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.

My sewing room is a disaster

The clutter in my sewing room is so great at the moment I don't know where to start.

No I'm not going to show you a photo of the whole room but I can bring myself to show you a small section of my sewing table.

sewing table clutter

There is stuff that should be there and stuff that has just been dumped there because there wasn't another surface to put it on.

Those 3 pencil sharpeners got dumped there from another decluttering project and should get put in the spot for pencils and things.

The band aids should go in the drawer under the table and are for when I've pricked a finger with a pin and need to make sure I don't get blood on my project.

That bag of black things is LOTS of those spring cord fastener doovalacky-whats-its. I can't remember where I got them. I don't use them. But surely I'll need them for something right? Do you want them?

I think there are some bead thingys in the round cheese box. Yeah, that's what's in there.

That presser foot has a home.

Half of those seam rippers are blunt. So why do I still have them?

Threads that should be put away - they have a home too.

A fabric off-cut that should be in the bin.....So I think you get the idea. Just imagine the whole room like that. You were expecting an after picture? Sorry, I don't have one of those.

What's your sewing/crafting area like?