Valentine X and O’s

Love week is upon us and I have a soft spot for making sweet, lovely gifts. I have always thoroughly enjoyed making my husband homemade cards and gifts throughout the years. Since I have been into crocheting so much lately, I had another tool to use to make something special.

Now I can’t take full credit for this idea. I originally was making a game of X and O’s to play on the table, but my sister gave me the idea to make it so it could be played on the fridge. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

I must add, you could easily make this with felt or fabric, if you do not know how to crochet!! Really any other material to substitute the yarn would make an adorable fridge game. So read on to see how to make your own!

MATERIALS

  • Yarn for crocheted version (Felt or Fabric if you want to just cut out hearts and X’s)
  • Magnets – I bought mine off of Amazon
  • Electrical Tape – for grid
  • Hot Glue gun – to glue on magnets

HOW TO MAKE

STEP 1 – Crochet your hearts and X’s

I used the 2 min heart pattern by Crochet World to create my little yarn hearts. I used the Blush coloured yarn from Michaels.

For the X’s I created a pattern myself.

X PATTERN

Ch 10 and turn

starting in 2nd loop from hook SC to end (9 stitches)

Tie off yarn

**Starting on either side of the line you created (right side up) Sl St into the 4th stitch and Ch 5 stitches, then turn.

Starting in 2nd ch from hook SC 4.

When you get back to the main chain, you are going to pull your hook out and insert from behind through the 5th chain of the line you made first. Then pull the loop you just pulled out of, through the 5th chain and sl st to secure it. Fasten off. **

Repeat from ** on the other side of the 9 stitch chain you first made.

(If you do not want to crochet your X ‘s and hearts you can cut out the shapes in felt or other fabric of your choice.)

STEP 2 – Glue the Magnets On

Hot glue your magnets onto the back of your X’s and hearts. I was very impressed by the magnets I bought off of Amazon. They are tiny so they are great for small projects, but they are very magnetically strong. (is that a word?? magnetically?? haha)

STEP 3 – Electrical Tape

Using your electrical tape make a grid on your fridge. I chose electrical because it is easy to apply and remove. You could also use masking tape but it just doesn’t look quite as nice.

STEP 4 – Challenge Someone to a Game!

Enjoy playing against your spouse, child, sibling, friend, whoever you want!

Let me know if you make your own version on your fridge! Tag me on Instagram at @the.expert.amateur so I can share your designs.

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