I teach both knitting and crochet. And I teach a lot of beginners who don’t know the difference. The question they ask me most is:
What’s better? Knit or crochet?
That’s a totally subjective question. Ask a knitter and they will probably say knitting. Ask a crocheter and they will probably say crochet. Even those who do both may waffle and say, “They are just different.”
I have my opinions of what’s better and easier, but here’s some hopefully unbiased information with a side-by-side comparison so you can make up your own mind.
After you look over the info, keep reading for my answer!
Crochet vs knitting (pdf download)
So, when a student asks me, I say I prefer crochet. Why? Because it works up faster and mistakes are easier to fix. It’s just a personal preference, and these days I knit as much or more than crochet. There are things I like better about knitting, but my heart is in crochet!
Did I miss anything? What’s your opinion? Comment your preference and why!