Crochet is a needlework technique performed using a crochet hook plus fiber or other similar material. Most typically, this material is yarn or crochet thread, but it might also be fabric, wire, twine, or other innovative material.
Similarities and Differences Between Crochet and Knitting
People often confuse crochet with knitting. The two techniques do share common elements; for example, both crocheters and knitters utilize yarn to create their projects. It is possible to create similar types of projects with either technique: afghans, shawls, hats, scarves, etc.
At a glance, you can tell whether a person is knitting or crocheting by looking at the tools (s)he is using. If (s)he's using a hook, (s)he's crocheting; if she's using two pointed needles, or perhaps a circular knitting needle, (s)he's knitting.
To learn more about crochet vs knitting in this article: differences between crochet and knitting
More About Crochet
- Learn how to crochet
- Free crochet patterns
- Free crochet videos
- Crochet stitches
- Crochet granny squares
- Crochet scarves
- Crochet hats
- Crochet baby blankets
- Crochet purses
- Crochet blogs
- Free crochet newsletter
More About Knitting
My grandma crocheted an afghan for me.
I enjoy crochet, but my sister enjoys knitting.
What Crochet Is Not
Crochet shouldn't be confused with croquet, which is a game.