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Knitting vs. Crochet

Want to make a pretty scarf, or create a warm blanket to cuddle up under? Knitting or crochet are both great choices to make many items. People who enjoy crafts and hobbies often like knitting and crochet. So which one wins this battle?

Get those needles out and let us know! Whether you prefer knitting or crochet, we know you’ve got an opinion. These may be similar but you do wind up with different results from both of these crafts. Using both you can create a sweet baby sweater, but the stitching will look one way when you knit, and another way when you crochet. And those who knit really prefer their knitting. Just the way those who crochet prefer their crochet results.

This is a fun craft where you can create wearable and useable items. Many enjoy both knitting and crochet because these are fun but also practical crafts to choose. It is not every craft where you can put hours into it and then wind up wearing your results on a chilly fall day, or giving them as holiday gifts. Let us know which one wins this battle, knitting or crochet?

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Knitting

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PROS:

Knitting is a craft that has gained a resurgence in popularity in the past decade. There are many modern patterns ideal to suit today’s fashions and styles.

Even a beginning knitter can find patterns they can do. Patterns go step by step. They also tell you how long a project takes, so you can know if a project can get done in a few hours or longer.

You can create sweaters, hats, mittens and many projects by knitting.

Once you know how to “Knit” and “Purl” the two basic stitches, you are ready to do most projects.

 

Crochet

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PROS:

Just like with knitting, you can use different sizes of crochet hooks and different weights of yarn to create a variety of projects. This is a versatile craft that creates lovely results.

Many like the delicate look you can find with crochet. You can even create lace, or doilies.

One of the most popular projects for crochet is the Afghan. There are many ways a crocheter can make this craft uniquely their own.

Some who do crochet claim this craft is faster to do than knitting.

CONS:

It is not as popular to create home decor items by knitting. You can create tablecloths using lacy knitting method, but it is more popular do create these items through crochet.

Buying yarn for some projects may be expensive. If you are making a wool sweater, expect to pay $10 or more for a ball of yarn. You may spend more than if you actually bought the sweater from a store.

CONS:

You are unable to create patterns with crochet. If you want argyle socks, you’d be better off knitting.

Crochet is considered more popular for more delicate items. It is more likely easier to find patterns for that type of project than for heavier yarn projects like lots of sweaters or capes or hats.

Both of these crafts create such pretty results. Many enjoy crochet because you can create both clothing and home items. You can’t create home items easily while knitting. Afghans are one of the most popular items to make with crochet and so are blankets and baby items. Knitting is a real favorite especially if you are going to make sweaters, hats and scarves. You also have the ability to make patterns, something that you can’t do in crochet. While you can add different colors in crochet, you can’t create patterns well.

So which of these lovely crafts would you choose? Tell us which is your preferred one: knitting or crochet!

And Finally…

Both of these crafts create such pretty results. Many enjoy crochet because you can create both clothing and home items. You can’t create home items easily while knitting. Afghans are one of the most popular items to make with crochet and so are blankets and baby items. Knitting is a real favorite especially if you are going to make sweaters, hats and scarves. You also have the ability to make patterns, something that you can’t do in crochet. While you can add different colors in crochet, you can’t create patterns well.

So which of these lovely crafts would you choose? Tell us which is your preferred one: knitting or crochet! And we didn’t even much embroidery.

SOURCES:

  1. http://www.michaels.com/The-Differences-Between-Knit-Crochet/ae0064,default,pg.html
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knitting
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet

11 Comments

  1. Kristi Harding September 17, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I prefer crochet, I just am not able to get the concept of Knitting down. I have tried and tried, watched numerous of YouTube Videos and I’m just not able to grasp it. Although the pattern creating is a real draw for me to Knit. I find crocheting to be very cathartic.

  2. Vanessa December 26, 2015 at 6:27 am

    I prefer knitting over crocheting. A knit item appears more sophisticated than a crocheted item and knitting takes more skill. Crocheted items seem a bit too cheap crafts for my taste.

    • Anne April 1, 2017 at 8:21 am

      You are actually wrong when you say “knitting takes more skill” and your mistake is probably based on ignorance of the fact that crochet is so complex that it cannot be replicated by machine. Crochet is such a skilled craft that it cannot be mass produced, and has to be made by hand.

      Engineers have been able to design machinery that can replicate what hand knitters do on their needles, but so far nobody has ever been able to design or invent a machine capable of replicating crochet.

      Whenever you see a crocheted garment for sale in a store, you know it must be handmade. But when you see a knitted garment for sale, there is always the possibility that it might have been made by a machine.

      So crochet is much more sophisticated than knitting — so sophisticated, in fact, that it cannot be replicated by machinery.

  3. Joanne February 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Different strokes for different folks, I like crocheting, rather then Knitting, a dissing the banner out more for me, but to each his own if you think is better for you you try it if I think it’s better for me I tried

  4. Starbuck Avon May 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I don’t think one’s “better” than the other; it’s a matter of preference. I’m learning to crochet right now, and I’ll more than likely learn to knit once I’ve mastered crocheting.

  5. Tina June 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    You most certainly can create patterns with crochet.

  6. Lex August 13, 2016 at 3:51 am

    I prefer Crochet over knitting. I’ve tried knitting for 2 years and still could not get the hang of it. Crochet I learned 3 basic stitches in 3 hours! In less then a week I crocheted 1 foot of blanket, and a beanie. That, and after a month I am consider advance in patterns. And for those who say knitting looks better, no. it does not. It looks plain an boring, and cost waaaaay more. People who prefer knitting, are not as smart as they claim to be.

  7. Arya August 19, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Saying you can’t make patterns with crochet is ridiculous. I’m a novice crocheter and I’ve been able to find and make several patterns in my work. There are people who have made graph-ghans, which are afghans made following a graph to make a gorgeous blanket. I’ve yet to try knitting but I think both have their uses and appeal.

  8. Anne April 1, 2017 at 8:18 am

    “You are unable to create patterns with crochet. If you want argyle socks, you’d be better off knitting.” What a load of nonsense! Does the writer even know anything about crochet? I suspect not.

    You most certainly CAN create patterns with crochet, by simply changing your working yarn to a different colour.

    Alternatively, if you don’t want to keep changing yarns, you can use variegated yarn to do the “planned colour pooling” method to create beautiful Argyle patterns.

  9. Aly April 6, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Everyone saying you can create patterns with crochet, the author is referring to the ability to knit raised patterns without changing colors. Personally, I love the look of knit and it feels much softer than crochet.

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