Stitch Marker Alternatives

Do you use stitch markers?  I’ve always used Boye stitch markers, and liked them.  They work well and slide easily in and out of stitches….until recently.

Boye Stitch Markers

I finally found a project they don’t work for….a stuffed frog!  Because you use a smaller hook to make animals, I was having a hard time getting my stitch marker in, but if I didn’t use it I was losing round count.  I live half hour to the closest store, so here’s my solution.

Use a paper clip.  It’s think enough to slide in small stitches and you can pull it back out just as easy. 

Stitch Marker Alternatives

No paper clips around?  You can also use a safety pin.

Crochet Stitch Markers

BOBBY PINS!!! – I’m adding this because there were so many comments that you ladies use these.  I can’t believe I didn’t think of this.  You made me remember that this is what I always saw my mother use when I was growing up. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it!!!

If you have any other solutions I’d love to hear them.

Happy Crocheting!

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