Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Crochet Motifs

Now that I have bored you silly with sand bags here's some crochet motifs I've been learning over the last couple of days.  I found them all on Youtube, here are two of my favourite channels: lots of leaves and flower tutorials , and yarn scrap Fridays, unfortunately I didn't capture where I got all of the motifs from.
flower motifs, flat and 3D

leaf motifs
 and 2 puff flowers that got missed in the first photo

adorable little sea horses, a yarn scrap Friday project
And the inspiration for learning how to crochet cute little motifs was this fantastic silk blend yarn in what I'm calling peacock colours. I'm planning on making it into a beanie for myself but decided I would like to make it out of lots of leaves and flowers worked together somehow. I'll let you know how it goes. 
yummy silk blend yarn


  1. These motifs are so cute. I love to crochet, but haven't made any of these before. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Motifs are a lot of fun. I hope I've inspired you to try your hand at a few. Thanks for visiting!


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