Sun Fridge Magnet Crochet Pattern

Bring that summer sunshine indoors with the Sun Fridge Magnet! This happy little sun can brighten up even the gloomiest of days. They make great gifts too, so make a few!

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2021 Fridgies CAL

This bunny fridge magnet is the March 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 this gift set of fiber wash products from Unicorn Clean. It even includes an adorable plush!

Unicorn Clean 4oz bottles gift set

Learn all about the Fridgies Crochet Along here, including how to enter the giveaways!

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 sun fridge magnet, you will need yellow and orange, and a small amount of black 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 black yarn.

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 sun 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!


Sun Fridge Magnet

4-medium
Project Level Easy

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Materials

Project Level

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

Size

About 2.5 inches in diameter, not counting rays.

Gauge

12 sc x 13 rounds = 4 inches

Use pattern as gauge swatch – After rnd 3, back circle should measure about 1.75 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
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increase (see Special Stitches)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
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 yellow, 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)

Fasten off and weave in tails.

Work should now measure about 1.75 inches in diameter.

Measure gauge

Rays

Turn back circle over to the wrong side. With WS facing, join orange by pulling up a loop in any stitch.

Rnd 4 (WS): [Ch 5, working into the back bumps of the chains, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, sk next st on back, sl st in next st on back] 8 times, ch 5, working into the back bumps of the chains, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, sk last st on back, sl st in same st as first st of rnd, where you joined the orange.

First ray

Fasten off, leaving an 18 inch tail for sewing.

Weave in all ends except for the long orange tail.

Magnet

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

Gluing on the magnet

Set back piece aside.

Front

Front Circle

With yellow, ch 2.

Rnds 1-3: Repeat rnds 1-3 of back. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: (Sc, ch 1, sl st) in each st around.

Front circle of Sun

Fasten off. Weave in all tails.

Face

Cut a piece of black yarn about 18 inches long, and weave it in at the back of the work to secure it. With this yarn and using the picture as a guide, make a French knot for each eye, and embroider a mouth.

Sun face

Weave in any remaining tails on front.

Assembly

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

Place front and back together

Using the long orange tail from the back, sew front and back together around the edge of rnd 3 on both pieces.

Backstitch layers together

Weave in any remaining tails.

Sun Fridge Magnet Video Tutorial

Watch This Video on YouTube


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

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