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.

Dove Nest

Dove Nest


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  1. What a lovely photo. Very serene! #MySundayPhoto

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  2. Great shot, It always feels like finding a secret when you find a nest doesn't it? (or is that just me?)

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    1. It's a spotted turtle dove nest from last year, we got to watch her raise 2 sets of babies. She came back this year but she was too early for the leaves to have grown back on our mulberry tree. So it was all empty when I took this shot.

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  3. What a great shot, I love finding birds nests hidden around the farm.

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  4. Cute! So nice to see nest. Great capture =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. Thanks Pixiedusk I've been keeping my eye on it for ages so I could get a shot.

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  5. Great shot, lovely to see it so hidden away.

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    1. She chose a really lovely spot and it made it really easy for her chicks to get on a branch to learn to fly.

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  6. That's cool. Now the leaves are falling here, there are old nests everywhere!

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    1. How lovely! Autumn is still magical to me having grown up in the tropics where it's the dry or wet season. I never realised how all the leaves falling off would reveal the old nests until it happened in this tree. What a treat for you to get it every year.

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  7. This is such great shot, wonderful to see the nest, but I also love the light shining through the leaves x

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    1. Thank you Sara, I was concerned it would be too bright. It's always great to get confirmation that it turned out ok ;o)

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  8. What a great spot

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. No, thank you. I will be linking up every week!

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  9. How fabulous! Love how the nest is protected by the branches and the leaves. xx

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    1. She did a good job of picking her nesting spot didn't she? :o)

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  10. this is a wonderful shot. i love the architectural look of the branches and the nest. and the green leaves look so lovely.

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    1. I did wonder at her scaffolding choice when she had so many big strong branches to choose from.

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