Crochet or Knitting

Grandma's Blanket - My blanket I made for Grandma
United States
January 4, 2008 1:11pm CST
I love to crochet. It somehow calms my nerves. I tried to knit but I cannot seem to go from crochet to knitting. My friend knits and she cannot crochet as well. What about you? Can you do both or do you find it difficult too?
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4 responses
• United States
5 Jan 08
I have tried to do both. I just couldn't get into it though I want to so much. I guess I just need someone to teach me. I tried to learn from a CD and from diagrams, but this is hard to do. I can sew pretty well, and I can cross stitch but who can't.
• United States
5 Jan 08
My Mom taught me how to crochet and at first I could never get the hang of it. After about 4 or 5 years I finally got enough patience to just keep trying. My problem was I could not figure out how to start it. That one simple little knot always screwed me up. Anyways, if you want to try learning again here's a link to my crochet blog. http://crystalscrochetcorner.blogspot.com At the very bottom(the first post I think) is directions on how to crochet. These are the directions I learned from. They are really easy to follow and if you need more help let me know! :)
• United States
5 Jan 08
I'm going to check that out. I would really like to learn. Thanks a bunch!
• United States
6 Jan 08
I'm finally catching on to crochet as my aunt has been trying to teach me since I was 5 but I could never get past a chain. Now I've picked it up again as a SAHM and I'm up to making granny squares & similar patterns! Sometimes you can do a search on videos and find clips as how to do certain stitches.
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
4 Jan 08
I love to crochet! I took it up when I was nine years old (looong time ago). I can do a basic ribbing with knitting but that's about it. I could probably do more if I tried but crochet has always been my first love!
• United States
4 Jan 08
What is ribbing? I've been hearing about some new knitting thing lately but I'm not sure if that's what I've heard about.
• Australia
23 Jan 08
I love to crochet and knit, I learnt to knit when I was 6 yrs old then crochet when I was 8yrs old. My Grandma taught me to do both. After 40 odd years I still do both. My children love my work and are so proud to wear the little crochet cotton tops I make them. I still knit but I live in the tropics now and it is too hot to knit all the time. I have just made a couple of little dresses (crochet) for my two baby granddaughters.
@cher913 (25862)
• Canada
4 Jan 08
i know how to crochet and i am like you, i cannot pick up knitting, someone even tried to show me to no avail! i dont know what it is, maybe its because i am too ingrained with crocheting??? dunno...