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.

Pumpkin Top

Pumpkin Top UFO


This pumpkin coloured top is made of cheesecloth. I have one finished and one half finished. I can't even remember why I made it. Maybe it was to test a pattern block.

In any case, this is one UFO that I am quite happy to simply remove from the pile of unfinished projects, right along with the finished version and my entire cheesecloth stash.

cheesecloth

Project started:

2003

Last worked on the project:

2003

Still to do:

Get it out of my home
armholes, hem and straps need finishing

Update on Crochet Lace Tape Top

crochet lace tape top

Was there progress?

I've taken the current work off the dress form and found all of the extra yarn. I've put it in my current work pile. Does that count as progress?

I have a confession to make, I am working on a new crochet project which I am hoping to finish as a Christmas gift so it is getting priority at the moment.

Did I enjoy working on it?

It felt great to finally have my dress form free of this project.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES, I hope to even finish it one day.



That concludes another week of #FinishItFriday

I'm really pleased to have another UFO out of the sewing room. What was the last UFO you decided you couldn't be bothered with?

Happy Finishing!


See previous Finish It Friday projects.

Comments

  1. Wow, Stella, proud of you!! Get 'em outta there!!
    The teal lace tape is gorgeous!!

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