Worry Pet Therapy Toy for Anxiety by Sweet Softies

Worry Pet Therapy Toy for Anxiety

May 2019
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
6.0 mm (J)
Approximately 2.5 inches tall, 3 inches wide
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Say hi to this cute SENSORY BUDDY! :)

The Worry Pet is a crochet therapy toy. It’s a fluffy, stuffed ball of joy and calmness! The Worry Pet is perfect as a fidget toy for kids with sensory and anxiety needs. Children can carry this soft, pocket-sized pet around and keep them close by to hold or rub when they experience worries or emotional regulation difficulties. The poly-pellets in this pet help it have a weighted feel, and gives some comforting sensory input when rubbing between fingers. The tactile sensation make it an especially helpful coping tool to help students who struggle with social-emotional coping skills.

These are not just for worriers, though! Every child will love one because they are oh-so-cute! The Worry Pet is perfect to crochet as quick gifts, for selling at craft fairs, to donate to charity or programs supporting kids with special needs, or to donate to special education programs and special education teachers in schools!

*Pattern blog post includes tips for making the Worry Pet an optimal anxiety coping tool!


Beginner. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms (US Terms):
MR: magic ring
Sc: single crochet
Dec: decrease
Inc: increase

Super bulky yarn
6.00 mm crochet hook or size suitable for the yarn you using. (Make sure your hook is small enough so that gaps cannot be seen between your stitches.)
Pair of 10mm plastic safety eyes
Fiberfill stuffing
Poly-Pellets (for stuffing)
Dog Brush (for fuzzing the yarn!)
Yarn needle


This pattern is © 2019 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). For personal use only. You may not copy, alter, or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made with this pattern if you credit Sweet Softies as the designer and link to my website. No wholesale.*

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