From the article: Differences Between Knitting and Crochet
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? Share Your Thoughts
- It all depends on the project I'm doing. Crochet works better for toys and creating things that need a denser fabric. But I love the flexibility and drape of knitting. I tend to prefer to use crochet for blankets (knitting gets pretty heavy) and rugs, but almost everything else I make is knit.
- —Guest Stephanie
- I am knitting snob, but I have to admit, crocheting has some really cute things that can't be done with knitting.
- —Guest jpie
- knitting is good but its difficult, compared to crochet. crochet is Easy and gets over quickly. unlike kitting which is a very slow and lengthy thing. but unlike knitting crochet doesn't have many designs and patterns. i personally prefer crochet coz i could finish a project in a day or 2 unlike knitting that requires more than a wk to finish one project.
- —Guest Hannoush
Crochet for the win!
- I love crochet. I've been trying to knit for a while because there are so many patterns for knitting, but it fails. Knitting really makes my arms hurt a lot. On the other hand, crochet is so much faster and is a lot easier on my poor arms. Honestly, I loved crochet once I first picked up a crochet needle. Not so much knitting. Now, my knitting needles are kept in a backpack (yes, I'm a thirteen year old crocheter) in self defense. (Have you seen how sharp those needles are?)To the person who said that crochet has dozens of stitches and uses a lot of yarn, be honest: are you an expert on crochet? I could say that that's totally false.
- —Guest Emily
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
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