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Crocheting vs knitting

Posted by on Jun. 6, 2014 at 6:53 AM
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I can't do either but I was wondering which was easier... I want to start making dish cloths. Any advice? I travel a lot for work and need something to do with my hands when I am in a hotel room.
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-JC-
by Silver Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 7:09 AM
I find crocheting much easier. But I know tons of people who prefer knitting... So I'm no help! Lol.
dstarr347
by Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM

I do both but for me crochet gets quicker results. However, I am biased because I have invested a lot of time in crochet projects and not as much in my knitting.

CaliMamma1013
by Member on Jun. 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM
It depends on who you ask. I do both but like knitting better. For me 8th seems to work up faster and it's easier to remember how to do all the stitches and what their abreveations are.
melliburger
by Melli on Jun. 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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Loom knitting is what I ended up doing after failing at crochet and knitting :)

may8675309
by Member on Jun. 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM
I prefer crochet. But I do suggest watching some youtube videos on whichever craft you choose. There are also tons of free patterns on the ravelry, redheart, and lionbrand websites for either.
anng.atlanta
by Bronze Member on Jun. 7, 2014 at 1:57 PM

For dishcloths, I'd suggest crochet because the end product is usually thicker than knitting for the same-sized yarn.  There's lots of patterns available online or in craft stores, like this.

Here's an example of knitted dishcloths.

For a small project, you can go either way. Crochet is faster, while knitting only has two basic stitches, making it easier to learn.  I don't think either are particularly difficult.


jryberg
by Jaime on Jun. 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM

I have tried to crochet and failed, but I have been knitting for about 30 years. 

Jenn8604
by Silver Member on Jun. 7, 2014 at 3:52 PM
I find crocheting easier. I can't coordinate two needles. My grandma tried teaching me once. FAIL. LOL!
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RyansMom6204
by New Member on Jun. 7, 2014 at 3:57 PM
I do both and have also picked up Tuscan Crochet that is a combo of knitting and crochet. I am doing two scarves in Tuscan Crochet .
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CollegeMom4860
by New Member on Jun. 7, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I crochet. Have tried knitting and it is hard I think. With crocheting you can take on a plane because it is not sharp like knitting needles. I have been told


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