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.

My Sunday Shot 16


ISO 100 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 50-250mm | focal length 250mm

ISO 125 | f 5.6 | 1/320
lens 50-250mm | focal length 240mm

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  1. Amazing photos, particularly the first one where it looks like the 2 dragonflies are one.

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    1. I'd never seen mating dragonfly's before - it's quite incredible

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  2. Wow, brilliant photos. Lovely colours too.

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  3. Wonderful, takes me back to my childhood with my father #MySundayphoto

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    1. You must have had some lovely nature spots near you as a child

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  4. The detail in these is incredible

    Thank you for linking up

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  5. Wow! just wow, did you have to set up with a tripod and just wait?

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    1. We were out for a walk and I had to follow the dragonfly's around as they flew off every time we stood on a twig

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  6. Oh wow cool!! You took these pictures? That's just so cool! Talk about being there at the right moment. Was it difficult to catch them not moving?
    Julie | http://www.xfallenmoon.com

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    1. I was definitely a challenge! They kept flying away a few feet every time we got too close.

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  7. Wow, great photo. Did you use your zoom? Its stunning.

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    1. Yes, I had to zoom in a lot and then crop the image too.

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  8. Oh wow! Those are amazing photos! Definitely right place, right time.

    Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday!

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    1. Right place, right time and no dogs! A very rare combination.

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  9. This is totally amazing photography. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully beautiful part of nature with us.

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  10. Oooh - sex on #MySundayPhoto LOL. Great shot :)

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    1. This is hands down my favourite comment :D

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  11. Wow! This is an amazing capture. #mysundayphoto

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  12. Wow, completely great close up! :)

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    1. I'm still hoping for the perfect dragonfly shot one day.

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  13. Dragonflies are so difficult to capture sometimes, but you did a nice job of it!
    Found you on Pierced Wonderings. :)

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    1. They don't like to keep still to have their photo taken that's for sure.

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    1. I'm not expert on the mating habits of the dragonfly but I think that's what they are doing. They can fly at the same time - bizzare.

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  15. Oh wow - that's amazing! Thanks for sharing this at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-official-im-sick-of-winter.html

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    1. It was pretty amazing to see in real life too.

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  16. WOW! What an incredible moment captured!

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  17. oh wow great stuff. i love these shots. lovely dragonflies!

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