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Thread: Gifts for crochet-er?

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    Gifts for crochet-er?

    Finishing up the DIL stockings...one of them crochets. Are row markers a useful gift? I do not crochet, but there are some cute ones on Etsy! Thank you!

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    i crochet & knit ..plus quilt i use row markers a lot in knitting ..both for counting rows and stitches when working a stitch pattern. they use to make a row counter that would slip onto needle and transfer with each round to help w many rows. but ..i really don't use them with my crochet. there are crochet patterns that are intricate with multiple stitch patterns within the overall pattern ...one might use stitch markers for those. the really cute stitch & row markers i've seen on web and have thought about buying ..i haven't ..because the dangly beaded ones and some of the other jewel type markers i'm afraid will get tangled in or snag on yarn.
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    Thanks, roguequilter! Any other ideas? I imagine yarn is like fabric-you would much rather buy your own. I gave her a set of hooks that my MIL gave me years ago...

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    Does she have a nice case for her hooks? You can make fabric ones like a book or roll up case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Does she have a nice case for her hooks? You can make fabric ones like a book or roll up case.
    Good idea! Off to look for a tutorial.... thank you!

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    A small zippered bag to hold supplies is always in my crochet basket. I only use the kind of markers that have an open end and only occasionally. A small measure tape would be handy. Even if she has one, if she is like me another is always welcome.

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    I haven't crocheted for years....grandbabies & dogs love my thread too much. I always had trouble with the thread making an escape. I thought of these Thread & Yarn holders as something that would be nice to have. There are some neat holders made from everyday household items. For me, a lot of ideas here. I might have to crochet again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
    I haven't crocheted for years....grandbabies & dogs love my thread too much. I always had trouble with the thread making an escape. I thought of these Thread & Yarn holders as something that would be nice to have. There are some neat holders made from everyday household items. For me, a lot of ideas here.

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...er&FORM=RESTAB
    Thank you for the link! Love the little wooden yarn bowl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena1952 View Post
    A small zippered bag to hold supplies is always in my crochet basket. I only use the kind of markers that have an open end and only occasionally. A small measure tape would be handy. Even if she has one, if she is like me another is always welcome.
    I inherited a box full of zippers, and I passed most of them on to this DIL...she has become the queen of zippered pouches! . I will be sure to include a pretty tape measure in her stocking- thank you for the idea!

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    Love yarn bowls. I have 3 or 4. Most began life as a salad bowl but I do have a 1 true yarn bowl. So nice & keeps the tangles away from the yarn. My favorite bowl is actually a teak salad bowl. Don't laugh - it's prefect for most sizes of yarn balls.
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    Here's the BEST thing I have gotten (for myself) for crochet ... EVER! And, yes, I do use markers in crochet occasionally - they are most helpful when you are crocheting in the round, such as with socks. I highly highly highly recommend this light: https://www.amazon.com/Ledgle-Rechar...r+crafts&psc=1
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