Which is easier: learning to knit or learning to crochet?

I am considering starting to learn either crocheting or knitting... which one do you think is easier to learn?


Asked by jliv131 at 8:02 PM on Nov. 7, 2008 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • In my experience, knitting has been much easier. I tried to learn to crochet as a child and never could get the hang of it. I taught myself to knit about 3 years ago from a CD I bought at Jo-Ann's. Since then, I've tried to teach myself to crochet from a similar CD and still haven't managed. I have heard many say that crochet is easier, but I haven't found it to be true. I prefer the look of knitted things as it is, so haven't felt a huge rush to learn crochet at this point.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 8:20 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • I think crochet is a lot easier to learn but knitting can be very rewarding. I like to work on different patterns and different yarns.

    If you look at a couple of videos, you might get an idea of which one might be easier and more fun for you. Go to youtube and search the word "crochet" to watch a basic demonstration (and also "how to knit")

    Answer by Avon_Calling at 8:32 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • For me crocheting was easier but it is different for everyone.

    Answer by nightwillow at 8:34 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • I think crocheting is MUCH easier!

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 8:34 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • I think crochet is much easier too, just one hook

    Answer by Apr1l at 8:37 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • with me i think crocheting is earier. i learned it when i was 8 so i think that. butit all depends on you. for you it might be knitting who knows try and see.


    Answer by tripper1305 at 11:56 PM on Nov. 7, 2008

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  • I agree, for me crochet is much easier, even though I don't do it as well!

    Answer by sunmoonstars at 4:28 AM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • Crochet :) I actually just made a baby blanket today in a couple hours for a premie. Knitting takes too much time for me, lol.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 4:13 PM on Nov. 8, 2008

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  • i vote crochet too. i tried knitting a few years back and it just wasn't happening. i do want to try again though.

    Answer by sterlids at 10:57 AM on Nov. 9, 2008

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  • I wondered the same thing. I ended up going buying the supplies for both.. Really its an unexpensive hobby to try out.. I think I spent $12 on the needles, yarn & 2 cheap "learn how to" books from Wal-Mart.. Everyone is diffrent. we all work with out hands diffrently. You just gotta try them both out.
    Personally, after buying the supplies, learning from the book, watching YouTube.com for hours, and alot of frustration, I learned the best way to learn this is directly from another person! So maybe you should look around family/friends/hobby stores/ect to see where you may be able to find someone who will help or a class..

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 12:20 AM on Nov. 10, 2008

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