Introduction: Step by Step Stitch Markers
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Ever wonder how to make those cool crochet / knitting stitch markers? I am here to show you with a quick and fun tutorial.
My simple yet retro stitch markers show a little love to one of the biggest boy bands of all time, the New Kids on the Block, and their new fall tour.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Here are the materials and tools you will need for this project:
round plastic alphabet beads
assorted colored beads
head pins or eye pins
Step 2: Step 1 - "We Can Have Lots of Fun"
Choose the beads you want to use.
Step 3: Step 2 - "There's So Much We Can Do"
Place the beads in order on the head pin and cut off any excess wire, leaving about an inch from the top of the bead.
Step 4: Step 3 - "It's Just You and Me"
Hold the head pin in the round-nose pliers with one hand.
Step 5: Step 3 - "It's Just You and Me" Continued
Using the other hand, take the needle-nose pliers and bend the wire to form a small loop.
Step 6: Step 4 - "I Can Give You More"
Hook the small loop onto the S-hook and tighten the the loop by squeezing it shut with the round-nose pliers.
Step 7: Step 5 - "Don't You Know That the Time Has Arrived"
Ta Da! You now have your very own stitch marker.
Extra Step: If you would like to attach a heart or charm: place the heart/charm on a head pin, bend the wire to form a loop, hook the head pin to the loop end of the eye pin, and squeeze shut.
Now go on and make a whole "funky bunch" for yourself and your crocheter/knitter friends. I know that's Marky Mark but he's a sibling extension of the group, so I couldn't resist.
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