knit and crochet
- Both. It`s exciting to make an item, for instance, a knitted afghan, and edge it with crochet. Or crochet the afghan and edge it with crochet. So much yarn, so little time!
- —Guest michigan
i do both
- my grandmother taught me how to crochet when i was a little girl. and I love it! I usually use it to make afghans and various throws, as crochet uses so much more yarn it works up into wonderfully heavy blankets for winter. But it does cost more as it uses more. Knitting i am just learning in the last year. knitting is great for garments and lighter weight projects that i need to do quickly and I find knitting patters are easy to follow. I say learn to do both and there's nothing you can't do!
- —Guest nicole
- knitting uses way less yarn and is so much easier! crochet has dozens of types of stitches but knitting only has two!
- —Guest bobette
- I'm a crochet kinda girl!! I personally like to crochet a lot. Almost all my friends knit and are constantly asking me to make flowers, leafs, dollies, ect for them to add to thier projects. If you are looking for which to pick up I'd say do both!! Knitting can be quick and easy for projects you don't want to spend to much time on. Crochet is a true labor of love that may hurt your wrist and arm muscles a little to start. It takes practice to achieve a cohesive look from start to finish because you control your own tension. With practice though your stitches will look beautiful. The things you can make using this skill are endless and very rewarding as are most this that seem difficult at first.
- —Guest Andrea
Crochet vs Knitting
- I like both. Crochet is faster for me but all the patterns I find myself wanting are for knit.
- —Guest Dani
Knitting vs. Crochet
- I do both well. Knitting is a tighter fabric unless one is doing lacework. Crochet is more open work unless one is doing tunisian stitch. Both are beautiful arts that are worth doing.
Both Knitting and Crochet
- I love doing both knitting and crochet (and tatting and needlework and ...) I am more inclined to knit when drape or thin material is preferred, or when my yarn is limited. Crochet is thicker and uses more yarn for the same type of project. Crochet is easier to stop and pick up, since there is only one loop to keep from unraveling, and works easily into three dimensional lacework. It also is easier to diagram visually. I am actually inclined to do both in one project, and have often invented creative patterns and stitches by combining techniques.
Crochet vs. Knitting
- I do both. I first learned to crochet then to knit. I crochet way faster than knitting but they both have advantages. I say learn both and the possibilities of what you can do are endless!!
- —Guest Sammie B
- I taught myself to knit and it is so enjoyable and pain free. The loops are on the needle and that's that. I still can't figure out crochet. I spend half my time trying to locate the correct loop and end up with a big blob of yarn. My knitting is flawless and smooth, my crochet looks like something chewed it. Maybe it's just that I'm crochet-impaired, but of the two techniques, knitting was way easier to learn and ends up with a better product.
- —Guest Knitting Fanatic
- I first learned to crochet and I usually prefer crochet for afghans. My heart belongs to knitting, though. The resulting fabric is smoother and softer. Also, for some reason, crochet patterns are harder for me to follow than knitting ones.
- —Guest Susielqt
knitting or crocheting
- I do both and thoroughly enjoy both so which one I use just depends on what I am in the mood to do when I start a project.
- —Guest gina
- definitely crochet i found it much easier and can make more stuff like detailed flowers thanks for the essay!
- —Guest jenna
knit vs crochet
- Although crochet is much easier to rip out if you make a mistake, knitting uses much less yarn, I find. Maybe I'm wrong
- —Guest Shirley Moore
I love Crocheting!
- I was taught knitting when I was a child than learned crocheting when I was a teen and love crocheting. But I got to admit sometimes I wish I could remember how to knit
- —Guest Kim1966
It depends on where I am
- I'm about 50/50 as to the preference, but when I'm in public I prefer to knit. The main reason is that it seems that anyone holding yarn and a "stick thingy" is presumed to be knitting and I'm tired of explaining the difference! :)
- —Guest Aaron