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Beginner friendly tutorial on how to make your own DIY stitch markers. I have included step by step photo tutorial that will guide you through.
I have always loved to make my own things rather than always buying the best and the newest creations on the market. So when it comes to stitch markers, I am just the same way. I use what I have already at home and make my own ones.
Well, usually I use just a piece of yarn to mark my spot when starting a new round when crocheting a project. But when I start multiple different crochet projects (who doesn’t, right?) I sometimes use the same hook for multiple projects.
So in order to mark them and remember which hook I used for which project, I decided to make myself DIY stitch markers with the letter of the hook size.
Here I would like to show you step by step how I made my own crochet stitch markers. Most of the items I used you can find at your local craft or beading store, but some of the items I used I bought from Amazon. I have my affiliate links below for you to purchase the exact items I bought.
Why make your own DIY stitch markers?
I absolutely adore yarn crafts. However, sometimes we all need a little break and make something different. Making your own DIY stitch markers can be just the quick little project you might need.
They are also fun to make and expand your making skills to another craft that is still related to crochet or knitting.
These DIY stitch markers would also make a lovely gift to your crafty friends! You can personalize them with their favorite colors and gems you use. I have used mostly items that you can already find at your home. These are inexpensive to make and would be a great quick project.
You will need:
- safety pins
- beads in different colors (2mm in diameter)
- superduo beads
- beading needle
- beading thread
- beads with letters on it
- beading glue (to secure everything permanently)
DIY Stitch Markers Final size:
With safety pin: about 2.5 inches
Without safety pin: 1.2 inches
Did you ever crochet using beads? I have a tutorial on how to do it HERE, and even made a bracelet that was crocheted with beads which you can find HERE. Secondly, I have many video tutorials on my YouTube Channel.
To start your DIY stitch markers, first you will need the beading thread that you thread thru the needle. You will most likely need about 20 inches (image 1). Next you will start with one super duo bead that you thread onto the needle down the thread and tie off securely so you won’t lose it (images 2 and 3). After that you will start adding your color choice of beads. In my case, I added 9 0.2cm beads.
Now it is time to add the letter bead to your thread. In picture 1, you can see that I added the bead with the letter “I”. Now you will add 3 more 0.2cm beads as well as your safety pin (image 2). You will go thru the bead that is the closest to your safety pin and the safety pin 3 times in total. This will secure everything in place pretty well. Then you will push the needle thru the 3 beads and the letter bead again (image 3. Add the same 9 beads just in the reverse order again to the needle (image 4).
You are almost done now. Push the needle thru the superduo bead (image 1) and then go thru it again on the other hole (image 2. Now tie it off with several knots with the thread end that is hanging off from the beginning. Lead the needle thru the 9 beads again (image 3). Now thread the leftover thread onto the needle and go thru the other 9 beads. Cut off both threads that are hanging off right by the bead with the letter.
Finishing DIY Stitch Markers Off
You are now done and can add some of that bead glue to the spots that have knots to make sure they won’t get loose anytime soon.
You can now do that same for all the other letters for your hooks you need stitch markers for. Below you can see my collection of stitch markers. I will probably have to make many more as I use a couple hooks for several projects, especially the “H” stitch marker as I use that hook for most of my projects.
If you enjoyed this DIY stitch markers tutorial and think it is useful, why not share it with your crochet friends? You can share the link on your social media so even more people get to enjoy these beautiful patterns. Do not forget to pin this collection to your favorite Pinterest Board.
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