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.

1940's Opera Length Vintage Kid Gloves

Gloves Grant Perrin 4082 Made in France


Kid gloves and glove stretcher


gloves size 6 1/4 depose


tiny stitches and thumb shaping


glove shaped at thumb


tiny glove buttonholes


glove closure pearl buttons


wax paper inside glove

Ebony written on glove stretcher


glove stretcher brass pin working it's way out the other side


1940's opera length kid gloves


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    1. It's a glove stretcher! (If you hover over the images you get a little extra info)

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    2. It's a glove stretcher! (If you hover over the images you get a little extra info)

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