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.

Finish It Friday 2016 Review

UFO's tackled in 2016 #FinishItFriday

In 2016 I shared with you 22 unfinished projects. 

How many of those UFO's are still unfinished?

Total number of projects that are no longer clutter = 12 

Plus a few bonus projects that I will share with you soon.

In Use: 4

FIF 1, 3, 5 & 13

Gone / Donated / Gifted / Frogged: 5

FIF 2, 8, 9, 11, 22

Currently in Progress: 3 (all lifestyle/habit changes)

FIF 10, 18, 19

Total number of projects that are still UFO's = 10 

I may have started a few new projects too, oops. 

UFO's still waiting to be finished = 7

FIF 4, 6, 7, 14, 16, 20, 21

Still not frogged but probably should be : 3

I think that because they are small I don't feel I have to rush to do something about them.
FIF 12, 15, 17 

NB: All projects linked below. 

That's over half of the UFO's featured no longer waiting to be dealt with. I think that's a pretty good result, a result I don't think I would have achieved if it weren't for FinishItFriday.

How did you do last year with finishing projects?

This year I hope to do even better! Join in and get your UFO's finished too!

Top in pumpkin colour
Finish It Friday 22

Pumpkin Top

Current Status: Gone

Crochet Lace Tape Top
Finish It Friday 21

Crochet Lace Tape Top

Current Status: UFO

Quilt squares close-up
Finish It Friday 20

Unfinished Quilt

Current Status: UFO

Tea cup
Finish It Friday 19

The Phases of Life

Current Status: Work In Progress

Ruffles, buttons, ribbons, lace, cord, beads
Finish It Friday 18

Sew...you want to start a sewing group?

Current Status: Everyone is coming back for more this year. 

Crochet Mesh Square
Finish It Friday 17

Crochet Mesh Square

Current Status: ?

Scrap Busting
Finish It Friday 16

Scrap Busting

Current Status: Stalled

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon
Finish It Friday 15

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Current Status: In the yarn-scraps spot

Painting The Entrance
Finish It Friday 14

Painting The Entrance

Current Status: More work yet to do

Upcycle Clothig To Dog Toy
Finish It Friday 13

Upcycle Clothing To Dog Toy

Current Status: Well loved and used

Crochet Insertion Lace
Finish It Friday 12

Crochet Insertion Lace

Current Status: Waiting for me to decide to frog it because I don't think it's up to scratch or to accept it's imperfections and continue work on it.

Failed Flower Motif

Finish It Friday 11

Failed Flower Motif

Current Status: Long Gone

My Sticky Note Addiction

Finish It Friday 10

My Sticky Note Addiction

Current Status: No new sticky notes have been purchased (accept once as a gift for a friend) They are being used regularly but it seems the pile does not get any smaller. 

Using the last drop

Finish It Friday 9

Using The Last Drop

Current Status: Long gone

crochet with sisal

Finish It Friday 8

Crochet With Sisal

Current Status: The sisal is in the shed where it belongs

Entrelac Tunisian Crochet

Finish It Friday 7

Entrelac Tunisian Crochet

Current Status: UFO

What to do with a sun dress that doesn't fit?

Finish It Friday 6

What To Do With A Sun Dress That Doesn't Fit?

Current Status: UFO

Sheet Yarn Rug

Finish It Friday 5

Sheet Yarn Rug

Current Status: The dogs love to sleep on it!

Crochet Broomstick Lace

Finish It Friday 4

Crochet Broomstick Lace

Current Status: UFO

Tunisian crochet sampler join

Finish It Friday 3

Tunisian Crochet Sampler Join

Current Status: Finished and Gifted

Kitty Cross Stitch

Finish It Friday 2

Kitty Cross Stitch

Current Status: Gone, gone gone

Little Crochet Granny Squares

Finish It Friday 1

Little Crochet Granny Squares

Current Status: Completed, I just need to blog about it. 



  1. Over half is EXCELLENT!!
    I finished 1 quilt last year. :( Out of 5 I have as UFO's.
    That's only 20%. Very dismal results for me.
    But we're celebrating YOUR win! Woo hoo!!


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