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.

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 1

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial

This crochet granny square tutorial includes:


If you simply want the pattern instead of the tutorial see Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Pattern.

Crochet stitches and abbreviations used in this pattern

US crochet terms

ch = chain stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet (yarn over once)

12 ply yarn | 3.5mm /size 9 crochet hook

Row 1

chain 19 stitches, use a stitch maker to mark the 19th stitch. 

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square rows 1 - 2

Row 2

ch 3 up
this takes the place of the first double crochet stitch

ch 2 across
you will now have a chain that is 19 stitches plus 5  more stitches

dc into 16th stitch from start
(3 back from your stitch marker)

*ch 2, skip 2 ch of the previous row and dc into the next chain,

repeat from * 4 more times to end.

nb: If your last dc does not land on your very first chain stitch you have miss counted somewhere.


Row 3


turn your work

ch 3 up, *ch 2, dc into post of previous row, repeat from * to end of row, turn

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 3

Rows 4-7

repeat row 3 four times

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square rows 4-7

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