Crochet markers

good morning
i had know idea that there was such a thing as stitch markers
for crochet
does anyone know anything about these
i wonder if i can improvise with something
as it is very hot today and my husband is away with the car
i am anxious to try a jacket and i need markers
and you know knitters and crocheters must have immediately
or it will drive me crazy all day
can anyone help

[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?

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Yeah!!! That’s it!!! THANK YOU! (I feel silly- clearly I haven’t had enough morning coffee…)

thank you all
shouldnt go near the computer in the morning
all are good suggestions
thanks again

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.

where can you you buy plastic safety pins
michaels doesnt have them

this morning i went to michaels and bought plastic stitch markers
they round and open
so i guess they will do
i should have listen and used the things you said
they were 8.00 for 16 little hooks
not that it is so much money but i think their prices have gone
on everything in the store since lewiscraft went out of business
and they are the only large store other than walmart
i hate this kind of merchandising
i would sooner pay the price in a small store rather give it to michaels
little bit like stealing

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. :slight_smile:

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:,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.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[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: