Memories From my Earring Stitch Markers

by Laura C.
(Redmond, WA, U.S.A.)

My Collection of Earrning Stitch Markers

My Collection of Earrning Stitch Markers

My favorite crochet accessories are stitch markers made from my own earrings! Instead of using store-bought stitch markers I use my old earrings from my college days to keep track of where my last crochet round was.

After finishing college I phased out of my love for wearing long and hoop earrings and opted for simple pearls instead. However, I found my earrings so lovely and dear that I couldn't throw them away, so I keep them with me at all times.

When I started learning how to crochet on the round, I read of how useful it was to keep a stitch marker handy so you can remember where you started. Well, at that time I didn't have a craft store nearby so I had to improvise. And thank heavens I kept reading online and got the tip about using my own earrings as stitch markers. I was so excited. I searched through my old jewelry cases and found a few earrings that I loved and I knew would work.

Not only are my earring stitch markers pretty, they are useful. Like any other stitch marker they keep me in check of where I last started that round. But they do something else. Every once in a while, when I am in a crochet trance, I will look at my stitch marker and it will remind me of days long gone. Sometimes they remind me of a party I wore them to, or maybe a boring class I can laugh at now, or even a day of shopping with friends that are now long gone.

These earring stitch markers are so helpful when I need to crochet in the round, but they remind me of days I wouldn't remember otherwise. They are practical, beautiful and part of the reason I love to crochet so much.

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Jan 10, 2012
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Neat!
by: Anonymous

Neat idea! Think I'll try that myself - I also have earrings I no longer wear but can't seem to get rid of.

Mar 01, 2011
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Coolness!
by: dory321

Very creative...pure imagination at work :P

Mar 01, 2011
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Cute!!
by: The Ladybug

Very cute and bright idea!! Wish I had something that remind me those wonderful college years.
Keep crocheting and remembering!!!!!

Mar 01, 2011
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Lovely!
by: Anonymous

Stitchmarkers are a great tool, even better if they bring you memories! :)

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