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.

18 Pumpkin Crafts And Decorations

Here in Australia Halloween isn't much of an event and pumpkin decorations are mostly seen as store displays if at all. But I'm not going to let a little thing like that stop me from ensuring you get to enjoy these super creative pumpkin ideas from my talented blogging buddies that live on the other side of the globe.

1. Fall Vignette with DIY Grapevine Pumpkins by Inspiration For Moms

2. Colorful Fall Fabric Pumpkins by A Creative Blog

3. No Carving Pumpkin Decorating by B is 4

4. PB Inspired BOO Halloween Pumpkin Luminary by Bren Did

5. Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers by Crafty Journal

6. Halloween Crafts Keyboard Pumpkin by C.R.A.F.T.

7. 9 Easy Pumpkin Decorations by Living On Cloud Nine

8. Fall Pumpkins Tutorial by Summer Scraps

9. Simply Scrappy Industrial Pumpkins by Dandelion Patina

10. Vintage Pumpkin Fall Pillow by Flamingo Toes

11. Black & White Halloween Vignette by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

12. Milk Jug Jack-O-Lantern by Crafty Journal

13. DIY Pumpkin Jars by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

14. Coastal Cornucopia with Chalk Painted Pumpkins by Across The Blvd

15. Felt Pumpkins by Clean and Scentsible

16. Halloween Party Ideas - duck tape pumpkins by C.R.A.F.T.

17. Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins Two Ways by Atta Girl Says

18. Rustic Wooden Pumpkin by This Makes That


  1. Brilliant round-up and I will definitely have to try one or two of these, also of course you can use the yarn octopus in a round-up, more than happy for you to share it! - Tasha

    1. I've got plans for a yarny roundup - but shhh don't tell anyone.

  2. I don't do Halloween at all. No way am I gonna glorify evil, like death and blood, witches etc. Personal conviction.
    But I have nothing against pumpkins. You have a terrific range of them here.
    But people look askance at purple ones! Lol I have a profile pic of purple pumpkins that I've. Used on FB. I love it. Duh, huh? Lol
    Speaking of FB are you on there?

    1. I've never looked at Halloween that way, I thought it was about honouring passed saints. But either way lets go with the 'Fall' theme, I totally think purple pumpkins would be cool. I sure am on FB you can click on the 'F' at the top right of this page and it will take you there.

  3. I am about to harvest my pumpkins - the leaves are just dying back and then I'll be able to see what I've got. Most will be for eating but I am sure I cold so some craft with a few. #Pinbellish

    1. I'd probably go so far as to arranging them prettily on the bench until they got eaten ;p

  4. i love the pumpkin painting but mine end up more ummmm free style lol

    1. The closest I'm going to get to pumpkin crafts is painting it with cooking oil and roasting it :p


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