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.

I'm keeping it!

I'm keeping it! A clutter story.

About three vehicles ago I made seat covers for our car. Before the covers were put on the seats the car was rear-ended and written off.

The seat covers were put away never to be seen again.

Going through all of my boxes of fabric and half finished projects I found them. My fist impulse was to declutter them. And maybe I should have but something made me pause.

I wondered if they might fit my sewing chair. The chair I am for ever trying to protect from cat fur.

And they do! They aren't a perfect fit but they are better then the towel I was using. I could rework them but I'm not going to. The covers are perfectly functional as they are.

I did my best to get some good photos to show you, but these will have to do.

It's okay to keep them if I'm using them right? Even if they haven't been used for the last decade or so? Right? Oh well at least Ada seems to approve. 


  1. Ha, ha! I love how your cat loves your sewing chair. I hope the seat covers work well for you -- and if you're using them, then yes, you should keep them. :)


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