February 21st, 2012

Tuesday’s Tip – How to Keep Your Crochet from Unraveling

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I tend to throw my projects into my bag with much less care than I should. Luckily, with knitting, I am often working on circulars, which can be tied into a knot, keeping the project safely on the needles.

With crochet, I don’t have that option. So before tossing my crochet project into my bag, I add something to the working loop to keep it from unraveling. The easiest item to use is a locking stitch marker. But, in a pinch, I have also used paper clips, twist ties and bobby pins.


della Q Eden Cotton Pouch
and Cascade Yarns Eco+ pictured above

What are your favorite uses for locking stitch markers in your knitting or crochet?

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Ecommerce Marketing Manager at WEBS - America’s Yarn Store
Dena started working at WEBS in 2006, shortly after she learned to knit. She also dabbles in crochet and weaving. She finds knitting complements her marathon and triathlon training really well.
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  • http://twitter.com/stefaniegrrr stefanie

    Thanks for the awesome tip – I just started crocheting (as in, a few days ago), so this is unbelievably timely & helpful! 

  • http://lauragetscrafty.wordpress.com/ Laura

    I use locking stitch markers to mark knitting errors, so that I can drop down & fix them on the next pass. I keep hoping I won’t need them so often but thus far, they’re pretty frequently used!  :)

  • Jmcconnellsoho

    I don’ t put that much effort into it. I pull up a large loop on the last stitch and tie a loose knot. No extra equipment needed.

  • Temp

    What type of stitch is used in the yellow item?