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Old 10-27-2005, 03:26 AM   #21
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I used to crochet ALOT, but now it hurts my hands. :(
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Old 10-28-2005, 10:49 AM   #22
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I've crocheted for many years, but like Fiber Girl I prefer the look of knitting and that's why I took a class. Crochet generally has a chunkier look to it, but many beautiful things can be made with it, too.
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:44 PM   #23
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I've crocheted longer than I have knitted by about 2 months or less. I've been crafty for about a year. Crocheting, by most peoples standards, is much faster than knitting. You can do both equally fast, but crocheting usually produces the fabric much faster, although crocheting uses more yarn than knitting and is generally less flat. So in other words, it's a thick fabric. Crocheting tho, can cause arthritis to act up, and cause pain in the wrist and contribute to things like the carpal tunnel syndrome. But Crochet is easier to make patterns up as you go. There is only a few stitches on a hook at a time whereas with knitting usually all of your stitches are active on the needles.

Knitting has less wrist movement usually, so it puts less pressure on the joints. There is less yarn used, but the fabric is created at a slightly slower pace. I prefer Knitting because I have wrist problems and there are so many beautiful patterns out there for it.

So with crochet, I make a lot of toys and stuff like that, or if I want something to wear fast (in a few days) I'll crochet it, otherwise, usually my wrist aches, so I'll knit. But there are about 3 main ways to knit, and one way can be much slower than the others.
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Old 10-29-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
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Crochet is so easy to learn! Esp for edges, that's the simpliest
simpliest? most simple

It's the treble crochets and intricate stuff I don't like. I used to do it and still often put a crochet edge around something but I love knitting too much to do a big project out of crochet. I recently went to a crafts festival in NYC and there were the most absolutely gorgeous soft luscious hats crocheted out of white mohair. They had those ear flaps and long tails ... sooooo soft. $45

A lady who owns a yarn store near me told me that crochet takes
3 THREE times the amount of yarn. Anybody heard that before?
If that's the case I will definitely stick to knitting.
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Old 10-29-2005, 04:15 PM   #25
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Cool to see that this thread has gotten bumped back up. I am getting increasingly interested in learning how to crochet (other than the single chain stitch, which I know how to do). I saw on Amazon that Debbie Stoller is coming out with a crochet version of Stitch 'n Bitch, so I'm definitely planning on getting that (too bad I have to wait till January!). Are there any good learn-to-crochet websites? I haven't found anything like this site for crochet....
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:26 PM   #26
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http://stitchguide.com/ Is a pretty good source for crocheting. :D
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Originally Posted by Victoise
A lady who owns a yarn store near me told me that crochet takes
3 THREE times the amount of yarn. Anybody heard that before?
If that's the case I will definitely stick to knitting.
Nonsense. Crocheting uses more yarn, this is true, but 3 times is complete an utter overexaggeration of the most ridiculous sort. On average, a crochet project of an equal size to a knitted project will use about 30% more yarn. Hardly 3 times as much.
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Old 10-29-2005, 11:57 PM   #28
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Thanks, Sandra! That's exactly what I was looking for.
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Thanks Aidan... I was thinking that might be an exageration also.
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Originally Posted by Victoise
Thanks Aidan... I was thinking that might be an exageration also.
No problem.

You know, I'm beginning to think I should put "Resident Crocheter" in my sig. :rofling:
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