How to use running stitch marker

Here’s how I do a running marker. First, take some wast yarn in a contrasting colour that is a lighter weight than the main yarn. I use about three times the length of the finished piece. Obviously it helps to have an idea of how big your piece will be but a rough guess is fine.

how to split yarn ball and thread for crochet pattern littleowlshut amigurumi

I usually work the first two rounds before placing my marker ready for the third round.

how to split continue working rounds for crochet pattern littleowlshut amigurumi

You place your waste yarn just after the last stitch worked. You can see here why you need a lighter yarn. If it is too thick, you can’t see your next stitch to work and it distorts the shape of your work.

how to split yarn 2 rounds and add thread for crochet pattern littleowlshut amigurumi

Then you work the next round as normal. When you finish the last stitch and are ready for the first stitch of the next round, drape your waste yarn back to the front and work the next round.

how to split yarn move marker and continue for crochet pattern littleowlshut amigurumi

When you get to the end of the next round, drape it back and continue. Easy as that. It will start to look something like this.

how to split yarn here is how the work looks like crochet pattern littleowlshut amigurumi

And by the time you’re finished your piece will have a running marker and you will be able to see where your start of round is. And if it’s drifting.

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