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    Default Which do you prefer?

    I'm just curious if anyone prefers one over the other.
    So... Crocheting or Knitting?


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    so far i've only taught myself to knit so i'm squarely in that camp

    but i've got some stuff here to teach myself to crochet eventually - just waiting til the time is right - no point trying to teach myself something when i'm likely to get grumpy and frustrated and turf it - kinda defeats the purpose...

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    Croqueting for me
    its more portable because I croquet on the train and when i tried knitting, it was poking people ehheheh

    I dont mind either but on the croqueting side at the moment (been croqueting berets like crazy)

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    I do both ( not very well )

    I find crochet easier and you can do it without thinking too much... But there are way more knitting patterns out there...

    just wish I could read knitting or crochet patterns hences why my house is full of nanna rugs and scarfs

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    I'm the same as everchanging...I do both (not very well) and so far have only managed nana rugs and scarves, LOL. It depends what mood I am in at the time as to which I prefer.

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    I'm still learning both, and am in the knitting fan club at the moment.

    I was in the crochet club about a month ago, but then I asked my mum (she finally had time) to help me with something, and she couldn't figure out what I had been doing, and in the end I figured out that I had crocheted an entire ball of thread BACKWARDS!!! I can't stop laughing at my idiocy on that one, and haven't managed to actually pick it back up again, knowing that I did it all wrong! What an idiot!

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    I'm a knitter (basic) - have knitted hats and blankies for both my bubs, and a couple of scarves, bits and pieces like that; something about cold weather just makes me want to knit every year.
    I've looked at crochet, but just can't seem to figure it out.
    If anyone wants to teach me... ?
    Tara made it look so simple on BHG tonight

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    Thanks for replying.

    I'm into crocheting. I'm currently in the middle of a couple of projects and have finished a few. I'm only a newbie to crochet though but I'm lovin' it. I'm so proud of what I've made. Hehe. I haven't really gotten into any patterns or anything so I just make it up as I go. It seems to be working out okay that way so far with the things I've made for DS2.

    I tried to learn knitting the other week too but I just felt it was too slow for me or something. So now knitting is on the back burner until I get over my crocheting craze.

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    I prefer crocheting... knitting just does my head in because my tension is too tight even when I try to knit loosely. My crochet tension is pretty spot on so I prefer that - purely because patterns turn out how they should lol.

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    I also found my tension was super tight when I knitted too, Tk1999.
    It's like I had to fight to get the needle in each and every time. So annoying. I couldn't help but do it tight either, so I don't know.

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    Tennykins, yep I really struggled to get the needle into the stich - I started with plastic needles because I didn't like that the metal needles went cold but after breaking quite a few plastic ones I went to the metal and then got frustrated at the scrapping noise it would make as I struggled to knit because it was so tight... glad to know I am not the only one out there that struggles with their knitting tension

    Crocheting for me is much better!

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    Either! Yeah I'm a tight knitter too. I recently knit a patchwork rug but will never knit anything again without a pattern - like I'm not THAT good LOL

    But previous to that I enjoyed crocheting some doilies.

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    I'm a crochet girl. I sort of know how to knit (my grandma and aunts did teach me once as a child). But I find that crocheting is easier for me; it grows quicker (the stitches are taller), and I can stop in the middle of the row if I need to (and it's actually easier to stop there than at the end of the row in some patterns for me).

    I have far too many patterns , darn internet. I used to surf just for patterns that looked good and that I *might* make one day. And I had subscribed to a crochet list so I was constantly hearing about all these cool patterns. I currently have 6 lever arch folders full of patterns that I've downloaded and 1 lever arch of mags that I have bought over the years. I have made maybe up to 20 of them at most. I have had to make myself stop looking unless I have a specific item in mind to make.

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