7 Reasons Why I Think Crocheting is Better than Knitting

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crocheting is better

When I was younger, my mom and grandma taught me how to knit… I enjoyed it enough to make it a hobby. However, once I learned how to crochet it was a game changer for me. I loved that it was just one hook and your hands. Crocheting is better than knitting! 

But let’s try to break this simple phrase down a bit more. I can tell you all day long that crocheting is better and (I think) easier than knitting, but I have put together a list of 7 reasons why crochet is better than knitting:

  1. Crochet is easier to learn–  That’s right folks, learning to crochet is not as daunting as it may seem. I’ll admit, it does take a little while to get the mechanics just right, but the basic stitches are simple! Who doesn’t like learning something that is simple? 
  2. You are only using one hook versus two needles– with knitting, it can be cumbersome to hold a needle in each hand. 
  3. Crocheting is faster- you can whip up a scarf in less time than if you knit it. This is especially true if you are using thicker yarn. 
  4. Crocheting uses more yarn than knitting. – do you have a ton of yarn laying around? Take up crocheting and you’ll be using that yarn that’s been sitting around in no time!
  5. Crocheting is more unique – most sweaters, scarves, hats, etc that you see in stores are knitted. This is because with knitting, an item can be made using a machine, whereas with crocheting, it can only be done by hand. 
  6. Crochet is more versatile – there are more stitches in crocheting than there are with knitting. 
  7. Granny squares – with granny squares you can make a ton of different things! You can make blankets, headbands, shirts, pants… pretty much anything! Granny squares are so fun to make and it’s a great opportunity to be as creative as you want to be! 

Overall, when all is said and done it is up to personal preference. I’m sure that there are die-hard knitters out there that will fight to the death that it is better than crocheting. I am merely presenting this based on my own experience. Of course, as with anything, practice makes perfect but I firmly believe that once you even learn just one stitch of crocheting, you can make a ton of items! But don’t take my word for it, grab some yarn,the appropriate crochet hook, head over here and give it a try!