I thought I'd share something I've used since I started crocheting. This is ridiculously simple, but I'll share anyway.
If you need a stitch marker (and let's face it, if you crochet something that involves counting, you do) use a hair pin!
Just a regular hair pin. It works perfectly.
- It's easy to place
- It's easy to remove
- It stays put
- It's lies flat so it doesn't get in your way
- It's cheap
- And you likely own one already!
Obviously, this works for knitting as well!