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.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Me

It's the little things that all add up to make us our unique selves; likes, dislikes, personality traits, things we own, skills we have. Here's some of my quirks.
  1. The only cooked fruit I like is granny smith apples.
  2. I believe jam ruins everything.
  3. I'm stubborn.
  4. I have a four-poster bed.
  5. Cordial is fine, so long as it's lemon or lime flavoured.
  6. I have an unreasonable amount of costume jewellery.
  7. I have only discovered the tastiness that is chorizo in the last few months
  8. I actually put up the Christmas decorations on 1st of December this year. This is big, the decorations haven't been up for several years. 
  9. I have yet to bake cookies that could truly be considered a success. 
  10. Ada likes to sit on top of laundry straight out of the drier and I will use it as an excuse not to fold the laundry. 
Ada cat on a pile of laundry

What is something that makes you YOU?


  1. Great post! I love your excuse not to fold laundry. Mine is.. I hate folding laundry. So I don't. One of my biggest things that is me. I have a huge callus on my thumb that I've had since I had a baby blanket. I rub it and chew it when I'm nervous or anxious which is every time I'm out in the public. My husband can't stand it. :)

    1. What a cute little quirk you have. I love your laundry excuse, I might just start using it when Ada isn't around.

  2. There is no such thing as too much jewelry, costume or otherwise! I don't fold the laundry because I have a king sized bed, I'm the only person in it 95% of the time, so it becomes a big laundry basket.

    1. I used to believe you couldn't have too much jewellery. I really did. But when I realised I needed more then 3 shelves (loooonnng shelves) I started to question if maybe I'm wrong. I love your laundry storage system. I'd have to get a second bed to be able to use it though. I think you could totally market that as a think 'King size laundry basket!' Awesome idea. :D


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