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 2

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 1

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial See Part 1 of Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial for how to crochet the centre section of the granny square — rows 1 to 7  — which crochet stitches are used to make this square what kind of yarn and hook we used create the square in this tutorial.

In Part 2  —  row 8  — I'll show you how to edge the centre section and make the loops with picots.

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

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 Row 8

sc 3 into chain space of corner, sc 2 into next ch space


ss into post, ch 7, skip 2 spaces [chain space, post, chain space] and slip stitch into next post,

turn work

continue row 8

working into ch spaces under loop (the spaces we skipped earlier) with sc 2,  sc 2,

turn (for bulky yarn like this I find it beneficial to chain 1 then turn)

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - the loop

continue loop

continue working into the loop space

sc, picot (ch3), sc2, picot, sc 2, picot (top of loop), sc 2, picot, sc 2, picot sc 1 (total of 10sc and 5 picot)

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - the picots

continue row 8

sc 2, sc 3,
that completes the first side of row 8

repeat 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 8 - finishing

Continue to Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 3