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 Beading Foundation Row

Crochet Beading Foundation Row


Crochet Beading is one of my favourite methods for starting an openwork crochet project.

Today the term 'beading', when used in relation to crochet, is likely to refer to the use of adding glass, or other types of beads to crochet.

However the traditional use of the term 'Crochet Beading' references the definition of beading as a trim, a term which is still commonly used today in carpentry to denote trims.

Crochet Beading is a fancy foundation row which results in an openwork trim that is ideal for weaving ribbon through, or to use as an edging. I find crochet beading very useful for stitching a project to fabric, allowing the crochet to be worked up separately.

How to work a crochet beading foundation row

This traditional method of working a Crochet Beading is a stitch that deserves to be as popular today as it once was.

Crochet Beading of Triples


US crochet terms used 

Stitches
Chain - Ch
Triple - TR (yarn over 3 times)

Chain 6, triple into 1st chain, *chain 3, triple into the second of the three overs of the previous triple, catching the lower loop at the same time, repeat from* to end.

method of working the second over for crochet beading

Crochet Beading of Trebles

Australian / UK crochet terms used 

Stitches
Chain - Ch
Double Treble - DTR (yarn over 3 times)

Chain 6, double treble into 1st chain, *chain 3, 1 double treble into the second of the three overs of the previous double treble, catching the lower loop at the same time, repeat from* to end.


How to work a crochet beading foundation row, free pattern and tutorial.

Comments

  1. Ok, let's see now!! I like that openwork, and the teal is pretty.

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    1. I've got some lovely ways to use this foundation stitch to share soon. (Teal is one of my favourites.)

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