This lovely pawprint charm stitch marker will enhance your crochet process, and help you keep track of your pattern repeats. It is also an ideal gift for a pet lover.
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker in the outline shape of a paw. This is a pretty, lightweight, single sided marker.
You will receive a travelling stitch marker as shown; the charm 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.
The charm used for this marker is single sided, as shown in the gallery.