Crochet worry worms became a real hit when a FB Group called “Random Acts of Crochet Kindness” came up with the idea to distribute these simple crochet worry worms with a poem packaged in a small see-through plastic baggie or organza bag anywhere you can think of… in the woods, playground, nursing home, camping area… wherever.
These cute crochet worry worms are meant to put a smile on whoever finds them and comfort them in times of sorrow or stress.
With this pattern, you’ll learn how to crochet a 3-dimensional spiral that twirls around itself creating this cute curly texture that is so ideal for this crochet worry worm project.
Interesting Note: Did you know that the technique used to crochet curly surfaces is called hyperbolic crochet? When I discovered this was actually a mathematical term for “negative curvature”, I was really intrigued!
Think of the types of curvature you see in coral reefs or lettuce leaves. These organic shapes can be replicated in crochet by adding stitches at a constant rate to each row of crochet.
The more frequently you add stitches, the curlier (and more negatively curved) your crochet project gets.
Now let’s experiment with hyperbolic crochet with our worry worm pattern…
I’ve also designed some Printable Worry Worm Tags for different poems/sayings that you could include in your baggies with your worry worms. You can find these under “Worry Worm Poem Tags”.