Today I would like to share with you my free crochet pattern for a pretty Daisy Fridge Magnet. You can also make this as a pretty brooch, or as an embellishment.
This is a quick to crochet project and it is actually very simple. I’ve included full photo tutorials to walk you through the creation of the crocheted daisy and leaves and I have also included step-by-step instructions to teach you how to add the magnet, or how to add the brooch back to our project.
I love designing projects we can crochet and which serve a purpose. These handy little magnets take up very little room and every time the person you made it for sees it, they will think of you.
For anyone who needs a gift for someone who has enough ‘stuff’ already that is cluttering up their home, this is the type of gift you need to give them. It can be placed on any magnetic surface (filing cabinets at work, the fridge, metal photo frames, etc.) and it is pretty and practical.
I hope you enjoy crocheting this project and please feel free to leave me a comment, or send me an email if you have any questions. xo Rhondda
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Crochet Daisy Fridge Magnet Pattern
- Yarn: DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss. 6 strands and 9 yds (8 m). 100% Cotton. Machine washable and dryable.
- Colors: 1 skeins each in white, green and yellow
- Hook: 1.50 mm. I used this hook.
- Finished Project Yardage: less than 9 yds of each color
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker, glue, fabric stiffener, round magnet (approximately 1 inch in diameter), brooch clasp (2 cm length) with safety closure, T-Pins, small amount of felt (I used white for the magnet and main part of the brooch but hot pink on the back bit of the brooch) and a foam blocking mat (sometimes you can get them from the dollar store – as a kids floor play mat.). If you are making the brooch you will also want a small amount of real sewing thread and a sharp needle to sew the felt to the pin back.
Daisy Fridge Magnet assembled width approximately 2.50 inches X 2.25 inches height
First 3 rounds measures 1.5 cm in diameter
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
DMR – double magic ring
hdc – half double crochet
R – round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
**– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
Helpful Video Tutorials
Pattern is written with a sl st join at the end of R2. I prefer to use an invisible join because it is tidier. Either is acceptable.
Color A: Yellow; Color B: White; Color C: Green
A photo tutorial is included at the very end of the post.
Crochet Daisy Fridge Magnet Pattern Instructions
The Daisy Flower
The daisy is crocheted from the center, outward, in continuous rounds.
Using your 1.50 mm hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: With Color A: 8 sc in a DMR. [8 sc]
R2: 2 sc in each st around. Sl st to the first sc to join. Finish off. [16 sc]
R3: Join in any sc, with a sl st, with Color B: *Ch 8, 1 sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, 1 dc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 sc in the last ch, sl st to the next sc**. Rep from * to ** around. Finish off. [16 petals]
The Leaves (make 2)
The leaves are crocheted around an initial chain row. We begin by chaining our row, then we work back across the row (like we would normally), then we rotate the row to crochet along the bottom of the starting chain row. We never turn the work, we keep the RS (right side) facing us at all times.
Using your 1.50 mm (or size required for gauge):
R1: With Color C: Ch 16, sk the first ch, 1 sc in the next ch, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 6 chs, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs, ch 3 and rotate your work to continue across the bottom edge of the chain row. 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 6 chs, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in the last ch, sl st to the initial skipped ch to join. Finish off.
Weave in all ends.
Wet block into shape. (To do this, I simply ran my finished daisy and leaves under the cold water tap (yes that’s all I did) and then used a clean towel to gently tap out the excess water.)
With stainless steel T-Pins pin your daisy into the shape you want it to be. I placed my first pin in the center and then worked the 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions and then filled in the other petals, working on opposite sides so it was balanced. Once I was finished pinning I moved a few around so they were spaced a bit better and I let it dry overnight (but it won’t need that long).
MAGNET: Cut a piece of felt to the same size as your magnet base. I traced my magnet with pencil on the felt and then just cut around the shape. Note: Be sure to check which side of the magnet is magnetized first and glue the felt to the opposite side. I used this glue. Place the magnet on a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper, (just in case the glue oozes), on a hard surface.
BROOCH: Cut a piece of felt to a circle shape of approximately 1 inch in diameter (or your own preference of size and shape). With your sewing needle and thread, hand sew the pin-back to the felt securely. Cut a small piece of felt (I used hot pink) to a small rectangle shape of approximately length 1.5 cm by 1 cm width (or to cover the metal part of the pin-back where you just sewed the other piece of felt). This is to cover the sewn stitches only for aesthetic reasons only so you can skip this bit if you don’t mind seeing the stitches 🙂 Then using your glue, glue your rectangle into place securely and let it dry completely.
Optional: I used a clean paint brush and a small amount of liquid fabric stiffener (I used this one) and painted the petals of the daisy and the leaves, on all sides, to help them keep their shape.
Quick Tip: If you are stiffening your project and turn it over before it is completely dry to coat the other side, it WILL stick to whatever you place it on…paper will become adhered and it is difficult to remove it afterwards! (yes – I did this!)
Next, take your 2 leaves and position them on the felt. Then place the daisy on top. Once you are satisfied with where they positioned, glue them in place.
Place a piece of parchment paper (or waxed paper) on top of the flower magnet and put a heavy book (or two) on top to let the glue set.
Tutorial for The Daisy Flower
Tutorial for the Leaves
Tutorial for Finishing
Option 2 – blocking and stiffening
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