Hearts are my FAVORITE, and not just because I work with Red Heart. There has always been something about hearts that make me happy and to be able to have a heart on my knitting and crochet is so fitting. Making your own wire heart stitch marker is much easier than you think. Not only can you make heart stitch markers with wire but many other shapes too. The biggest thing to remember when making wire stitch markers is to keep your ends rounded!
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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 wire heart stitch markers follow along with the video tutorial below and grab your materials from the list below to make your own!
- 20 gauge wire
- Chasing and/or Nylon hammer
- Steel block
- Wire cutter
- Round nose pliers
- Wire rounder (attachment for the bead reamer)
Optional Tools for Other Shapes:
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.