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.

Crochet Granny Squares For a Baby Blanket

Crochet granny squares in lemon variegated yarn
Some of my readers may remember me talking about my sweet old neighbour before.  She is in her 70's and is now blind in one eye and loosing her sight in the other. These little lemon yellow squares are her handiwork. She started this sweet project many years ago and now she is unable to finish it.


When she showed me and spoke about it, I could see the regret that all that work would go to waste and the little baby blanket will never be finished.

Crochet granny squares in lemon variegated yarn

I have offered to finish it for her, she still has the pattern which I thought she had given to me with the squares but somehow I've ended up with a different one instead. I'll ask her for it and I hope to show you the pattern with the finished project.

Have you ever finished someone else's project for them?


Crochet granny squares in lemon variegated yarn

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