Thursday, May 3, 2012

Make Snag Free Knitting Stitch Markers

After reading about and being intrigued by how one comes up with a snag free stitch marker, and after trying my hand at making a few myself, I am proud to say that I have been able to decipher it. Here is how I did it.

Materials:

  • Beading Wire (preferably Nylon Coated)
  • Your choice of main beads
  • Crimping beads
  • Wire cutter
  • Crimper tool
Instructions:
Step 1: Gather your supplies


Step 2: Cut equal lengths of beading wire for how many stitch markers you want to make. I cut 3.5" (around 9 cms). You can cut shorter or longer depending on the drop you want.

Step 3: Take one piece of beading wire and fold it in half (don't hard bend the curved end) to feed in a crimping bead, followed by your desired main bead/s, followed by another crimping bead

Step 4: Using the crimping tool, crimp the last crimp bead put in, right at the edge of the folder wire

Step 5: Push all the other beads towards the crimped bead and crimp the first crimp bead to lock everything in place

That's all you need to do and you are done.

Here are some of mine.





If you end up using this tutorial, I would appreciate a link back to this post.
Happy Knitting!

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6 comments:

  1. These are totally cute! So pretty.

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  3. Will try and make some markers, your tutorial looks so easy I'll try it.

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  4. Just made three markers by warching your tutorial. Thank you.

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    1. Glad to hear that. Would love it if you could share some pictures.

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