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.

Micro Crochet Squares

When you finish a bobbin lace project the chances are high that you will have a lot of bobbins that still have yarn left on them. 

Micro crochet squares and cuff link for scale

Not enough to actually use for another bobbin lace project but it felt wasteful to just throw the leftovers out. So I saved them for some crafty thing.

yarn scraps and mini crochet squares

I decided to try teeny little crochet squares with the scraps. 

mini crochet squares

It's a fun little project because you can get one square done in no time at all. Just the perfect endless project for in-between big projects or when you don't really have time to be crafting but your soul needs a little bit to get you through the week. 

yarn scrap granny squares

Why is there a cuff link in the first picture? It's just there for scale. 

Yarn scrap squares

I don't know what I'll do with them yet. The possibilities are endless.

Perhaps little bobby pin decorations, earrings or a Christmas garland...tell me, what would you do with them?


  1. neato! not sure how you crochet that tiny without going blind! A mini garland would be cool! If you get it done in time and add some red, it could be for Valentines! or matching earrings/necklace/bracelet? Worlds tiniest granny square afghan? :) Imagination is the limit!!

    1. The first time I tried was a total failure. I'm sure i make mistakes that I can't see, but then again no one else can either. I haven't done any more squares for a while, I like the idea of a tiny granny square afghan - a 10 year project maybe?


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