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Urban Reflection CAL Week 4: Border and Blocking

How Stitch Markers Can Help You

I recently had a conversation with a new friend. She was having a little trouble figuring out where her stitches went when she turned her work.

She loved this bobby pin idea so I thought I would share it with you! You really can do this at any point in your work when you need a specific stitch to be worked in a certain way or you want to make sure that by a certain point you have a specific number of stitches. Lots of different reasons!

You don't need to spend a lot of money on stitch markers either, I used a bobby pin.

This demonstration is made using a hdc swatch of 10 sts and 5 rows.

 Right here you have come to the end of your 5th row. 

 You want to be able to recognize your stitches when you turn your work so you mark the very last stitch with a bobby pin.

 You chain 2 and turn your work. In this swatch, a ch 2 counts as a stitch so my directions say to hdc in next stitch. This means I will skip the first stitch, the one where the bobby pin is placed.

I hdc in the next st and each st across, placing the last st in the top of the ch 2 from the previous row. I mark the last st made and turn again.

It really is that simple! I swear stitch markers will change your life! Enjoy the rest of your week and, don't forget to,

Be Happy!!

If you liked this little trick here is another that can help you make a drawstring waistband!

My nails are cute aren't they! I did them with a blow dryer!!! You can see more about them by clicking the Jamberry tab under the banner at the top of the webpage.


  1. I just loved this info. I'm going to the 99cent store to get some bobbi pins! And, yes, your nails look very cute!

    1. Lol thanks Patricia! I'm glad you found it helpful!


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