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.

1950's Fur Felt Hat

1950's fur felt hat

This super stylish original 1950's fur felt hat is from my personal collection. I'm giving you a sneak peak before she goes on sale at the Guildford Heritage Festival.

And why not some hat pins too?

7" glass head hat pins

For the last week I've been struggling with back pain and things are falling by the way side left, right and centre. Email is piling up, all things blogging are being put on hold as much as possible and I still have a fair stall to prepare.

Despite all of that I am still determined to make headway on getting my costume ready to wear to the fair, however it does mean I won't be posting as much over the next two weeks but then everything should go back to normal.


  1. You going to sell that gorgeous hat?? Oh stella, I think you have a fever, you better lie down!!
    I'm so sorry to hear your back is acting up. I'll pray that you are much better soon.

    1. My back is still being rude, but the hat didn't sell. I guess I asked too much for it.


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