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.

Don't touch it! Don't even look at it.

Don't touch it! Don't even look at it.

When you've decluttered something it's important not touch it again. 

Don't even look at it!

Put it into an opaque container for donating and let it go. 
If you look at it again there is a good chance you will touch it. If you touch it there is a good chance you will take it out and add it back to your clutter. 

When you see something you are more likely to want to touch it. Touching it reinforces the urge to keep it, so not touching will help to make it easier to let stuff go.

And that is why an opaque container is a vital part of the decluttering process. Use it with impunity.

Use opaque containers when decluttering to avoid wanting to keep stuffopaque container is a vital part of the decluttering process. Use it with impunity.

By the same token when you're saving clothing for up-cycling go ahead and cut it up straight away. 

Cut up clothes that are destined for upcycle projects to ensure they can't return to your wardrobe.

Turn those t-shirts into t-shirt yarn. Chop along the seam lines of those denim pants. Do whatever is necessary to make them unreturnable to your wardrobe. 

Whatever you're upcycling, donating, trashing or otherwise, do whatever it takes to ensure it doesn't get a second chance to become clutter again. 

Decluttering is hard enough without having to do it twice. 


  1. I'm in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight's party. We are always so impressed with your posts and can't wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

  2. YES! This! Hard enough without having to do it twice!
    trying agin to comment as PurplSlob. I guess I'm insane, actually I know I am, keep banging my head against this brick wall.

    1. What? It was working just fine you commenting as purple slob. Silly technology.


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