I haven’t always used stitch markers, however as I start making more complicated crochet patterns I have found stitch markers to be invaluable. A stitch marker is a great way to mark your spot in a pattern, or to mark when you know you will need to start using a new stitch. You can find stitch markers at most stores that carry craft supplies, there are many different styles. I have used store bought plastic stitch markers, and to be honest, they break a lot. Remember you are going to be opening and closing your stitch markers 100’s of times during just one pattern. So making your own DIY stitch markers that are stronger is a smart way of saving a little cash and your sanity. Don’t worry you can create easy DIY stitch markers in less time than it would take you to run to the store.
- Darice 14mm Lobster Clasps
- Darice Mix and Mingle Birthstone Charms
- Darice 6mm Jump Rings
- Darice Round Nose Pliers
To begin making your DIY stitch markers, take one clasp, one jump ring, and one charm. Place them together, this way you know which items you are using.
Take your jump ring and open it. The best way to open a jump ring is by twisting it. When you pull a jump ring apart it can make the ring misshaped. The easiest way to twist open a jump ring is by using two different pliers, one on each side of the ring close to the opening, then twist the pliers away from each other. I opened my jump ring wide in order to fit the clasp and charm on the ring.
Now you have finished DIY stitch markers that will hold up for many, many patterns.
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