This post contains affiliate links. As a knitter, I love and use stitch markers. I love pretty stitch markers, which can be expensive so I decided to make my own! They couldn’t be any easier and affordable to make.
Stitch markers can be used to mark off a certain number of stitches, mark the beginning of a round, or to mark where to make a particular stitch. They come in very handy. I have a small collection of stitch markers but have also been known to use a paperclip or other item when in a bind.
These stitch markers are incredibly easy to make and are very pretty. To make them I used:
- 12 mm jump rings
- 1″ (25mm) Headpins
- Glass beads – I used 2 different size beads per marker. You don’t want to use a bead that it too big or heavy.
- Round nose pliers
- Long nose pliers
- Wire cutters
First, I placed a large bead and then a smaller bead on the headpin.
Bend the headpin as shown in the picture below. This is where you should use the round nose pliers.
Add the jump ring.
Then snip the excess end of the jump ring with the wire cutters.
Use the long nose pliers to press the end of the headpin toward the body of the headpin. And voila! You have a stitch marker.
I’m participating in a swap on Ravelry, an online community for knitters and crocheters. I love swaps and this one is a coffee and chocolate swap. You send a pound of coffee, some chocolate, yarn and other yarn goodies. I like these stitch markers so much, that I decided to send some to my swap partner. I made ten stitch markers, as well as the ones I plan to keep. I hope she likes them!