Snowman Fridge Magnet Crochet Pattern

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!

Snowman Fridge Magnet - Free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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2021 Fridgies CAL

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!

2021 Fridgies Crochet Along on Stitches n Scraps

Did you miss any of them? They work up quickly so you can still catch up!

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

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.

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!


Snowman Fridge Magnet

4-medium
Project Level Easy

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Materials

  • 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.
  • Notions:
    • Yarn Needle
    • Strong, flat magnet that will fit inside the snowman (sample shown is 1 inch diameter)

Project Level

Easy: Worked in the round, increases, some embroidery and seaming.

Size

About 2.5 inches in diameter, not counting hat.

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
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

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 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.

Back circle of snowman, with a ruler on top showing that it's 2.25 inches in diameter.

Magnet

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

Gluing the magnet onto the back circle

Set back piece aside.

Front

Front Circle

Rnds 1-4: Repeat rnds 1-4 of back circle.

Snowman front circle (same as back circle)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Face

Using the picture as a guide, embroider black eyes and mouth and an orange nose. I made the eyes and mouth with french knots.

Snowman face

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

Hat

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.

Snowman beanie

Assembly

Join Front and Back

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

Front and back of snowman

Use the long tail from the front to sew the front and back together. Weave in the end.

Sewing the front and back circles of the snowman together

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.

Sewing the edge of the hat around the edge of the snowman

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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