Do You Knit and Crochet?

I am just learning to knit and I am excited about some of the projects I have planned. My grandmother was a very talented crocheter (is that a word) I would like to recreate some of our most cherished pieces some day.

I can see myself doing both knitting and crocheting. How many of you do both?

If just one, why?


Maria… a newbie to this forum

Yup. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 4. I’m teaching myself to knit now. (I started New Year’s Eve.) I never could get hand knitting into my head previous to this, even though I wanted to learn to knit rather badly. I’m having a great time now. :slight_smile:

Hi Maria–as you can see my user name is Marria, which was my nickname when I was a kid. My name is actually Mary.

Anyways—yes, I do crochet and knit both. I learned to crochet then I learned to knit. I enjoy both, and although I know some people think one or the other is harder, I don’t find that to be true for me. I just think they’re different.

I like to use crochet for afghans and sometimes scarves, and knitting for garments, although I have a couple of crochet sweaters on my Ravelry queue, and eventually I’ll make one. I also sometimes put crochet edgings on my knitting.

Welcome to KH. This is a great community!

Yup, I do both. I find myself knitting more than crocheting these days, but I learned to crochet when I was very little. It’s only been in the last few years I’ve learned to knit.

I do both. Crochet for blankets and knitting for clothing.

Yup, I do both as well. My grandma tried to teach me to knit when I was small, but I really picked up crochet from her when I was around 9. In the last few years, I’ve finally picked up knitting again and have taken off!
I like them both.

Hi! I do both but I am primarily a knitter. I can only do scarves, hats and blankets in crochet but have done all kinds of things in knitting. Welcome and you’ll get lots of tips and help here that’s for sure!:woohoo:

I taught myself to do both knit and crochet when I was in high school. I had done a some hats, scarves and a sweater and shawl in crochet. But, in recent years I prefer to knit exclusively. Maybe it’s because I like the texture of knitted garment better, it’s simply easier to focus on one skill rather than do both. I do find it handy to be able to put crochet edgings on a sweater, or to seam together a garment in crochet slip stitch, or even do a crochet provisional cast-on. One of these days, I’ll make a complete garment in crochet again. I kinda miss doing it.


Yup, I do both…prefer Knitting…

I do both. I used to do mostly crochet but over the years knitting has taken over. I do need to finish my crochet tablecloth though.

I knit, but I have been learning crochet because I have learned that by closing the door to crochet, there was so much knitting I was missing out on…

So, I guess I do both, but I am still learning with the crochet part

I also do both. I learned to crochet when I was about 8 years old; didn’t learn to knit until I was an adult.

My friend’s mother taught us to crochet. We used to use our allowance to buy yarn and crochet granny squares. We had a plan that one day we’d combine them into one big afghan. We never finished that project, but I’ve been crocheting (and now knitting) ever since!

My mother taught me to knit when I was about 10. I learned to crochet from her when I became and adult. I enjoy both but prefer knitting. Welcome.

Can do both, but prefer knitting. Lately, crocheting hurts my fingers,but knitting, i can switch from English to Continental when aches are a problem.linknit

Can do both. Depends on what I’m making as to which I use. Enjoy both.

I can do both but I mostly crochet. I am looking forward to doing more knitting though.

I learned to knit first and then learned to crochet, but now I get pain from my wrist up my arm when I crochet.

Hello and welcome to the forums. I like to do both and have been since I was little. I like doing lace doilies with crochet and lace knitting. I do more knitting it doesn’t hurt my hands as much as the crocheting does. I miss making my doilies :cry: but hey I still can knit :slight_smile:

I learned how to Crochet as a child. In my adult years I learned how to knit. I much prefer knitting but I am glad I can do both if I want to.:teehee:

I do both. I have more experience under my belt with crochet and only learned to knit a few months ago. Now I get to buy twice as much yarn. :teehee: