1. Cheryl Fleckenstein says

    I prefer knitting, hands down. I crocheted for 20 years before taking up knitting, and now use my crochet hooks mostly to pick up dropped knitting stitches. I occasionally crochet — both only table cloths, doilies, placemats, that type of thing. I love the softer more supple feel to knitted projects.

  2. Norma says

    I do both but I am much better at crocheting then knitting, because I have been crocheting a lot longer. I only knit simple things like dishclothes and hats

  3. Jennifer says

    I have recently learned how to do both. I like crochet better since I have 4 small children, ages 6 and below, and can stop crocheting immediately and pick it up without worrying about finding where I was. I’d like to keep working at both. They’re both beautiful.

  4. Dolly says

    I can do both but I like to knit. I really love to make sweaters. They take forever but when your finish them, they are so worth it.

  5. Pam says

    I love both crocheting and knitting. I’m afraid, however, than many crocheters who have attempted knitting and are discouraged by the “patience” factor have simply been taught a slow knitting method. American-style knitting IS cumbersome, tedious, and slow. Try using the European-style knitting method, and you”ll find it goes almost as quickly as crochet.

    As for my personal preference, I use crochet for speed and knitting for beauty. It’s a tie!

  6. Kathy Gabel says

    I prefer crocheting to knitting. My grandmother taught me both but we both came to the conclusion that we preferred crocheting over knitting, In crocheting it is easier to correct a mistake than in knitting. I find crocheting goes faster for me.

  7. Patricia Jewell says

    I’ve been crocheting for 37 years. I can knit too but don’t like it. Mainly do it to repair vintage items. For those of you looking to learn something different, try fillet crochet or maybe tatting lace. Happy hooking everyone!

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  9. Nancy George says

    I have been crocheting since I was 12 (I’m 72 now) and have taught classes for many years. I like doing Tunisian and Tapestry crochet also. I have tried knitting but it is much too slow. I can design and carry out my own designs better in crochet and can make fitting changes much better. I do agree with #14 though.

  10. Debbie Loyer says

    I LOVE to crochet. A friend taught me how to crochet almost 20 years ago and I never looked back! I’ve made over 50 afghans that I have given away as wedding gifts, new baby gifts, birthday gifts, retirement gifts and my personal favorite, the just-because gifts. I’ve also had friends and co-workers place orders for their favorite colored afghans. My co-workers know what time I go to lunch and will come to the lunch room just to watch me and see how far I’ve gotten on the current project! Some say they’re grandmother’s made them afghans that they cherish. Others say they don’t know anybody who does that anymore; and still others say what I’m doing is a lost art. AND…I’ve taught some of my co-workers – some in their teens and early 20’s – how to crochet! I’ve created a following and some of the people I’ve taught want me to teach a crochet class at lunchtime! I’ve tried to knit, but being lefthanded, nobody was ever able to teach me, so I just kept crocheting and loving every minute of it!

  11. Pamn says

    I prefer crocheting, I tried to knit, however I can’t seem to get into it and there seems to be better patterns for crochet. My twin 11 year old grandsons have ask me to teach them to crochet. Their mom , my daughter,wants me to discourage them. But I don’t see anything wrong with the male population doing something they enjoy. So, I am trying to teach them. You never know, they may crochet something pretty for me. I can dream, can’t I HA!
    My house burnt down in 1989 on Christmas day and I lost all my patterns and have been searching for more, but have found them hard to come by. Maybe I’ll find some pretty one soon. Good luck to all who crochet or knit. It is something to enjoy

  12. Jessica says

    I do both, but I like Knitting for somethings and Crocheting for others.
    Knitting: Socks, clothes, hats, scarves.
    Crocheting: All Plarn projects, afghans, borders and edging, lace, toys.

    I have crocheted for 30 years and took up knitting last year. If you have tried knitting and do not get it, check out the continental knitting method. It is much easier because you hold the yarn on the same side as you do for crochet. I have been teaching several of my crocheting friends how to knit and they all love it.

  13. ivernamac says

    I like crocheting better than knitting. But I’ve been crocheting for almost 40 years. I know how to do this. My knitting abilities are pretty well spelled out in the garter stitch rag rugs I’ve been making. Strictly utilitarian. But I’d love to be able to knit cables. Comparing the 2 is apples and oranges. They’re different

  14. Cindy Z says

    I love to knit. I’ve tried learning how to crochet but just can’t get the hang of it. I have tried to learn how crochet. I am left handed and my tension/stitches were NEVER even.

    My mother crochets but is right handed and I just could not get my brain to “grasp” her directions, so I have stuck with just knitting which I taught myself to do. I am 60, have been knitting for yrs but would love to learn to crochet.

  15. Regina DeVos says

    I know how to knit and crochet. I like the way knitting looks. I really enjoy knitting more than crochet, but I do occasionally crochet. My last crochet project was a baby blanket in pink and white. It did look really nice. I am now knitting a baby blanket.

  16. Priscilla M. says

    I started off knitting, then I tried to learn crochet. I couldn’t do it the first time, then I tried a few months later and succeeded. Then I noticed that crochet is a lot more fun than knitting. Crochet can go on for a long time, and knitting can only go as far as he needles go. I’m 13, and I think that crochet is awesome!

  17. Priscilla M. says

    I love knitting though, they are both fun, I know a lot about knitting and less about crocheting. So I like both. And I can’t leave knitting on the back-burner forever.

  18. Trudy says

    I learned crochet first so it is easier for me, but I love the look of knitting. So when I have a special project for someone, I will knit it and take my time. But I will admit, crocheting takes me half the time it does for knitting.

  19. says

    I’ve been knitting for over 45 years and have been crocheting for over 30 years. I prefer knitting when it comes to making sweaters. It takes longer than crocheting but I like the way the designs turn out. However, when it comes to making blankets, afghans and baby blankets, I much prefer crocheting. I find crocheting more relaxing because I can just do it and not worry about dropping stitches.

  20. Joseph says

    Hello Ladies,
    If you want an answer that moved me to take up crocheting over knitting , it was…Ask anyone in crocheting why you should learn their art and they’ll probably say , ” because it’s the most beautiful and versatile art forms.” More people in knitting have said , it is faster, but I would be more concerned about how versatile or flexible one’s craft is.

  21. punpy says

    I like both, but I prefer knitting for mittens, felted things and necklaces.I prefer crocheting for pillowcovers, nonfelted medallions and rugs. I dont have a preference for socks, scarves, hats, bags, shirts, sweaters and other knitted and crocheted things. I am seven.

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