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« on: September 19, 2007 04:26:33 PM »

so, i always see stuff about how to make stitch markers for knitting (ie closed loop that goes on the needles), but those wouldn't work for crochet, would they? they'd be permanently stuck in your work. does anyone know of tutorials or sites with instructions for making stitch markers for crochet? i've been using a french-hook earring, but i want to make some nice ones for my mom :-/
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 04:50:42 PM »

I don't remember where I saw it but somewhere there's a tut about making stitch markers out of those plastic covered paper clips. A lot of stuff pops up when you do a google search
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007 05:09:45 PM »

I just use paper clips, but this tutorial comes to mind:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47621.0
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007 05:15:44 PM »

I don't remember where I saw it but somewhere there's a tut about making stitch markers out of those plastic covered paper clips. A lot of stuff pops up when you do a google search

those would be easy, but my mom would like something more decorative looking and more...grown up? i guess? she crochets at work, and people are always stopping to look at her yarn bag (which i made her) and her projects, and she'd like some stitch markers that inspire wows and oohs, you know?

I just use paper clips, but this tutorial comes to mind:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47621.0

those are really pretty! i wonder if i can manage to make them without messing up the wire?
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007 12:24:46 AM »

Its so rare that I've used stitch markers but when I need them I just use safety pins. I bet it wouldn't be too difficult to spruce up a few with beads or better yet charms (as in charm braclet charms.) You can get little craft store pretties for pennies. I'm planning on doing the same myself whenever I can fit more crafty goods into the budget.  Wink
Ok so its not a very fancy stitch marker idea but hey.. I'm frugal what can I say? Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007 12:30:06 AM »

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189735.msg1991746#msg1991746

I posted some crochet stitch markers I made - those little locks aren't expensive, and you can put pretty much anything on them. They snap into crochet easily, but depending on how tight and strong the thing you're making is, I'd put lighter things on them than I did - those are for amigurumi type things.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007 09:35:18 AM »

ooh, i really like those ones with the lobster clasps! i hadn't even thought of using those. i think i'll go get some tomorrow and try making something with them...
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007 01:53:58 PM »

If what you are looking for is something decorative, what about wine glass rings or charms?  Like these: http://www.gdoor.com/wgclifestyle.htm
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http://www.stemdecor.com/
They are the little decorative charms you use to distinguish your wine glass from someone else's, that fit over the stem of the glass.  Just a thought.
 
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007 06:04:59 PM »

I've made a bunch for swaps:
http://mrsmulticraft.blogspot.com/2007/05/sweet-shop-swap-round-9.html
I used lanyard clips and they work for up to a size I hook. Any bigger and you have to clip them on the yarn itself which is not all that bad.

You don't need to many tools for them either:
Eye pins
Split rings or jump rings
Beads (word to the wise use pretty plastic ones so they are light and don't stretch the stitches) Or mix a few glass with plastic.
Lanyard clips
Wire cutters
Pliers
Round nose pliers (not required but make life easier)

I'm sure you could make some! They are really easy! I also have a set I got in a swap that were made using lever back earings. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007 05:25:50 PM »

I just use paper clips, but this tutorial comes to mind:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=47621.0
Yeah, i usually use colorful paper clips too, or just a piece of yarn (of a contrasting color)
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