3 Fun & Thoughtful Christmas

Worry Worm Crochet Patterns

Are you looking for some small and thoughtful Christmas patterns to stuff into your kids' Christmas stockings? Have a look at these 3 adorable Christmas worry worms that'll be just perfect stocking stuffers. You could also use them as gift toppers, gifts for the elderly in a nursing home, kids in a children's hospital or simply leave them out & about for random people to find.

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Christmas Worry Worm Crochet Patterns

Let me introduce you to a trio of crochet patterns that will steal the spotlight this Christmas: Meet Relph the Elf; Winston, the Snowman Snuggler; and Ticklewiggle & Twirl, the gnome worry worms.

You'll have so much fun making these worry worms! And, they'll put big smiles on the faces of those you'll gift them to.

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

  • Stocking stuffers for kids,
  • Fidget toys in classrooms,
  • Gifts in nursing homes,
  • 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.


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Three Christmas Worry Worm Crochet Patterns

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Crochet Christmas Worry Worms

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1. Snowman Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 

Meet Winston, the Snowman Snuggler. Winston, the tiny snowman worry worm, is like a pocket-sized friend with a heart full of warmth. He's snug & soft, perfect for little hands to hold and squeeze whenever worries start to snowball. Winston brings comfort and joy in the palm of your hand, a little frosty companion ready to make everything feel warmer and cozier.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Yarn Used: Cotton yarn in white, black, red & orange. Either Lang Handarbeitsgarn (12 wpi) 100% cottonRicorumi DK 100% cotton, 25 g (57.5 m) or 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 

Knowledge of Magic Circle technique: Yes, but an alternative is suggested.

Snowman Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

2. Gnome Worry Worm Crochet Pattern 

Let me introduce you to Ticklewiggle & Twirl: These little gnomes are perfect for kids looking for a pair of playful companions, Ticklewiggle and Twirl are the ultimate worry-worm duo. Ready to snuggle, they offer a comforting touch and a world of imaginative play. Whether it's a day of worries or a time for giggles, Ticklewiggle and Twirl are here to wrap your little ones in a crochet embrace filled with joy and care.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Suggested Yarn: DK Yarn in Beige, Red and brown. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK from LoveCrafts

No eyes needed.

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

Gnome Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

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3. Elf Worry Worm Crochet Pattern

Meet Relph the Elf, a tiny worry worm with a heart full of elfish cheer. He's your pocket-sized companion on a journey of love & adventure! Just as enchanting as a sprinkle of elfin magic, Relph brings joy and comfort wherever he goes. With a twinkle in his eye and a spirit as playful as an elf's dance, Relph is the perfect friend for little hands to hold and squeeze during moments of worry. Keep this elfin companion close, and let the magic of Relph's presence turn any frown into a cheerful smile.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Suggested Yarn: Some DK Yarn in Beige, Green and Red. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Slate Green, Red Wine & Vanilla Cream.

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

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

Elf Worry Worm Crochet Patterns

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4. Frequently Asked Questions About Christmas Stocking Stuffer Crochet Patterns

What is a Christmas worry worm?

A Christmas worry worm is a delightful and festive variation of the classic worry worm, designed specifically to bring comfort and holiday cheer. These cute crochet creations serve as charming companions during the Christmas season, offering a unique and handmade way to ease worries or stress. Much like traditional worry worms, Christmas worry worms are often crafted with love and care, making them thoughtful gifts or festive decorations. Their cheerful designs typically incorporate holiday-themed colors, patterns, and sometimes even accessories, adding a touch of seasonal magic to the comforting concept of a worry worm. In essence, a Christmas worry worm is a crocheted friend that combines the joy of crafting with the warmth of the holiday spirit.

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 Christmas 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 Christmas Worry Worm crochet patterns?

You may choose any type of yarn, but for these Christmas Worry Worm Patterns, I'd suggest Paintbox Yarn Simply Chunky (Acrylic or cotton).  Also Lang Handarbeitsgarn (12 wpi) 100% cottonRicorumi DK 100% cotton, 25 g (57.5 m) or Lily’s Sugar & Cream from LoveCrafts would be good as well.

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 Christmas crochet projects for kids?

When crocheting Christmas 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:

Gnome-Worry-Worm-Tags Poem

Can I use different yarn colors for my worry worm?

Absolutely! One of the wonderful aspects of crocheting Christmas worry worms is the flexibility in color choices. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different yarn color combinations. Traditional Christmas colors like red, green, and white are popular choices, but you can also explore unique color schemes to match your personal style or holiday decor. Whether you prefer classic hues or want to add a modern twist, the Christmas worry worm patterns are adaptable to any color palette, making them a fantastic project for customizing and expressing your own festive flair.

Can I customize these Christmas 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. You could add little bells or pom poms to the gnome's hat. Let your imagination run wild 🙂

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

You can find inspiration for Christmas 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 Christmas crochet projects?

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

These trio of crochet patterns is perfect for some last-minute Christmas decor. You can combine this simple Christmas bauble, mini Christmas ornament and cute little bell to embellish your tree or display in other unique ways.

Do I need advanced crochet skills to make a Christmas worry worm?

No, you don't need advanced crochet skills to make a Christmas worry worm. Basic crochet skills are sufficient for this project. Familiarity with common stitches like single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch are necessary. While knowing how to crochet the magic circle can be handy, if you're not familiar with this technique, alternatives such as starting with a chain 2 and working round 1 into the second chain from the hook can be used. The pattern is designed to be accessible to crocheters with varying skill levels, and with a bit of patience and practice, even beginners can create these festive and adorable Christmas worry worms.

How can I share my completed Christmas 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 Christmas Worry Worms, it would be great if you could share them on these platforms, tag me with @startcrochet and use hahtags #worrywormcrochetpattern, #christmasworrywormcrochetpattern #easychristmascrochetpatterns.

I hope you enjoyed these cute & thoughtful Christmas 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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