If you’re looking for something constructive to do with your free time, crafting is a great choice. And knitting and crochet are the leading crafts for plenty of reasons.Both crafts are fun to do, accessible for most people and also very good for your mental health and well-being. You can knit and crochet anywhere with only a few materials and create beautiful things for yourself or to gift.
But the question many people have before trying one of these crafts is – which is easier, knitting or crochet?
Firstly, it’s important to note that you can make all the same types of things with both techniques. Both use yarns or wool of different kinds, and both use a needle or two.
How crochet can be easier
With crochet, however, you only need one hand and one hook to make your fabric. The hook makes it very easy to pull the yarn through the loops and the stitches are made from a chain of knots, so they can’t unravel. Crochet is also easier to fix if you make any mistakes, so it tends to be a better choice for beginners.
With knitting, you need two needles and a fair degree of manual dexterity as you move the yarn across from one needle to the other. It’s easy to make mistakes and it’s easy to unravel your progress when you’re trying to fix any errors.
A good approach to trying either knitting or crochet is to buy one of the many knitting kits that are available. The beauty of knitting kits is that they allow you to try your hand at the new craft to see if it is one that you enjoy but without the expense and commitment of buying lots of new tools and materials. These knitting kits also work brilliantly as gifts and there are many different themed kits available with projects to suit all ability levels.
If you’re thinking about trying a new craft, why not treat yourself to a crochet or knitting kit today and see if it works for you?