I’m still very new to the whole crocheting hobby thing. I’m still fumbling around and losing count of stitches on simple projects which usually means I have to rip out sections and stitch them over (and over and over) again. I can’t tell you how many months it took me to make a simple hat. I had to switch patterns at least three times before I could find one that I could understand how to follow it all the way through.
The key to my success (other than using a top down pattern with 2 stitches) is the instructions used stitch markers at various parts of the process.
OK, I guess I could use some stitch markers then!
Naturally all of the stores were closed by this time. I poked around on line and saw that the only stitch markers I could by locally and immediately are really just bulb safety pins, which fortunately, I had leftover from a previous project.
I finished the hat and a few little projects before jumping into crocheting a Faeroe style shawl. After ripping out a section for the sixth time (I lost count) I figured a stitch marker would help me identify where I need to make transition stitches.
So I guess I need to keep removable crochet stitch markers in my little pouch of crochet tools.