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Knitting VS Crochet: The Similarities and Differences

Knitting Versus Crocheting: What exactly is the difference? Depending on your skills, you may be better suited to learn the tools and methods of one over the other.

When getting into needlework, there are so many options to choose from. Two of the most popular options are crochet and knitting. Over the years there have been many discussions surrounding the similarities and differences between the two. Here at Sheep Thrills, we want you to remember that at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. How do you know which craft is best for you? How do you decide if you learn to crochet or learn to knit? This post is here to guide you down the right path to making the choice that is best for you.

What is Knitting?

In simpler terms, Knitting is where the crafter uses two needles to create their fabric. Stitches are transferred from one needle to the other and back again to create the weave of the piece. Knitting is built row by row.

What is Crocheting?

Crocheting is where the crafter uses one hook to create its fabric. Crocheters create one stitch at a time using a series of yarn overs and inserting the hook in different areas of their project. Crocheting is built stitch by stitch.

Determining which one is for you: Crochet VS. Knitting

There are several key differences between the two and this list will help you determine which is a better fit to dedicate your skillset towards.

  1.      There are two major differences between the two styles of handling yarn. The first difference is how you loop the yarn. The act of knitting is similar to that of stitching and crocheting is knotting the yarn.
  2.      The second main difference between crochet and knitting is the tools involved. The fundamental difference is that knitting uses two knitting needles and crochet uses a single crochet hook. We will expand more on this statement.

Different Types of Tools

For Knitting, common tools include:

For Crochet, common tools include:

The fact is, both knitting and crochet are great. People may argue that one is better than the other but, in the end, it comes down to whichever one is best for you. Knitting and crochet are both wonderful crafts for unwinding and creating something wonderful with yarn! At
Sheep Thrills- we are more than willing to help you every step of the way whether you pick the path of knit, crochet and more. Allow us to be a resource for you and give us a call!

Sheep Thrills Knitting in Lauderhill, FL

Want to learn more tips and tricks about Knitting and Crochet? If you’re a South Florida local, Sheep Thrills offers private lessons for knitting, crocheting, or weaving during open hours. Call us today at 954-742-1908 to schedule your private lesson. You can also visit our website to shop online for the materials you need and find more information about our safety guidelines for shopping in-store.