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 Photo Capture - Shot 36 Cabbage Moth






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  1. Woweee! Great shot! We posted a butterfly last week and are always amazed at their beauty #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Butterfly's do have something magical about them don't they?

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  2. Nice shots! I don't know what it is about butterflies and bees - I always have to stop and try and catch a shot :)

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    1. I've been trying for ages to get a butterfly. This is the first one that has stood still long enough for me to capture it. One of those little photographer moments of 'Yeah! I finally shot it'.

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  3. Wow so much detail amazing shots, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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  4. such stunning detail. i love these! hope you are feeling a bit better after the death of your puss. i know it takes a long time.

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    1. Thank you Sherry. It's never easy but I can get my head around writing again.

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  5. What a wonderful photos! You have captured so much detail!

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  6. Wow the detail in these photos is incredible. Lovely photos

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren :o) Thanks for hosting the linky that keeps me taking photos!

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  7. Simply amazing! What a wonderfol macro!

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  8. So beautiful! Love the close up of the face. These are amazing photos. Thank you for sharing

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  9. Stella, you inspired me to photograph a grasshopper on my hibiscus the other day. I'm not sure if the pic will ever see the light of day on the blog, but it was fun to think I was you, for a few minutes! ;)

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    1. Woot woot! Thanks for making my day! I hope we get to see the pretty hibiscus and grasshopper :O)

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  10. Amazing capture. So pretty. The texture of the butterfly looks so delicate! #mysundayphoto

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    1. They do seem more delicate then other butterfly's somehow.

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  11. What a lovely and unique butterfly.
    Please come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/double-play-on-way.html

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    1. They look amazing when they are ready to mate, the pair flitter around each other in the prettiest dance.

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  12. Oooh, just keep that butterfly away from my cabbages!

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    1. We have such trouble with growing vegetables in our garden between the caterpillars (and butterflies) and the snails. I haven't even bothered to try growing cabbages.

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  13. Stunning! I love all the detail and the different views. Great images!

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  14. Always lovely to see a butterfly. These white ones just won't sit still enough in my garden for a photo!

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    1. I think this one was newly emerged from the cocoon and still pumping it's wings out to their complete fullness and that is why I was able to capture her. They move so fast and although I have tried many times this was the first time I was able to capture one and she just sat there for a while and let me take photos.

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  15. Oh wow, these are great shots. The features are so clear!

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