Elf Fridge Magnet Crochet Pattern

Need a holiday helper? Make this adorable elf fridge magnet for your fridge or magnet board. They’ll happily hang on to your notes and pictures for you. They’re great for stuffing stockings and decorating gifts too!

Elf Fridge Magnet - Free Crochet Pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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2021 Fridgies CAL

This elf fridge magnet is the November 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 have been several giveaways throughout the Fridgies CAL. We’re now on our 4th and final giveaway. You could win this amazing Mosaic Wood Crochet Hook Set provided by WeCrochet!

Mosaic wood crochet hooks from WeCrochet

Find all the giveaway details and learn more about the Fridgies Crochet Along here! You can also read my review of these lovely hooks 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. The elf fridge magnet is mostly camel (brown), with some red and white for the hat, and a bit of hot pink and black for embroidery.

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 pink and black 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 spider 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!

Elf Fridge Magnet

Project Level Easy

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  • Yarn: Lion Brand DIY Yarn (100% acrylic, worsted weight, 65 yds / 30g per ball)
    • 30 yds camel (brown)
    • 15 yds red
    • 5 yds white
    • 1/2 yd each black and hot pink, or black and pink embroidery floss
  • Hook: Size H / 5 mm crochet hook or size needed to match gauge.
  • Notions:
    • Yarn Needle
    • Strong, flat magnet that will fit inside the spider (sample shown is 1 inch diameter)

Project Level

Easy: Worked in the round, increases, picots, some embroidery.


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


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 not counting ears. 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
inc = increase (see Special Stitches)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
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

Picot: Ch 3, then sl st in the last stitch you made before the chains.

See this tutorial for a more detailed look.

Picots 2 ways - Tutorial on StitchesnScraps.com


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 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 (ears): Ch 1, inc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, picot, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) twice, inc in next st, picot, sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in last 2 sts, join. (24 sc, 2 picot ears)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Work should now measure about 2.25 inches in diameter, not counting the picot ears.

back circle with ears


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

attach magnet

Set back piece aside.


Front Circle

Rnds 1-3: Repeat rnds 1-3 of back circle.

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)

front circle of elf magnet

Fasten off, leaving a 24 inch tail for sewing. Weave in starting end.


Using the picture as a guide, embroider black eyes, red mouth, pink cheeks, and brown nose.

elf face

I didn’t actually decide to add the nose until the end, so several of the following pictures have the nose missing.

Weave in all ends except for the long tail for sewing.


Row 1 (WS): With red, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. (1 st)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st. (1 st)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st. (2 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in last st. (3 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, inc in last st. (4 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in last 3 sts. (5 sts).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (5 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, inc in last st. (7 sts)

hat without edging

Edging Rnd: Do not turn. Working in sides of rows, ch 1, work 6 sc evenly spaced to point of hat (bottom of row 1), ch 3, work 8 sc evenly spaced to bottom of hat (beginning of row 8), join with sl st to first st of row 8 and change to white.

Hat trim: Do not turn, with white, ch 1, (sl st, ch 2) in each st across to last st, sl st in last st.

Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch white tail for sewing later.

Sew or glue pompom onto the top point of the hat.

Weave in all ends except for the long white tail.

Elf hat


Join Front and Back

Place the front and back together so that wrong sides are together and the heads line up. The magnet should be hidden between them.

Use the long tail from the front 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. Be careful not to sew over the ears. Weave in the end.

sew around ear

Attach Hat

Use the long tail from the hat to sew the hat into place. At the corners, curve the edge of the hat slightly over the edge of the face so that the hat covers the edge.

sew on hat

Weave in any remaining ends.

Elf Fridge Magnet Video Tutorial

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Elf Fridge Magnet - Free Crochet Pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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

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