I have a new craft obsession… KNITTING! Who knew it was so much fun?! My best friend Kristi came to visit last week and we took our first knitting class at Stash in Castle Rock, CO. It was awesome! I am working through this Building Blocks book to buff up my technique and learn some more and then I will tackle the big guns! A sweater! Eeek. Or maybe some fingerless gloves first. We’ll see :)


Anyway, the shop we went to had the CUTEST stitch counters but the ones I loved were $$$ and I’d rather spend my money on yarn. So, I made my own!

Here’s how you can do the same… You’ll need beads, super glue, and jump rings {I used 12mm}. Just make sure your beads are big enough to slide on the jump ring.


Open the jump ring and slide on a bead. Close the jump ring and add a drop of glue to the closure. Slide the bead over the closure and hold for 5 seconds. That’s it! Easy peasy.


Before you know it, you’ll have a ton! Great little gifts for your knitting friends :)


If you make some, I would love to see them! I made 120 of these for less than $10.

If you don’t want to make them, here are some really cute stitch markers you can purchase off Etsy {numbered onesĀ or cupcakes}!

DIY Knitting Stitch Counter
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7 thoughts on “DIY Knitting Stitch Counter

  • July 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Knitting is so much fun!! Can’t wait to see what you make next!

  • July 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    LOVE these! Definitely pinning for my knitting friends!

  • August 24, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Jenny, I have a hard time finding a way to contact you.

    I just wanted to say thank you for the napping mat tutorial, and I appreciate your posting the instructions.I am making my third mat for my third grand-child. The children have loved the napping mats, and they have so many memories.

    Again, thank you, Irene

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