There’s not much here at the moment – just a few of our ideas for making worry monsters for a wonderful UK charity called Knit-for-Nowt. A worry monster is a special type of doll used in play therapy to help children express and deal with their worries by writing or drawing them and then feeding the paper to the monster.

Helen’s Guide to Sew a Worry Monster for Knit-for-Nowt – also available to download as a .pdf file (right-click to save, click to view) and from the Knit-for-Nowt website as a Word .docx file.

Phyllis’s Pattern to Crochet a Worry Monster for Knit-for-Nowt

.pdf (right-click to save)

Add a Zip Mouth to a Knit/Crochet Worry Monster

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Add a Fabric Tummy-Bag to a Knit/Crochet Worry Monster

.pdf (right-click to save)

Diagram showing the safety and functional features of a worry monster. These are repeated in the document text.