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.

Christmas Cookies!

I Baked Christmas Cookies!

These are my first Christmas cookies ever.

Star and Angel cookies

There were a few casualties but I enjoyed removing the evidence. 

ginger bread cookies

I made royal icing for the first time in my life. That is also my first piping attempt too.

christmas tree ginger bread cookies

I prettied things up attempted to disguise just how bad they were with some edible baubles and shimmers.

bags of cookies

 I could have put more effort into the bagging and curling ribbon I suppose, but hey, I BAKED!

The Christmas trees and ginger bread men are ginger flavour and the Angels and stars are vanilla.

doggy cookies

I just had to make some for my fur-babies too, they got banana and carrot biscuits topped with pepitas. They enjoyed them so much they didn't want to wait until Christmas to eat them. I told them they can only have one now and the rest on Christmas day.

This post was featured on Two Uses Tuesday
Sarah Celebrates


  1. I hope your cookies were tasty! You should share the recipe, yours and the fur-babies cookies =) Congrats! You're the Shared the Party the most Feature for #2usestuesday ! See you Monday/Tuesday!

    1. Surprisingly the cookies worked out really well and I've had several requests from family and neighbours for the recipe so I will have to get onto it. Thank you so much for the feature, I'll be over later for the first party of the year!


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