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.

How To Crochet Mirrored Picots

Crochet Mirrored Picots

Once you have mastered normal picots and downward picots, mirrored picots are a simple affair. Close mirrored picots will quickly become a favourite embellishment in your crochet.

Mirrored Picots


How to crochet mirrored picots - remove hook and insert hook into 8th and 4th chains from hook

Chain 8, remove your hook, insert hook into 8th chain from the hook and then into the 4th chain from the hook, pick up the dropped loop - no need to yarn over - and pull through both loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through to complete the pair of picots.

Continue as normal

How to crochet mirrored picots - pick up the dropped loop and pull through, yarn over and pull through to complete the mirrored picot

It may take a little practice to get your mirrored picots to look well formed but once you do you'll love these little motifs.

How to crochet mirrored picots

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