stitch markers: what’s your preference?

The other day a little package came in the mail with some new stitch markers (in small and large sizes) and little tins from Fripperies & Bibelots:

stitch markers

As you can see I got hearts, squares, and raindrop shaped markers, which I was concerned about when ordering — what if they weren’t practical, just cute?  Fortunately they are very practical, and here’s why:

  • They’re extremely lightweight
  • The small sizes are not bulky when on small needles
  • You can mix and match shapes to indicate the beginning of a row, etc.
  • The metal is sturdy but thin, so they lie flat against the needles (allowing for more ladder-free knitting, if that makes sense)
  • They’re inexpensive
  • They’re snag-free

I may be thinking too much about it but what do you look for in stitch markers?  Did I miss any qualities that I should be looking out for?

That’s all for now, see you soon!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Hannah! Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Bloggers Award. There’s no pressure for you to accept it, I just thought I’d let you know. 🙂 Let me know if you do answer my questions, though! I’d love to see your answers. Happy crochet!!


  2. Very cute stitch markers. I have only ever used the plain, ordinary plastic circles in various sizes and colors. It would be fun to stitch with cute markers. I have thought about replacing mine, just haven’t seen the right ones. I would buy those that you purchased if I came across them.


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