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.

Edging Granny Squares

Have you been wondering what I did with those pink crochet granny squares?

granny squares stack

I kept making more until I had nine of each square style. I ended up making four different styles but had only made three when I took these pictures.

3 granny square variations

Making nine of each would mean I could join them into larger 3x3 squares.

3 x 3 squares

Once they were all finished I used a smaller crochet hook to secure all the loose ends. 

pulling the tails through

Then snipped off any excess.

snip the ends

I added a sweet little white edge to 2 sets of the squares. 

finish edging with the corner

It was very simple edging: single crochet, 3 chain, single crochet.

edged granny square

The edging really made a difference don't you think?



Next time I'll show you how the joining went. Do you have a favourite joining method?



Comments

  1. These are so cute! I'm picturing a cute little baby wrapped up in this pink. :)

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    1. I thought I would have the post up by now showing what I made with them. I had planned to get it up the very next day but it hasn't worked out that way. I guess you'll just have to wait and see ;)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing this on Happiness is Homemade! I love to crochet, and granny squares are my favourite way to use up odds and ends of wool. I love the edging and can't wait to see how you put it all together!-Sue

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    1. Oh yeah, I nearly forgot I have to tell you all what I've done with them! I better get onto that.

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  3. Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for the great party and pin :o)

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