Knitting and Crocheting. Not the same thing.

Have you ever walked up to Oma and asked if she’s knitting or crocheting?

She probably looked at you like this.

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Never get this look again.  Here’s the down and dirty of the differences between the two.

Similarities: Both use yarn. Both deal with a series of loops and build upon neighboring stitches.   And. Well that’s about it.

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Differences:

Crochet uses a hook.                                     Knitting uses needles- and there’s 2 of them.

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Crochet has only one ‘live’ stitch, meaning you are only working one stitch at a time.

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Knitting has an entire row of ‘live’ stitches- so if you drop your needles you are in some major trouble.  Careful!

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Here are some side by side examples of finished projects.

       Crochet:                                                       Knit:

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Crochet:                                                Knit: 

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Crochet:                                      Knit: 

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I hope this clears a few things up.  Really, for your sake.

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