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.

Silver Princess

Silver Princess flower


Silver Princess in bloom


Wattle bird

Wattle bird feeding on silver princess flowers



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  1. What an unusual looking plant, I love the bold colour

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It's one of our favourites, we've planted one of these trees in our front yard. I can't wait until it grows up.

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  2. So pretty and delicate and the most amazing rich colour

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    1. They are quite delicate aren't they? I guess that's what inspired their name.

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  3. What fantastic photo's, love the bird sipping at the nectar #MySundayPhoto

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    1. That's a wattle bird. They are quite the bully.

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  4. What amazing flowers. I was so struck by them I almost didn't notice the lovely bird! Fab #MySundayPhoto

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    1. These flowers are one of Australia's prettiest that's for sure.

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  5. Beautiful shots Stella, the colours are just gorgeous. - Tasha

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    1. I love the colours of silver princess too - there is a yellow version but it's less striking

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  6. Beautiful photos!
    They are gorgeous flowers! They are so pretty!

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    1. You should see a whole tree covered in them. It's amazing.

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  7. So: interesting, attractive, different (I love different). Great photos, you even shot the bird! And what a beautiful name. :)

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    1. It's fairly commonplace in these parts, but it's still amazing to see in full bloom.

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  8. Such a beautiful flower Stella. I recently found one that looked like that but had golden tips and it was cylindrical. Nature never ceases to amaze with its variety!

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    1. Did you take a photo? I would love to see.

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  9. Stella, you take the most amazing photos!
    I love these, especially the bright pinks of the flowers.
    If you hadn't put the bird by itself pic in there, I'd never have seen him in the others! lol

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    1. He's well camouflaged isn't he? I was hoping to get a clearer shot of him - next time.

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  10. Those are pretty shots! Love the details =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. I can't wait to take the camera out again and get some more flower photos.

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  11. These are gorgeous. I don't think I've ever seen flowers like this before. Very pretty.

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    1. They are unique to Australia. I must see if I can capture the beauty of the entire tree to share with you all.

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  12. Wonderful photos Stella. I love the bird and the flowering gum. Such gorgeous blossoms. What is that bird? An eastern spinebill?

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    1. It's a western wattle bird. They are big bully's.

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