Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Crochet Stitch Markers


Handmade with Love silver crochet stitch markers.


UK £5.00 + P&P FREE

Rest of the world £5.00 + £2.00 P&P

To Order please email me here

and I will invoice you via PayPal. Please indicate Qty and which set/s you require.


Handmade – Trust, Create, Imagine - silver crochet stitch markers


Stitch Marker Information

Handmade in Scotland – lead free silver.

Please do not purchase the wrong type of stitch markers. Knitting stitch markers cannot be used with crochet.

In crochet a stitch marker is a memory aid used to mark important locations on your work in progress. Crochet patterns have a mathematical basis, so stitch markers serve as a visual reference that replaces the need to continually count stitches and reduces the error rate.

Stitch markers are used for noting the first stitch on a crochet round, marking increase or decrease points, or identifying key locations in a complex repetitive stitch pattern. They are very useful when crocheting socks too. New crocheters can also use stitch markers to identify a turning chain. Stitch markers can also mark attachment points for joining of a multi-part project, such as a sleeve, heel, etc.

Unlike knitting stitch markers, which are closed bands, crochet markers have open slots or opening catches so that they can be moved easily and replaced on new rows as a project item grows. In order to distinguish from other types of stitch markers, the markers designed for crochet use are also known as split stitch markers.

These two different textile arts require two different types of stitch markers.

Knitting Stitch Markers – attach to the knitting needle.

Crochet Stitch Markers – attach to the worked crochet.


Ali said...

Wow they are lovely! I have emailed you with my order.

Baba Rose said...

I love these, far nicer than the horrible plastic ones! My birthday is coming up, think I'll talk nice to the husband to get me some for it :). Thank you for the information also, I am an advanced knitter(ambitious too, choose patterns that are beyond my skill set!) and a very beginner crocheter and I didn't know that each art had a particular type of stitch marker, I had seen the different type of markers but I thought that they were a 'personal' choice re which ones to use!

Aine, Dublin