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.

Pinbellish 14: a pinning celebration

Welcome to Pinbellish!

A Pinning Celebration


Can you believe it's almost the end of the year already? Are you ready for Christmas? I hope you've got some amazing Christmas crafts, recipes and inspiration to share with us this week, because we will have an extra feature spot just for Christmas posts next week!

Stick Pin


Stick pins have been used to hold ties and scarfs in place since the 18th C. Worn by both men and women they are also worn on the lapel as a decorative item.
These lovely specimens are from the 1970's.
source: Ruby Lane



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  1. Link to your pinterest pin (not your blog - only links to pins get featured)
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Repin 2 pins for every link you add
  4. Follow your hosts on your favourite social media platform

Meet & Follow Your Hosts


Sarah J of  Sarah Celebrates 
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Gina of  Gina's Craft Corner
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Allie of  Crafty Allie
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Stella Lee of  Purfylle 
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Merry Christmas!






Features


Bowdabra Swag Lantern Topper Wooden Christmas Gift Tags  Pumpkin gingerbread apple cider muffins Free Cross Stitch Rose Free Knitting Pattern: Onion Market Wrist Warmers From Thrift to Gift Rainbow Shell Afghan leather wing back chair Image Map

Oops! We got all the pins mixed up this week and lost track of which host picked which pin. Stella did remember which was the most clicked (top right) and the last to link up (top left) though. Can you tell which favourite was chosen by your host? Tell us in the comments!

My Personal Favourite 

Of Birds and Flowers by Claudia Wilson



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Pinbellish Pin Party - Get your pins out there!






Disclosures: By submitting a link to the Pinbellish Link Up you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your image on our blogs, across social media and future round up posts.  Pinbellish hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given where credit is due.  


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Comments

  1. Thanks for featuring my Pin <3

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  2. Thank you for this great party!

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  3. Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. super awesome party! Appreciate the feature for our rainbow blanket. I would guess you picked it since you made the comment on pinterest but really, that's not a great clue so no idea!! Thank you thank you thank you!! :)

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  5. Those stick pins are so pretty! Loving all of the Christmas pins. - Tasha

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  6. Thank you for featuring my pin, and thank you for hosting!

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