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DIY Squinkies Stitch Markers | Video Tutorial

Around our house there is an almost-constant din of two little boys playing with a variety of toys, actions figures, and video games.

So it was no surprise when some of those tiny toys, namely the Star Wars version of Squinkies, “Battle Pods,” ended up being passed down to Mom.

I was thrilled to get them, mind you. I have been making earrings out of the duplicates for years! But this time, I wanted some new stitch markers.

Squinkies Stitch Markers

You Will Need:

  • Squinkies or Battle Pods
  • lobster claw jewelry clasps (as large as you want)
  • 1/2″ eyepins, any metal
  • Needle nose pliers

Step 1: Very carefully, insert the eyepin into the center of the top of the Squinkie. Do this slowly and in small increments. It takes a lot of force, and if you go too fast, your can bend the pin and it will stick out the side. You don’t want that!

Step 2: Gently bend open the eyepin and slip on the lobster claw clasp.

Step 3: Bend the eyepin closed.


Now Show Off Your Skills!

I’d love to see you new stitch markers! Take a picture and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #hookedbykati or tag me directly with @hookedbykati.

Have more questions? I’m always here to help! 

Yarn on, 


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