Have you ever walked up to Oma and asked if she’s knitting or crocheting?
She probably looked at you like this.
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.
Crochet uses a hook. Knitting uses needles- and there’s 2 of them.
Crochet has only one ‘live’ stitch, meaning you are only working one stitch at a time.
Knitting has an entire row of ‘live’ stitches- so if you drop your needles you are in some major trouble. Careful!
Here are some side by side examples of finished projects.
I hope this clears a few things up. Really, for your sake.