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.

Back Loop Crochet Project

Crochet into back loops creates a textured effect.

Today I'm bringing you a sneak peak on my current crochet project.


Sneak Peak: back loop crochet project

I'd hoped to have it finished by now, but it's not quite there yet so you'll have to just make do with this little teaser.

This is my first major crochet project working into the back-loops and I really love the textured effect it creates. It's so tactile.


Comments

  1. Stella, I dont even know what back loop is!
    I quit after chain, single and double! Lol
    But yours looks wonderfully nubby!

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    1. I didn't either but when you make a chain there is the 2 bits at the front and the bit at the back and instead of shoving your hook through those front bits you shove it through the back. Hmmm, maybe I should do a post about it....

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  2. ohhhh so pretty!! blo or flo is kind of hard but I too like the look it gives :) can't wait to see your finished project!

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    1. I've never thought of them as blo or flo before - it makes them sound like old Aunties :o) It's finished! I just gotta take photos.

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  3. Oh my! This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Your wonderful! Thanks so much Kim. See you next week.

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  4. Great color combo! I love working in the back loop! The texture is so much more interesting than working in both loops. Looks great!
    Thank you for sharing with #FibeeTuesdays link party!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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    1. It was a lot easier then I thought it would be for a big project.

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