How to Make A Crochet Hook Marker

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Ever wonder how to keep track of your spot in your crochet and never forget your hook size again?  Enter this Crochet Hook Marker!How to Make A Crochet Hook Marker

I have a problem.  I start multiple projects at once.  Then I steal the hook from one project to go to another.  And then.. you guessed it… I forget which hook I was using in the first project.  It is SO. AGGRAVATING.

And yes, I do own multiple hooks.  In fact, I like to “rescue” hooks from garage sales and estate sales.  I know. I know.  I have a problem.  But somehow I manage to LOSE hooks in my house.  So when I spotted a cute crochet hook marker online, I just knew I had to make some!

And I figured.. hey.. you’re probably a crafty person too, so maybe you’d like to make some too.  Maybe you’d even like to make a set for your sister.  You know the sister.  The one who always finishes every project she starts and probably doesn’t even need these guys.  But they are pretty.  And she might someday take a chance in life, live on the edge and start a 2nd or 3rd (or 100th) project before finishing the first and she might need these.  And then she will be ready.  Because you’re thoughtful that way.

How to Make A Crochet Hook Marker

Here is what you need:

I purchased my supplies for my crochet hook markers (minus the pliers and cutters) at Hobby Lobby.  If you get the supplies on sale and/or use coupons the cost is reasonable.  Plus if you plan on making more than 1 set, the cost per set is pretty reasonable.How to Make A Crochet Hook Marker

Thread the beads on the pin: first a Czech bead, then a spacer, then the alpha bead, then another spacer, and another Czech bead.  If you haven’t used the pins before, there is a little “head” at the end which will keep the beads from falling off the end.  Jewelry makers will often use these head pins for making earrings.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerNext, make sure your beads are snugged down and position your pliers right at the top of the bead.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerThen bend the wire 90 degrees over top of the right side of the pliers.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerNext, reposition the pliers so they are on the opposite side of the bend and pull the wire up and over to make a circle around the pliers.  If you haven’t done this before, it might take you a couple of tries.  Also, at any time, if things aren’t working out as you’d like, you can cut the wire and start over.   I do that sometimes when I am not happy about how things are looking.  It takes a bit of practice to learn jewelry making.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerNow you should have a piece that looks like this.  There is actually a little bit of slack space in the beaded area that will be used to wrap the wire around.  But before we do any wrapping, now is the time to slip the lobster clasp on the loop.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerNow pick up the piece, this time with the pliers grasping right on to the loop.  Hold the whole piece up so the beads adjust to the bottom of the pin and there will be a small space between the loop and the start of the pins.  Wrap the wire around this space a few times until it is snug.  Usually 2 times around will do the job.

Cut the wire close to the wraps and use your pliers to push in any protruding wire in between the wraps and beads.  I usually run my finger along the cut area to make sure nothing is poking out.  You don’t want to poke yourself or snag some yarn later when you use the crochet hook markers.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerAnd there you go!  A finished Crochet Hook Marker.  Just clip this on the open loop of a project and you’ll never forget what hook size you were using!How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerOf course, you will want to make one to correspond with every hook size you have.How to Make A Crochet Hook MarkerIn my case, that is a lot!

I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making these crochet stitch markers I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @crochet365knittoo.  If you are on Facebook, stop over to the Crochet 365 Knit Too Facebook page or pop over to the Crochet365KnitToo Club and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks for this easy tutorial. I recently started taking a picture on my phone with the hook on top of my projects, in order to remember which hook for each project. I have four going right now, but I love this cute idea!

  2. What a great idea!!!! Just found a shawl I was working on and the hook wasn’t with it. I can’t remember the hook size. Probably used it for another project. I’m so going to make these and put them with my hooks.
    Thanks for the awesome idea
    Happy Holidays
    Thanks again
    Lynn