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.

Caul v.2.2

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I'm really happy with how this bobbin lace caul project turned out. The shape is earlier then Eleanora's caul but I have found in the past that sometimes it can be really insightful to start with an earlier design to understand how it progressed to the later design.

Bobbin Lace Caul


I used extant hairnets and portraits as part of my research. You can click the images for more information.






the lace project on the cushion waiting to set


close up of the lace mesh

side view of the caul


caul pinned in place with 2 pins

tied around the hair but it could be left untied


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