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Understanding the Differences Between Knitting and Crochet

People who are unfamiliar with yarn crafting often confuse knitting and crochet. It's totally understandable that this happens; these crafts share many similarities and common elements. But they also have significant differences. 


  • Both crafts utilize yarn or fiber, and you can make the same sorts of projects such as sweaters, shawls, wraps, blankets, afghans, scarves, hats, mittens, socks, etc. with either technique.
  • Both knitters and crocheters work from patterns and use abbreviations. Some of the abbreviations are even the same.
  • Knitting and crocheting both require similar skill sets: hand-eye coordination, an eye for color and design, an affinity for fiber, the ability to plan a project from start to finish and see it through. Mathematical ability is helpful, although not strictly necessary, for either craft technique.
  • Both knitting and crochet offer a number of amazing health benefits.
  • Above all, both knitters and crocheters need to have the patience necessary to keep working, stitch after stitch after stitch, until a project is completed. Read more...
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