DIY Stitch Markers and Jump Rings

Wire is such a fun medium to work with. Bending it into different shapes and watching what it becomes is part of the journey. Another way to make your own DIY stitch marker is to use wire and mandrels. Not only can you make stitch markers with mandrels but you can also make custom jump rings. Never run out or have the wrong size of jump rings again!

DIY jump rings and stitch markers for knitters and crocheters


DIY Stitch Markers

Stitch markers are an essential too for all knitters and crocheters. They help us keep track of where we are in a pattern, special stitch sections of a pattern, stitch counts and more.

There are two types of stitch markers, locking and ring stitch markers. Typically, locking stitch markers are used for crochet but they can also be used for knitting, if their opening is large enough. Some locking stitch markers are similar to safety pins while others have lobster clasps to hook onto your project.

The biggest difference is a locking stitch marker is removable at any time, while a ring stitch marker needs to have stitch worked to the marker before it can be removed.

Learn to make your own jump rings and DIY Stitch Markers for knitting and crochet


If you want to make one of these cute contastic stitch markers follow along with the video tutorial below and grab your materials from the list below to make your own!

Stitch Marker Materials:

Jump Ring Materials:

Share Your Makes

If you make one of these stitch markers, or any DIY stitch marker, please share with us in the Marly’s Minions Facebook group! We would love to see how you have been inspired by these tutorials.

LIVE Tutorial

When you watch the live tutorial don’t forget to comment and let us know if you would be interested in doing this event again next year. If you want to see more stitch marker styles would you also be interested in purchasing a kit? Let us know in the comments!

DIY Stitch Marker Event

Stitch markers are fun to collect and fun to make. Over the next 12 weekdays Katelyn will show you a different way to make stitch markers. From simple to more complicated you will find beautiful ways to make stitch markers and new techniques of crafts along the way.

Learn more about the event and sign up for email notifications on our announcement blog post here: https://marlybird.com/diy-stitch-marker-event/

DIY Stitch Marker Event with Marly Bird | Make your own knit or crochet stitch markers

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  1. Melissa says:

    This was my favorite tutorial yet. Now I want to go out and buy all the things to make wire stitch markers. Everything in today’s was a new thing for me to learn.

  2. Nancy says:

    I haven’t made jewelry in a few years and making jump rings has intimidated me. I could not get them to close without a gap. The tip on rocking them back and forth to close them was priceless. I’ll have to try it.

  3. Carri Benson says:

    I love all things BEADALON! I’ve made some basic jewelry in the past but Katelyn’s stitch marker series has really got me inspired to try some new things!

  4. Vera J Hunt says:

    I am a tool junkie so I would love to add these to my inventory so I can expand my crafting world. Great presentation.

  5. Agatha Timmons says:

    Love Beadalon! I especially enjoyed learning that you can make many jump rings at one time using the various size mandrels and pliers.

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