Crochet Stitch Marker Charms

The Animator's Wife has an affinity for those fancy stitch markers that have been all the rage on Etsy lately. You know, the ones that sort of look like beaded earrings? She can't help it. She's a girly-girl and likes to have nice things.

The only problem with those stitch markers is they're kind of expensive and prone to getting lost. Well we've come up with a super easy way to make some inexpensive ones for yourself that includes a way to keep track of them.

Introducing stitch marker charms:

7 Stitch Markers

By attaching these stitch markers to a keychain or charm bracelet, you won't have to worry about losing these little gems. And since it's made from a thrifted charm bracelet or keychain, it's eco-friendly and cheap to make! (Note: See this tutorial if you've never used stitch markers before.)

Materials
1 charm bracelet or keychain with charms
Lobster claws (1 for each charm)
Small pair of needle-nose pliers

1 Stitch Markers

1. Begin with a charm keychain or bracelet.

2 Stitch Markers

2. Use the needle-nose pliers to open the jump ring connecting the charm to the bracelet.

3 Stitch Markers

3. Your charm should now be in two pieces: the charm and the jump ring.

4 Stitch Markers

4. Use the jump ring to attach the lobster claw to the charm.

5 Stitch Markers

5. Use the pliers to close the jump ring so that the lobster claw is securely attached to the charm

6 Stitch Markers

6. Voila! You now have a stitch marker with a lobster claw clasp.

8 Stitch Markers

7. Repeat steps 2-6 with all the charms and attach them to your bracelet or keychain.

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