Can’t get enough of cute magnets? I have quite a collection already but there’s always room for more. Crochet magnets are fun and fast to make, and useful too. Join the 2021 Fridgies Crochet Along and give your fridge or magnet board a makeover!
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What is the Fridgies Crochet Along?
Every month in 2021, I’ll release a new, free crochet pattern for a cute refrigerator magnet. They’ll all be similar in style and size. Make them all, and by the end of the year you’ll have a matching set!
A set of magnets would make a great holiday gift too. Since they work up so quickly, you may want to make more than one set!
Crochet alongs are more fun when there are great prizes! For the Fridgies crochet along, we’ll have a new prize and giveaway each quarter. Scroll down for the entry forms and giveaway details.
How to participate
Here are the ways you can join in the fun:
- Join in the community – Get updates and chat with others about the projects on the Scrappy Stitchers Facebook group.
- Tell your friends – The more the merrier, so spread the word!
- Make the patterns – Make all 12 for a fun fridge makeover!
- Share your progress – Finished projects and/or works in progress, share all your pictures of your magnets with the group!
- Use the Hashtag – Whenever you post about the CAL, use the hashtag #FridgiesCAL so we can easily find your posts. You can also search that hashtag on social media to see what others are posting.
- Enter the Giveaways – See below for the giveaway entry forms and details!
- Support the sponsors – Sponsors make events like this possible, and the prizes make it more fun! Please be sure to visit our sponsors and show them some love.
Fridgies CAL Supplies
Lion Brand provided all the yarn for this crochet along. Their DIY yarn comes in small balls, which is just perfect for the small amounts needed for each magnet. For the whole year of fridgies, you will need: 2 skeins each of white, camel, and black, and 1 skein each of yellow, orange, hot pink, blue sky, royal blue, and red.
I got extra of the white, camel, black, yellow, and orange just to be on the safe side. It’s great yarn for small projects, so there will be lots of opportunities to use up any leftovers.
We’ll be attaching the magnets to our crochet using hot glue. Xyron recently released a new line of high-performance hot glue guns, with 4 different styles. They gave me this mini hot glue gun, along with some glue sticks, to use for this CAL.
It’s lightweight, with a comfortable grip. I love that it has a kickstand so I can put it down safely too!
Any strong magnets that you can glue onto your crochet will work for these fridgies. Since the magnets are embedded between two layers of crochet, it helps to use super strong ones. For my fridgies, I am using these 1-inch, ceramic disc magnets that I found on Amazon. They come with separate adhesive discs for mounting, but the hot glue feels more secure.
If your magnets are not strong enough to work through the crochet fabric, you can glue them onto the back instead.
Fridgies Crochet Along Schedule
Here are the dates for each of the crochet along patterns (barring any unforeseen changes). I will update this list with links as they become available.
|Pattern Date (2020)||Pattern|
|January 5t1||Bear Fridge Magnet|
|February 9th||Fox Fridge Magnet|
|March 9th||Bunny Fridge Magnet|
|April 13th||Unicorn Fridge Magnet|
|May 11th||Bluebird Fridge Magnet|
|June 8th||Sun Fridge Magnet|
|July 6th||Lion Fridge Magnet|
|August 3rd||Owl Fridge Magnet|
|September 7th||Bat Fridge Magnet|
|October 5th||Spider Fridge Magnet|
|November 9th||Elf Fridge Magnet|
|December 7th||Snowman Fridge Magnet|
Global Backyard Industries sponsored our first giveaway prize. This giveaway ended on March 31st, 2021. Congrats to the winner, who won a small zippered pouch with the Indigo Clouds design! The small size is perfect for pencils, crochet hooks, or notions.
I have the medium size pouch in this same print and I absolutely love it. The fabric and zipper are both very sturdy and have held up well to some abuse over time.
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Our second prize sponsor was Unicorn Clean. This giveaway ended on June 30th, 2021. Congrats to the winner, who won a Unicorn Clean original formula gift set, containing three 4oz bottles and an adorable unicorn plush!
For spinning, weaving, knitting, and crochet, Unicorn Clean is my go-to brand for washing and blocking all my fiber projects! I’ve been using these products for years now and love how soft and clean they make my projects feel.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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