Is knitting easier than crochet?
This truly is a matter of opinion.
One could argue that crocheting is easier than knitting because there is only one needle/hook, as opposed to the two needles in knitting.
However, knitting is simpler (there is a difference between "simple" and "easy") than crocheting, having fewer basic stitches and an easier-to-understand material.
The basic stitches in crochet are easier to learn, but are also easy to mess up. The basic knitting stitches are harder to master, but once learned, are more difficult to mess up.
In all, I would recommend that younger children learn to knit, and anyone over the age of 10 to do either, though crocheting might have the advantage, since it usually takes less time to do.
Neither is easier or harder. Some folks have an easier time learning to knit and some to crochet. It also depends on the pattern you tackle. Some patterns are very easy, using simple stitches. Other patterns are more difficult. Some designs might be easier in crochet, some in knitting. It is, for example, easier to do cables in knitting than in crochet though it is possible to do them in both crafts.
A type of crochet which makes a lace, is called tatting. There are various ways to make tatting. You can make tatting with a shuttle, or a needle, or needle and crochet hook (cro-tat). Tatting is a process which is different than crochet or knitting. The stitches are made differently than those in crochet and knitting.
No, you can only crochet with a crochet hook. Answer Crochet is done with crochet hooks (they come in many sizes) not knitting neeldes. But you can also use your fingers (finger crochet) or there is also some thing called Knooking which uses a tool that has a crochet hook on one end and a knitting needle point on the other.
Crochet, like knitting or weaving, is used to turn yarn into fabric. Crocheted fabrics tend to be less stretchy than knitting and thicker than knitting. They tend to be more stretchy than weaving and more textured than weaving. Crochet is especially well suited for making afghans, scarves, lacy edgings and doilies, and stuffed animals. However, you can also use crochet to make sweaters, socks, hats, and just about any other sort of fabric item.
From Wikipedia: Crochet-- Crochet (pronounced /kroÊŠËˆÊƒeÉª/) is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the Middle French word croc or croche, meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one loop is active at one time (the sole exception being Tunisian crochet), and that a crochet hook is used instead…
I think it really depends with what you start with. It took me about the same amount of time to learn how to properly do each of these crafts, but since I started with crochet I tend to crochet a lot faster and with more ease than when I knit. However, I have friends who do both as well but started with knitting and they think that knitting is easier. Knitting has only two basic…
As far as I'm aware, there is no "purl" in crochet, but there is in knitting. Knitting has basically two stitches, a "knit" and a "purl." In a knit stitch, the yarn is drawn through the previous row, by passing through from below. In a purl stitch, the yarn is drawn through the previous row, from above. This creates an effect, where on one side, a knit stitch appears to be knit, and on the…
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Is there a crochet pattern for a blanket that is reversible with a different color showing on either side?
I think you are thinking of crochet, which is somewhat similar to knitting in that it produces fabric that can be formed into garments and afghans. Knitting uses two or more needles. There really isn't a way around that. But crochet uses a single tool that looks like a knitting needle but with a hook on the end.
Crocheted socks tend to be less comfortable than knitted ones because crochet is not as elastic as knitting and it is bulkier and typically has a rougher texture. However, if you still want to crochet socks, it can certainly be done. The link below lists several free patterns available on the internet.
A front post stitch means instead of crocheting in the top loops of the stitch below, to crochet around the "post" which is the length of the stitch. For instance, how a double crochet is taller than a single crochet, that height is where you crochet around. I would go to youtube.com to find tutorials as it is much easier to learn visually than explained.
Yes, you can create something similar, if you are willing to make gauge swatches and do the resulting calculations. However, there are some characteristics of garments that are intrinsic to the technique used to construct them. Elasticity and drape, for example, will almost always change dramatically when a design made for knitting is crocheted instead. Knitting is generally much more elastic and drapy than crochet.
Knitting Stitches: there are only 2 types of knitting stitches - knitting and purling. Technicaly I suppose a yarn over is a third, but I just consider that a variation. Crochet stitches: slip stitch, chain, single crochet, half-double, double, and triple are the basic stitches made with a regular hook. There are other stitches that are variations of these stitches, such as the popcorn and puff stitch, reverse single crochet, linked stitches, long stitches, post…
yes you can but it will take you a bit of time .. you have to write the pattern out in math terms .. write the knit pattern staring with number of stitches .. lengths .. decreases .. etc .. if you can do it on a graph paper it will be easy to follow .. .. now you have to match your crochet gauge to that of the knitting .. dont be concerned with…
Both are crochet but each use a different catalog of stitches. Crochet is what most people associate with. Single, double and treble crochet stitches are examples. Interweave crochet is otherwise known as Afghan stitches or Tunisian crochet. It uses stitches that mimic knitting making a finished fabric that looks knitted but is in fact crocheted with a one hook needle. Simple stitch and knit stitch are examples of this form of crochet.
Crochet is a French word with several meanings. "Faire du crochet" is knitting (sort of) threads to make lace-like fabrics. Un crochet (masculine noun) is the crochet hook. It is also generaly speaking any hook, as used as butchers to hang pieces of meat, or by a lumberjack to tie a loop around a trunk. In boxing, the French word crochet is commonly called a hook.
Both techniques differ in the tool used. Knitting uses needles which hold "rows" of live stitches, whereas traditional crochet uses a single hook for the one live stitch. The resulting fabric is different in weight and overall appearance. Crochet fabric is thicker and stronger than knitted fabric, even using the same yarn and same size hook/needles. The difference comes from the fact that even the simplest crochet stitch is made of 2 loops, wrapped around…