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.

Trimmings

ribbon and lace


These are some of the notions I'm using in the continued construction of my 1870's 'Big Froufy' gown.

satin ribbon, cotton tape, lace

haberdashery

left to right: lace, satin ribbons, cotton tape, bobbin style lace, satin ribbon, lace, eyelet lace

Comments

  1. These trimming are gorgeous! Big Froufy is gonna be the envy of everyone who sees it!!

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    1. There was a big sale and I took full advantage!

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  2. Beautiful trimmings, my wife would love shopping for these

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. The right trims can make all the difference.

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  4. Lovely pieces, the thought of sewing with it terrifies me but beautiful to look at.

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    1. I used all of it accept the very far left.

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    1. Not the easiest to photograph though, I must work on our lighting issues.

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  6. I just love haberdashery and can't wait to see your finished gown #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Habby always makes my heart beat a little faster.

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  7. These are sooo pretty #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I love the different textures and I'm really pleased with how it all turned out.

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  8. So pretty I love frills and trimmings, I am like a magpie for pretty things x

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  9. Looks so pretty! This is something that I would collect actually and look if I feel sad. They are so pretty and uplifting to look at! #mysundayphoto

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    1. Pretty things do brighten the mood, thank you for the reminder that I need to focus on surrounding myself with more beauty.

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