I finally purchased some stitch holders for my crochet projects. I was using a bit of yarn and looping it through the stitch I wanted to mark. But, I always wanted the real thing. Not liking the package they came in, I decided to make my own holder. I thought I’d share the pattern here:
This stitch marker holder can be sewn to a hook book, project bag, or left alone.
Gauge isn’t critical for sizing something like this. Another reason to do a gauge swatch is to see if the fabric drapes the way you want.
Supplies: Caron Simply Soft Yarn, 4 medium weight, Iris, a couple yards
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Abbreviations: ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
Size: 7 inches by 3 inches
Note: Using a larger hook for the starting chain can keep the beginning end of the item looking square when finished.
Note: Ch2 or ch3 at the beginning of a row counts as one stitch.
- Sc in 3rd stitch from hook, 1ch in next 20 stitches. (21sc)
2. Ch2, 1sc in next 20 stitches. (21sc)
3 – 4. Repeat row 2.
5. Ch3, 1dc in next 3 stitches, (ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1dc in next stitch) 6 times, ch1, skip 1 stitch, 1dc in next 4 stitches. (7ch, 14dc)
6-9. Repeat row 2.
Fasten off and bury ends.
Clever and useful idea.