Enhance your crochet process, and keep track of your pattern repeats, with this gorgeous purple banded agate stitch marker.
This listing is for a single crochet stitch marker consisting of a 12mm purple banded agate bead topped with a silver glass bead. The depth of colour and banding varies from bead to bead, and no two stones are alike. The photographs show the degrees of variation available. If you specifically want darker stones, then please add a note to that effect when buying, otherwise you will receive a random bead.
The 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.
This charm is also available as part of the Spring Is Sprung Crochet Stitch Marker Set.