In crochet, a stitch marker is a mnemonic device used to distinguish important locations on a work in progress. Crochet patterns have a mathematical basis, so stitch markers serve as a visual reference that takes the place of continuous stitch counting and reduces a crocheter’s error rate.
Why do you need stitch markers?
One of the main functions of stitch markers is orienting your work. Markers can indicate where to stop and start stitch patterns or where to increase or decrease stitches, so you don’t have to count a specific number of stitches each time.
Where do you put the stitch marker in crochet?
To find out, work your stitch and place a stitch marker under the top two loops. Then, when you come to that stitch again to work into it on your next row or round, you’ll know you’re in the right place. The stitch marker marks the spot! I wanted to work into the 1st of the four stitches in the round below.
What supplies are needed for crochet?
The two main tools you need to crochet with are yarn and a crochet hook.
These are the basic crochet supplies + accessories to get started with crocheting:
- Crochet Hook(s)
- Yarn Needle (aka a Darning Needle or Tapestry Needle)
- Hook Organizer.
- Scissors (a nice sharp pair is good!)
How do you make a crochet marker?
Steps for making stitch markers
- Open the jump ring. Use your pliers to gently open the ring, twisting it open instead of pulling it open which can unnecessarily weaken the metal. …
- Add charm to jump ring.
- Add lobster clasp to jump ring.
- Gently twist the jump ring back to the closed position, trying not to leave a gap.
What does slip marker mean?
September 1, 2010. The term sm in knitting instructions means slip marker. Slip marker assists you by not having to count stitches. You can use your ring or safety pin and when you come to it just slip on to the other needle. You can buy a slip marker at a sewing storew.