FlamingoCatCrafts

Stitch markers, keyrings and other accessories.

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Last updated on 01 Jun, 2020

Shipping might take a little longer currently, so please wait a week (4 weeks for international orders) to give the postie time to do their job. :)

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Stitch Markers, Keyrings & More!

Hello! My name is Emma, and I make all kinds of crafty items, from beaded keychains and stitch markers to knitted hats and toys!

All products are handmade in a smoke-free home in South Yorkshire where I live with my fluffy black cat.

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Last updated on 26 Jan, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Which stitch markers should you use?

If you crochet, you need removable markers, whether they have a lobster or a lever clasp.

Ring Markers (in the Knitting Markers section) are perfect for knitters. They aren't removable so you can't use them for crochet projects, but they are a great way to mark off numbers of stitches in a knitting project. You can get different sized rings that fit different sized needles, so make sure to double check. I try to make mine snag-free by gluing seed beads over the joint.

You can also use removable markers for knitting, depending on purpose; lever clasps are large enough to serve as ring markers on needles up to a certain size (check listings for details).

What's the difference between a lobster and a lever clasp?

Stitch markers with lobster clasps are great as progress keepers because they're removable, and they're more reliable than lever clasp markers (which can sometimes open by themselves and fall out). However, lobster clasps are hard to operate, especially for people with weak hands or dexterity issues. I recommend these for use on projects where the marker won't be moving very often.

Lever clasp markers are a great ergonomic option for either knitting or crochet, and they can serve as progress keepers because they're removable. They're easier than lobster clasps to operate because they're larger and are much simpler to open/close. I recommend these for projects where the marker will be moving around a lot.

When do you ship?

Any orders that require a visit to the Post Office (parcels, international orders, etc) will be shipped on Wednesdays and Fridays, as I rely on carers to make the trip for me.

Domestic orders (up to large letters, not including parcels) are usually dropped in the post box on the day after purchase.

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