochet? Have a look at these awesome crochet kits that are perfect for beginners! They make great gifts too 🙂

You can use these Unicorn Worry Worms for:

  • Random Acts of Crochet Kindness
  • Gifts for school-aged kids
  • Gifts for the elderly and nursing homes
  • Use as gift toppers on birthday parcels
  • Pocket pals for kids with anxiety, stress or adhd.

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Materials Needed

  • Lang Handarbeitsgarn DK 100% Cotton in white, pink, yellow & blue
  • Crochet hook size E (3.5 mm) 
  • A darning needle
  • A pair of scissors
  • 6mm safety eyes or stick-on eyes. You can see several options for Worry Worm Eyes here.
Crochet Worry Worm Eyes - 15 Creative Options

Abbreviations 

MC = Magic Circle

ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

dc - double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st/s = stitch/stitches

picot = ch 3, slip stitch into first chain

fo = fasten off

French Knot

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner: (knowledge of how to work a Magic Circle or alternative required).

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Gauge

13 stitches and 4 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet

Size

This unicorn worry worm measures about 3.5” (9 cm) in height.

Yardage

Weight: 8 gms
Yardage: Approximately 18.40 yards (16.82 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). 

- You can make the pattern larger or smaller by changing the yarn weight and/or hook size.  You could also increase the number of chains in the body of the worry worm to make it longer or shorter.

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

- Beginning ch 2 counts as a stitch.
- Please note that I use US crochet terms.

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Pattern Instructions

Front Head (part 1)

Note: Make sure you keep extra long yarn tails throughout this project because you’ll be using them as the unicorn’s mane in the end.

  • Leaving a 6” tail, with white, start your worry worm’s head with a Magic Circle (MC), ch 2 (counts as first hdc).
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Note: If you’d prefer not to start with a MC, then start with ch 2 and work 12 dc into the second chain from your hook.

Round 1: 11 dc into MC (12).

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  • Pull your MC closed tight.
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  • Sl st to the top of your beginning ch 2 to join. Do not cut yarn and continue to body.
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Front Body

Row 1: Ch 21 (This is the center of your unicorn’s body) (21).

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Row 2: 2 hdc into the second ch from your hook.

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  •  3 hdc into each st across towards the unicorn’s head (60).
    Note: Make sure you always work into the front loop of your chain and try not to twist it.
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  • Sl st into the same st you started your chain from to join body to head. Do not cut yarn.
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  • Curl your unicorn’s body by twisting it into shape (you could use your finger or a pencil and twist around it).
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Front Head (part 2)

Round 2: Sl st loosely into each st around the head. Sl st into the last st (from where you started your body chain) (12).

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  • Leaving a 6” tail, cut your yarn and pull it through your last st to fasten off.
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  • Pull your beginning yarn tail to ensure the hole in your unicorn’s head is closed tightly. If you started with the ch 2 method, close the center hole by weaving through the beginning yarn tail.
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  • Tie the beginning tail to the end tail and secure with a knot. 

Unicorn’s Horn

  • Leaving a 6” tail, attach yellow yarn to the top center of the front head (white - 6th stitch) and secure with a sl st.
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  • Ch 3, sl st into first chain (picot).
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  • Sl st into the next white st of the unicorn's head.
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  • Leaving a 6” tail, cut your yarn and fasten off.
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Flower Embellishment

  • Cut a piece of blue yarn about 10” long and thread it into your darning needle.
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  • Embroider 2 French Knots on either side of the horn on the unicorn’s forehead.
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  • Embroider one more French Knot in pink between the 2 blue flowers.
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Back Head (Pink)

  • With pink yarn, start the back of your worry worm’s head with a Magic Circle (MC), ch 2 (counts as first dc). Or start with ch 2 method as with white head.
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Round 1: 11 dc into MC (12).

  • Pull your MC closed tight.
  • Sl st to the top of your beginning ch 2 to join. Do not cut yarn.
unicorn worry worm crochet pattern

Back Body (Pink)

Row 1: Ch 21 (This is the center of your unicorn’s body) (21).

unicorn worry worm crochet pattern

Row 2: 2 hdc into the second ch from your hook.

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  • 3 hdc into each st across towards the unicorn’s head (60).
  • Sl st into the same st you started from to join body to head. 
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  • Curl your unicorn’s body by twisting it into shape (you could use your finger or a pencil and twist around it).
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  • Sl st loosely into the next 4 sts around the right side of the unicorn’s head. 
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  • Ch 3, sl st into first ch (picot).
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  • Sl st into the next st on the unicorn’s head (1st ear completed).
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  • Sl st into the next stitch.
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  • Ch 3, slip stitch into the first chain (picot).
  • Sl st into the next st (2nd ear completed).
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  • Sl st into the next 4 sts down the left side the unicorn’s head (not too tight).
  • Sl st to join into the last st where the unicorn’s body started.
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  • Leaving a 6” tail, cut your yarn and fasten off.
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Connecting the Front and the Back

  • Place the white in front of the pink head back to back and hold them tightly into position.
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  • Get all your yarn tails out of the way and carefully twirl the bodies together to create a striped look. Adjust twirls to make them look even and end at the same point.
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  • Thread one of the two white yarn tails with a darning/yarn needle.
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  • Place all your yarn tails between the unicorn’s ears except the white strand that's on your needle.
  • Start stitching the front and back of the head together with a whip stitch starting from the bottom of the head (neck) to the top of the head in between the loops (back loop of white to front loop of pink). (4 sts)
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  • Leave the space in between the ears unstitched so that you can position the colored mane (all yarn tails) in that gap.
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  • Once you reach the left ear, insert the unicorn’s eyes.
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  • Skip the sts between the ears and continue to stitch around the second half of the head back down to the neck.
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  • Make sure all yarn ends are coming out between the ears.
  • Bring your yarn needle to the gap between the ears and add this strand to the other colored strands coming out between the ears. Remove your yarn needle.
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  • Weave in any extra strands and add to the mane.
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unicorn worry worm crochet pattern
  • Optional: Make another one or two sts in between the ears to secure the mane.
  • Arrange the mane of your unicorn nicely. Either braid it or leave it loose. Cut to desired length.
  • Fasten braid with a cute little bow.
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unicorn worry worm crochet pattern
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I hope you enjoyed this Unicorn Worry Worm Pattern! I'd love to see a photo of yours when you're done 🙂

Happy hooking!

May

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A big THANK YOU to my Unicorn Worry Worm Pattern Testers:
Donna Litton Vasquez
Jess Matos
Kelli Smith
Kimberly Kauffman McGary
Wendy Monterosso


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