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.

Magpie Clan

Magpie with wasp


Australian magpie with wasp

Juvenile Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

Peewee - definitely not a magpie, but often found sharing grazing area

Magpie giving me the eyeball

Magpie Clan

Magpie Clan

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  1. Aren't they fascinating birds? I used to be really wary of them (superstitious) but ever since I moved here there is at least one, sometimes two on a good day, outside. Our ones are very naughty and fight with the blackbirds. Ours also have more blue in them. Great capture :) PS Sorry if you have this comment twice, something went wrong the first time. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I love their song, and the blue is more prominent during mating season and is even more visible in UV. Cool huh?

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    2. Oh, and our magpies aren't corvid's like yours, they're actually more closely related to butcher birds.

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  2. They're very clever birds. I love the capture of the one with a bug! Great shots!

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    1. They are crazy smart! They even use tools apparently.

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  3. Beautiful detail in the photos, love watching birds

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Looks like you should update your blogger profile, I've gotten so used to seeing photalife everywhere now.

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  4. A tasty snack to keep him going! Beautiful photos

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  5. What great captures! Especially the bug eating one. He looks impressed with his dinner

    Cat x

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    1. He was a bit worried I might try and steal it I think.

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  6. Pretty bird!
    Why are all the females so much more drab???

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    1. The young and females need the better camouflage to protect the babies from being stolen by predators.

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  7. They are amazing. I always love the sound that they make =)

    Lovely photos =)

    #mysundayphoto

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  8. I just love magpies. We have 3 around at the moment which I feed. They are so cheeky. Love the photos.

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