Crochet vs. Knitting

If you want to annoy someone crocheting, ask her what she is knitting!

Here are some basic differences between crocheting and knitting:


You use one "stick." This "stick" has a hook at the end of it. There is a type with a sharp hook for crocheting edgings through fabric, and a type with a rounded hook for crocheting through yarn.

It's easier to make frilly things, like flowers and ruffley edgings by crocheting.

Crochet can be faster because you can make longer stitches (such as a double or triple stitch), but it takes about the same amount of time as knitting if you crochet with single stitches.


You use two "sticks." The "sticks" both have pointy ends.

If you want to make a cute edging on something (such as a baby blanket), it would be difficult just using knitting needles , but you could use a Sharp Crochet Hook to do the first round, and then pick up the stitches and knit the rest.

My husband says that crocheting and knitting are the same because you are just putting fancy knots into the yarn to make it turn into something. haha!!

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