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.

Dragonfly Barefoot Sandal

Dragonfly Crochet Barefoot Sandal

Today I have something very special for you. Purfylle's first guest crochet post brought to you by the fabulous Millie from 2crochethooks. Millie and Kristina are a mother and daughter crochet team that seem to have an endless supply of awesome crochet patterns that are eminently achievable to get you hooking right away. I can hardly believe that she has created this pattern just for our us over here at Purfylle. I hope you love a bit of unusual bling as much as I do!

Hello everyone, Millie from 2crochethooks here

Lots of love and appreciation to Stella for letting us share a pattern with you today! Last year Stella shared her amazing Spool Knitting Tutorial with us at 2crochethooks and we agreed to create a special pattern just for her readers. Ummm.....well things happen and it took a bit longer for us to get it all together but now we are here and ready to share our Dragonfly Barefoot Sandal! Just in time for the Australian Summer! :) Yeah we totally planned that!

Foot Jewelry aka barefoot sandals have been around for generations and were typically worn by brides at their wedding or for special occasions. The evidence suggest the fashion started in Asia and is now world wide. So, how about we create a little foot jewelry for you today?

Check our blog @ 2Crochethooks to see the matching Dragonfly Slave Bracelet - another free crochet pattern! Let's get busy!


Dragonfly Barefoot Sandal

Dragonfly barefoot sandal free crochet pattern 2crochethooks


Lion Brand bon bons in 2 or more colors or size 4 yarn F hook 2 round (eyes), one long wood bead (lock)


This pattern was created to fit my size 9 foot - so if you have a smaller or larger foot you will need to adjust the pattern to fit. Easiest way - a smaller hook or reduce/increase the chains.


With Body color, feed the three beads onto the yarn, long wood bead (lock) first, then eyes. Push down out of your way for now.

Dragonfly Head

Ch 9, join w/ss (toe ring) ch 2, sc in 2nd ch, ch 1 and turn sc in sc, ch 1 and turn eyes: pull up one round bead, sc in sc, push up next bead, ss in sc, ch 1 and turn


Dragonfly body

sc in sc (in center of two eye beads), ch 4 (counts as a triple), work Triple Bobble Stitch for Dragonfly body (PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS via NewStitchaDay.com)
yo 2 times around hook, insert hook into sc and draw through 1 loop, yo draw through 2 loops. yo twice insert into that same st and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops - you should have 3 loops on your hook, yo over 2 times insert into same st and draw 1 loop through, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, now you should have 4 loops on your hook. yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.


ch 8 ss around long bead, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch, ch 1 and turn



For the anklet we will work a Foundation Single Crochet (instructions here: http://newstitchaday.com/fsc-foundation-single-crochet/) sc in sc, ch 1 and turn - do this x 29 times or the amount of times to fit snuggly around your ankle. ch 4, ss in sc, test you can easily get the loop around your lock bead, adjust if needed. f/o



The wings are worked in the top half of the triple bobble stitch, right behind the eye beads. These instructions will have you working the short (back) wing first, then the long (front) wing.

In Wing color, ss to first ch on dragonfly body from the back on the right side, sc in same stitch twice. Ch 1 and turn Ch 7, ss in 2nd ch from hook, ch 4, join into same sc (smaller wing made).

ss to next sc, ch 9, ss in 2nd ch from hook, ch 6 and join in sc (larger wing made).

Repeat on the left side, joining from the front of the dragonfly.

**Note our pattern tester had problems making our backwards wings so if you are having troubles, here is how she did it:

Join to the body using a sc, ch 9, ss into 2nd from hook, ch 6, ss into sc, (big wing done) sc, ch 7, ss into 2nd from hook, ch 4, SS into sc (little wing done) ss to tail, sc around tail, SS 2 up other side, SC, ch 7, ss into 2nd from hook, ch 4, ss into sc, (little wing done) sc, ch 9, ss into 2nd from hook,, ch 6, ss into sc, ss into sc, (big wing done). break thread and weave in.

F/o and weave in all ends. Test your fit then wear with a smile!

Thanks for crocheting with us today! I hope you enjoy your new dragonfly barefoot sandal!


Thanks to Stella for letting us post today on Purfylle! Please stop by our blog to create your own Dragonfly Ring Wristlet aka Slave Bracelet! Have a delightful day, Millie

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  1. Thanks for having us over Stella! :)

    1. It was awesome having you come and play over at Purfylle! We had so much fun =D

    2. always fun hangin and hookin w/you Stella!!

  2. Cute! Might even make a cute ring to bracelet combo!

    1. Thanks Sarah! The wristlet pattern is available over at 2CrochetHooks ;o)


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