I came up with this project after realizing I had made a giant mistake with one of my crochet projects. After completing my fifth granny square for my afghan, several weeks after completing my first square, I realized that I had used the wrong hook.
I knew I had to make a change in the way that I store my projects, especially if I am going to put them to the side for several weeks. So, I came up with a simple solution: hook size stitch markers. I thought I'd make a quick tutorial to show ya'll how I made them. They really are super simple!
round plastic alphabet beads
assorted colored beads
head pins or eye pins (eye pins have a little circle on the end)
1. Slide one colored bead, an alphabet bead, and a second colored bead onto a head pin or eye pin. I used head pins for my stitch markers.
Cut the head pin, leaving about a half an inch at the top.
2. Using your needle-nose pliers, bend the top of the head pin to form a hook.
3. Slide the hook through the circle on the end of the S-hook.
4. Using your needle-nose pliers, squeeze the hook together, completely closing the hook and securing it onto the S-hook.
That is it! You are now ready to attach your hook size stitch marker to your project.
You can also make yourself some with numbers to keep track of what row you are on.
Or make words by using the entire length of the head or eye pin.
There you have it! Super simple, but also very useful.
Don't have enough time to make these stitch markers yourself? I