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Keep track of your stitched with some knit and pearl stitch markers.
The great thing about this is that when you are not using the markers, you can clasp them on to a charm bracelet.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 1
    Step 1

    For each stitch marker you will need a jewellery clasp, a head pin, a k or p bead and some extra cute beads.

  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the beads on to the head pin in the order you want.

  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Snip off any excess wire off the head pin so that you are left with 1/3" of wire above the beads.

  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take some chain nose pliers and bend the wire at a 90 ° angle above the beads.

  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Still holding the pin with the chain nose pliers, take some round nose pliers and bend the wire in to a loop. Remove the chain nose pliers and then slip the end of the wire in to the top of the first bead.

  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 6
    Step 6

    6. Open the hoop on the jewellery clasp by twisting one side forward with pliers.

  • How to make a stitch marker. Stitch Markers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Slip the loop of the head pin on to the jewellery clasp and close the hoop by twisting the open side backwards with the pliers. Now when you need to mark a stitch, simply attach the clasp to the loop. Make as many as you need for your knitting project.

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The Trace
The Trace · United States, US · 2 projects
Way cute Happy I'll have to make some of these!
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PJ F.
PJ F. · Fort Valley, Virginia, US
LOVE IT! I am a newbie knitter and I really need these markers sometimes to tell rs from ws! ( especially if you're not doing ST st!

great tut!
thanks!
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olivia

Great idea! I love the tutorial as well! It is very easy to follow and informative!
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Carole Martyn-Dow

So cool, I'm going to make some for my daughter, an avid knitter. Thanxs Carole
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nniiccoollee

Awesome idea! I just learned to knit and someone suggested something like this to keep track, but I thought it would be bulky and more hassle than it's worth, but your creation looks very useful. Thanks!
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Monklin

Wow! This is very cute! It really would help keep track with your knitting. Very good idea. =3
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Mme. Cedille

I just stumbled into your site yesterday, and I love the ideas here! Neat and chic! Happy

Please, keep up this good work and of course thank you for sharing these wonderful projects.

(You can have a look at my blog but it is unfortunately has nothing to do with crafts and it is in Turkish.)



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kadija

this is a very good idea!
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Bev Love

What a great idea, the k and the p are really useful with novelty yarns where the stiches lose their definition.
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