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The Difference Between Knitting and Crochet

The most obvious difference between knitting and crocheting is that you require two needles to knit and one hook to crochet. When knitting you would have many stitches on the needles and the same time. With crocheting you are normally working just one stitch at a time. If you drop a stitch when crocheting, it normally would not be chatastrophic. The way the stitches are worked prevents them from unravelling too far. However, if you should drop a stitch when knitting, the stitch will most likely undo on prior rows.
Crocheting can be working in squares, rounds and straight rows using just the one hook. Knititng requires the use of a circular needle or double pointed needles for knitting in the round or squares.
Knitting tends to me more stretchy than crocheting. Crocheting will appear thicker than knitting when the same yarn is used.
Crocheting requires more yarn than knitting. Generally when crocheting an item similar to a knitting piece, the crocheted one will require 3 times more yarn.
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