2021 Fridgies Crochet Along

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!

2021 Fridgies Crochet Along on Stitches n Scraps

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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!

Prizes too!

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:

  1. Join in the community – Get updates and chat with others about the projects on the Scrappy Stitchers Facebook group.
  2. Tell your friends – The more the merrier, so spread the word!
  3. Make the patterns – Make all 12 for a fun fridge makeover!
  4. Share your progress – Finished projects and/or works in progress, share all your pictures of your magnets with the group!
  5. 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.
  6. Enter the Giveaways – See below for the giveaway entry forms and details!
  7. 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 DIY Yarn

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.

LIon Brand DIY Yarn

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.

Xyron Hot Glue Gun

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.

Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun

It’s lightweight, with a comfortable grip. I love that it has a kickstand so I can put it down safely too!

Magnets

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 5t1Bear Fridge Magnet
February 9thFox Fridge Magnet
March 9thBunny Fridge Magnet
April 13thUnicorn Fridge Magnet
May 11thBluebird Fridge Magnet
June 8thSun Fridge Magnet
July 6thLion Fridge Magnet
August 3rdOwl Fridge Magnet
September 7thBat Fridge Magnet
October 5thSpider Fridge Magnet
November 9thElf Fridge Magnet
December 7thSnowman Fridge Magnet

Winter Giveaway

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.

Small Zippered Pouch in Indigo Clouds design from Global Backyard Industries
Image courtesy of Global Backyard Industries, used with permission.

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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Spring Giveaway

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!

Unicorn Clean 4oz bottles gift set
Image courtesy of Unicorn Clean, used with permission.

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.

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Summer Giveaway

Lion Brand Yarn sponsored our 3rd giveaway prize. This giveaway ended on September 30th, 2021. Congrats to the winner on winning 3 skeins of this gorgeous, Date Nights yarn!

Lion Brand Date Nights Yarn

I used this lovely yarn for my Date Night Clutch pattern.

Date Night Clutch - Free knitting pattern on Stitches n Scraps
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Fall Giveaway

WeCrochet sponsored our 4th and final giveaway prize. This giveaway ended on December 31st, 2021. Congrats to the winner on winning a fabulous, Mosaic Wood Crochet Hook set!

Hook set in case

Learn more about this lovely crochet hook set in my full review.


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32 Comments

  • MaryAnn Atzrott

    I would love the small zippered pouch with snow print on blue.
    It would be perfect for keeping my hook, scissors, needle, stitch markers and any other supplies I’m using with my project so I always have everything I need no matter where I’m crocheting.

  • Jill Smith

    Omgosh I love the snow print zipper bags, blue or gray. Or the striped ones. All these bags are very cute. Thanks for doing this CAL!

  • Verna

    I like a few of them, but I think my favorite would be white marks on blue of the small pouches. But they are desirable. Nice pouch for notions, I like to keep all my stitch markers, pencils, darning needles, scissors, tape measure, etc in bags that are easy to find.

  • Maria

    The medium pouch with the red print. It would be great for holding my hooks, tape measure, stitch markers, darning needles, all of the small supplies that tend to disappear.

  • Jamie G

    I like the large charcoal gray with white print bag! And I’m totally looking forward to starting on cute crocheted magnets!

  • Beth McC -- Runeshadowbeth

    I like the one that’s the prize,but would go with the indigo & white pattern if I had to choose another option. I would use it to hold notions for the WIP and keep the zippered pouch in the project bag. Those notions would be my tiny, sharp scissors, tape measure, tin with blunt and loop needles, stitch markers, and of course, the appropriate crochet hook(s).

  • Barbara

    I would love to win this prize. I wouldn’t have any loose items at the bottom of my bag instead they would all be in one place.

  • Virginia Bronner

    For me it would have to be the Kitty on Red Yarn Tote. It would hold whatever project I was working on at the time. I would take it with me on my commute to work

  • Lori H

    I am going to love this CAL!!! Going to be an awesome Christmas present for my sister-in-;aw as she collects magnets. Sorry can’t visit facebook pages right now as my account is locked as I was hacked.

  • Jamie G

    I really want to try the unicorn wash! I haven’t blocked too many projects since I’ve made things that didn’t need blocking, but it would be great to use this on items that I’ve sold before shipping them off

  • Jill Smith

    I haven’t blocked much but I have a few things like squares made at different times so they all matched up. I would live to try the unicorn wash items! Thanks for the cal, my mil loved refrigerator magnets! I love them too!

  • Verna

    I have only ‘tried’ to block one project. Acrylic yarn so it didn’t help much, but was the TSS and I should have tried blocking prior to joing the 4 big squares. I don’t work with unspun fiber and haven’t tried the Unicorn clean products yet. My primary experience is with acrylic but I have ventured into cotton, cotton blends, wools and blends and really enjoy using a variety of fibers now.

  • Virginia Bronner

    My favorite pattern was just posted. It’s the lion magnet. My 3 year old granddaughter is in love with lions. A lion is the first thing she wants to color, the first book she picks to read has to do with lions and she is always making the roaring sound of the lion. I will probably make one tonight and bring it to her tomorrow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Debra

    My favorite magnet is the bat, it’s perfect for Halloween. I don’t know what I’d make with the yarn but it’s beautiful! I don’t have a favorite yarn but I would like to try the comfy cotton.

  • Jill Smith

    I think the bat is my fav right now, I guess because of the season. The unicorn was fun! I have enjoyed all lion brand yarn I’ve used. I can’t really pick a favorite hope you heal quickly and feel much better.

  • Verna

    I’ve never tried the WeCrochet Hooks. I enjoyed learning about them with the review you posted. My favorite hook is the I in the set.

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