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.

Crochet Mesh Square

Crochet Mesh Square

This little crochet mesh square is worked in no. 8 crochet cotton using a 1.6 mm crochet hook with the centre design based of Eivor's granny square. My intention was for it to be a bowl cover.

I clearly didn't pay enough attention while making this square and I've added in extra stitches along the way. I must've been watching a rather good show at the time, my guess is a costume drama, maybe Downton Abbey, The Paradise or Mr Selfridge.

Ever since this little project has sat waiting for me to decide it's fate. I'm just going to have to rip this one out I think.

Project started:

30 November 2015

Last worked on the project:

30 November 2015

Still to do:

Rip it out.

Crochet Mesh Square - #FinishItFriday

Update on Scrap Busting

linen fabric strips - scrap busting

Was there progress?

YES. There's still lots left to do.

Did I enjoy working on it?

Meh, it's ho hum boring work and I wish I had a cutting mat and a sharp rotary cutting blade to make the work go faster.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES. Bit by bit.

And a more general update on Finish It Friday progress because I want you to know I am making progress, far more progress then I would have if it weren't for Finish It Friday's.

I've almost finalised my edging plans for the Little Granny Square project which was the very first Finish It Friday project.

I also think I know what I'm doing with the wool that I was practising broomstick lace with.

I've shown you mine, now I want to know how your projects are going? Have you been working on them? How many UFO's do you have and will you be working on finishing one this weekend?

Finish It Friday

That's it for another week of #FinishItFriday. Happy Finishing!

If you're working on your own UFO's use the hashtag #FinishItFriday on:
 Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , and Instagram .

I'll be looking for them to share but it always helps if you remember to tag me at Purfylle.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.


  1. A cutting mat and rotary cutter has saved my sanity when doing quilts!! I can't even remember how I did them before!!

  2. Oh yeah, UFOs. You know mine: Kim's Kwilt, Shirley's quilt, and the twins quilts. sigh
    Add those onto the dishes, de-cluttering, sweeping, mopping, laundry....
    ad nauseum!


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