Crocheting Vs. Knitting

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Bridget399, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of beginning a new hobby to help the winter months pass. I would like to make some scarves and maybe a blanket.

    Which, in your opnion, is easier, better, and /or faster? Knitting or Crocheting? And why?

    [​IMG] You guys are the experts! I welcome your input!
     
  2. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    I personally can crochet up a storm, knitting on the other hand takes two hands and those two hands don't communicate well together so I just can not get the hang of knitting. I suppose if I was forced to knit I could but why bother when I can crochet the way I do?
     
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  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Crochet uses larger stitches and is 1 handed, knitting uses 2 tools and has smaller stitches. That said knitting works better on socks, crochet does better afgans.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:Same.
     
  5. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    its really a matter of personal choice, I do both but I think knitting is easier. But you will find many people who will swear that crochet is easier. I would try both and see which one you take to.
    Try crochet chat and there is a knitting thread too. But you can get a lot of help on these threads. And ideas and patterns too
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Crocheting is easier, much easier. You can pick it up and put it down without much trouble. Knitting if you drop a stitch...ohhhhh

    All said, knitting is much more beautiful IMO
     
  7. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What little knitting I've done hasn't come to me very easily. I think I will try my luck at crocheting! Thanks!
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I do both as well, but I started with crocheting. It was easier to pick up knitting once I was really good at crocheting.

    Crochet is easier and I can do it in the dark and without looking at my hands. This makes it useful for the gajillion hours I spend watching rehearsals and for TV watching. Crochet makes great scarves and afghans are easy peasy.

    Knitting has better patterns. There is a limit to what you can crochet. It takes more coordination, but I find it soothing as well. I'm faster at crochet, but make better projects with knitting.

    Learn both. [​IMG]
     
  9. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Quote:have you seen the new lighted crochet hooks I just got one and can't wait to use it, The tip is has a light in it. Soooo cool
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    This is such a great thread! I have been wanting to look into crocheting and knitting to make blankets for DH and I. Mu concern is that I'll end up making a blanket withe big holes in it that always end up getting caught on my big toe. [​IMG] I see these large afghans with only small holes, so it keeps you warm AND you don't get all tangled up in it. I just don't know which method makes that! I will definitely be watching what people post on here!
     

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