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.

Diver






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  1. At first I thought this was a real person on a diving board and then I noticed it isn't. What is this...some kind of advertisement for a company or sign at a swimming club? Really cool capture, though. Thanks for sharing and linking on #WW!

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    1. She's a sign I suppose for a public swimming pool. She's been there for years - well, sort of - she gets stolen every year (or parts of her do) so at the start of swimming season she is back up as good as new with a new swimming outfit and everything. She's still in one piece so far this year :O)

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    2. Ahah, are you serious? She gets stolen?

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    3. Sometimes just parts of her - poor thing. We've conjectured about whether there is someone out there with all her missing limbs. She seems to get more cables to hold her on each year.

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  2. I love her! There's something very surreal and very cool about these pictures.

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    1. Me too! We call her *girly* which is what my MIL has always called her.

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  3. oh gee -- I thought it was an actual person at first!!
    very cool idea.

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    1. Yay, that's what I was aiming for with the first shot :)

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