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Old 07-10-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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crochet markers
good morning
i had know idea that there was such a thing as stitch markers
for crochet
does anyone know anything about these
i wonder if i can improvise with something
as it is very hot today and my husband is away with the car
i am anxious to try a jacket and i need markers
and you know knitters and crocheters must have immediately
or it will drive me crazy all day
can anyone help
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:09 AM   #2
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Safety pins, bobby pins, french earring wires, lever back earrings, loops of yarn, paper clips.....;-)
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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As long as they are removable- they work! I have some with the things that you use at the end of a necklace- (uh, brain cramp) ya know, where you pull back the lever and the circle opens?
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:25 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by marykz View Post
at the end of a necklace- (uh, brain cramp) ya know, where you pull back the lever and the circle opens?
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:31 AM   #5
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Yeah!!! That's it!!!!! THANK YOU! (I feel silly- clearly I haven't had enough morning coffee.....)
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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thank you all
shouldnt go near the computer in the morning
all are good suggestions
thanks again
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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Or you could just use pieces of contrast color yarn to loop around the stitches to be marked.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:40 PM   #8
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I generally use pieces of contrasting colored yarn (and then clip them out later). I've also used the knitting markers that look like short fat plastic safety pins (what ARE those called?), but I prefer the contrasting yarn, particularly for lightweight yarns/threads.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #9
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ho
where can you you buy plastic safety pins
michaels doesnt have them
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:06 AM   #10
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hi
this morning i went to michaels and bought plastic stitch markers
they round and open
so i guess they will do
i should have listen and used the things you said
they were 8.00 for 16 little hooks
not that it is so much money but i think their prices have gone
on everything in the store since lewiscraft went out of business
and they are the only large store other than walmart
i hate this kind of merchandising
i would sooner pay the price in a small store rather give it to michaels
little bit like stealing
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