Crochet VS Knitting

January 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Did you know that most crochet stitches cannot be replicated by a machine? That is just one of the many differences between crocheting and knitting.  Of course there are similarities such as you are pulling loops of yarn through other loops and that knitting and crocheting alike brings to mind little old ladies and sweaters made by Grandma.  But both have enjoyed a revival of sorts with knitting evermore popular.  As for the differences instead of two knitting needles, you have a crochet hook that can come in various sizes and there is only one active loop at a time instead of the many on a knitting needle.  In crochet you can pretty much make the same items that you can with knitting it is just different and slightly more bulkier.  Crochet can produce many different shapes with less “tools” such as knitting in a round requires several double-pointed needles.  Just check out my completed projects page to see some of the examples of crochet such as these zombies:

Crochet can be fun as you can see! It is not all doilies and lace and little old ladies either. Other benefits over knitting is… 1) you cannot be impaled on a crochet hook like you could on a knitting needle.  It is true just google it “Knitting Needle Impalement”, IT HAPPENS! 2) Dropping stitches are next to impossible crocheting and you know it if you have ever knitted:) 3) Remember that fact at the beginning of this post? Crochet stitches cannot be replicated by a machine which means giving a crochet gift is going to be one of a kind. Kind of makes that blanket or sweater that your Grandma made for you just a little more special even with the uneven sleeves.

As far as project #1 is going…I am 2/3 done with the body of it which is better than the last few weeks of impossibly slow progress.  Some how this is helping me keep on task thinking that some where out there someone might read this one day:)  I will probably have the project finished by Tuesday.   Then I will have to think up what else I need to accomplish.


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Project #1: Baby Blanket Crafting and Stress Relief

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