Learn how to use a hammer and a metal blank to make a unique and interesting stitch marker. Not only is it jewelry for your knitting or crochet but it also makes a beautiful necklace for yourself. Get some of your frustration out by hammering some texture into your own DIY textured metal stitch markers.
*THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. BY CLICKING ONE OF THESE LINKS AND MAKING A PURCHASE A SMALL PORTION COMES BACK TO THE BLOG. THE PRICE YOU PAY WILL NOT CHANGE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE BLOG.*
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.
If you want to make your own textured metal stitch markers follow along with the video tutorial below and grab your materials from the list below to make your own!
- Impress Art Multi-Function Hammer
- Steel Block
- Stamp Straight Tape
- Metal Blank (any shape)
- Jump Rings
- Chain Nose Pliers
- 2 Hole Screw Down Punch (required only if your blank does not already have a hole)
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.
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.
WINNER: Congratulations to Stephanie!!! Please check your email as we have contacted you. Please respond to that email with your mailing information so that we can pass it along to get you your prize.
ImpressArt is giving away a Starter Kit plus a NEW SIY Charm Bracelet. To enter the giveaway use the link below. To enter the giveaway you must give your email address. By entering your email address you are agreeing to be put on the weekly Marly Bird email and the ImpressArt newsletter list.