Is knitting or crocheting harder?

@wsue1023 (1396)
United States
September 10, 2006 9:38am CST
I'd like to learn, which is the best one to start with, which makes the prettiest baby afghans?
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• United States
16 Dec 06
You can really learn either one. I would recommend finding a yarn shop in your area that offers lessons. It's always best to learn from someone who knows how to do it. I have had students who have learned to knit or crochet from following the directions in a book, but that's not ideal. If you want to take a look at soem how-to-knit videos, try this site: http://www.knittinghelp.com/
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• United States
16 Dec 06
Knitted sword sock - Knitted sword sock to protect my belly dancing sword during transport.
I learned to crochet first. I think it's a bit easier because you only have one hook and you are going to feel like you are all thumbs at first anyway. It's really a good idea to learn both if you get the opportunity. Learning is so much easier now that we have the Internet and so many animations and tutorials. Gone are the days when you have to wait until you bump into someone else who is willing to teach you. Both knitting and crocheting can be used to make beautiful afghans.
• United States
16 Dec 06
cell phone cosy - this is a cell phone cosy/pouch to protecy the phone from scratches
You can really learn either one. I would recommend finding a yarn shop in your area that offers lessons. It's always best to learn from someone who knows how to do it. I have had students who have learned to knit or crochet from following the directions in a book, but that's not ideal. If you want to take a look at soem how-to-knit videos, try this site: http://www.knittinghelp.com/
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@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
9 Jan 07
I knit and crochet. I found that knitting was harder than crocheting as there seem to be many more stitches that you have to learn. Having said this, I do prefer knitting over crocheting as I find knitting is a more relaxing craft for me to do.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
7 Jan 07
I learned to knit first. I think it is a personal preference as to which one will make the prettiest afghan, but I like to knit them. I prefer the look of knitted blankets. I taught my best friend in university to crochet - she still can't knit - and she decided to crochet a baby blanket. It came out very pretty and very soft.
@quatelmon (955)
• United States
7 Jan 07
They're both useful. Knitting tends to make a "prettier" pattern, however, some people prefer the look of crochet. I like crocheting blankets better than knitting them, but that's just me. I would follow the suggestion of the other myloter and go to a local knitting store and get lessons in both. Once you do one, you'll want to learn the other, as well. Good luck!
• Canada
19 Dec 06
Crochet Afghan - .JPG photo of a crocheted afghan and matching pillow.
It entirely depends on the person. I learned to crochet first and had an annoying time learning to knit. Yet I have heard just the opposite from people who learned to knit first and have hated learning to crochet. I know that doesn't help you at all, but that seems to be the case. :) With respect to handling your work, crochet is might be a little less frustrating. You see, in knitting, if you drop a stitch, it can be difficult to fix it, expecially for the novice knitter. But with crochet, you can unravel your work back to your mistake without having to worry about losing all of your work. So that can be reasuring for some new yarn crafters. As for prettiest baby afghans, I've seen very pretty ones done in both knit and crochet. I'd choose the method you prefer to do, then find a pattern in that method. :) Have fun! And if you need tips in either knit or crochet, don't hesitate to post them! BB, ~Wyrdsister
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
17 Dec 06
I do both. It depends on your patience level and what you want to make. Both have books available on learning them that are full of diagrams and are really easy to follow.
• India
15 Dec 06
i think it is knitting .