This crochet stitch marker features a Carnelian 6mm bead fashioned into a small but elegant stitch marker. Enhance your crochet process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this beautiful stitch marker. Carnelian is the birthstone of July, and this marker would make a special birthday gift for a crocheter (or to keep for yourself!).
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker using a single 6mm carnelian round bead. The gemstone, being a natural product, varies slightly in colour from marker to marker, ranging from a sandy colour, through orange, to a rich brown.
You will receive a crochet stitch marker as shown. The carnelian bead has a lobster clasp instead of the soldered marker ring. The small jump ring is made from silver-plated copper wire soldered closed with lead-free solder. The lobster clasp is silver plated.
A travelling or locking stitch marker is used in knitting patterns where the marker needs to be moved even though the knitter has not reached the marker in order to be able to slip it. They can also be used to clip to the knitted fabric to indicate, for instance, the right side of the fabric, and they are invaluable in crochet for marking the beginning of a round.
The lobster clasp is approximately 5mm in diameter and has an opening size of 2.5mm; it is therefore only suitable for use as a knitting travelling stitch marker on needles of 2.5mm or smaller, although as a clip-on marker for crochet it can be used on any size of yarn.
When new, you may find that the lobster clasp is a little stiff, but will loosen up with use.