Unicorn Worry Worm Pattern Free For Kids Playtime

Unicorn Worry Worm

Worry worms are soft, comfortable companions designed to provide comfort and ease worries, particularly for children. The Unicorn Worry Worm Pattern adds a pinch of magical fancy to this idea. Taking inspiration from the magical beauty of unicorns, this crochet toy pattern guides you to create ‘Starlight’, a mythical, adventurous version of a worry worm. Starlight, unlike typical worry worms, loves to hide in bags and pockets, subtly encouraging the idea of curiosity during travels. This unicorn-themed crochet pattern transforms any worry worm into a fanciful, mythical creature, blending magic, comfort, and companionship all into one.

Unicorn Worry Worm

Free crochet Unicorn Worry Worm

Making Your Unicorn Worry Worm

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.


  • 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 the first chain
  • fo = fasten off

Skill Level

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


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

Step by step Pattern

Front Head (part 1)

  1. Leaving a 6” tail, with white, start your worry worm’s head with a Magic Circle (MC), ch 2 (counts as the first hdc).
  2. Round 1: 11 dc into MC (12). Pull your MC closed tight.
  3. Sl st to the top of your beginning ch 2 to join. Do not cut yarn and continue to the body.

Front Body

  1. Row 1: Ch 21 (This is the center of your unicorn’s body) (21).
  2. Row 2: 2 hdc into the second ch from your hook. 3 hdc into each st across towards the unicorn’s head (60). Make sure you always work into the front loop of your chain and try not to twist it.
  3. Sl st into the same st you started your chain from to join body to head. Do not cut yarn.

Front Head (part 2)

  1. 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).
  2. Leaving a 6” tail, cut your yarn and pull it through your last st to fasten off.
  3. 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.
  4. Tie the beginning tail to the end tail and secure with a knot.

Unicorn’s Horn

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

(See the original link for detailed instructions on the Flower Embellishment, Back Head, Back Body, Connecting the Front and the Back and finishing touches on the mane and tail).

It is a point to note that this crochet pattern requires an advanced beginner level of ability, specifically one needs to know how to work a Magic Circle or its alternative.

Finished Size

  • This unicorn worry worm measures about 3.5” (9 cm) in height.
  • Weight: 8 gms
  • Yardage: Approximately 18.40 yards (16.82 meters).


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