Crochet or Knitting Stitch Markers
As you may have read on my recent post about the little cardigan I made I’ve just taken up crocheting again & I am loving it! One of the things I was short of was stitch markers, I have plenty for knitting, but not the open loop one, my knitting ones are beads & bling, but I spotted these on Ebay.
I appreciate to anyone not a knitter or crocheter this is boring but I’m thrilled with them, they cost £1.20 (with 60p P&P) for 24 assorted sizes, there is just two sizes. The large one measuring 20mmm or 7/8 of an inch & 16mm or 5/8 of an inch, in four colours jade, blue, red, & black. They just slip into your stitch easily.
I started using them last night, I couldn’t wait to be honest, I’m making an whale Amigurumi, which for those of you like me who have no idea what one is here is what Wiki says
is how Japanese call the trend of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture.
I’m using another of Yolanda Soto Lopez‘s patterns from Youtube here I even learned how to do a magic circle so as there is no or a very small whole where I started. Yolanda explains the stitches clearly & slowly, so if you are tempted to try I would recommend her.
You can see I’m using the small red one to mark my rounds in this photograph.
Crocheting in the round there is not point which tells you you are back at the beginning or at least there isn’t meant to be so far so go on that one, but a useful addition to my crochet & knitting collection
I’ve just completed the whale’s head & am going to stuff it before completing the rest of the project.