I LOVE the snow! Does it snow in the winter where you live? Make this cheerful snowman fridge magnet for your fridge or magnet board. They’re great for stuffing stockings and decorating gift wrap too!
This snowman fridge magnet is the final pattern in the 2021 Fridiges CAL! If you’ve been crocheting along through all 12 magnet patterns, you should now have an adorable set of fridgies for yourself or for a gift!
Did you miss any of them? They work up quickly so you can still catch up!
Enter the Giveaway
The giveaway ends on December 31st, at 11:59pm central time. 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.
Xyron 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!
Snowman Fridge Magnet
- Yarn: Lion Brand DIY Yarn (100% acrylic, worsted weight, 65 yds / 30g per ball)
- 30 yds White
- 10 yds Sky (lt blue)
- 5 yds Royal (dk blue)
- 1/2 yd each Black and Orange, or Black and Orange embroidery floss
- Hook: Size H / 5 mm crochet hook or size needed to match gauge.
- Yarn Needle
- Strong, flat magnet that will fit inside the snowman (sample shown is 1 inch diameter)
- Xyron hot glue gun and glue stick
- Stitch marker (optional)
- 1/4 – 1/2 inch pom pom (store bought, or made with the Royal yarn)
Easy: Worked in the round, increases, some embroidery and seaming.
About 2.5 inches in diameter, not counting 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. Exact gauge is not critical. Your fabric should be tight enough that the magnet won’t show through.
(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
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.
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.
With white, 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 each of next 2 sts, (inc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) around, join. (24 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 24 inch tail for sewing. Weave in starting end.
Work should now measure about 2.25 inches in diameter.
Using hot glue gun, glue magnet to center of back circle, on the WS of work.
Set back piece aside.
Rnds 1-4: Repeat rnds 1-4 of back circle.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using the picture as a guide, embroider black eyes and mouth and an orange nose. I made the eyes and mouth with french knots.
Weave in all ends except for the long tail for sewing.
Row 1 (WS): With Sky, ch 3, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 sc in last ch. (4 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, inc in last st. (6 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in each of next 4 sts, inc in last st. (8 sts)
Edging Rnd: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each st across, ch 1, working in sides of rows: 3 sc across to bottom of foundation ch, ch 1, sc in each of the 2 foundation chs, ch 1, working in sides of rows, 3 sc across to start of round, join with sl st in starting ch and change to dk blue. (16 sc)
Bottom Band: Ch 1, do not turn, sc in each of first 8 sts. (8 sts)
Fasten off, leaving a 12 inch tail of dk blue for sewing.
Weave in all ends except the long tail of dk blue.
Join Front and Back
Place the front and back together so that wrong sides are together. The magnet should be hidden between them.
Use the long tail from the front to sew the front and back together. Weave in the end.
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.
Attach pom pom to top of hat and trim if necessary.
Weave in any remaining ends.
Snowman Fridge Magnet Video Tutorial
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I hope you enjoyed this snowman fridge magnet pattern. Big thanks to Karen Navoy for testing it!
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