3 or more Twist ties
See the String Chapter for more instructions, hints, tips, and ideas.
Worry dolls come from Guatemala. They were made as toys for children. Children would tell their problems to the doll which would make them feel better. Often the dolls were kept in elaborately decorated boxes. Children would often sleep with their dolls.
Have you ever needed a person or animal for a diorama or display? Here is an easy way to make them. Use your imagination, pick the proper color yarn and in no time at all, you have a nice looking person, dog, zebra, lamb, or other four legged animal.
Twist ties or bread wrapper ties are pieces of thin wire covered with paper or plastic. They are about 1/8" wide and come in varying lengths. The ones I use are three to four inches long. I believe they are also used in gardening to hold plants to sticks or trellises. If you do not have access to these, you can use chenilles.
You can position the doll because the wire adds some stiffness.
If you want to give the person a different colored shirt, you can build up the torso with several layers of the same color as the pants, then tie on a different colored piece of yarn and make one more layer for the shirt.
A similar technique is used to make the zebra. Make the base color white (or black) and then go over the whole animal once with the other color leaving gaps between the wraps.