How many people here knew about stitch markers? I didn’t, and I’ve seen my mum crochet for many years. My nan used to knit on occasion. Mum has knitted me scarves for school when I was younger. I didn’t know about these handy little gadgets until I started watching crocheting videos, and it was something that kept coming up.
In my humble opinion, Stitch Markers are the life or death of a beginner’s project. When I started a couple of weeks ago, I found that my experiments kept getting smaller, and I couldn’t work out why. Being a YouTube fanatic, who watches videos every day, I decided to see what people were saying about this, and almost every person who was watching said, “use stitch markers.”
Finding stitch markers in stores is not an easy feat. Eventually, I found some as I was walking around Roni’s. I tell this story in my post on essential crochet items.
Since I am working on my first big project, which will be a Christmas present for my sister, I found, in the beginning, I needed to keep my rows as even as possible. I placed a stitch marker at the end of a row and then moved it once I created a new row. For those who might not know, this is what stitch markers look like:
There are other ones that I’ve seen, but these are the more commonly known ones. I bought these with Wool needles, which I didn’t really need because I already had some, but it’ll do in case I break the other ones. These, to my knowledge, are large ones. You can get smaller ones if you know where to look. I’ll do another post explaining the different stitch markers and names they have later.