Bat Fridge Magnet Crochet Pattern

This little bat fridge magnet is trying hard to be spooky, but they’re just too cute! Make your own sweet bat friend for your fridge or magnet board. They’re great for gifting too, so you may want to make a whole colony!

Bat Fridge Magnet on Stitches n Scraps

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2021 Fridgies CAL

This bat fridge magnet is the September pattern in the 2021 Fridiges CAL! Crochet along through 12 magnet patterns. At the end of the year, you’ll have an adorable set of fridgies for yourself or for a gift! You may want to make 2 sets, so you don’t have to decide.

2021 Fridgies Crochet Along on Stitches n Scraps

Enter the Giveaway

There will be several giveaways throughout the Fridgies CAL. For our 3rd quarter giveaway, you could win 3 skeins of this sparkly, gorgeous, Date Nights yarn from Lion Brand!

Lion Brand Date Nights Yarn

Find all the giveaway details and learn more about the Fridgies Crochet Along here! Look for a new knitting pattern from me in this yarn soon. Once it’s ready, I’ll link it here.

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 bat fridge magnet, I used brown and black, with small amounts of white and pink for the facial features.

LIon Brand DIY Yarn

If you’re not able to get this yarn or the colors you need, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or Basic Stitch are also good options. You can also substitute embroidery thread for the white and pink yarns.

Xyron Glue Gun

The easiest way to attach your magnet to your crochet is with hot glue. For my magnets, I’m using this mini hot glue gun that Xyron gave me to try out.

Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun

I used it on this bat fridge magnet and on the previous magnets as well. I’ve been very happy with it. It heats up quickly and produced a nice steady bead of glue. Watch it in action in the tutorial video below!


Bat Fridge Magnet

4-medium
Project Level Easy

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Materials

Project Level

Intermediate: Worked in the round, increases and decreases, 2 main sections sewn together, some embroidery.

Size

About 2.5 inches in diameter, not counting ears and wings.

Gauge

12 sc x 13 rounds = 4 inches

Use pattern as gauge swatch – After rnd 4, back circle should measure about 2.25 inches in diameter. Exact gauge is not critical. Your fabric should be tight enough that the magnet won’t show through.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
inc = increase (see Special Stitches)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

Special Stitches

Increase (inc): Sc in back loop only of indicated st, then sc in both loops of same st. This counts as two stitches in the end of round stitch counts.

See this tutorial for a more detailed look.

Almost Invisible SC Increase - Stitches n Scraps

Instructions

Join rounds where indicated with a slip stitch in the first stitch of the round. Slip stitches are not included in stitch counts unless otherwise specified. Mark first stitch of rounds if desired. Do not turn your work unless indicated.

Back

Back Circle

With brown, ch 2.

Rnd 1 (RS): 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, inc in each st around, join. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc in next st, (inc in next st, sc in next st) around, join. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, inc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around, join. (24 sts)

Fasten off leaving an 18 inch tail for sewing.

Work should now measure about 2.25 inches in diameter.

Front or back circle of bat

First Ear

With WS facing, join black with sl st in any st on last rnd of back circle.

Row 1 (WS): 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, leaving remaining sts unworked. (4 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog twice. (2 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog. (1 st)

First ear of bat

Fasten off.

2nd Ear:

With WS facing, skip next 3 unworked sts on back circle. Join black with sl st in next unworked st on back circle.

Repeat rows 1-3 of first ear. Fasten off.

Both bat ears

First Wing:

With WS facing, skip next unworked sts on back circle. Pull up a loop of black next unworked st on back circle.

Row 1: Ch 7, sk first 2 chs, sl st in next ch, sc in each of remaining 4 chs, sl st in next unworked st on back circle. (4 sc)

Row 2: Turn, sk sl st, dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in top of dc just made, sl st in next sc, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in next sc, sl st in last sc.

Fasten off.

First wing of bat

2nd Wing:

With RS facing, and starting from edge of first ear, skip next unworked sts on back circle. Pull up a loop of black next unworked st on back circle.

Repeat rows 1-2 of first wing. Fasten off.

Finished back of bat

Wing Shaping:

Weave the ending tail of each wing along the bottom edge of the wing. Pull gently to help the wing curve downward a bit. When you like the shape, weave in the remaining end.

Shape wing

Weave in all ends except for the 18-inch brown tail, which will be used for sewing.

Magnet

Using hot glue gun, glue magnet to center of back circle, on the WS of work.

Glue magnet onto bat back

Set back piece aside.

Front

Front Circle

Repeat rnds 1-4 of back circle.

Fasten off leaving a normal tail for weaving in. There is no need for an extra-long tail.

Face

Using the pictures as a guide:

Embroider 2 eyes in black.

Embroider a horizontal nose in pink.

Embroider 2 triangular fangs in white.

Weave in all ends.

Bat fridge magnet face

Join Front and Back

Place the front and back together so that wrong sides are together with the face centered between the ears. The magnet should be hidden between them.

Layers of bat

Use the long brown tail from the back to sew the front and back together, working just under the tops of the stitches along the outside edge of the front and back circles.

Sew through both layers of bat

Weave in any remaining ends.

Bat Fridge Magnet Video Tutorial

Watch This Video on YouTube


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I hope you enjoyed this bat fridge magnet pattern. Big thanks to Karen Navoy for testing it!

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2 Comments

  • Helen

    Love yr little bat – so darn cute – noticed yr other fridgie magnets & knew I had to subscribe. U mentioned u used the Xyron glue gun (mini) – can u pls tell me if it leaves those “stringy” tales as u r trying to glue an item – that is why I don’t like to use glue guns but if this one doesn’t leave “strings” I wud be tempted to buy one. The reviews sound great but no one mentons this. I went thru some of yr patterns – they r super. Been crocheting items to leave around on benches, tree branches, etc. but my daughter wanted some of my appliques to make a baby shower gift – she took about a dozen of elephant, jellyfish, bird, etc. & placed in a frame along with scrapbooking paper for a background – she made 3 different themes for the mom-to-be – that way she can interchange the appliques & paper. Now she wants more for a “treasure box” they hv at work for kids (eyeglass store) & I love a lot of yr patts. Tk u 4 sharing them with us.

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