Monday, September 13, 2010

FREE Crochet Plarn Snowman Refrigerator Magnets Pattern

Here is another great Trash To Treasure crafting project! This project utilizes plarn (plastic yarn made from plastic shopping bags) but you could also use 4ply acrylic yarn too. These darling little snowman refrigerator magnets work up quickly! If desired, you could omit the magnet on the back and add a hanging string and turn them into Christmas Tree Ornaments.

Click Here for a you tube video on how to make plarn.
Click Here for a web site that will teach you how to make plarn.

Here is what you will need:

1 plastic shopping bag, turned into plarn
1 round magnet
scraps of black, red & orange felt (for hat, hat ribbon, eyes & carrot nose)
all-purpose craft glue
size F or G crochet hook

To Make The Snowman Head:

With your plarn or yarn, chain 5, slant stitch into first chain to form a ring. Chain 1, then make 10 single crochets in the ring, slant stitch to first SC that you made, chain 1, then make 2 single crochets in each single crochet, slant stitch in first single crochet, fasten off and weave in your ends. (note: I made mine with plarn which is much bulkier than regular yarn).

To Make The Trims:

From black felt, cut a top hat shape and glue it onto the top of your snowman's head. I trimmed mine with a scrap of red felt on one and on the other with a scrap of ribbon. Cut a small triangle from orange felt for his nose and 2 small circles from black felt for his eyes. Glue these onto his head. You can decide if you want to add a mouth or not...either way he looks cute! Finish up by gluing a magnet disc on the back and let them dry for 2 hours.

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