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.

Nearly there! Getting the sewing room under control.

The Goal 

Clear the cutting table...

cutting table

...and the
sewing table...
sewing table

...on both sides.


Yes, I did just write a post about clearing the sewing table. 

Make the tool cabinet accessible and functional.

more clutter

The obstacles

Front left of table 

The stationery drawers are in front of the table and in the way. You'd be right in thinking the box on top of the drawers has been cleared.

more clutter

Front centre of table

The stool and project box are in the way.

clutter in front of the cutting table

Front Right 

A whole stack of storage boxes are in the way....

storage boxes in front of the cutting table

...storage boxes that are meant to be stacked here. But here is covered with bags of offcuts and the black bag has stuff in it from where I cleared out the old storage trunk and had nowhere to put the stuff I cleared out of it. MMhmmm, more stuff

That fabric is draped over UFO's to protect them from kitties.

offcuts piled high


Nicely stacked boxes and a place for kitties to sit.

Accessible tool cabinet.

drawers full of tools

 Cleared sewing table.

Floor space in front of the cutting table! Just some patterns and a roll of fabric left now. (Yes under the towel and stuff is a bolt of a lovely wool blend, the covers are there to protect it from kitties.) accessible tools

cutting table accessible

Did you notice the pretty pink walls (they are pinker in real life) and the lovely lino. (Oh yes, that was sarcasm - oh the irony of pink walls. o_O)

Tomorrow I will face sorting through those patterns and putting them in plastic envelopes. How do you store your patterns?


  1. looks a lot like my craft room - both before and after and then it gets like before again and I clean up and it's after then I get crazy crafting and it's before....lol

    1. Every project - total disaster afterwards. It's an endless cycle, you can't be creative without creating a mess. I'm glad someone understands :D


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