All About Stitch Markers in CrochetBy Rachel Choi – 21 Comments
Stitch markers are really helpful in keeping track of a particular place in your work. A marker can be a scrap piece of yarn, safety pin, paper clip, plastic ring, or just about anything else that can easily be placed into the loop of a stitch.
Markers in the Round
If you are working in the round markers are used to keep track of where the round ends and the next round begins. When you crochet around in a circle, it is very easy to lose track of where to stop and start a new round if you don’t use a marker. To place a marker, just insert it into the loop that is on your hook to mark the beginning of the round. At the end of every round, you should move the marker and put it into the new loop that is on your hook. You know you are at the end of the round after you make a stitch into the stitch right before the stitch with the marker in it.
Markers for Sewing
If you are reading a pattern, it may tell you to place a marker so that you can refer back to that location in your work later. Often times this will be a place where you will need to sew together with another part of your work.
Markers as References
Markers can have a unlimited amount of functions. They can be used to help you count stitches if you place then every 10 or so stitches. Markers can even be used to indicated where you are suppose to increase, decrease or do a set of stitches.
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