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The answer to your question is "it depends". Also, you will hear a different answer from every single knitter and crocheter you meet. We all have our opinions, and are not afraid to tell you!
In MY opinion, if you want to make a basic scarf, crochet might be easier for you. Crochet uses one hook, and if your yarn slips off the hook, it's easy to fix it. Knitting uses two needles, and all the stitches on each row are "live", so if one of them slips off, it takes a bit more work to repair the damage.
But, with practice and patience, knitting a basic scarf becomes just as easy as crochet. If you are a patient person, either knitting or crochet will be easy for you. If you are NOT patient, you might be happier with crochet.
Another thing to consider is this: What are you wanting to accomplish with the craft?
Are you interested in making sweaters, hats, mittens, and scarves? Then, knitting is the way to go.
Do you want to make afghans, blankets, and baby booties? Crochet might work better for that.
As you learn one of the two crafts, you will probably learn a little of BOTH of them eventually. When I knit a baby blanket, I like to finish it off with a crochet border.
Whatever you choose, just remind yourself to relax and enjoy it.