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


Every Finish it Friday I share a project that needs to be completed.

The goal of Finish It Friday is to make progress toward finishing UFO's (unfinished objects) by working on it today. I estimate I have at least 200 projects on the go, this madness has to stop.

Perhaps I'll inspire you to pick up your own UFO and make some progress too!





In case I haven't added the latest project yet, you can find all the Finish It Friday posts here.

Top in pumpkin colour
Finish It Friday 22

Pumpkin Top

Crochet Lace Tape Top
Finish It Friday 21

Crochet Lace Tape Top

Quilt squares close-up
Finish It Friday 20

Unfinished Quilt

Tea cup
Finish It Friday 19

The Phases of Life

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

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

Crochet Mesh Square
Finish It Friday 17

Crochet Mesh Square

Scrap Busting
Finish It Friday 16

Scrap Busting

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon
Finish It Friday 15

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Painting The Entrance
Finish It Friday 14

Painting The Entrance

Upcycle Clothig To Dog Toy
Finish It Friday 13

Upcycle Clothing To Dog Toy

Crochet Insertion Lace
Finish It Friday 12

Crochet Insertion Lace

Failed Flower Motif

Finish It Friday 11

Failed Flower Motif

My Sticky Note Addiction

Finish It Friday 10

My Sticky Note Addiction


Using the last drop

Finish It Friday 9

Using The Last Drop

crochet with sisal

Finish It Friday 8

Crochet With Sisal


Entrelac Tunisian Crochet

Finish It Friday 7

Entrelac Tunisian Crochet


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?


Sheet Yarn Rug

Finish It Friday 5

Sheet Yarn Rug


Crochet Broomstick Lace

Finish It Friday 4

Crochet Broomstick Lace


Tunisian crochet sampler join

Finish It Friday 3

Tunisian Crochet Sampler Join


Kitty Cross Stitch

Finish It Friday 2

Kitty Cross Stitch



Little Crochet Granny Squares

Finish It Friday 1

Little Crochet Granny Squares



What to expect each week at Finish It Friday 

  • At least one photo of the project
  • An estimate of how long it's been since I started the project
  • An estimate of how long since I've worked on the project
  • An update on the project from the previous week 
    • Was there progress?
    • Did I enjoy working on it?
    • Will I continue to work on it?

In case I haven't added the latest project yet, you can find all the Finish It Friday posts here.

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