good morningi had know idea that there was such a thing as stitch markersfor crochetdoes anyone know anything about thesei wonder if i can improvise with somethingas it is very hot today and my husband is away with the cari am anxious to try a jacket and i need markersand you know knitters and crocheters must have immediatelyor it will drive me crazy all daycan anyone helpsylvia:drool:
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid]Safety pins, bobby pins, french earring wires, lever back earrings, loops of yarn, paper clips.....[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
As long as they are removable- they work! I have some with the things that you use at the end of a necklace- (uh, brain cramp) ya know, where you pull back the lever and the circle opens?
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkorchid]Lobster claw[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
Yeah!!! That's it!!!!! THANK YOU! (I feel silly- clearly I haven't had enough morning coffee.....)
thank you allshouldnt go near the computer in the morningall are good suggestionsthanks againsylvia:muah:
Or you could just use pieces of contrast color yarn to loop around the stitches to be marked.
I generally use pieces of contrasting colored yarn (and then clip them out later). I've also used the knitting markers that look like short fat plastic safety pins (what ARE those called?), but I prefer the contrasting yarn, particularly for lightweight yarns/threads.
howhere can you you buy plastic safety pinsmichaels doesnt have themsylvia
hithis morning i went to michaels and bought plastic stitch markersthey round and openso i guess they will doi should have listen and used the things you saidthey were 8.00 for 16 little hooksnot that it is so much money but i think their prices have goneon everything in the store since lewiscraft went out of businessand they are the only large store other than walmarti hate this kind of merchandisingi would sooner pay the price in a small store rather give it to michaelslittle bit like stealingsylvia:rollseyes:
I hear ya, Sylvia...and now Michaels has got to pay Martha Stewart too so you know the prices are up! LOL
I use split-ring stitch markers- got them at Meijer, maybe 25, in assorted sizes and colors, for two bucks. I use them for knitting, too. They're very versatile.
I use safety pins.
My walmart has lots of safety pins in the sewing section of the craft department. Then, they also the cirlce stitch markers.... like the "rings" i guess you would call them. :muah:
My favorite for crochet are these:http://www.knitty-noddy.com/component/page,shop.flypage/product_id,1979/category_id,ef9c6c07bb0a62826f0280ac28a68a42/option,com_phpshop/
You can take them on and off the stitch without having to unclip anything. They are great.
[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=darkgreen]I make my own out of different size lobster claws. Or these are my favorite. http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2874&PRODID=prd32215&source=search[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=#006400]My daughter likes them too. She stole half of mine...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
I use the contrasting yarn method I just loop a 2-3 inch piece of yarn on them with my crochet hook (the stitch you want to mark) and easily pull them out later. Especially if you are workin the crochet in the round, this is very helpful. I tried using the round plastic markers that open on the side to mark the stiches, but when I went to take them out sometimes they pulled on some of the yarn's plys and made an ugle snag that was hard to get back into shape.:gah: