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Old 09-26-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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do you also crochet?
I'm just curious. I don't know how to crochet but just this morning taught myself how to do a crochet seam as a border on a toddler scarf I'm making. It's so easy! I have no idea how that compares to real crocheting.

Crochet doesn't seem to be as popular or as "hip" as knitting does. Why is that?

If you do both of them, which do you prefer? Which do you find easier? Faster?

I'm just wondering if it would be worth it to try to learn. A knitting friend of mine said it's great to know how to crochet afghans b/c it's a very fast way of doing it.

Like I can afford another obsession.....

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:42 PM   #2
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I started knitting in Feb, 2005 and it.

I want to learn to crochet but I have WAY TOO MANY knitting projects planned. Someday I'll learn though.
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:42 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:13 PM   #4
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I knit and I crochet.
It is quite easy to crochet, so someday you should try it! :D
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:27 PM   #5
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I knit and crochet, but I prefer knitting. I prefer the look of knitted items. I do like to crochet baby blanket/afghan type items though instead of knitting them because of how fast it is. But for everything else, it's knitting all the way. How about afghan crochet - it's kinda like doing both!
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:32 PM   #6
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I learned to crochet last fall, before I learned how to knit. I guess that over all I like knitting better, but I only know how to make hats with crochet. However, I've found that crochetting is much faster than knitting.

I think it's easier to learn than knitting.
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:44 PM   #7
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I used to do both, years ago. I never was as pleased with the look and feel of crocheted fabric as with knit. I really don't have the desire to crochet anything again. It does come in handy for borders and such, though.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:20 PM   #8
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I have been crocheting for 10 years. I have been knitting for about 6 months. I like crochet for the speed and I really like many of the patterns. I also like that many patterns are so repetative that I can do it without looking...I can read or watch TV while crocheting!

But I learned to knit because the end result is actually a fabric. And you can get greater detail with knitting, if you don't mind it taking longer. :XX:

I still crochet afghans and scarves for friends as gifts or to sell since I can do it quickly. Knitting is something I will do for ME.
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:30 PM   #9
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My mom showed me a few years ago my afghan still looks like a looonnnggg scarf.. I like knitting better on Roo's poncho I guessed my way through dc cause I only did sc... Not sure if its right I was on the phone with mom and she would say ok now with this in this hand and that in the other hand you....... LOL :D
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:36 PM   #10
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I crochet too...

Crochet works up faster, but I tend to get pains in my hands faster from it too.. :D

I like both of them, and would use each in different situations, or if I was after a particular look.

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