I’ve been watching some amazing podcasts this week. They’ve all featured such pretty yarn and patterns, and pretty much all the podcasts I’ve been watching have been showing off some gorgeous stitch markers too.
I wanted some. So, to stop me buying all the yarn (bank account you can thank me later!), out came my box of beads and charms for a play.
I have lots of old charms in my box, but I knew two in particular that would be perfect. I made some cute gingerbread man and ice cream stitch markers for both knitting and crochet. And the process was pretty simple.
What you’ll need:
- Jump ring (small ring for crochet and a ring large enough to go over your needle if it’s for knitting)
- Lobster clasp
What to do:
Crochet stitch markers/knitting progress keepers – Using the pliers attach the small jump ring to the charm and the lobster clasp to the jump ring.
Knitting stitch markers – Using the pliers attach a jump ring large enough to fit over your needles to the charm.
VOILA! Instant cuteness for your latest project.
As you can see in the photo above I also modified a row counter that was designed to go over knitting needles. I used a headpin and some beads. The beads and row counter went into the headpin and then I made a loop at the end with a pair of round nose pliers and added a jump ring. I’ve found this useful for my crochet as I can attach it to an existing stitch marker and count my rows as I go round! Usually I use scrap paper for this, but now it’s attached to the project it’s much easier.
However I couldn’t just stop at four cute stitch markers and none of my other charmswere appealing to me that day … to Etsy!
I searched for polymer clay charms (I always filter by the UK as that’s where I am) and found an amazing shop called CarolanCrafts. The sweet charms look good enough to eat. I placed an order and yesterday morning these beauties arrived…
I still need to make these into stitch markers, but for now they’re all laid out so I can look at them. I must say I do now fancy a pick n mix full of shrimps and bananas. I’m looking forward to having these hanging from my work.