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.

Project List

I'm only going to list projects that I've talked about on the blog before. Yes there are more. I will update the list as I share them with you.

Projects that never became a UFO - That's right they're finished!

Original Tally: 23
Current Tally: 24  as at 24 July

Sort of is a UFO 

'Sort of' means I've been pretending the proejct is finished but it isn't really.

Original Tally: 9
Current Tally: 8  as at 10 Feb 2017


Original Tally: 7
Tally at 24 July 2015: 8  
Tally July 30 2015: 12
Tally 10 February 2017: 11

UFO's that are now Completed Projects

Original Tally: 6
Current Tally: 9 on 10th July 2017

Discarded UFO's

Original Tally: I lost count but lets hazard a guess at about 20

Discarded since:  as at 24 July
I've frogged a black crochet snood to use the yarn for the spool knitting project.
I gave up on a beaded snood and decided to keep the beaded section to use later. For what I do not know.
I've frogged a crochet project that I got about 5 rows into at some point. It was made with the yarn the Tunisian crochet is being worked in and I need the yarn for that project instead.

Repurposed UFO's

Tally: 4


A project can only really be classified as a work in project if I've actually worked on it recently.
These are all items I haven't shared with you yet but I will link to them as I do.

  • crochet rug Completed
  • crochet entrelac project - update: the entrelac has become a UFO but it also became the Spiral Beanie. This means the entrelac project is being moved to the UFO list and the beanie to the completed UFO's list
  • embroidery project (no post)
  • current t-shirt yarn project - update: in use but I would like to increase the size (I'm not going to write about this one)
  • Tunisian Crochet Sampler - currently stalled with sporadic progress
  • white slubby cotton granny squares

Original Tally: 4
Current Tally: 4

Total projects on the list (but not the total amount of projects I have):
Original Tally: 73 OMG!
Tally  3 June 2015: 75
Tally 24 July 2015: 78
Current Tally 30 July 2015: 82

Writing it all down is a little scary.


  1. All I can say is that you are very talented and very busy. Most of my projects all fit in the UFO category and occasionally I have a work in progress. Thanks for this amazing list. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations. :)

    1. It's crazy how many projects end up UFO's isn't it? The hardest part is not starting new projects. I hope to see some of your UFO's turn into WIP's.

  2. I'm fascinated by all your historical things, and all the words I don't know.

    1. Hahaha, I guess it is a lot of an usual terms for non-historical costumey people.

  3. Since I'm reading old posts, I may have missed it, but what does it mean to "frog" something? :)

    1. 'Frog' is a term used in crochet and knitting for ripping your work out 'rip-it, rip-it, rip-it' sounds like a frog. lol


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