Fox Fridge Magnet Crochet Pattern

What has this sly fox been up to? Crochet your own with this quick fox fridge magnet pattern, and put them to work holding photos and notes on your fridge. There’s a complete video tutorial too!

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2021 Fridgies CAL

This fox fridge magnet is the February 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. This quarter, you could win a zippered pouch from Global Backyard Industries!

Small Zippered Pouch in Indigo Clouds design from Global Backyard Industries

Learn all about the Fridgies Crochet Along here, including how to enter the giveaways for a chance to win some fabulous prizes too!

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 fox fridge magnet, you will need: White, Orange, and a little bit of Black.

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.

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 fox fridge magnet and on the previous bear magnet. 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!


Fox Fridge Magnet

4-medium
Project level Intermediate

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Materials

Project Level

Intermediate: Worked in the round with some sewing and embroidery required.

Size

About 2.5 inches in diameter, not counting ears.

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
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
inc = increase (see Special Stitches)
dec = decrease (see Special Stitches)
flo = front loop only
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
RS = right side
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

Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop only of both of next 2 stitches, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. This is an alternative to a single crochet 2 together (sc2tog) stitch. If you prefer, you can use the standard sc2tog instead.

Instructions

The pattern is made in 2 separate sections: The back with ears and magnet, and the front with the embroidered face. You can make these 2 sections in any order you prefer.

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

Back

Back circle

With orange, 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)

Work should now measure about 2.25 to 2.5 inches in diameter.

Measuring the back circle after rnd 4

Rnd 5 (partial rnd): Ch 1, inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, (inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, leaving remaining 8 sts unworked. Do not fasten off. (20 sts)

Rnd 5 of back piece of fox fridge magnet

Ears

First outer ear:

Continuing from the end of rnd 5, sl st in flo of next st.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in flo of same st (where the sl st was made), sc in flo of next 2 sts. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (3 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, dec. (1 st)

Fasten off.

first outer ear
2nd outer ear

Skip next 2 sts on back circle, join orange with a sl st in flo of next st.

join for 2nd outer ear

Rows 1-3: Repeat rows 1-3 of first outer ear.

Fasten off.

2nd outer ear
Inner ear:

Turn to wrong side. Working into unused loops in front of either outer ear, join white with sl st in flo of first st.

Join for inner ear

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in flo of same st (where the sl st was made), sc in flo of next 2 sts. (3 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (3 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, dec. (1 st)

Fasten off.

first inner ear

Repeat inner ear instructions for the other inner ear.

2nd inner ear

Weave in all ends.

Joining Ears

Attach a 24-36 inch strand of orange yarn at the end of rnd 5, just before the base of the foxes left ear.

join yarn for seaming ears

Using a whipstitch, sew inner and outer ear together around the outside edges. Keep the stitches very close together so they fully cover the edge and create a solid edging.

First ear sewn together

Weave yarn through the 2 stitches between the ears, and bring it out at the base of the other ear.

Move yarn to other ear

Whipstitch the 2nd ear together in the same way as the first.

It’s ok to repeat both whipstitch seams if desired, to close any gaps or until you get a look you like.

Weave in all ends.

Back without magnet

Magnet

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

Gluing on magnet

Set back piece aside.

finished back

Front

Front circle

With orange, ch 2.

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

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, with orange, inc in each of first 2 sts, change to white, with white inc in each of next 4 sts, join. (12 sts)

Rnd 2 of front

For the rest of the front, you will always be working white stitches into white stitches and orange stitches into orange stitches.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, with white, inc in first st, sc in next st, (inc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, change to orange, (inc in next st, sc in next st) twice, join. (18 sts)

Rnd 3 of front

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, with orange, inc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, change to white, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 4 times, join. (24 sts)

Rnd 5 (partial rnd): Ch 1, turn, with white, inc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, (inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times, sl st in same st, leaving 8 orange sts unworked. (20 sts)

Rnd 5 of front piece of fox magnet

Fasten off both colors, leaving a 24 inch tail of each color for seaming.

Face

Using the pictures as a guide, embroider nose, mouth, and eyes with Black yarn. Place the nose a little lower than center – it should be in the white section, directly below the first round.

Face embroidery

Weave in all ends except for the one long tail of each color for sewing.

Assembly

Hold front and back with wrong sides together.

hold back and front together

Using the white yarn, sew the layers together around the outside edge with a whipstitch, only in the area that’s white on the front. Leave the orange part open.

White seam around bottom of fox face

Fold the face back at the opening and weave in the white tail on the inside.

weave in white yarn inside face

With the remaining orange tail, sew the layers together as follows – sew across the first ear with a backstitch, whipstitch over the 2 stitches between the ears, then sew across the 2nd ear with a backstitch.

Seaming around ears

Weave in the orange tail on the back.

Fox Fridge Magnet Video Tutorial

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

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