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 3

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Part 2

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.

See Part 2  —  row 8  — for how to edge the centre section and make the loops with picots.

Part 3 —  rows 9 to 11 — covers how to finish your Eivor Granny Square.

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

Row 9

sc into corner, *ch 6, sc into third stitch of loop, ch 8, sc into 8th stitch of loop, ch 6, sc into corner of square, repeat from * 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 9

This is what your square should look like now.

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square Tutorial - Row 9

Row 10

*sc 8, sc 10 into next chain space, sc 8 into next chain space, 

repeat from * 3 more times, ss to finish row

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 10

Optional Row 11

sc all the way around adding one extra ch stitch at the point of each corner (above the picots) and our square is complete!

Eivor's Crochet Granny Square row 11


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