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Share your thoughts on the topic of crochet vs knitting. Which do you prefer? In your experience, which one is faster? In your opinion, is one technique better suited to certain types of projects than the other?

crochet!

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

I LOVE CROCHET!!!!!!

I love crochet!! I have no patience 4 knitting. Tried to learn but failed epically!!!
—Guest A Teen Girl

Crochet, all the way.

Crochet is the only yarn crafting I do. I love it, it's highly addictive, and I will never stop. It's a thousand times more versatile, and knitting looks so complicated. I vow never to learn how to knit, as I will forever stay faithful to my beloved craft, crochet.
—Guest Elisse

Knit 80% vs. crochet 20%

I've done both. I like both. I prefer knitting over crocheting, both for the end results & the mechanism of creating the stitches.
—Guest Scoochy

Mostly crochet, but trying knitting, too

Knitting held such pitfalls - I always ended up dropping stitches or finding them twisted the wrong way - that I taught myself crocheting when my daughter was a baby. Thread crochet is especially beautiful for lace. Knitting, however, uses so much less yarn and is much lighter weight. So, now that both of my children are adults, I am trying to learn to do more with knitting.
—Guest Mary Alice O'Neill

Addicted to Crochet

When it comes to garments, I'm always drawn to the knitted ones, I guess because they generally have a tighter weave. I haven't learned knitting but recently took up crochet and I'm addicted! I'm learning that one can get that tighter, sleeker look with the right stitches and finer yarns. I'm finding so many things I want to crochet that I may never get around to knitting!
—Guest Rhonda Currie

crochet vs knitting

Definitely crochet. It is much easier than knitting. To tell the truth, there is just something about having to do something with all those little loops on a knitting needle that just freaks me out! One loop at a time is all I can handle. I've been doing it for 60 years and prefer the patterns with charts. That way you can even crochet in Japanese!
—Guest BL DeBushe

i love crocheting

i tried to learn how to knit, but i just don't have the patience. I think crocheting is better because one hook is used as opposesd to 2 long needles
—Guest Nikki

Crochet all the way

I prefer to crochet because of the variety and ease of shapes and stitches. I also prefer it to knit because if you make a mistake with crochet all you have to do is pull the yarn apart whereas knitting you have to unknit, which takes more time and patience.
—Guest Janice Inman

Crochet all the way

I prefer to crochet because of the variety and ease of shapes and stitches. I also prefer it to knit because if you make a mistake with crochet all you have to do is pull the yarn apart whereas knitting you have to unknit, which takes more time and patience.
—Guest Janice Inman

Crochet !!

I do know how to knit and use it for plain yardage but anything with increases/decreases - give me crochet every time !! It's easier to shape as you go for soft sculpture - it just grows organically. YAY Crochet!
—Guest LaceCat

It's not a war!

Crochet and knitting each have their advantages and drawbacks - I am happy to know and use both.
—nastij

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